Well, it’s November. The craziness of festival season is now behind us and inside we go for the winter. Just because the seasons change doesn’t mean the show quality drops and this week proves it with some great shows. Check out our Pancake Picks below, to help you plan your musical week.
Lilly Wolf @ Pianos – With the indie electro-songstresses taking center stage in 2015, NYC’s Lilly Wolf is another new artist looking to join the party. Her 2015 album Deleted Scenes presents a strong mix of songwriting and pop styles that could put her in the same category as other rising artists in Vérité or Phoebe Ryan.
Highly Suspect @ Rockwood Music Hall – Brooklyn hard rock band Highly Suspect made a dent in the pop world this summer with their debut album getting a lot of attention as well as appearing in most spots among the festival circuit. With their stages getting bigger, great chance to see them hit a smaller venue like Rockwood to keep things nice and intimate.
Ra Ra Riot @ Baby’s All Right – This fantastic rock band is playing a select number of dates to close out the year and this is your chance to catch them in a very intimate venue.
Brothertiger @ Webster Hall – Local NYC indie-electronic artist Brothertiger is finally starting to take off, joining JR JR for a U.S. fall tour and gearing up for the release of Out of Touch.
Sun Club @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg – One of best young bands in Sun Club, is opening up for The Districts making this the best bet for a full night of rock music this week.
Elliot Moss @ Mercury Lounge – Regardless of whether you consider him a musical artist or a visual artist, Elliot Moss’s multi-instrumental music captures fans with a unique sounding expression of songwriting. An artist who can smoothly blend alternative styles onto an electronic foundation is okay in my book.
Manicanparty @ Pianos – A hot duo of Pat and Jess bring a fresh rhythm-based electro pop sound to NYC music scene with songs like “Warpaint” and “Colorful”. The band returned to performing on Halloween after a brief hiatus spent writing in NYC and LA. The music scene here is glad to have them back.
Big Data @ Webster Hall – Big Data, also known as Alan Wilkis, has been riding high in 2015 with the release of his debut studio album 2.0 back in March. The indie electronica producer brings his dance party to NYC opening up for RAC.
New Myths + Mail The Horse @ Chelsea Market – Looking for some early evening action that doesn’t interfere with your late night plans? Look no further as this free gig featuring a few amazing bands will have you ready and rocking for the night ahead. Early start at 6:30pm.
America @ B.B. King’s – A chance to see one of the premiere folk-rock bands of the 70s who dominated the pop charts with hits like “Horse With No Name”, “Ventura Highway”, and of course the summertime playlist MUST in “Sister Golden Hair”? What more do you need?
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds @ Bowery Ballroom – One of the best live acts touring right now, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will make you forget about the past week with a high-energy rock show that twists and turns.
Mal Blum @ Mercury Lounge – Mal Blum has been around the NYC music scene for a few years now and has build a steady following with their garage rock style of singer-songwriting. Their most recent album You Look A Lot Like Me throws a mix of modern songwriting with 90s alt-rock buzz hits.
DIIV @ Webster Hall – The best part about DIIV playing Webster to help you close out your week, is that they aren’t even the headliner. They’re another Brooklyn band whose dream pop style has taken them from the local scene to becoming favorites in the indie rock touring circuit. It’s always a great show when they’re back home.
Screaming Females + Potty Mouth @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg – We don’t see a better way to end the week with this fantastic bill featuring Screaming Females and Potty Mouth. The punk will be strong here with Potty Mouth opening, then Screaming Females will blast you to oblivion with precision guitar work from Marissa Pateroster and friends.
Article: Tom Shackleford & Shayne Hanley