No tricks here, just a whole-lotta tasty treats in the form of live shows on and around Halloween this week, so set your musical calendar with the help of our handy Pancake Picks below.



Cypress Hill @ Brooklyn Steel – The legendary rap group returns for their annual “Haunted Hill’ show which we can assure you is an unreal and smoky good time.


Julien Baker @ Rough Trade – Buy Julien’s new album, Turn Out The Lights, and receive a ticket to the show which starts at 6pm and will be followed by a Q&A with Baker.


Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band @ Brooklyn Bowl – The longtime Grateful Dead bassist brings his joyous band of misfits back to the bowl for a swinging good time.



Primus @ Brooklyn Steel – The Masters of weird have returned with a fabulous new album The Desaturating Seven and will make Brooklyn Steel the best place to be this Halloween.


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ B.B. Kings – The straight up funk legends will have B.B. Kings in fine form on Halloween.



GWAR @ Irving Plaza – If you want to make the spooky holiday a memorable one, head over to Irving Plaza and be prepared to have “blood” and “guts” spewed in every direction while “monster-aliens” destroy you with chunky rock riffs.


Shpongle @ Terminal 5 – If you feel like dancing the holiday away while in costume, Shpongle is definitely the road you want to take.



Pheobe Ryan + Morgxn @ MHOW – The former NYC pop singer, now resides in L.A., so show some hometown love when she returns to Brooklyn with another local fave Morgxn.



A Perfect Circle @ Barclays Center – The intense rockers led by Maynard James Keenan dropped a killer new single recently, and can only hope a full album is to come soon as it’s fire.


Grizzly Bear @ Brooklyn Steel – The NYC band starts a 3 night residency at the cool Brooklyn venue celebrating their new album Painted Ruins, don’t miss out.



Lotus @ Brooklyn Bowl – The (mostly)instrumental, electronic, jam-band is one of a kind and will have the bowl dancing away.


Overcoats @ Bowery Ballroom – This incredible pop-duo from NY is really special and urge you to check them out before they’re playing much-less-intimate rooms.



High Waisted @ Rough Trade – One of our favorite local live-bands are headlining Rough Trade with the help from friends The Hundred Hounds, Beechwood, and The Coax.


And The Kids & Kalbells @ Baby’s – Western Mass has produced some of the finest indie-bands the last 20 years so be sure to check them out, but get there early for Kalbells because they’re a pretty special group, with Kalmia from Rubblebucket leading the charge.



Tall Juan, The Wedge @ Baby’s – This special afternoon starting at noon show is FREE with four fantastic bands including the ever ferocious Tall Juan headlining.


Article: Shayne Hanley




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