Weekly Wooot -- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


A huge week of shows with dancey Barcelona quartet Delorean at Great American Music Hall Wednesday, Colorado gem Woodsman at Milk Thursday and drum-centric electronic act Publicist at Mezzanine Friday.

Our featured act his week is The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who play with the previously profiled (and all around excellent) Weekend Tuesday night at The Independent. Like the bulk of acts on the D.C. turned Oakland-based indie staple Slumberland, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart stand at the forefront of the current noise-pop movement -- bands that constantly evoke the terms "blissful", "fuzzy" and "hazy" across the blogsphere. Yet while many of the varied acts lumped into this partially shoegaze-inspired revival tend to mask their pop tendencies under a thick wall of reverb, the Brooklyn-based quartet opts to highlight and lead with their knack for writing enjoyable jangle-pop tracks. Tuesday also celebrates the release of Weekend's long awaited Slumberland debut Sports -- catch a sneak peak, and be sure to snag a copy at the show.

Plenty of other show options including The Soft Pack at Rickshaw Stop Tuesday night, the previously profiled Nosaj Thing and Toro Y Moi at Rickshaw Stop Friday and experimental Los Angeles duo High Places at Bottom of the Hill Sunday.

Monday, November 8th
The Heavy, Wallpaper @ Independent $15
The Supervillains, Ballyhoo!, Agent Deadlies @ Bottom of the Hill $10

Tuesday, November 9th
Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Soft Pack, Purling Hiss @ Rickshaw Stop $12
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Weekend, Grave Babies @ Independent $15
Nectarine Pie, Trmrs, Apache @ Hemlock $6
Tim Kasher, Darren Hanlon @ Cafe Du Nord $12

Wednesday, November 10th
Delorean, Lemonade, Butterfly Bones @ Great American Music Hall $15
Stars, Geographer @ Fillmore $39.50
Personal & The Pizzas, Natural Child, The Wrong Words @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Terry Malts, Devon Williams, Lilac @ Hemlock $6
Woodsman, Blackbird Blackbird @ Mama Buzz
Have Special Power, The Poison Control Center, Guitar Vs Gravity @ Elbo Room
Grave Babies, Werr, Star Skate, Albert's Fish @ The Depot
Spiral Bombs, Weapons Of The Future @ Milk $6
Brilliant Colors @ 111 Minna Gallery
Greg Laswell, Harper Blynn, Fences @ Independent $15

Thursday, November 11th
Woodsman, Craft Spells, Melted Toys, Skeletal System @ Milk $6
Candy Claws, Chain Gang Of 1974, Blackbird Blackbird @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Mayer Hawthorne And The Country, Gordon Voidwell @ Bimbo's (Sold Out)
Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence, Superstitions, Blasted Canyons @ Eagle Tavern
Home Video, Kisses @ 330 Ritch $10
Nitzer Ebb, //TENSE//, Soft Metals @ Mezzanine $20
Zoo, Uzi Rash, Zoobombs @ Hemlock $6
Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch @ Slims $22
Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500, Matt Baldwin @ Don Quixote's Music Hall

Friday, November 12th
Nosaj Thing, Toro Y Moi, Jogger @ Rickshaw Stop $15
Young Offenders, Northern Towns, Sydney Ducks @ Hemlock $6
Lindstrom, Marbeya, Publicist @ Mezzanine $15

Saturday, November 13th
The Trophy Fire, Ash Reiter, Foolproof Four @ Hemlock
Hank IV, Carlton Melton, Circle Pit, Outlaw @ Bottom of the Hill $10
JUNIP, Sharon Van Etten @ Independent $18
Dam-Funk (DJ Set) @ Som Bar $12
Birds and Batteries, Holy Shit, Passenger and Pilot @ San Francisco Art Institute

Sunday, November 14th
The Thralls, Reverse Dotty, Spiro Agnew @ Hemlock $6
High Places, Soft Circle, The Sun @ Bottom of the Hill $10