The smell of spring is in the air, and as the weather heats up, so do the shows around this great city. Plan out your musical week with our tasty Pancake Picks below.
Julia Haltigan @ LPR – Start your week right with one of the city’s finest performers, who’s live show is stuff of legend. Julia’s smoky vocals will draw you in and wrap you up with a warm, bluesy-blanket of sound.
Gaelynn Lea @ The Knitting Factory – The 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner is a unique talent that plays with heart and passion. Gaelynn plays classic Gaelic inspired tunes with layered violin to make songs that evoke strong feelings of love and anguish. Check out her NPR concert that left most in attendance, in awe and tears.
Halestorm, Lita Ford & Dorothy @ Webster Hall – Halestorm is one the premiere metal-rock bands in the world, most know this, but you should really get there early and catch Lita Ford who’s a metal legend. Add in up-and-comers Dorothy, and this gig is bananas and might be the best show of the week depending on your taste.
Thurston Moore Group @ Rough Trade – So, we hear you like guitar? Do yourself and your friends a favor and check out one of the all time greats in Thurston Moore. Yeah sure, we all know he wailed with Sonic Youth for many years and can go on and on about that, but what is important, is that it’s fucking Thurston Moore – enough said.
NOFX @ Irving Plaza – These dudes have been doing their thing for what seems like 30 years and despite never being signed to a major label, are still kicking ass. Get your best punk game face on, lace up the docs and go bounce around for a few hours to start the weekend.
Gang Of Thieves @ The Knitting Factory – This Vermont group is known for their funky-ass jams and dirty rock music. Suitable for dancing or head-banging, it’s your choice.
Deerhunter @ Webster Hall – This group can be categorized into many different genre’s like indie-rock, shoegaze or even post-punk, but it’s not necessary, as they’re just a great band who keeps on delivering quality albums.
Penguin Prison, Savoir Adore & Paperwhite @ Bowery Ballroom – This is an all-around, solid lineup of incredible electro-pop bands, perfect for a fun Saturday night in the LES.
Nerve & Salt Cathedral @ Mercury Lounge – If you dig fat electronic beats then this is the show for you because Nerve and Salt Cathedral don’t mess around and will have you dancing up a storm.
Pearl Jam @ Madison Square Garden – This is more of a heads-up as this show sold out in minutes, but the Seattle legends return to the worlds most famous arena for a two night run. If your pockets run deep, like really deep – there are tickets available on stubhub, they are certainly worth eating ramen for a week or two if you need to empty the old bank acct.
Article: Shayne Hanley