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The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: The Electric Zoo, FYF Fest, and The Debt



Monday

Get a taste of the Seattle indie pop band Seapony on L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard tonight, where they'll be playing a free concert at Origami Vinyl.

Scout out emerging artists for a fraction of the ticket price that they'll be charging in the future. Dustin Wong, Teen Dream, Nelly Kate, Shams, and Nonhorse all take the stage at Death by Audio in Brooklyn.

Tuesday

Normally when you think of electro and techno music, you think loud, throbbing beats with crazy rhythms. That's the exact opposite of what you'll get from Tycho, the mellowest electro artist in the San Francisco scene, when he plays at the Echoplex in Los Angeles.

Yawn is an odd name for an electro band that throws tribal beats and high-pitched screams into their songs, but if they're being called the next Animal Collective, we'll let them do whatever they want to do. Catch them tonight at Schubas in Chicago.

Wednesday

The Debt features Dame Helen Mirren and this month's Details starlet, Jessica Chastian, playing the same Nazi-hunter in a multi-generational thriller. You could you ask for more, but it would be greedy.

Another band with the synth and craze of Animal Collective is Pepper Rabbit, which happens to be playing tonight at New York's Mercury Lounge.

Thursday

You can Wang Chung tonight with the '80s blue-eyed funk band at the Satellite in L.A. We're sure they never get tired of that play on words.

If you want a show that's more than just a concert, head to Brooklyn's Glasslands for the ridiculous tunes of Wise Blood, known for Gregorian chants and in-your-face live performances.

Friday

The '80s are more than alive, they're dancing as the Human League, the B-52's, The Fixx, and Berlin play their hits at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.

The Hood Internet will spin their mash-ups with Midnight Conspiracy opening at Chicago's Bottom Lounge.

More of an I'm Not There take on the life of a legendary recording artist than a straight Buddy Holly Story biopic, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life opens a window on the mad, stylish genius of the French singer and playboy.

Three days of unrelenting music at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park kick off this afternoon with Wiz Khalifa, David Guetta, and Ghosthouse today and Thievery Corporation, Common, Gogol Bordello, Of Montreal, Major Lazer, Neon Indian, and many more to come.

The Electric Zoo also begins a three-day stand at New York's Randall's Island with Tiesto, Moby, Rusko, and MSTRKRFT.

Saturday

L.A.'s massive FYF Fest near City Hall Park features the Descendents, Death From Above 1979, Broken Social Scene, Guided By Voices, The Dead Milkmen, No Age, Dan Deacon, Yacht, Cults, OFF!, Strange Boys, Japandroids, Twin Sister, Future Islands, and many more.

Sunday

Rock the Bells returns to New York's Governors Island with Lauryn Hill, Nas, and Cypress Hill playing some of their most-beloved albums in their entirety.

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