It’s the first day of December (wow), and as always there’s tons of great shows to check out via our Pancake Picks below. Whether you like to dance or headbang, we’ve got you covered.



Mail The Horse @ Rockwood Stage 2 – We caught this Americana rock band at the Relix Mag/doNYC CMJ party and were pretty impressed with their modern sounding country-rock vibes. The local band just announced they’d be playing Firefly Music Festival this summer so expect their stock to grow in the coming months.


Great Good Fine Ok @ Bowery Ballroom – Feel like dancing? Look no farther as GGFO is one of NYC’s hottest acts right now and will get you jiving to their electro-pop goodness.



Evvy @ Le Poisson Rouge – The electro indie-songstress has been steadily gaining popularity around the NYC scene following the footsteps of similar artists like Vérite, Halsey, Ryn Weaver, and Phoebe Ryan. Evvy will take the stage at the Women in Music Annual Holiday Party on Wednesday. Expect a handful of industry hot shots (including yours truly) to be in attendance to see what Evvy will hinting on making for her in 2016.


Kurt Vile, Superchunk & More @ Webster Hall – Ground Control Touring is throwing one hell of a show on all three stages at Webster Hall featuring appearances by Conor Oberst, Waxahatchee, Porches and many more. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see collaborations between these groups.



City and Colour / Bahamas @ Terminal 5 – The incredibly talented songwriter known by the alias City and Colour will be stopping in NYC on his current tour in support of his most recent album, If I Should Go Before You. Fellow Canadian musician, Bahamas, will join in support, which should make for a most excellent show.



Neko Case @ The Apollo Theater – As equally known for her incredible work as a solo artist as well as a part of The New Pornographers, Neko Case is one of the truly talented indie-folk artists of her generation. While she hasn’t released a new album since 2013, her catalog of solo and New Pornographers material should make for a fantastic show at one of NYC’s most historic music venues up in Harlem.


All Them Witches @ Rough Trade – This Nashville rock group is known for their bluesy-psychedelic tunes that will have you banging your head and wanting more.



Peter Bradley Adams @ Mercury Lounge – A true modern day singer-songwriter in every sense of the word, Peter joins the likes of artists such as Joshua Radin, Griffin House, and Cary Brothers, as part of a new wave of singer-songwriters keeping the strength and integrity of powerful Americana, and folk-pop alive in the first part of the 2000s.


The Rooks @ Mercury Lounge – One of my favorite local bands, the indie-soul/R&B group lead by the incredibly talented Garth Taylor are a musical force to be reckoned with. They mix a powerful musical punch that mixes pop, rock, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and soul to form their own style and sound that makes for a perfect soundtrack to a sexy urban, NYC nightlife.



Dinosaur Jr. @ The Bowery Ballroom – Alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. are celebrating 30 years in the game with 7 shows at the Bowery. Not many bands turn 3, never mind 30, so get out your old doc martens and head out to the Bowery for a rocking good time.


Article: Tom Shackleford + Shayne Hanley




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