Monday – Laura Marling @ Warsaw
Laura’s unique spin of storytelling via singer-songwriter style music, put her on a lot of people’s ‘Must Watch’ acts at SXSW. Her subtle guitar style mixed with her thematic songwriting style makes her a fresh voice for fans looking for something real.
Solid night of music from two fantastic indie rock acts. Both have earned their respective fan bases through pushing the boundaries of what modern rock can and should sound like their expressive use of guitar sounds and great songwriting.
Tuesday – Chappo @ Bowery Ballroom
This strong indie-rock band may be the first act on Tuesday night’s billing, but what better act to get the night started. Give their newest single “Hang On” a listen to hear how they’re etching their own space in indie-rock at the moment.
Wednesday – The Lone Bellow @ Bowery Ballroom
Finishing up on some U.S. tour dates before hitting the festival circuit this summer, the trio finds themselves somewhere between The Head & The Heart and Delta Rae, bringing Americana folk-based rock into pop culture.
If you’ve never seen Canon Logic or Manicanparty, this is the rare chance to see two of NYC’s most promising and entertaining bands. Both have created their own unique style of music that I have year to hear duplicated among all the acts that play around NYC every night. Add In-Flight Safety to the bill and you have arguably the best lineup of the week.
Thursday – Tobias Jesso Jr. @ Mercury Lounge
You wont find very many singer-songwriters of his age out there today as talented as Tobias Jesso Jr. If Nick Drake had Elton John’s piano playing ability you’d have this promising young artist who brings coffeehouse music back to the fold.
Friday – Shakey Graves @ Warsaw
This fella brings southern-style rock from Texas along with a lot of bands breaking out of their southern Americana bubbles and into the mainstream music scene. Shakey Graves is one of those rising artists leading the charge.
Good friends of Pancakes & Whiskey, PARLOUR TRICKS will be coming down from their highs of SXSW and back to dominating the local scene. With the ink still drying on their new record contract they’ll be taking the stage with another familiar face in Brothertiger, the electronic artist who shares an alma mater with yours truly. Should make for a great night of music.
Saturday – Lieutenant @ Mercury Lounge – Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighter’s side band
With his first solo album, If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, out just over a week ago, Foo Fighter bassist Nate Mendel has a new side project out under the name Lieutenant. As one of the founding members of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, Nate takes some time off from his day job to showcase his own songwriting.
Saturday – Honeyblood @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
If you can tolerate the weirdness of going out to get drunk and enjoy a show in Brooklyn with a bunch of high school kids that Brooklyn Night Bazaar welcomes, I’d suggest making it out for the weekly free festivities at BK Bazaar to catch Honeyblood. Riding the two-piece guitarist/drummer wave that a lot of artists have been emerging with lately, Honeyblood is one of them who can actually sound good with a full, energizing sound.
Article by: Tommy Shackleford