It’s almost the end of January, and the shows are starting to ramp up again – in quality and quantity. Treat yourself to a gig or two using our Pancake Picks below.
Tedeschi Trucks Band @ The Apollo Theater – The spirit of southern rock takes form in a mix of soul, blues, and jam music with the incredible Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi leading the way with new material. If you’d like to catch one of the best slide guitar players on the planet, why not make it at the fitting legendary Apollo.
G-Eazy @ Terminal 5 – Sometimes we need a good old hip-hop show to get the week started, and this show also brings A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy and NEF the Pharoah to the party.
X Ambassadors @ Barclays Center – This time last year we were catching Brooklyn band X Ambassadors play a packed show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. They made 2015 a huge year for themselves and a few hit songs later have found themselves on tour opening for Muse. Time to see if they can take on Barclay’s like they can The Bazaar.
WET @ Bowery Ballroom – The indie-electronic three-piece are releasing their debut album on Friday, so why not take to Bowery on the eve of their release to give NYC a dose of their haunting, ambient tunes.
SKATERS @ Baby’s All Right – In a few short years the local band has made a big splash with their post-punk sound and an affinity for a rollicking live show.
The Veevees @ Knitting Factory – After a raunchy, thunderous, and unapologetic set at Irving Plaza opening for The Skins a few weeks ago, this four piece rock band looks to follow up with another blistering set of rock music in Brooklyn on a Friday night. Add in that Mother Feather is headlining, and this may be the show of the week.
St. Lucia @ Baby’s All Right – When you get to see a band of this quality at an intimate venue like Baby’s, you do so. The big stage veterans will have the small Williamsburg venue in a frenzy, count on it.
Børns @ Rough Trade – Shake of the hangover and head over to Rough Trade for a free early afternoon show with Børns. His 2pm acoustic set includes a meet & greet and signing for those who buy his debut album in store, some come ready to take home at least one new vinyl
Brothertiger @ Rough Trade – Head back out to Rough Trade for the second of two great shows on Saturday with indie-electronic artist Brothertiger, who just released his most recent album, Out of Touch, and a U.S. tour with JR JR. Show up early to catch an electric set by Salt Cathedral, who put on their own one of a kind show recently during the Pancakes & Whiskey holiday party.
Moon Taxi @ Brooklyn Bowl – Last time we caught this quickly rising indie rock band from Nashville, they packed Brooklwn Bowl for a great rock show. Two years, numerous large festival appearances both home and abroad later, the band is back promoting their new album Daybreaker.
Article: Tommy Shackleford & Shayne Hanley