The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: Our Idiot Brother, St. Vincent, and Afro Punk


Take in one of Deerhunter's notoriously intense shows at New York City's Webster Hall either tonight or Tuesday with an opening set by Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces.

Listen to the Anglophile sounds of New York's Robbers on High Street for free at the Brooklyn Bowl, where they'll be joined by Heyday and the Fieros.


Hit up Brooklyn's Glasslands to hear Freshkills and their bar-style heavy rocking.


Obits play tracks from their latest album—the topically titled Moody, Standard and Poor—at the Satellite in Los Angeles.

Catch the complex and refreshing Swedish band Peter Bjorn and John at Chicago's Empty Bottle tonight or at Schubas on Sunday.


Although John Vanderslice has recorded with dozens of bands and toured with even more, you can take in a solo performance at the Detroit Bar in Orange County tonight.

See Steven Malkmus before Pavement dissolves again at Academy Music or Other Music in New York today.

Hear the swimming melodies of Wavves free at New York City's East River Amphitheater, in what surely will be a great experience for you and your pockets.

Definitely the concert of the week, the edgy, melodic St. Vincent plays the roof of Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The lovely Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall) brings her eccentric folk to New York City's Webster Hall, where she'll perform again Friday.


Guillermo del Toro, the director of Pan's Labyrinth, produced what could be the most chilling flick of the summer, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

After gaining attention at Sundance this winter, actor Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, Higher Ground, promises to be the indie film of the week.

With a cast featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel, Our Idiot Brother is a good-looking laughfest.

!!! (pronounced "chik chik chik") turn up the volume at Chicago's Bottom Lounge.

Spaced-out and sexy, School of Seven Bells come to New York City's Cameo Gallery.

Heavy eighties rhythms and Atari sound effects collide when Ghostland Observatory takes the stage at Chicago's Metro tonight.

Saturday and Sunday

Head down to New York City's Commodore Barry Park today and Sunday for the Afro-Punk Festival. With acts like Kenna, Das Racist, Toro y Moi, and Cee Lo (the list goes on and on), this year's festival looks top-notch. Plus, it's free.

Take in the L.A. summer rays with bands like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dum Dum Girls, and the Butthole Surfers at the Sunset Junction Street Fair.

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