If you survived Thanksgiving dinner with your family in this election year, then you’re ready for anything. Take on the NYC concert scene this week using our Pancake Picks for best shows below.



Gideon’s Army @ Rough Trade – Start your week with some southern-infused rock and roll with Gideon’s Army, who just released their newest full-length, King of the League, this year. Catch the band at Rough Trade tonight.


William Fitzsimmons @ LPR – Illinois-based singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons, best known for his featured singles on Grey’s Anatomy, is playing Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Get warmed up by listening to his just-released live album, recorded in Chicago.



Sam Roberts Band @ Bowery Ballroom – Sam Roberts, the Canadian rock singer who just released TerraForm this year, is bringing his band to NYC this week. Hear their latest stuff at the Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday.


The Moth & The Flame @ Mercury Lounge (early show) – Head over to Mercury Lounge on Tuesday to catch LA-based alt-rockers The Moth & The Flame. Keep an ear out for their newest single, “Moth Into Flame,” released just last month.



Fruit Bats @ Bowery Ballroom – Fresh off the release of their 2016 LP, Absolute Loser, Chicago’s Fruit Bats are playing the Bowery Ballroom this Wednesday. Don’t miss em’!



Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders @ MSG – Don’t miss the one and only Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden this Thursday! The rock goddess will be performing with special guest The Pretenders, and based upon how strong she and Chrissie Hynde have been sounding lately, it’s sure to be a great night.


Foxygen @ Rough Trade – Foxygen, the much-loved indie rock duo made up of Jonathan Rado and Sam France, are also hitting Rough Trade this Thursday night. Fans can look forward to hearing their newest single, “Follow the Leader,” released just this month.


Lizzo @ Bowery Ballroom – Melissa Jefferson, best known by her stage name, Lizzo, was one of our favorite Bonnaroo sets this summer and continues to prove her badassery. Don’t miss her at the Bowery Ballroom this Thursday.



The Districts @ Baby’s All Right – Head to Brooklyn this Friday to catch The Districts, the Pennsylvania indie rockers who first came together in high school. Hear what they’ve been up to lately at Baby’s All Right.


Turkuaz @ T5 – The Brooklyn-based funk band known as Turkuaz are playing Terminal 5 this Friday night. Get ready to hear some slick stuff from their generous 2015 LP, Digitonium.


High Waisted & Best Behavior @ Knitting Factory – Our good friends High Waisted are bringing their surf rock sound to the Knitting Factory this Friday. They’ll be playing with fellow local garage band Best Behavior.



MØ @ T5 – We’re pumped to see MØ play Terminal 5 this Saturday. The Danish songstress is hot off the release of her newest single, “Drum” – and after her Barclays show last winter, we can’t wait to see her own the stage again.


The Reverend Horton Heat @ Warsaw – The Reverend Horton Heat, the Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio fronted by Jim Heath (who performs under the same stage hame), will be tearing up Warsaw this Saturday. Don’t miss the chance to hear their classic “Psychobilly Freakout” and more.



Taylor Davis @ Mercury Lounge (early show) – Bring the week to a peaceful close with violinist and composer Taylor Davis, who will be performing at Mercury Lounge this Sunday. The musician is best known for her unique arrangements of classic video game themes and film scores.





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