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The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: The Decemberists, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and Lots of Aliens



Monday:

Did this mother drink and smoke pot before crashing her minivan with five kids in it? Find out in the documentary There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane at 9 p.m. on HBO.

The Decemberists are back on our radar as they hit Chicago's Aragon Ballroom with the Head and the Heart at 7:30 p.m.

Yes, folks, Jane's Addiction are still touring and fighting the good fight. Catch up with them at New York City's Terminal 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday:

Battles throw down some mad beats at L.A.'s Amoeba Music at 6 p.m.

Bon Iver bring their folk lyrics to L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium at 8 p.m. along with Other Lives.

Disappears rock New York City's Union Pool with their guitar riffs at 9 p.m. with a follow-up performance Wednesday at Cake Shop at 8 p.m.

Wednesday:

Pop meets country when Avi Buffalo hit New York City's the Rock Shop at 8 p.m., joined by Nik Freitas.

Thursday:

Don't miss Metronomy's unique mellow-electro rhythms at New York City's Pier 54 along with Class Actress and American Royalty at 6 p.m.

Panty hose and dripping paint may not change the world, but they definitely will blow your mind in "Magic for Beginners", opening at New York City's PPOW Gallery.

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore performs his solo act with Kurt Vile & the Violators and Hush Arbors opening at L.A.'s Troubadour.

Friday:

Pictureplane amp up the electronic beats with Teengirl Fantasy and Gatekeeper at Chicago's Empty Bottle at 10 p.m.

Spend two hours crushing on this month's Details starlet, Analeigh Tipton, along with her costars as Crazy, Stupid, Love opens in theaters nationwide.

Dark and challenging, the Black Lips come to the Bowery Ballroom in New York City tonight with Night Beats opening.

The ever-so-curious writer-director Miranda July's latest, The Future, opens in limited release.

On the same day that Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford save the Wild West from extraterrestrial invaders in Cowboys & Aliens, a group of London teens will also be protecting their homes from a scourge from space in Attack the Block.

Saturday:

The all-star lineup of Rage Against the Machine, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Muse, Rise Against, and El Gran Silecio makes L.A.'s Memorial Coliseum the hottest spot in town, starting at 1 p.m.

Folk-pop band Gardens & Villa entice the crowd at New York City's Mercury Lounge at 9:30 p.m. along with Craft Spells and Selebrities.

Dance your face off for free down at New York City's South Street Seaport with the Hood Internet, Gang Gang Dance, Bosco Delrey, and other beat-driven bands at the Mad Decent Block Party.

Sunday:

San Fran beach rockers Grass Widow harmonize at L.A.'s The Echo at 10 p.m. along with Terry Malts and Wax Idols.

Synth-pop band Teen Daze take the stage with Brother Tiger, Monster Rally, and Teeel at Brooklyn's Glasslands at 8 p.m.

By Douglas Bair


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