Bleeding Knees Club The youthful musical duo from Australia's Gold Coast burst upon the music scene early this year with a catchy treasure trove of garage-pop and surf-punk flavored demos. With the summer release of their first official single, "Have Fun" from the British Noir label, they've solidified their reputation as an irreverent rock 'n' roll force, making their first Southland appearance a must for indie fans. Satellite, 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Silver Lake. 8 p.m. $8-$10. (323) 661-4380. thesatellitela.com.
Nilbog Watch L.A.'s premiere horror-film-score tribute band perform soundtracks from "Deep Red," "Escape From New York," "Suspiria," "Tenebre," "Friday the 13th Part III," "Phantasm" and more. Featuring members of Captain Ahab, Anavan, Monsturo and Rose for Bohdan, Nilbog is musical homage at its finest; and the event is just in time to help foster pre-Halloween jitters. The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org.
Modern Art in Los Angeles: Women Curators in L.A. Barbara Haskell, Jane Livingston and Helene Winer will discuss their roles as part of a generation of female curators, gallerists and historians in the 1960s and '70s who emerged as leading voices in the Southern California art scene. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. 7 p.m. Free, reservations recommended. (310) 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu.
Colson Whitehead The novelist who has written eloquently about humble everyday things — including elevators and bandages — turns his attention to zombies. In "Zone One," his satire on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a plague has sorted humanity into two types: the infected and the uninfected. The MacArthur award-winning writer will discuss the novel's subversive take on the 21st century zombie with David Kipen, former literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Aloud at the Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. http://www.lfla.org.