Goodbye summer, hello fall. Just because the leaves will turn color and drop soon doesn’t mean the quality of the shows will drop, so be sure to check out our ‘Pancake Picks’ also known as the best shows of the week.



Gosh Pith @ Baby’s All Right – Head out to Baby’s tonight and start your week off right with the spacy stylings of this Detroit duo who bring a electro-psych element to the party.



Alexander Turnquist @ Union Pool – A highly accomplished guitarist and composer, Alex creates brilliantly melodic instrumentals based around his 12-string guitar. Using various tones, styles, and playing techniques, Alex’s ability makes his sound truly unique and a talent to really help start out your week.


Thee Oh Sees @ Bowery Ballroom – If you feel like turning it up a notch, this is the show for you. Thee Oh Sees always deliver a high-energy punk infused set, which in turn makes the crowd go fucking crazy. Strap on your Doc’s and get ready to dance with the rest of the crowd.



Say Lou Lou & Phoebe Ryan @ Bowery Ballroom – We were all about Say Lou Lou’s full-length release, Lucid Dreaming back in April, and still love them now. The synth-pop twin sisters bring harmonic nirvana to their dreamy style of music, which mixes Euro-synth with American-styles of pop. Having NYC native Phoebe Ryan on the bill doesn’t hurt to make for a great show too.


Chetti @ Webster Hall – Brooklyn native pop singer Chetti takes the step onto a bigger stage playing the Marlin Room opening for Jack & Jack. Slowly, but surely making a name for herself in the pop world, she brings an urban-style, hip-hop attitude like J-Lo used to.



Caverns @ Knitting Factory – Caverns are an indie-rock trio from here in NYC but go from dreamy sounds to heavier prog rock on the drop of a dime. It’s their dynamic range and ability to push their style in multiple directions that make them one of the more fresh sounding bands in the area.


The Juan Maclean @ Bowery BallroomIf you feel like dancing then head out to the friendly confines of the Bowery to catch this incredible dance band that has seen it all – therefore can play it all.



Kathryn Calder @ Mercury Lounge – Some of you may know Kathryn from her work with New Pornographers. For the rest of you, here’s a chance to see a singer/songwriter/guitarist who had blended alternative and new wave sounds on her most recent self-titled LP released back in April.


Shit Robot @ Brooklyn Bowl – Late night dance party that starts at 12:30 for all you serious party animals. Marcus Lambkin, better known as “Shit Robot,” is a Irish DJ/Musician that will have you dancing into the wee hours of the mornin’.



Moon Duo @ Baby’s All Right – The alternative-rock duo from Portland roll into NYC for a few dates as they finish up the European leg of a mini-tour and play some select dates in the U.S. in support of their recent release, Shadow of the Sun.


Spirit Animal @ Brooklyn Bowl – The local rockers mix some funk and R&B into their rock sound. You can hear all different influences in this band, from LCD Soundsystem to Phoenix, to the Black Keys, especially in their 2012 EP, This Is A Test.


Pete RG @ Pianos – Pete RG will begin his residency at Pianos, with help of Pearl Jam’s Dave Krusen and Candlebox’s Adam Kury on Saturday. Pete RG’s smooth, but powerful voice, along with his fantastic band, will have you dancing away for free upstairs.



Neil Fest: Tribute to Neil Young @ Bowery Ballroom – Night 1 of two whole nights dedicated to the music of Neil Young by some of music’s most talented performers? Not a bad way to end the weekend. Spend the night listening to some of Neil’s best from his catalog of forty years by artists including Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Sharon Von Etten, Butch Walker, Guster’s Ryan Miller, Elvis Perkins, Michelle Branch, and more.


Poor Man’s Whiskey @ Brooklyn Bowl – This Northern California band is known for their raucous live shows and the ability to mix many American genres into one “outlaw-rock” style. They also do sick Pink Floyd covers like in the video below.


Article: Tom Shackleford & Shayne Hanley



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