Use our handy Pancake Picks below to help sort out your musical week!



Gillian @ Mercury Lounge – Local indie rock band, Gillian bring a mix of garage rock and alternative blend to make for a catchy live show. Their sound is much bigger than you’d expect from a five-person band, expect a performance just as big.


Parsonsfield @ Rockwood Music Hall – This Americana-based indie folk band has a sort of quirkiness about them. Rather than a rural sound, they’ve got a mix of singer-songwriter and rock in their spirit, which always sounds cool coming out of banjos and mandolins.



Oddisee @ Baby’s All Right – One of the premiere fresh young voices in hip-hop, Oddisee’s 2015 album, The Good Fight turned a lot of ears and heads towards the young man’s way. Even Gary Clark Jr. makes an appearance on the album!



Mammal Dap @ Pianos – This local instrumental four-piece band bring a very dreamy mix of R&B, jazz, and neo-soul to the mix for a super refreshing show.



Miami Horror @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – The indie-electronic band from down under brings their dance party to Brooklyn this week. The band makes a stop on their world tour in support of their most recent release, All Possible Futures.


Davy Knowles @ Knitting Factory – More of a pure blues guitarists, Davy Knowles carries his pop style of the blues that artists like Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph have been doing for years. A true bluesman, his electrifying guitar tones really make venues used to indie rock come alive.


Kygo @ Barclays Center – If you need to dance, Norwegian DJ, Kygo who’s all of 22 years old, will certainly provide the tunes to do so. Win tickets HERE.



Sonya Kitchell @ Mercury LoungeAnyone who’s heard Sonya’s music can hear a brilliant mix between Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones. Add those two styles with an acoustic guitar and great coffee house kind of songs and you’ve got a pretty good start to your weekend.


Acid Dad & Total Slacker @ Baby’s All Right – This double bill of psych-rock goodness is sure to get your brain detached from the work week. Plus it’s a steal at only 8 bucks.



Graveyard @ Bowery Ballroom – They just appreciate rock music so much more over in Europe. This dirty, bluesy rock band from Sweden brings the swing back to rock like an early Zeppelin with their 2015 album, Innocence and Decadence.


Those Darlins @ Baby’s All Right – The three-piece rock band from Nashville have earned a steady following since their debut in 2006. They’ll be hitting the road for a short tour throughout January before an indefinite hiatus.


Article: Tom Shackleford



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