Silversun Pickups played two NYC shows in one day last week (Aug 3, 2006). That meant I got to hear them play the spectacular "Kissing Families" song three times. First they played it during their kick-ass (and packed) performance at Mercury Lounge. Good thing it was kick-ass too because MTV's "You Hear It First" got it all on tape.

SILVERSUN PICKUPS @ MERCURY LOUNGE | AUG 3, 2006
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Later that night they played a free & drunken afterparty-show at Pianos. I found out about the second show right before I got to Mercury Lounge where they also announced it to everyone. It was at Pianos that I heard the song that made them famous again.

SILVERSUN PICKUPS @ PIANOS | AUG 3, 2006
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The third time I heard "Kissing Families" was later in the same Pianos set when Lexi Valentine from Magneta Lane joined them on stage for an even more drunk, duet-version of the same song. Magneta Lane opened for Silversun Pickups at Mercury Lounge earlier in the night. They were the DJs at this Pianos afterparty.

LEXI VALENTINE (ML) & BRIAN AUBURT (SP) @ PIANOS
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In between the two Silversun Pickups shows, I managed to catch Professor Murder at Cake Shop. (like 2 doors down from Pianos)

And Silversun Pickups just announced a whole bunch of tour dates.

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