Oh hey, it’s May – which means that the good weather should be here to stay as the concerts ramp up around the city. If you’re undecided on what to catch this week, then just browse though our tasty pancake picks below to help sort your musical calendar.
Von Grey @ Rockwood Music Hall – If you’re looking for something to do right after work, head over to Rockwood for 6pm and catch Von Grey – a really cool synth-rock band out of Atlanta.
The Black Angels @ Brooklyn Steel – American psychedelic-rock at its best at the city’s best new venue = big time win.
Panama Wedding @ Baby’s All Right – We’ve been closely following Peter Kirk and his band Panama Wedding since we’ve been a publication and are consistently blown away by his sets.
Frances Cone @ Baby’s All Right Three years ago, Frances Cone played our CMJ showcase as a somewhat unknown entity. They’re back and have been making waves on Spotify with millions of listens.
The Revolution @ Webster Hall – Members of Prince’s old band are touring and the reviews are great thus far.
Kikagaku Moyo @ Rough Trade – “Kikagaku Moyo” translated to English, means, ‘Geometric Patterns’ and that’s what you get with this incredible psych-rock band out of Japan that will have you shaking your head at their arrangements.
Redd Kross & Roya @ Bowery Ballroom – The legendary band opened for Black Flag over 30 years ago in their FIRST gig. Catch the alt-rock legends with Roya opening for an incredible night of music.
Coin @ LPR – Having just released a record last week, expect new tunes from the indie-pop band out of Nashville.
Black Lips @ Webster Hall – If you’ve never been to a Black Lips gig, then expect the unexpected as their live shows are legendary and has included vomiting, urination, tons of moshing to go along with their fast-paced garage-rock.
JR JR @ Baby’s – Formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – JR JR still makes great pop music that will have Baby’s in a frenzy.
Grim Streaker, Total Slacker, Dead Stars & Lost Boy? @ Knitting Factory – Really solid bill of great local acts for cheap at the friendly Knitting Factory.
Catfish & The Bottlemen @ Brooklyn Steel – The Catfish boys are back with their good looks and poppy-vibes.
Skaters, The Britanys & Alexander F @ Baby’s – Another great, solid, local billing at one of our favorite venues.
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