You could accurately call the members of DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE indie-rock valedictorians. Before signing with major label Atlantic Records, the band sold more than 100,000 copies of its 2003 album Transatlanticism on Barsuk Records, a plateau that industry people call reaching "indie gold." The quartet got a real gold disc for selling 500,000 copies of last year's Plans, an album full of plaintive love songs. You can see the group behind the hit single "Soul Meets Body" on two dates, APRIL 5 and 6. English upstart the Cribs open. $25. 8 p.m. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.ticketmaster.com.