Well, you missed your chance to see Ariel Pink at a tiny venue. The has-been-around-making-so-much-music-forever-but-is-finally-getting-the-deserved-recognition artist of 2010 is moving on up and out to Irving Plaza, for the best non-free show to hit this city since the summer touring slump started. I feel a little guilty talking him up too much because a lot of bloggers have been onto him for awhile, whereas I’ve only been listening for the last year and a half. So, I’m a little late to the game, but his new album is pretty great and you should check it out if you haven’t listened yet. It’ll be on all sorts of 2010 best of lists. Puro Insticnt, who used to be Pearl Harbor, are the immediate support. I wasn’t so thrilled by their set at SXSW: it was interesting, but not entirely competent. I suspect some of their success has stemmed from the fact that they market themselves as two very beautiful women playing rock. But still, they’re an interesting LA band and worth checking out. And of course, Magic Kids, one of our favorites, are opening up the show, armed with new songs from their forthcoming album, which I hear sounds all grown up and better than ever. This is THE place to be tomorrow night, so make sure you don’t miss out. Ariel Pink single and new Magic Kids song below.