Here we are, it’s the second week of July and summer seems to be flying by faster than usual. Whether it be outside under the stars, or in the cozy confines of a LES venue, there’s tons of great shows happening. Here are our Pancake Picks, the best shows of the week.
Natalie Prass @ The Bowery Ballroom – The singer/songwriter hailing from Virginia has an unbelievable voice, and is still touring off her self titled debut, released in January. Perfect chill way to start the week.
Sasha Dobson @ Rockwood Stage 1 – One of NYC’s own premiere musical talents, Sasha Dobson’s modern style of Jazz has made her well recognized among her peers for her all around musical ability and vocal talents. She’s 1/3rd of Puss N Boots along with other locals Norah Jones and Catherine Popper, but this time she’ll be slingin’ solo!
Slightly Stoopid @ Pier 97 – One of the ultimate party bands in the world, will be hitting the open air stage at JBL Live At Pier 97 for what will be a tremendous show. Get there early for The Dirty Heads and The Expendables to make it a complete party.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ Webster Hall – 90s kids rejoice, one of the bands that entered the mainstream music scene and helped pioneer the ska sound of the 90s will take NYC by storm on Monday.
Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger @ Brooklyn Bowl – Arguably the closest you’ll ever get to experience an intimate Beatles concert, is seeing Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger. Lead by John & Yoko’s son, Sean Lennon brings his rock band that sounds as original as his late father’s was to Wburg for what should be a killer show. Having seen them open for Beck at Central Park SummerStage last year, I can tell you that you’ll enjoy the group’s incredibly experimental and awesome rock sound.
Catey Shaw @ Highline Ballroom – I’m sure you’ve seen her “Brooklyn Girls” music video that went somewhat viral last year, but even if you haven’t, Catey’s indie pop music is helping to set her aside from the populated world of female singers. Her sound is well rounded enough that you’ll hear many different pop personalities in her songs whether it’s her new single “Rumble In The Park” or her 2013 hit “Family.”
Holychild @ Baby’s All Right – With their recently released debut album, The Shape of Brat Pop To Come out early last month, LA’s electro-pop duo bring catchy choruses and indie-pop themes to a new generation of music fans. In a nutshell they’re the answer to a new form of pop music that souls like myself are constantly longing for.
P&W Presents: Little Racer EP Release Show @ Union Pool – Another fantastic P&W show is here again, this time it’s Little Racer as they’ll be celebrating the release of their new EP, along with some of our other good friends New Myths and some other secret special guests!
Kevin Garrett @ Rockwood Stage 2 – Brooklyn’s own Kevin Garrett is beginning to make some noise in the pop/indie-soul music scene. Having just finishing playing Bonnaroo and the rest of the summer festival circuit, Kevin comes in with a refreshing version of indie soul and electo-R&B that points the genre directly in the direction you’d want it to go.
Andrew Jackson Jihad @ The Knitting Factory – The Folk-Punk band is fun blast of punk, littered with folk influences and intelligent lyrics. Their high-energy show will be the perfect fix for Saturday.
Mitski + Eskimeaux @ Shea Stadium – If you’re hungry for some low-fi Indie Rock, this bill is for you. The talented female lead singers will rule this night.
Article: Tom Shackleford