America’s Got Talent The winner gets a headlining gig in Vegas, but even if the mind-bending act Fighting Gravity doesn’t win the whole thing, bet the foreclosed home we’ll be seeing them on the Strip. Soon. Tuesdays, 8 p.m., NBC.
Hellcats Yes, it’s about cheerleaders, and yes, it features Disney-bred stars Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka. But Hellcats is fun and clever and self-aware enough to understand its own silliness, and in a pretty dismal upcoming fall TV season, it’s one of the most entertaining new shows. Wednesdays, 9 p.m., The CW.
Superchunk Who saw this coming? The once-prolific indie stalwarts have emerged from a nine-year album hibernation with their most rockin’ LP in nearly twice that long. Yep, Majesty Shredding shreds that much. Out September 14.
The Book of Unnecessary Quotation Marks We “highly” recommend Bethany Keeley’s book as “easily” the funniest thing we’ve “read” all year. If you can’t “afford” the $15, check out her blog instead. UnnecessaryQuotes.com.
The Erotic Heritage Museum celebrates its two-year anniversary the only way it knows how—with a sexy soiree and new exhibit to match. Hung in Vegas focuses on sex education through the arts. September 11, 8 p.m., $20 in advance at sinsitysisters.org, $25 at the door.
Consomme Loco at Los Antojos Chicken soup cures all—colds, cataracts, even sprained ankles. Los Antojos’ Mexican version comes with shredded chicken, avocado, rice and a touch of lime and is so comforting you can practically cancel that doctor appointment. 2520 S. Eastern Ave., 457-3505.
thewildernessdowntown.com These days, the best music videos are built for online viewers, like this Arcade Fire interactive video built in HTML5 for Google Chrome that almost seems like it was shot at your childhood home. Trippy? Yes. And awesome too.