Summer is finally here and with it, tons of amazing shows around our fair city. Help set your musical calendar for the week with our pancake picks below.
The Indigo Girls @ Summerstage – Having just released their 16th album at the beginning of the month, the Indigo Girls will bring their 35 years of playing together to the friendly confines of Central Park. They’ve won Grammy’s, have a ton of platinum records, but in essence, they are one of the best groups of our generation and the show is FREE – see you there.
Sara Watkins @ Rough Trade – After seeing this up-and-coming bluegrass artist at Bonnaroo, we suggest you check her out at Rough Trade for an early week treat.
Shooter Jennings @ Brooklyn Bowl – The one and only son of legend Waylon Jennings, is like a chip off the old block – sorta. He mixes good ol’ southern country-rock, with progressive and sometimes psych rock that makes for a great show.
Civil Twilight @ Webster Hall Studio – If you haven’t seen this alternative-rock band out of South Africa yet, then this is your chance to see them in a tiny room, which is really miraculous considering their massive following. Perfect mid-week show.
On The Rise Showcase with Salt Cathedral @ LPR – Le Poisson Rouge’s “On The Rise” series is always a bang for your 10 bucks. This month’s edition is a real good one with Salt Cathedral, Bell Mare, Arthur Moon and the Britpop Choir.
Augustines @ Rough Trade – Augustines know how to write fun and catchy songs, they are also one of the best bands to translate that into a live setting. Their shows are sometimes rowdy, but in the best way possible and if you have some extra energy, this is your spot to dance and rip it up.
Beverly @ Rough Trade – Start the month of July off right with Brooklyn’s own Beverly. This rocking duo is now touring off the sophomore album called “The Blue Swell,” which if you haven’t heard it yet, then run and find it asap, might be top ten for the year.
Stephen Marley @ Brooklyn Bowl – Son of Bob Marley, an 8 time Grammy Award winner, will be brining his amazing reggae show to the perfect venue to dance at, in the Brooklyn Bowl.
Fear Of Men @ The Bowery Ballroom – This U.K. band is rising fast with their incredible vocals, tight musicianship and a raw sense about them. Another band to catch before they’re playing much bigger rooms.
St. Lucia @ The Surf Lodge – Sunday’s are the perfect day to get out of the city, and Montauk is beautiful. Go hit the beach during the day and then catch a gig from one of the best indie-pop bands in the world in St. Lucia FOR FREE!