The world record for the highest pancake toss is 9.47 meters (31 ft 1 in), achieved in New York by Dominic Cuzzacrea in 2010. While it may be tempting to mimic such a feat, don’t toss these Pancake Picks! Achieve the most concert-filled week in New York and check out our top choices below.



Peaches @ Rough Trade – Merrill Beth Nisker is best known by her stage name, Peaches, and will be taking over the Rough Trade stage in Brooklyn this evening. The electronic musician/performance artist just put out her newest LP, Rub Remixed, this summer, and is sure to be strutting the new stuff at tonight’s gig.


Holychild, Dream Machines @ Baby’s All Right – Holychild, the Los Angeles indie pop duo that brought us the ultra-catchy “Happy With Me,” are playing Baby’s All Right. Head that way this evening to hear them and groovy up-and-comers Dream Machines.



Bear’s Den @ Rough Trade – London alt-rock duo Bear’s Den, who just released their newest full-length, Red Earth & Pouring Rain, this summer, will be playing Rough Trade tomorrow. (And if you can’t catch them on Tuesday, they’ll be playing there Wednesday as well!)



Nao @ MHOW – London’s self-described “wonky funk” songstress, Nao, will be showing off her soulful sound this Wednesday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Fans can expect to hear material from her new album, For All We Know, released this summer.


Lush @ Terminal 5 – Tuesday’s show is sold out, so if you couldn’t get your tickets for that one, fear not as Lush will play back-to-back nights at the upper-east side venue.



Cymbals Eat Guitars @ MHOW – Cymbals Eat Guitars are an indie rock band whose name was inspired by a Lou Reed quote describing the sound of The Velvet Underground. They just put out a new single, “Have a Heart,” and there’s a good chance you’ll get to hear it if you head to Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday.


The Head and the Heart @ Rough Trade – Just days after the release of their new full-length album, Signs of Light, The Head and the Heart will be bringing their indie folk vibes to Brooklyn this week. You can hear what they’re all about at Rough Trade on Thursday.



TAUK @ Brooklyn Bowl – You know a band that calls themselves “the heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece” have gotta know what they’re doing. TAUK are throwing an album release party this Friday at Brooklyn Bowl, and you won’t want to miss it if you like melodic prog rock and experimental grooves.


Allah-Las, Tops @ Baby’s All Right – Head over to Baby’s All Right this Friday to catch Allah-Las, a rock band that formed when three of its members were working together at the famed Amoeba Music. It’s the perfect time since their third album, Calico Review, was released just a few days ago (and if Friday ain’t working for you, they’ll be playing on Saturday too!).


Nada Surf @ MHOW – Nada Surf, the alt-rock band who has been doing the alt-rock thing since ’92, will be drawing a nice crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Saturday. And if you can’t make it Saturday, they’re also playing The Bowery Ballroom on Sunday.


Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Rassarella @ The Bowery Ballroom – Reggae artist Damian Marley, the youngest son of Bob Marley, will be playing the Bowery Ballroom this Saturday with opener Rassarella. Don’t miss this one – we had the chance to see him play last year’s Summerstage, and it was an awesome show.


Ra Ra Riot & Young The Giant @ Radio City Music Hall – Their tour together is called “Home Of The Strange Tour” and if you want to get really strange get on over to Radio City for what is sure to be a fun show.


Article: Olivia Isenhart



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