Tips for Today: Widowspeak in NYC + Christmas in L.A. + The Acro-Cats in Chicago + Dan Deacon in London

Hazel Cills
New York

Widowspeak, the Brooklyn-based three-piece whose melancholy music has been compared to other moody acts like Mazzy Star and Cowboy Junkies, plays tonight for free (RSVP here) at the Brooklyn Bowl. [Oh My Rockness]

Tori Amos' album Little Earthquakes celebrates its 20th birthday this year and Bar Matchless is throwing it a party! DJs include Russ, Zohra, and Matt Heart Spade and "themed attire, horses, and doughnut holes" are all welcome. [Flavorpill/Gothamist]

Los Angeles

It's Christmas! Well, not really, but it is at the Rockwell Table & Stage tonight! Expect peppermint ice cream, fake snow, caroling and more. The whole event benefits Children's Hospital, so 'tis the season to be Christmas obsessed (even for one night.) [Urban Daddy]

You've probably heard Victoria Bergsman before, whether it was hearing her sing a duet on Peter Bjorn and John's hit "Young Folks" or listened to The Concretes when she was still their front-woman. Now you can hear her solo project, Taken By Trees, which plays tonight at The Bootleg theater. [LA Weekly]


The amazing Acro-Cats are just what you think they are: acrobatic cats. Check out these insanely talented kitties walking tight rope wires and flipping through hoops tonight at Stage 773. How can you NOT go to this? [Chicago Reader]

Blondie and Devo play together at the Chicago Theatre for what is sure to be the best night ever full of 80's punk rock and new wave awesomeness. They should enlist the Acro-Cats to do some tricks on stage while they play. Just a (potentially really terrible) thought! [Oh My Rockness]


Famous for his energetic live shows, electronic musician (and classical composer!) Dan Deacon plays tonight at Scala. [Time Out]

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