The Fiery Furnaces played Toronto with two drummers
And here's a description of the new formation "Eleanor will be singing, I will be playing a keyboard with a wah-wah pedal, Jason Loewenstein will be playing a guitar with a wah-wah pedal, Bob D'Amico will be playing a drum kit, and our new friend (star of the show) Michael Goodman will be playing on percussion items. The songs are all arranged in some sort of Tropical fashion in an effort to argue, ineffectually, with the falling leaves. All of the Bitter Tea songs (except two) are being played as one long song lasting 30 minutes." No NYC shows on the schedule.
Here's a Decemberists interview
and here's an analysis of Crane Wife lyrics
Here's a NY Times article on the closing of NorthSix and other Williamsburg changes
Here's an article on Page France with a look through the Christian rock deal
NY Times reviews things, including gothic archies and Frida Hyvonen
NY Times on Daily Show correspondents