As early as the 5th century, the Ancient Greeks were cooking pancakes with wheat flour, honey, olive oil, and curdled milk, and calling them τηγανίτης, derived from the word “frying pan.” These pancake picks, however, were just cooked up for you this weekend (and do not contain any curdled milk). Check out the best shows of the week below!



The Naked and Famous + The Rubens @ MHOW – New Zealand’s Naked and Famous will bring their blend of indie electronic and post-punk to Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight, joined by alt-rock brothers The Rubens from New South Wales.


Raccoon Fighter, Best Behavior, Monograms & Mustardmind @ Baby’s All Right Featuring four up-and-coming local bands, this bill is FREE and shouldn’t be missed for the music lover – not a bad way to start the week.


Michael Kiwanuka @ The Bowery Ballroom – A British soul musician channeling acts like Bill Withers, Van Morrison, and the Temptations, Michael Kiwanuka is definitely one to watch at the Bowery Ballroom this evening.



Acid Mothers Temple @ Mercury Lounge – The core of Japanese psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple first formed in 1995, and they’ve been serving up Krautrock-inspired freak-outs ever since. Don’t miss them at Mercury Lounge this Tuesday. If you can’t make the Tuesday gig, don’t fret as they play The Knitting Factory on Wednesday.



Quiet Life @ Rough Trade –  All the way from Portland, Quiet Life will bring their sunkissed Pacific Northwest sound to Rough Trade, just days after releasing their newest single, “Summer of ’16.”


Gin Wigmore @ The Bowery Ballroom – New Zealand singer/songwriter brings her eclectic mix of styles to the Bowery for a sweet mid-week gig. Gin is of a unique breed of soul infused rock ’n’ roll with a fierce attitude to match.



Wave Racer @ Rough Trade – Wave Racer, aka Tom Purcell, is a DJ and producer from Sydney, Australia who takes cues from disco and French electro to craft his playful tracks. You can check him out at Rough Trade this Thursday.



Andrew Bird + Boogarins @ Terminal 5 – Known for his work with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chicago singer-songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird will be playing a must-see solo show at Terminal 5 on Friday, along with Brazilian psychedelic rockers Boogarins.


Cloud Cult + BBGun @ The Bowery Ballroom – This Friday, Bowery Ballroom welcomes experimental indie rockers Cloud Cult from Duluth, Minnesota, joined by Minneapolis-based rock band BBGun.



Donna Missal @ The Knitting Factory – Performing in her first headlining gig ever, Donna Missal has been compared to Lana Del Rey, and the mighty Janis Joplin since the release of the her hit single “Keep Lying.” Get there early for Spirit Animal and Vita And The Woolf to make it a full night.


High Highs @ Rough Trade – Born in Sydney and based in NYC, High Highs are a dream pop duo known for their ethereal sound. You can expect to hear stuff from their newest album, Cascades, when they play Rough Trade this Saturday.



Chairlift @ MHOW – Brooklyn synthpop duo, Charlift, originally formed with the unique purpose of creating music for haunted houses. They just released a remix of “Romeo” with Empress Of, and will be playing Music Hall of Williamsburg this Sunday.


The Heavy Pets + The Magic Beans @ Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn Bowl will be getting funky this Sunday as Florida jam band The Heavy Pets rock us with their jazz/funk/reggae blend. Opening are fellow genre-blenders The Magic Beans from Colorado.


Article: Olivia Isenhart



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