It’s almost summer, the subway is starting to get sticky, the trees are almost full and there are some great shows headed our way this week. Check out our Pancake Picks via doNYC so you can plan your week accordingly.
Meg Myers @ Webster Hall Studio – The incredibly sexy and equally talented brings a hard rock feel and attitude back to the female singer genre. While most women keep their feminism a bit more classic, Meg’s burning sensuality in songs like “Desire” help her establish the fact that she’s allowed to get as wild and forward with her libido and rock and roll lifestyle as the boys do.
Leila Broussard @ Rockwood Music Hall –Leila Broussard is more known for being one fourth of the pop-rock group, Secret Someones. She’s got her own music too believe it or not and will be stepping into the spotlight before her other band hits the road with Ingrid Michaelson this summer.
Surfer Blood Benefit Show for Thomas Fekete @ The Bowery Ballroom – Surfer Blood’s guitarist, Thomas Fekete, needs our help battling cancer. With a lineup that includes Julianna Barwick, We Are Scientists and many more this will be a great benefit gig.
Say Lou Lou @ Mercury Lounge – Indie-electronic duo are currently on the road in support of the new album Lucid Dreaming and are selling out venues across the country in the process. Think of them as a more synth-filled Lucius and just as fun to dance to.
Beecher’s Fault @ Mercury Lounge – Their pop-rock style of sound is incredibly catchy and equally original. With creative sounds and instrumentation, their unique style of pop rock sounds a bit like a local version of Ben Folds- always a fun time.
Jane’s Addiction @ Brooklyn Bowl – If I need to explain why you should catch this show then you have no business going anyway, if you’re willing to shell out the $$$$ for it.
Mystic Braves @ Baby’s All Right – Psychedelic indie band Mystic Braves bring their throwback guitar style rock and easy going vibes to Williamsburg for a solid show to help the weekend buzz get started early. Listen for songs off their 2014 album Desert Island to make the set list, and hopefully onto your smoking playlists also.
Bushwalla @ Rockwood Music Hall – This multi-talented musician combines easy flowing rap lines over acoustic tunes that will get you dancing for sure.
The Citizens Band @ Irving Plaza – Lea DeLaria (Orange Is The New Black), Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) and Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon, Girls) who will be joining NYC’s acclaimed politically savvy music/cabaret troupe The Citizens Band for a one-night-only performance.
Polaris @ Highline Ballroom – If you grew up in the 90s (I’d guess 85% of those who visit P&W did) you’ll recognize these guys as the kick ass garage band who welcomed us into every episode of Pete & Pete. They’ve still got that great 90s garage-rock sound, especially when they play “Hey Sandy.”
Matt & Kim @ Terminal 5 – Matt & Kim have gotten so popular of late, they added a second show at Terminal 5.The indie-electro dance duo are who you want to see when HAVE to dance.
Pancakes And Whiskey Presents: Ski Lodge, Surf Rock Is Dead, Honey Wild and Twin Wave @ Union Pool – By now, you should all know when we throw a show, that it’s always a great time. With an outstanding lineup, including Ski Lodge and Honey Wild this will be another classic night with the P+W crew at the super cool Union Pool.
A Place To Bury Strangers @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar – T Presents has been killing it with bringing the goods into Brooklyn Night Bazaar lately. Add another show to the list with the experimental rock sounds of A Place To Bury Strangers, whose high fueled rock show will keep your head banging, feet moving, and adrenaline high well into the night.
The Spits/Pampers @ The Wick – Because Saturday nights were made for punk rock and with bands like The Spits, and Pampers you will not be disappointed in this killer lineup.
FKA Twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar – The pop sensation has been given full reign of her two shows at Brooklyn Hangar, meaning this could very well be the shows of the week, if not the month!
Article: Tommy Shackleford & Editor