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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Getting Up Guide: Broken Social Scene, Stephen Breyer

By Alex Baldinger

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Monday:

Broken Social Scene
Canadian indie-rockers with a new album described in last Friday's Weekend section as "epic in scope, with big ambitions and even bigger sounds"? Nope, it's not the Arcade Fire; it's Toronto's Broken Social Scene. The band's sophomore release, "Forgiveness Rock Record," is filled with everything from synth-pop and 70's-style soul to straightforward arena rock, all of which should fill the space inside the Warner Theatre quite nicely.

Gary Shteyngart
Gary Shteyngart's vision of the future isn't pretty, and quite frankly, it's a bit absurd. But that's the point: the author of 2006's very aptly-titled "Absurdistan" is a wizard of imagining a dystopic future so crazy (A world governed by the Bipartisan Party? Paging Mr. Orwell) that whatever comes our way in the next few centuries probably won't seem so bad by comparison. Shteyngart discusses his latest future-gazing work, "Super Sad True Love Story," at Politics and Prose at 7 p.m.

Stephen Breyer
The Supreme Court justice discusses his new book, "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View," after opening remarks by David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. A book signing follows.

By Alex Baldinger  | September 13, 2010; 10:20 AM ET
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How is a band's fourth album a sophomore release?

Posted by: misere | September 13, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

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