We choose the best shows of the week via doNYC for the week of 4-27-15 – we call ’em Pancake Picks.
The Soft White Sixties @ Webster Hall Studio – Band first caught our attention during CBGB Festival with their catchy style of guitar rock. Overall they produce a great modern rock sound with some jangly Americana flair.
The Courtesy Tier @ Pianos – The local bluesy three-piece rock band with riff driven catchy tunes will be playing this one show between now and June. Not too heavy, but just the perfect balance of distorted guitars gives this band their own unique sound with some pretty attractive vocals to join.
Jesus On The Mainline @ Brooklyn Bowl – Big bands have fallen out of fashion since the emergence of rock, but these guys lead by Andrew Neesley, bring it back into the spotlight via their powerful soul and R&B sound.
DIIV @ Baby’s All Right – Last chance to see local indie rockers before they grace the big stage at Gov Ball. They’ll be playing some new tunes off their upcoming LP, Is The Is Are.
James Maddock @ Le Poisson Rouge – Folk/Americana based singer-songwriter James Maddock brings his band to the village. Having embraced NYC’s music scene, James has released two live albums from performances at Rockwood. His 2013 album, Another Life, captures perfectly his unique warm/raspy vocals and guitar playing that makes him one of the premiere musicians in NYC’s LES music scene.
Bully @ Baby’s All Right – Having opened for the likes of Superchunk and Those Darlins, Bully is primed to take the next step in becoming one of the best bands out of Nashville.
The Relationship @ The Studio at Webster Hall – Featuring Brian Bell of Weezer and a member of The Bravery, The Relationship features crunchy guitars and hooky choruses to make hump day a great day.
Zella Day @ Bowery Ballroom – One of the many talented female singers/musicians coming out of the indie-electronic rock scene, you may have seen Zella perform a Whiskey Session for us during CMJ. As she’s rising up the ranks, she’ll be stopping by opening for Coasts on tour at the moment, before hitting Firefly Festival later on in the summer
Fat White Family @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg – One of the best live touring acts in the world, returns in their biggest headlining date yet in NYC. Don’t miss this outrageous show, and with Sun Club opening it’s going to be a night to remember.
Jojo Mayer’s Nerve @ Rough Trade – If you thought Travis Barker’s drumming to electronic & hip-hop was cool, Jojo Mayer and Nerve will blow your fucking mind. The electronic band is about as tight of a unit as I’ve ever seen with Jojo as the heartbeat throughout. Wanna dance on Friday night? Head to Rough Trade for their midnight show.
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ MHOW – Hard to believe this Indie band out of Texas is now 20. They still throw one of the loudest and most raucous gigs around so strap on your boots, and don’t forget your earplugs, for this wailer of a gig.
Twin Peaks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Moving up in the music world, this band blew the roof off Baby’s All Right back in the fall and haven’t slowed down since. The Chicago rock quartet are making a name for themselves as road warriors and find themselves on numerous big music festival lineups across the country this summer.
Kiev @ Baby’s All Right – Keys, horns, guitars, what more do you need? The LA rock band lead by Robert Brinkerhoff’s warm tenor vocals mix between ambient indie rock to experimental electronic.
Article: Tom Shackleford