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Despite the gorgeous, sunny weekend, Monday brings gloom once again. LAist won't pretend we're not bummed about that, but I guess we'll have to learn to get over it.
• Strange bedfellows tonight at The Echo, when Mike Stinson performs with former Fear lead singer Lee Ving and special guests Hillstomp Blues. Admission is free and begins at 8:30 PM. [21+]
• The duo known as Handsome Boy Modeling School (Prince Paul and Dan the Automator) will be performing tonight at the House of Blues Sunset. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 8 PM. [18+]
• The Troubadour hosts Bane tonight, with guests Comeback Kid, With Honor and Silent Drive. Doors open at 7 PM and tickets are $12 advance.
• AFI at ArcLight presents Palindromes, the new film by perpetual optimist Todd Solondz, tonight at 8 PM. A Q&A with the director will follow the film.
• The New Beverly Cinema has an all British revue tonight, featuring The Life of Brian at 7:30 PM, followed by Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 9:20 PM.
• The coiffured one is back (again), this time at the Universal Amphitheater, with a special screening of Who Put the "M" in Manchester?, the Morrissey birthday concert film shot last year. Tonight's preview will be shown in high definition with Dolby 5.1 sound. Tickets are $10 and the movie begins at 8:30 PM.
• The adorable and unbearably talented Rhett Miller will make a special solo performance tonight at Largo. LAist can't be sure this is sold out, but if it isn't it will be soon.
• At Amoeba Music, the legendary Solomon Burke will giving a free in-store performance at 7 PM. You can also pick up a special limited edition Solomon Burke poster with the purchase of his new album, Make Do With What You Got, while supplies last.
• The Fold at Tangier has Great Northern, Silversun Pickups, Patrick Park and Wesafari tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $7 advance, $9 day of.
• KCRW presents one of the many Spaceland 10th anniversary shows tonight, featuring Midnight Movies, On the Speakers and Bedroom Walls, beginning at 9 PM.
• The Egyptian Theater will be screening a new 35mm print of the UK version (not the edited American one) of the Vincent Price film Witchfinder General at 7:30 PM, followed by a discussion with actor Ian Ogilvy and producer Philip Waddilove.
• The Hammer Museum will screen Brian Springer's film, Fair Use: Appropriation in Recent Film and Video, at 7 PM.
• The El Rey hosts slocore progenitors Low with Pedro the Lion and Listing Ship tonight at 8 PM. Check Ticketmaster for ticket availability.
• The Vincent Price fright-fest continues at the Aero Theatre, with a 7:30 PM double feature of Price/Castle films: The Tingler and House on Haunted Hill.
• The ArcLight will conduct a speical midnight Dome screening of Frank Miller's Sin City.
• David James, professor of cinema and comparative lit at USC, will be speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue on visual music and avant-garde cinema in LA tonight at 6:30 PM. Admission is free.
• At The Getty, professor Anne Goldgar will give the lecture "Tulipmania: Tulips, Collecting, and the Concept of Expertise," about the 17th century Dutch craze known as tulipmania. The event begins at 2 PM; admission is free, but reservations are required.
• KCRW presents a free Amoeba Music in-store performance by The Dears at 6 PM.
• The mole is back! Get to the Wiltern to see Motorhead, Corrosion of Conformity, Fozzy and Zeke tonight at 8 PM.
• It's "Night of the Fools" at Highland Grounds, featuring the musical talents of Kyle Gass, John Hawkes, Jim Turner and The Naked Trucker, hosted by Molly Bryant. The show starts at 8 PM; cover is $5 with a one drink minimum. Highland Grounds is located at 742 N. Highland Avenue.
• Dinner and a Movie at CineSpace features Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse. Happy hour runs from 6-8 PM, followed by dinner and Dollhouse at 8 PM.
• The Natural History Museum comes alive tonight at a First Fridays event, featuring the work in "Conversations," now on at NHM. Tonight's event begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15; MOCA members received $3 off two adult admissions.
• Hearts alive tonight at the Troubadour when Mastodon take the stage with Burning Brides and The Hidden Hand. Doors open at 8 PM and tickets are $13 advance.
• Tonight's the Demolisten Anniversary Party at the Knitting Factory, featuring Sebastian O' Brien, J-Sun, Explogasm, The Sharp Ease, Future Pigeon, Greater California, The Blood Arm, Ross Angeles, Kyoka (from Japan) and Ethan Gold. Tickets are $10; things get going at 7 PM.
• Beyond Baroque hosts an evening with poet Juan Felipe Herrera, beginning at 7:30 PM.
• Bands + Beer = Big Benefit Blast for Temporary Services, featuring Kenzoe, Monster, LA’s Finest, and Very Be Careful, taking place downtown at 427 Colyton Street. Admission is $10 general, $5 Outpost members. All proceeds support Outpost’s next project by Temporary Services.
• Today is the group show opening of "Marginalia" at The Smell, featuring comic book art from Jordan Crane, Brennan Hill, Stephanie Hutin, Jeaux, Kiki, Johnathan Mann, John Pham, Ron Rege, Jr., Sar Shahar, Tyler Thatcher and Florencio Zavala, plus musical performances by The Mystical Unionists, The Hot Tramps and Totally Radd!!