Happy new year everyone! 2016 is already looking fantastic for shows and to help you sort your musical week, we’ve compiled our Pancake Picks – the best shows of the week.



Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Brooklyn Bowl – The incredible Lauryn Hill has been doing her thing in music for three decades now. She came up as part of the group of artists who made a mark in the 90s neo soul and R&B rebirth like Mary J. Blige and DeAngelo, Lauryn and has been able to sustain her career long past that era with her brilliant style mixing hip-hop and R&B. Anyone who doesn’t have “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on their summertime playlists has no place being your friend.



Hinds @ Palisades BK – The four piece garage rock band from Madrid, Spain seem to be one of Mom + Pop’s next hopeful successes here in the states. Celebrating their CD Release in Bushwick, the band is about to embark on part 1 of a big world tour in 2016 starting next week, so see them now before they take over the world.



Holly Miranda @ Manhattan Inn – Holly Miranda, originally of local rock band The Jealous Girlfriends, is putting on a free show with Gracie and Rachel, Ambrosia Parsley, and Maria Eisen to make for a night for indie rock collaborative awesomeness. Did I mention it was free?


City of the Sun @ Brooklyn Bowl – This local three-piece instrumental band brings so much emotion through their music, which features no lyrics at all. Their hauntingly melodic style of music does all the talking and effortlessly says so much more than words could. Highly recommended for any fan of pure guitar music.



New Myths @ Rough Trade – The rock-trio are no stranger to P&W, as they’ve performed numerous showcases over the years. The group is starting to make waves with 2014’s Give Me Noise as well as their first legit headlining show at Rough Trade.


Rubblebucket & Parlour Tricks @ Brooklyn Bowl – Two local indie-pop bands on the bill in their hometown to help kick-start 2016? We like that. Parlour Tricks arrived to the show in 2015 with their second performance at Bonnaroo and their debut album. Rubblebucket is still as good as ever with the great sounding Survival Sounds album out in 2015.



Bobby Long @ Mercury Lounge – The British singer-songwriter mixes Americana, folk, country, and rock to find his signature sound that sounds like a smoky voiced Butch Walker. Great acoustic songs with brilliant songwriting, not much more you could ask for.


Honduras @ Mercury Lounge – Another awesome show taking place at Mercury Lounge on Saturday, Honduras is a local rock band that mixes some punk with hazy garage rock. Their jangly guitars and fast paced songs make for a killer rock show any time I’ve seen them in the past.



Lantrns @ Palisades – Lantrns sound exactly how they describe themselves, dark electro pop. They have a great harmonic sound that sounds like if Lucius got a little darker with their music.

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Leggy @ Shea Stadium – Leggy played our Northside showcase last year and brought the power pop/punk in large doses. Releasing a new EP this week, the band has never sounded better and we can’t wait to see this Sunday show.


Article: Tom Shackleford


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