The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Have Been Added To Next Week's NYC Popfest

Beginning next Thursday (and running through May 22), New York City (or at least a couple of its venues) belongs to twee thanks to the fifth installment of the

NYC Popfest

, which brings jangly bands from all over the world to wear their hearts on their sleeves and sell all their 7-inches. After a few weeks of being otherwise known as the band called "TBA," NYC royal-twee types The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have just been announced as the headliner for Thursday night's festival kickoff gig at Cake Shop. Fun! Also fun: An excuse to knock off work via a daytime show starring Tiger Trap/The Softies/Go Sailor standard-bearer Rose Melberg next Friday at the Paul Smith Sale Shop in Williamsburg. Full lineup (with links to buy tickets to the non-free shows and countries of origin for all the bands, in case you're feeling particularly patriotic toward one place) after the jump.

Thursday, May 19 at Cake Shop (21+) 7:15 PET MILK (PA) 8:00 AMIDA (UK) 8:45 GOLD-BEARS (GA) 9:30 SEA LIONS (CA) 10:15 DREAM DIARY (NYC) 11:00 THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART (NYC) DJ - SCARED TO DANCE (UK)

Friday, May 20 @ Paul Smith Sale Shop (free, all ages) 3:00 POCKETBOOKS (UK) 4:00 ROSE MELBERG (US) DJ - VICTORIA BERGSMAN (SWEDEN)

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 20 @ Cameo Gallery (21+) 8:00 SODA SHOP (NYC) 8:45 CAUCUS (JAPAN) 9:30 THE FELT TIPS (UK) 10:15 BETTY AND THE WEREWOLVES (UK) 11:00 GO SAILOR (US) DJ - MONDO (NYC)

Saturday, May 21 @ Spike Hill (free show, 21+) 1:45 BALÚN (NYC / PUERTO RICO) 2:30 GEOFFREY O'CONNOR (AUSTRALIA) 3:15 SMILELOVE (JAPAN) 4:00 TINY FIREFLIES (IL) 4:45 THE SPECIFIC HEATS (NYC)

Saturday, May 21 @ Santos Party House (18+) 7:15 CUFFS (MA) 8:00 CHALK & NUMBERS (NYC) 8:45 THE SUNNY STREET (UK) 9:30 SUMMER FICTION (PA) 10:15 DARREN HANLON (AUSTRALIA) 11:00 DAYS (SWEDEN) DJ - CHRISTIAN L (LABRADOR RECORDS) and ROQUE (CLOUDBERRY RECORDS)

Sunday, May 22 @ The Rock Shop (18+) 4:30 THE HAIRS (NYC) 5:15 KIDS ON A CRIME SPREE (SF) 6:00 PERSIAN RUGS (CANADA) 6:45 SILVER SWANS (SF) 7:30 PROCEDURE CLUB (CT) 8:15 PANDA RIOT (IL) 9:00 THE MOTIFS (AUSTRALIA) 9:45 FAN MODINE (NC)


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