8/3: Original Synth: Depeche Mode at the Garden

Plus Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice” goes on sale at midnight, and Cary Grant and Marlene Dietrich are the Robert Redford and Demi Moore of 1932

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    Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan: Still got it.

    A LA MODE: Bless their little hearts: Depeche Mode is back, playing both old stuff and new (in the latter category, there’s material from their latest disc “Sounds of the Universe,” which critics largely agree is their best in years), and rocking the Garden like it’s 1984. Swedish indie rockers Peter Bjorn and John open. 8PM.

    GOING APE: Marlene Dietrich mounts a nightclub act as “Blonde Venus” to raise money to save her husband’s life – and wouldn’t you know it, along comes an American millionaire (Cary Grant -- in his first leading role) who offers her mad money to spend the night with him. What’s a hard-up platinum blonde to do? In the end, she’s torn between her hubs and her suave trick (but not before donning a gorilla suit!). And you thought “Indecent Proposal” was an original idea. Josef von Sternberg’s dizzy 1932 classic “Blonde Venus” screens as part of BAM Rose’s Cary Grant retrospective at 6:50 and 9:15PM.

    PYNCHED: What’s the grown-man equivalent of tweens in wizard hats lining up for the new Harry potter tome at midnight? That’d be mystery die-hards crowding St. Mark’s Bookshop tonight as Thomas Pynchon’s latest, “Inherent Vice” – a Cali-set noir crawling with wacked-out characters like “an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman” – hits shelves. 12-12:30AM.