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

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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)

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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