Well, summer is here and the subways already feel like a sauna from hell. What better way to cool down than with some live music? Here’s our Pancake Picks –  the best shows of the week for 6-22.



 Zella Day @ Mercury Lounge – If you haven’t heard of Zella Day yet, here’s your chance to catch one of the fastest rising young singer/songwriters in the biz. She combines breathy lyrics and an electric sound, sure to get you dancing.


Soul Asylum + the Meat Puppets @ the Bowery Ballroom – If you’re under 30, you may be asking yourself, who the f*ck?! Both these bands resided in the early 90’s and churned out a few hits between them including the angst ridden “Somebody To Shove” and the grooving “Backwater.”




No Joy @ Baby’s All Right – The Shoegaze legends return to the city and are touring on their brand new record released this month called “More Faithfull.” Expect to hear some new stuff including the dreamy “Moon in My Mouth.”




The Kooks @ Summerstage – Masters of the live show, The Kooks are still relevant a decade after their inception. Catch some classic indie-rock under the summer sky and get there early for Atlas Genius and Joywave.


Ty Segall @ Baby’s All Right – Ty will be performing a special solo acoustic show, and if you know Ty, it will be a night to remember.




Rubblebucket @ The Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Rubblebucket is one of our favorite live bands here at P&W and we never fail to dance our asses off at their shows. Combining cunning lyrics, a driving backbeat and multiple horns, Rubblebucket will throttle you into frenzy mode – where you have no choice but to shake it.


Girl Band @ Rough Trade – We caught a few sets from Ireland’s Girl band over the Northside Festival last week and oh boy, they are  something special. If you like loud and crunchy guitars, booming bass and a front-man that gives it his all, this is the show for you.




Jeremy Loops @ Brooklyn Bowl – South Africa’s best selling artist sure is a good one. Jeremy Loops is a fantastic blend of pop and rock that will make you move around like a madman.


Jessica Pratt @ Le Poisson Rouge – Jessica Pratt may just be the best singer/songwriters you’ve never heard of. Jessica effortlessly weaves the past into the present with a classic style but with a new twist. Songs like “Bushel Hyde” and “Mountain’r Lower” are dramatic tales of everyday life that really get you thinking.




Jonathan Rado @ Baby’s All Right – Rado, known best for his amazing work with the psychedelic band, Foxygen, is having a special show at Baby’s.




They Might Be Giants @ The Music Hall Of Williamsburg– There aren’t many “kid friendly” shows these days but TMBG has two very special shows planned for Sunday that promises to be fun for all ages. Including “Stroller Parking,” a lowered volume and brighter house lights,  this is something they will never forget and you will have a great time too!









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