If bar-hopping in this windy December weather isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, there’s an alternative! Head to a concert to warm up for the night – and catch the very best ones by checking out our Pancake Picks below.



Sharkmuffin & The Adventures of The Silver Spaceman @ Shea Stadium – Shea Stadium always has a few shows a week worth traveling out to Bushwick and this bill is definitely one of them.




The 1975, Bastille & Bishop Briggs @ Pier 36 – This free gig sponsored by Pandora is sure to be one of the highlights of the week with the 1975, Bastille and the up-and-comer, Bishop Briggs.


Of Clocks And Clouds @ Knitting Factory – With songs like “What You Need,” Of Clocks And Clouds is a great band with a killer rock sound and their live shows are dank.


Salt Cathedral @ Rockwood – At our holiday shindig last year, Salt Cathedral blew us and the sold-out Rough Trade room away with their transcendent production. You’d be silly not to catch them for free at Rockwood.



Andy Shauf @ Rough Trade – Andy Shauf is a true storyteller and will enrapt you with his lyricism and imaginative live show. We’ll be there, will you?


American Wrestlers @ Baby’s All Right – This Indie-Rock band out of St. Louis has an incredibly full sound for a young band and will pack them in at Baby’s, might want to get on it before it sells out.



Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band @ Irving Plaza – Great midweek show with a local artist that writes solid tunes with great hooks.


The Main Squeeze @ Bowery Ballroom – Get your funky soul to the Bowery for one of the more fun live-bands around in The Main Squeeze.



Twin Peaks @ Webster Hall – The Chicago dudes never have sounded better and it seems that their sound has truly matured, which makes this show a must see.


Steve Gunn and The Outliners @ The Bell House – NYC mainstay Steve Gunn makes another appearance with his band the Outliners and with his impressive catalogue, will be a fun night out.




Parquet Courts @ The Knockdown Center – Don’t try to pigeonhole Parquet Courts’ sound, just head out to Queens and enjoy the gig.


Dragonette & Gibbz @ Warsaw – If you’re looking to dance the night away, this is the show for you. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets, hit this link and follow the instructions.




Arthur Moon @ Rough Trade – If you like your pop music a bit experimental and with doses of rock – this is a good way to end the way the week.





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