The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Currently one of the most coveted concert tickets touring the US right now, the cuties in New York's Pains of Being Pure at Heart will grace the stage at Amoeba on April 19th and bring their winsome, fuzzy walls of gorgeous noise pop to hungry San Francisco ears for free right before their Great American Music Hall performance later that night.
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How do you explain the Pains of Being Pure at Heart? Is it a case of a great name that speaks to every geek and freak with earnest thoughts in their heads and deeply cherished hopes in their breasts, fearful of having that fragile idealism crushed and spindled? Or does POBPAH signal a backlash against indie chaos and a return to pop conservatism -- a revival of the easy, the tried and true, and the innocent?
After a slow couple of weeks on the show circuit, the second half of summer tours are beginning to pick up speed once again. From big names to small local fames, every single venue in the City seems to be featuring at least one showstopper this week. Check out our picks for the week: