3 Shows To Catch This Week: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Beirut, Fleet Foxes

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Sister, Wildlyfe September 19, The Bowery Ballroom, $20
The big guitars and coy vocals of indie pop heroes The Pains of Being Pure at Heart may just melt yours tonight at the Bowery Ballroom. Supporting are the somnolent Twin Sister, whose dreamy meandering has veered toward a more disco-inflected sound for their upcoming LP In Heaven.
Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111.
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Beirut, Laetitia Sadier (from Stereolab), Terminal 5, $27
Francophone obsessed New Mexican crooner Zach Condon will lead his brass-based ensemble Beirut through two nights of epic singalongs at Terminal 5. Perhaps an even bigger draw (at least for us), is Laetitia Sadie, whose work with post-rock pioneers Stereolab birthed some of the best music of the ‘90s. Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. between 11th and 12th Ave; 212 -582-6600.
Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, September 24, The Willamsburg Waterfront, $39.50
Fall is upon us, and what better way to usher in the gorgeous weather we’ve been having than the bucolic harmonies of pacific north-west beardos Fleet Foxes. Preceding their pastoral perfect pitch, The Walkmen will offer up sun-soaked ballads and odes to hazy New York nights on the town.
Saturday, September 24 at 5:30p.m. The Williamsburg Waterfront, North 8th Street at Kent Avenue; Brooklyn.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
tUnE-yArDs bring their awesomely weird avant-pop to (le) Poisson Rouge, September 19.
Neurosis-addled wordsmith Why? plays Laurence Gould Hall, September 21.
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San Francisco sad-sack romantics Girls play a FREE in-store at Other Music, and two nights at Bowery Ballroom, September 21, 22, and 23 respectively.
Punk legends The Descendants play Roseland Ballroom, September 23.
Dance punk OGs The Rapture play Webster Hall, September 23.
Operatic punkgazers Fucked Up play Bowery Ballroom with SoCal scuzz rockers Wavves, September 24.
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