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Tuesday brings all you happy LAists a little hip hop, a little country, a little rock, a little pop and a lot of conversation. It all sounds good, so choose wisely.

Rapper/activist Chuck D of Public Enemy and comedian/activist Margaret Cho come together tonight at 7:00 PM for a Hammer Forum conversation. Held at UCLA's Hammer Museum, this series of events covers current social and political issues during lectures, conversations, performances and panel discussions. LAist hasn't heard Margaret Cho in action but—being acquainted with Chuck D's writings—would assume this is going to be an interesting and entertaining evening. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so arrive early.

MUSIC
Indie hip hop is the order of the night at The Echo. Free Moral Agents, side project of Isaiah "Ikey" Owens of The Mars Volta, are performing with Busdriver and DJ Nobody. Doors open at 8:00 PM and tickets are $5.00.

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Bobby Bare Jr will be rocking his second night in town at Spaceland with I See Hawks In LA and Tom Heinel. Doors open at 9:00 PM and admission is $8.00.

Increasingly popular indie poppers Camera Obscura will be performing tonight at the Troubadour with Mystic Chords of Memory, new band of Beachwood Sparks frontman Christopher Gunst. Doors open at 8:00 PM and tickets are $13.00.