Well, here we are, the last few weeks of summer. Make the most of it and get out to some shows with the help of our handy Pancake Picks guide below.
Local H @ Rough Trade – Start your week of right with the alt-grunge legends at Rough Trade. These dudes have been performing since the late 80’s and will whip the room up into a frenzy in 2 minutes flat, you’ve been warned.
Grace @ Webster Hall (Studio) – The younger sister to Conrad Sewell, has her own thing going on in this talented family. Her rendition of Lesley Gore’s 60’s hit “You Don’t Own Me,” is a fantastic take on the classic and features G-Easy. This should be a fantastic night of vocal prowess from the up-and-coming Aussie.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium @ Irving Plaza – Les Claypool of Primus and Sean Lennon have teamed up for a project that is straight up psych-rock at its best. We caught their set at Bonnaroo earlier in the summer and it was easily one of the best acts all weekend, so this is a no-brainer for y’all.
Butch Walker @ Rough Trade – The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Georgia graces us with his impressive presence at Rough Trade. He has an uncanny ability to mix multiple genres which makes for some feel good music.
Field Trip, Alexander F & Monograms @ Knitting Factory – A couple of fantastic local bands in Alexander F and Monograms open up for Cleveland’s Field Trip for what is sure to be a rocking gig that you can dance to.
Tangina Stone @ Mercury Lounge – If you like soul, R&B, and rock music, this is the gig for you. One of the best new artists graces the LES’s Mercury Lounge, see her in a small room before she’s playing on much larger stages.
Banks & Steelz @ Bowery Ballroom – Paul Banks from Interpol and RZA from Wu Tang Clan seem like an unlikely pair from afar, but if you look closer it makes total sense why they make a perfect match musically. Come witness what is sure to be the buzz of the week in town at the good ole Bowery.
The Ataris @ Knitting Factory – The veteran rockers from Indiana hits up one of our favorite small venues and we couldn’t be more excited for some high-energy rock.
The Terrapin Family Band @ Brooklyn Bowl – This fantastic jam type band was mentored by Phil Lesh and combine original jams and covers for a fantastic gig every time out.
Electric Zoo @ Randalls Island – If you love EDM, then this is the place for you. Hit up Randall’s Island so you can dance to Bassnectar and many more.