Speaking of which, The Shins are playing Liberty Hall on May 8th. Tickets are $20 plus whatever ridiculous charges Ticketmaster tacks on, though you might try calling Liberty Hall and seeing if they are selling them independently from Ticketmaster (I overheard someone talking about them doing this at the Interpol show in February, but can't confirm that they did/always do).
Anyone have an interest in hitting Screenland this weekend to see The Animation Show? Mike Judge (of King Of The Hill and Office Space fame) and Don Hertzfeldt (of "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL THAT IS HOLY, MY ANUS IS BLEEDING!!!" fame) are the co creators of this annual collection of animated pieces from the world over.