Now that we are fully recovered from the amazing CMJ festival, we look at the week ahead in concerts with our Pancake Picks – the best shows of the week.
Everclear @ B.B. King’s – The 90’s really were great weren’t they? Start your week off strong when one of the nostalgic favorites of the post-grunge 90s alt-rock bands comes into town to play some of the fan favorites. If you remember, they do come from Portland.. where the dream of the 90’s is still alive and well!
The Drums @ Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn’s own indie-pop band The Drums hit Baby’s for a double set kind of night to make things even better early on in the week. The band has been touring hard in support of the release of Encyclopedia, which came out last year.
Public Access TV + Hinds @ MHOW – This double bill featuring one of NYC’s hottest acts in Public Access TV who’s opening for Hinds will be sure to brighten the Tuesday blues. When’s the last time you heard of a great band from Madrid? Well, now’s your chance to catch the next big thing out of Spain as Hinds sounds out of this world.
Dotan @ Mercury Lounge – Dotan (real name Dotan Harpenau) has a pretty strong following all the way from the Netherlands. You might not have heard of him, but he is a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and fits right in with a Kodaline or Tom Odell kind of songwriter.
Stabwounds @ Pianos – This two-piece indie folk duo help keep the authenticity and integrity of folk music strong in a city flooded with garage rock posers. They’re not your typical coffeehouse acoustic duo though, which is great, because you could get that from your typical rom-com soundtrack. These girls offer a bit more of a punch with their music.
The Mayberries @ Pete’s Candy Store – There’s something to be said about this dreamy, indie rock band from Brooklyn. Their album Grown Men almost feels like you stepped into a dreamy western flick from another dimension.
Larry & The Babes @ Palisades – This local garage rock band brings more of a throwback musical vibe, mixing modern Bushwick shoegazy rock with 50s guitar rock. The Zombies would be proud.
Bright Light Social Hour @ Bowery Ballroom – This psychedelic rock band from Austin kills it every time I’ve seen them. Their mixtures of electro-indie and southern rock, mixed with some jam-like psychedelics makes for the perfect rock show to kick start the weekend.
The Orwells @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – The Chicago rock band fits right in here in Brooklyn. The dirty and no bullshit garage rock band has been on tour in support of 2014’s appropriately titled Disgraceland.
The Bottom Dollars @ Knitting Factory – When choosing a Halloween show to attend, we suppose it’s all up to your taste in music, but we go for the weirder things here at P&W. Enter The Bottom Dollars who’ll be performing a set of My Morning Jacket covers and otherworldly treats like a costume contest and specially priced drinks.
Tall Juan @ Shea Stadium – First day of November so go all out and check out Tall Juan’s 7″ EP release show. These local rockers will get you ready for the next 5 months of shit weather.
Article: Tom Shackleford