Each week, there’s an avalanche of upcoming albums, films, books, theater and art—from monumental new voices in culture to guilty pleasures worth indulging in. We’re here to help narrow down what deserves your attention. Our picks for the week of July 8th are below:
The Album: On his sophomore album Me Moan, Pennsylvania’s Daughn Gibson (pictured right)—a model-handsome former trucker—recruits a full band to complement his deep, hypnotic voice, and creates a captivating, unforgettable series of songs. Out Tuesday.
The Series: Continuing its mission to roll out premium-cable-quality original programming, Netflix is releasing Orange is the New Black, a dark, smart, hilarious series starring Taylor Schilling as a Connecticut debutante serving 15 months in federal prison. Premieres Thursday.
The Art Fair: More than 40 contemporary and modern art galleries will set up shop at the Bridgehampton Historical Society for artMRKT Hamptons, a boutique art fair complete painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and, of course, cocktail parties. Opens Thursday.
The Movie: Michael B. Jordan stars as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, a heartbreaking festival-circuit favorite, based on the true story of the Bay Area man shot by police on New Years Day 2009. Opens Friday.