For some reason there doesn't seem to be a lot going on this week. Tonight Cold War Kids take over Pianos, catch them there before they're headlining Bowery (and then having that show switched over to Webster Hall to accomodate all of their fans). What we're trying to say is...there is buzz.

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There are plenty of shows to go to Tuesday night incase you missed out on Yeah Yeah Yeahs tickets (which you should be thankful for since the sound at Roseland is worse than the sound at Crash Mansion and R&R, combined! That's very bad!). At Irving, catch Thursday, Minus the Bear, Mewithoutyou and We're All Broken. At Knitting Factory Matthew and Ira of Nada Surf, The Anabolics, The Border Cops, The Browns and The Dave Diedrich Band will rock you gently, this is part of the Guitar World AIDS Benefit. Meanwhile, Books on Tape are at Northsix...and we all know "tape(s)" is the new "wolf" in band monickers.

And look who's back at Pianos...Cold War Kids!

Wednesday is slow for some reason, however, look who's back at Pianos...Cold War Kids! Again!

The other day someone said to us "Have you heard of the band White Rabbit?" To which we said we had heard of the bar on Houston, but not the band. We forget if they're supposed to be good or bad, but we do know we were never really fans of Jefferson Airplane...anyway, they are playing at Cake Shop on Thursday. Whilst the East Village Opera Company, an 11-piece troupe takes rock and smashes it into classic operatic arias, plays Irving...lovely!

Oxford Collapse, The Narrator, The Punks, The End of the World, The Pathways are all playing Cake Shop on Friday...we personally recommend seeing 2 of these bands, but we aren't saying which. We'll be over at Northsix catching the smarty pants electronic set by The Books. Evan Dando plays Friday night as well - we really really wanted to have a crush on him when we wore flannel in high school, but we just never did, he'll be at Southpaw

Now is the time that we do you a really really big favor: DO NOT GO SEE L-D Section II (Lansing-Dreiden) at Tonic on Friday night. Under any circumstance. They are very, very bad.

Saturday the Deli Magazine is having a big 'ol party at Asterisk* Art Space featuring: Detachment Kit, The Problem, Goes Cube, Apes & Androidds, Proton Proton, The Diggs, Man in Gray, Earl Greyhound, Shaka Zulu Overdrive, Emma La Reina, Pio Mazzati, Arbor Day. Great lineup, we suggest you go and stay. However if you get that ADD feeling, head over to Bowery for the triumphant return of The Fever.

Sunday we highly suggest capping off your weekend with a trip to Southpaw to see Prefuse 73 (aka: Scott Herren) who creates experimental hip-hop we enjoy quite a lot. Now, surely we missed something, tell us in the comments...and listen to this:

Hospital Beds.mp3 - Cold War Kids

This Little Theater.mp3 - The End of the World