It’s a new week, which means new shows to check out. Here is our Pancake Picks, via doNYC, for the week of 4-20-15.
Elvis Perkins @ Rough Trade – Currently on tour in support of his third full-length release, I Aubade, the singer-songwriter brings his talented music to Brooklyn. If he’s good enough to play SNL’s 40th Aniversary Party, he’s good enough for me.
herMajesty @ Rockwood Music Hall – This band is quickly on the rise and their single release show for “Fashion Trance,” will be a treat for those who make it over at Rockwood stage 2 at 9pm.
Great Caesar @ Mercury Lounge – Hopefully you caught their amazing set at our CMJ Pianos party back in October. If not, you have to check out one of NYC’s hottest rising bands. Their sound compares to a rougher/more indie version of Arcade Fire, and it’s damn near impossible not to dance at their shows.
Catey Shaw @ Rough Trade – Another fantastic female singer throwing her mic into the indie-pop ring. Sounding somewhere between Ryn Weaver and Gin Wigmore, it’s only assumed Catey will have “Brooklyn Girls” on the set list for this show.
The Fluids @ Pianos – Give this local rock band’s recently released EP Just Like Me a listen and you’ll hear all types of influences from 90s alternative to modern bands like The Killers.
Hannah Cohen @ Baby’s All Right – Currently on tour in support of her recently released Pleasure Boy, Hannah finds her style somewhere between Julia Stone and Lana Del Rey. Her piercingly haunting voice keeps her indie-style singer/songwriting style ahead of the game.
Delicate Steve @ Brooklyn Bowl – A musician bringing some Jeff Beck style to younger generations, Delicate Steve doesn’t sing, rather has his guitar do all that work for him. Ranging with all different styles and sounds if you are really into the craft of guitar you’ll really dig this show.
San Fermin @ Music Hall – The Brooklyn, Indie-rock band, is releasing a new record tomorrow (4-21). This show should be riddled with the new material so you don’t want to miss out!
Palisades One-Year Anniversary Party – Palm / Washer / The Gradients / Flagland – As numerous Brooklyn venues shut down their lights for the final time in recent years due to gentrification, Palisades is one of the recently opened ones that has had some early success in the newer, evolving Bushwick. Everyone loves a birthday party right?
Speedy Ortiz @ Bowery Ballroom – Helping the emerging modern rock sound keep on pushing though the filth, Speedy Ortiz is that garage band that sounds really good. Singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis is right there with Alvvays’ Molly Rankin and Joanna Gruesome’s Alanna Gruesome with solid female front-women helping push modern indie rock forward.
The Wombats @ Rough Trade (afternoon show) – Check out why The Wombats are one of Britain’s fastest rising acts during the afternoon, ensuring you that you won’t miss the new GOT episode at night.
Article: Tom Shackleford