Tips for Today: Idle Warship in NYC + RZA in L.A. + Ed Schrader's Musical Beat in Chicago + DIIV in London

New York
Jam along to a whole variety of different genres with Talib Kweli's project, Idle Warship, featuring singer Res. The band mixes electronica and hip-hop with a dash of a little bit of everything else tonight at the Highline Ballroom. [NY Mag]

One of the best (and definitely underrated) actors, Victor Garber, of Titanic and Alias will be bringing his stage skills from Sweeney Todd and Assassins to life when he performs for you at 54 Below while you dine as well as those first class passengers did on that fateful ship. [Time Out]

Tonight the Red Bull Music Academy is teaming up with Central Park Summerstage to bring a massive show. AraabMUZIK will provide the hip-hop beats, Teengirl Fantasy will serenade you with their dreamy pop and Flosstradamus and Nick Hook will get your feet moving with their DJ sets.  It's a little something for everyone. [Oh My Rockness]

Kyle Ayers will have you chuckling as he hosts Spikehill's Game Night Comedy Show, an evening examining the silly and occasionally maddening games, like Taboo and Pictionary, that Americans have been playing for years in many a basement rec room. [Brooklyn Based]

Los Angeles

Sit in on Dan Harmon (creator of Community) and Jeff B. Davis' (Whose Line is it Anyway) popular podcast, Harmontown, tonight at Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics. [LA Weekly]

Heralded as one of the "best hip-hop producers of all time," RZA of Wu-Tang Clan will be providing his legendary beats tonight at The Observatory. [Oh My Rockness]


Ed Schrader's Musical Beat play their stripped down punk tonight at The Empty Bottle with Magical Beautiful and T'Bone. [Flavorpill]

For a literary night and a chance to win some cool raffle prizes, head over to Essay Fiesta at the Book Cellar where Dennis Frymire, Kristin Clifford, Diana Slickman, Samantha Vincenty and Tom Wolferman will be reading their non-fiction essays. [Chicago Reader]


DIIV, the indie band fronted by Zachary Cole Smith of Beach Fossils, recently played a Fader party in Brooklyn and the whole band dressed in drag. Expect similar fun when the band plays Shacklewell Arms tonight with Dignan Porch. [Time Out]

Electronic music masters, Junior Boys, will promote their fourth album It's All True tonight when they perform at Birthdays. [Time Out]

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