The Cup will host an album launch at 7 p.m. for Bird of Paradise’s new album, “Temples.” The launch performance will be accompanied by artwork from the Glue & Scissors Society depicting the themes within the album.

Student Zach Hines, the man behind Bird of Paradise, is an electronic dance performer. “Temples” is a concept album that centers on club culture and how it’s almost a religious experience.

There’s two side of the album: songs that are from the perspectives of “believers” in the club culture and “doubters.”

Along with visual art, there will be literary works as well with a line-up of readers.

Be Here Now will host an after party of performances.
Bird of Paradise, Radio Colgne and Ted Stevens & the Third Rail will play 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. tonight.

Line-up:
Bird of Paradise 10-11 p.m.
Ted Stevens & the Third Rail 11 p.m.-12 a.m.
Radio Cologne 12 a.m.-1 a.m.

Be Here Now admission:
$5 for younger than 21
$2 for 21 and older