Tips for Today: Wild Nothing in NYC + Screening of Jobriath A.D. in L.A. + Sonny & the Sunsets in Chicago + Alison and the Earthquakes in London

Jen Ortiz
New York City

Check out new tracks from Wild Nothing's album Nocturne (out August 28) when the band shares the stage with Grimes and DIIV at a free show at Hudson River Park as part of this summer's "River Rocks" series. [Oh My Rockness]

Author Josh Cohen should provide some cringeworthy hilarity tonight at McNally Jackson when he discusses digital dystopia in his new quartet of short stories.  [McNally Jackson]

Sip samples at beer shop, Bierkraft when the Brooklyn store hosts Pretty Things Beer and gives away free tastes of the brewer's latest from its rented Somerville, MA indie brewery: Meadowlark Draft. [Flavorpill]

Los Angeles

Take a refresher course in rock star history with a screening of Jobriath A.D. as part of Cinefamily's Don't Knock the Rock Festival. Prepare for glitter-filled scenes, fun music, and a Q&A with director Kieran Turner after the film. [LA Weekly]


San Francisco songwriter Sonny Smith and his band, Sonny & the Sunsets, will play from their latest indie-meets-country album Longtime Companion, mixing sweet sounds with (sometimes) sad lyrics. [Chicago Reader]

What do you do when you happen to go to high school with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer? Put your memories in book form -- preferably, comic book. Artist and writer Derf Backderf will be leading a talk and signing copies of his new graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer at Quimby's Bookstore. [Flavorpill]


The Alison David-fronted band, Alison and the Earthquakes will combine soul, funk, rhythm and blues with sweet retro style at tonight's show at Floridita. [Time Out]

BBC London's Robert Elms will host his weekly Thursday Night Live at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, chatting with guests like actor Ricky Grover, impressionist Phil Cornwell, and Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt. [zing magazine]

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