Winter has finally decided to rear its cold ugly head leaving us with freezing temps and slush puddles, all while the PEOTUS is picking twitter fights with actresses and foreign leaders. Escape the cold and this crazy world with some good live music for a little bit with our pancake picks below.
Boytoy @ Baby’s All Right – Head on out to Baby’s for a night of low-fi rock from Boytoy, who we’ve caught a few times the last few years and always have a good time.
RJD2 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Touring off his newest and highly acclaimed album Dame Fortune, RJD2 hits up the friendly confines of Brooklyn Bowl this week with a more pop-sounding record.
Celebrating David Bowie @ Terminal 5 – Featuring members of David Bowies band, this is a night that will celebrate the best of Bowie for what would have been his 7oth birthday, all proceeds will be directed to local charities – it’s a win win.
The Wailers @ Brooklyn Bowl – After Bob’s death in 1981, it left everyone in shock, including his band, but they carried on in the spirit of Marley. Many years later, the are still ripping it up live and hit the bowl for two nights.
Treehouse! @ Knitting Factory – Seems like this Wednesday is for the reggae crowd and if the Wailers don’t fit your bill, then surely Treehouse! and the surrounding lineup shall.
We Are Scientists @ MHOW – The last we saw WAS, they played their debut album, With Love And Squalor, in full. It was deemed “a performance with a zealous and incomparable energy,” so you probably don’t want to miss this gig as they always give good show.
Gibbz @ Knitting Factory – Gibbz is starting his tour with a three-week residency at one of our favorite small venues and we should expect a heavy dose of his newest EP Oh My God.
Fat Heaven, Color Tongue & Treads @ Mercury Lounge – This is just a fantastic lineup from some local bands that like to rock and or roll your ass off. And for 10 measly bucks – may be the best bet this week.
The Shadowboxers @ Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville keeps churning great bands of all genres out despite being a well-known hotbed for country acts. The Shadowboxers will bring a fresh take on some Soul-Pop and have you grooving the night away.
Holy Ghost! & Classixx @ MHOW – Holy Ghost! always brings it live and being it’s a Saturday, the perfect night to get wild in Brooklyn, you probably don’t want to miss the synth-pop greatness that will ensue at the Music Hall.
Bobby Long @ Mercury Lounge – The NYC via London, singer/songwriter is as good as it gets in these parts and brings an honest and moving set each time out.
Bronze Radio Return & Air Traffic Controller @ Brooklyn Bowl – Two really high-quality Americana bands in BRR and ATC on this bill which should make for a fun night out at Brooklyn Bowl.
ONE OK ROCK @ Terminal 5 – This Japanese band that has an array of influences which results in various styles in their music but in the end, always rocks. Being it their first stop on a quick US tour, this should be a rare Sunday treat.