The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


Pop quiz (literally): Which is cutest—this band’s name, this band’s songs, or this band’s look? The correct answer is: It’s a tie, of course. Their sweet lilting shaves any harsh edges off the indie pop that they do so expertly. Small wonder that they’ve gone from one self-released album to a media sensation in no time. Only problem is, in these times, fast-rising stars also meet quick plummets in careers, so let’s hope this local crew is wise enough not to let their new rep go to their cute ‘lil noggins. With Zaza and Ribbons.

Fri., July 10, 6 p.m., 2009