The season seemed to flip like a light switch over Halloween this year, and now that it’s crisp jacket-weather in the city, there’s no better time to be ducking into venues and warming up with some good music. Head to the best shows around NYC this week with the help of our Pancake Picks below.
Lo Moon @ Rough Trade – Lo Moon, who we had a blast interviewing at Governor’s Ball this past summer, are headlining their first NYC show this evening. Make your way over to Rough Trade tonight to witness their cool creative energy firsthand.
Best Behavior @ Baby’s All Right – We’ve got our eyes on Best Behavior, the four-piece garage rock band who are based in Brooklyn and will be playing their own turf tonight. They’ll be opening for The Sherlocks at Baby’s All Right, and it’s a great chance to hear what they’ve been working on lately.
The Original Wailers @ Brooklyn Bowl – The Original Wailers, formed by former Bob Marley guitarists Al Anderson and Junior Marvin, will be performing in Brooklyn this Tuesday night, and it’s bound to be a feel-good party with opener E.N Young. Grab tickets today for the Brooklyn Bowl gig tomorrow.
Pancakes & Whiskey Presents: Panama Wedding @ The Mailroom – That’s right, we’re putting on another free show in NYC this week and thought you should know about it. If you’re looking for something cool (and free!) to do this Wednesday, look no further than The Mailroom, where we’re excited to welcome four-piece synthpop band Panama Wedding. Doors are at 6pm, and the show kicks off at 8pm.
herMajesty @ The Bowery Electric – We’ve enjoyed following the art and music of herMajesty over the years, so we’re excited to see them return to the Bowery Electric this week. Frontman JP is sure to make it an energizing set with his emotive vocals – and on this particular night, they’re celebrating the release of their new 7” single, “I Saw the Dog.”
Blitzen Trapper @ MHOW – Folk rock fans rejoice, because Portland’s Blitzen Trapper will be playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday night. The Furr-famed band are fresh off the release of their brand new full-length record, Wild and Reckless, which dropped just last Friday.
Hot Chip @ Output – English indietronica band Hot Chip will be playing a show in Brooklyn on Friday night, and if you like to groove to catchy beats, you’d better be there. Head to Output in Brooklyn to hear them play some of 2015’s Why Make Sense? and surely some hits from 2008’s much-loved Made in the Dark.
White Reaper, Post Animal @ Le Poisson Rouge – If you like to finish out your work week rocking, Le Poisson Rouge is the place for you this Friday night. Garage punk band White Reaper, hailing from Kentucky, will be tearing up the stage, with Chicago rockers Post Animal opening the show.
The Deslondes @ Rough Trade NYC – For fans who dig rock, folk, bluegrass, Americana, and everything in between, Brooklyn is calling your name this weekend. New Orleans’ own The Deslondes will be headlining at Rough Trade on Saturday night, with The Horse-Eyed Men opening the show at 8pm.
Snakehips @ Terminal 5 – Excitement is already high for Snakehips, the British electronic duo who are playing Terminal 5 this Saturday eve. It’s going to be a jam-packed night at T5 with openers Promnite, Kodie Shane, and STWO getting the party started at 9pm.
Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr @ Terminal 5 – This week comes to a fun close with another T5 show that should be on your radar if you have a thing for rock. English rockers Slowdive – who have been doing their thing since ‘89 and just put out a new self-titled LP this year – will be headlining Terminal 5 on Sunday, with LA-based rock band Cherry Glazerr kicking things off.
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