BrooklynVegan passes on some good news. The Decemberists are on their Flight of the Mistle Thrushes Tour and bringing their act to the city on October 2. They'll be at the 9:30 Club, appearing with Sons and Daughters, who I've been meaning to check out, and Petar Haden's Sellout Choir. Ha cha.
Of course, it's also very tempting to go up to NYC and see them on August 18 for Central Park Summerstage to see them perform with Death Cab For Cutie and Stars, but 9:30 has one huge advantage over Central Park: sanitary places to urinate.*
UPDATE: By the by, if you haven't already procured you some mighty good Decemberist versions of other people's songs, get them from My Old Kentucky Blog tout-suite. Colin Meloy covers the Outfield? Tigs.