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Tips for Today: The Monkees' Head in NYC + Chickfactor in LA + Expo Chicago + The Helio Sequence in London

New York
See a screening tonight of The Monkees' funny psychedelic cult-film Head at The Bell House. The screening will feature a stand-out discussion panel that includes film critic Kurt Loder, author Julie Klausner, Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, and Monkees historian Eric Lefcowitz. Fans of this kooky 60's pop band definitely won't want to miss this! [Flavorpill]

Bon Iver play their second show tonight at Radio City Music Hall and, from what we've heard already, you can expect Justin Vernon's music to sound bigger and more raucous live than what you hear on the album. [via Oh My Rockness]

Tonight writer and cartoonist Adrian Tomine is exhibiting a collection of drawings, including the many that he has contributed to The New Yorker, inspired by New York City. The exhibit, which will be held at the powerHouse Arena, also includes a talk between Tomine and New Yorker art director Jordan Awan. [Time Out]

Santos Party House has quite a slew of fun acts tonight including rapper Le1f (listen to "Wut" immediately, if you haven't already) on one bill and then a record release party for New York-by-way-of Kansas City art-pop artist SSION on the other, which also features a performance by queer rap duo House of Ladosha. [via Oh My Rockness]

Los Angeles

90's music magazine Chickfactor founded by Gail O'Hara and Pam Berry celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Bootleg with a concert filled with twee pop artists like The Lilys, The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, Stevie Jackson of Belle & Sebastien, and more. It's going to be a super cute night. [Flavorpill]

San Diego-based indie rock band The Soft Pack plays tonight at the Del Monte Speakeasy. Be sure to look out for the band's second album "Strapped," which comes out next Tuesday on Mexican Summer records. [LA Weekly]


Expo Chicago, the international exposition of contemporary modern art and design, kicks off today with talks from critics like New York Magazine's Jerry Saltz and artists like Eve Sussman and Byron Kim. [Expo Chicago]

Author Emma Straub (profiled in this month's PAPER!) will be reading from her fantastic (and glamorous) new novel Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures tonight at 57th Street Books. The novel follows a Midwestern girl who escapes her small town to become a famous movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood. [Flavorpill]


The Helio Sequence is hitting up London tonight at The Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen while on tour for their latest album Negotiations. [5 Gig]

Feminist author and artist Penny Slinger is exhibiting her surrealist photo collages for free today at Riflemaker Contemporary Art gallery. [Spoonfed]

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