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Tips for Today: Art Ladies in NYC + Django Django in LA + Allen Ruppersberg in Chicago + Mumford and Sons in London

New York

To Be a Lady: 45 Women in the Arts opens today at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas gallery. The exhibit, which includes awesome women in the arts like Alma Thomas, Elisabeth Condon, Louise Bourgeois and more, aims to redefine and examine the meaning and history of the word "lady." [Zing]

On the heels of the release of their fourth album, Shields, catch indie rockers Grizzly Bear play Radio City Music Hall with Unknown Mortal Orchestra opening. [via Oh My Rockness]

Check out synth-pop band Craft Spells alongside fellow sugary electronic act Ice Choir tonight at Glasslands Gallery. It will be a night so 80's you'll forget what decade you're in. [Oh My Rockness]

Los Angeles

Screen shot 2012-09-23 at 9.01.48 PM.pngPsychedelic pop band Django Django is famous for their crazy live performances which have included everything from props like a giant swinging lightbulb to coordinated stage outfits like pilots' uniforms and safari outfits. Be sure to catch this English group tonight at Bardot. (And watch their music video on PAPERMAG, while you're at it.) [Oh My Rockness]

If you're feeling especially avant-garde, check out the the experimental 16mm Kodachrome and Ektachrome films of artist Timoleon Wilkins at REDCAT. If you see these films along with Django Django's show recommended above, you're going to have one hell of a trippy night in City of Angels. [Flavorpill]


Catch Allen Ruppersberg's latest piece, No Time Left to Start Again/The B and D of R 'n' R, today at the Chicago Art Institute. The colorful piece includes a survey of iconic American music from classic blues to 60's rock comprised of laminated vinyl record covers, vintage snapshots of music events, and an extensive collection of over 1,400 songs collected by Ruppersberg that will all be available for listening at the exhibit. [Art Institute]

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit got Youtube-famous after posting a cover they did of the Fleet Foxes' song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song," but now these two sisters are performing their own music on a tour across the world. Hear their melancholy folk songs tonight at The Metro. [Flavorpill]


Grammy-nominated, old-timey English rock band Mumford & Sons is playing tonight at Roundhouse as part of the iTunes music festival. [Time Out]

Merge Festival has just returned to Bankside -- check out loads of art, music and performance scattered throughout various locations over the next month. [via Flavorpill]

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