Check out our best shows of the week, via DoNYC and our Pancake Picks, to make sure you don’t miss anything good in the coming days.
Emilyn Brodsky @ Knitting Factory – Her Facebook profile says it all – “Simple songs about complex feelings.” She brings a unique and edgy style to the female singer-songwriter genre and turns that style of music back into the kind of music you’ll appreciate again. “Only Living Boy” off her recent album Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings belongs on every weekend chill playlist for the fall/winter.
Tame Impala @ Radio City Music Hall – I’m all about Tame Impala’s new album Currents. The neo-psychedelia group’s signature sound made up of catchy synth and guitar hooks has helped them forge a unique place in music since 2007. Although HAIM may have outdone them with their cover of “Cause I’m A Man.”
Communion Residency with Drowners @ Rockwood Music Hall – Communion is back at Rockwood after the hiatus they’d taken over the summer. The monthly multi-genre showcase handpicked by the Communion staff helps showcase some of the top acts in their respective markets each month. Come out to see some of NYC’s freshest new artists play across Rockwood’s three stages!
The War On Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Jukely Members Only) – I know, there are few things more lame than a ‘members only’ sign hanging on the door. However Jukely has done a pretty cool job of curating the shows they provide their subscribers access to. If you are someone who spends an average of $30-40 monthly on concert tickets, download the app, pay the monthly fee of $25, and start taking in the benefits like this killer show.
Radkey @ Webster Hall Studio – This rock band kills it every time they come to NYC. You probably saw them at 4Knots Festival last summer and hopefully numerous times since then. Whether it’s hard, fast, or slow, they pull of any kind of rock song style and do so authentically and honestly. They are definitely a way to help re-kickstart the middle of your week.
VERITE @ Terminal 5 – Another one of the indie electro-songstresses powering their way into the spotlight in 2015, VERITE is a local New York act who’s making a name for herself, having graced the Firefly and Lollapalooza stages this year. She’s on the undercard for this show but is definitely worth getting there early to see.
California Honeydrops @Knitting Factory – A little something different midweek for you in the soul and R&B group known as California Honeydrops. Head down early for the amazing drink specials the Knit has, and get in the mood to dance and sway to the funky beats.
Javelin @ Palisades – The indie electro duo draw from influences and styles from hip-hop, to funk, to techno, and use a wide amount of percussive sounds in their style of music. With a rebirth of electronic music these days, if you’re into Caribou or Hot Chip, you’re guaranteed to be into this band too. Don’t waste your Friday night chasing lame girls around the city when all the cool ones will be in Brooklyn seeing this band.
Perpetual Groove @ Brooklyn Bowl – Need your jam-band fix? Want to see a band that can, and does play pretty much almost every genre of music? Look no further as Perpetual Groove is one of the best live bands on the planet and if you’re lucky you’ll get to hear one of their ridiculous cover songs.
SEOUL @ Rough Trade – This awesome trio from Montreal brings their very danceable indie electronic style to Brooklyn to make any Saturday night worth going out for. Whether it’s just a DJ set or with the band, the group’s new album has a plethora of catchy tunes across it including “Stay With Us” and “Haunt/A Light.”
Gringo Star @ Cameo Gallery – With Cameo’s announcement last week that they’ll be going to the way of gentrification, make sure to catch as many shows here as you can before they close their doors for good in November. The fact that Gringo Star is in town makes that easy to do. The Atlanta band always brings a brilliant mix of garage rock and psychedelic sounds to help them fit right in here in north Brooklyn.
Timeflies @ The Paramount – Timeflies is a duo that originated in Boston and is currently located in New York City. Rob Resnick (Rez), producer, provides the beats while Cal is on vocals. Timeflies produces hip-hop, rap, and pop tracks, so be on the lookout for new jams at the Paramount.