If you’re still hibernating in NYC’s chilly weather, it’s officially time to leave the cave. The sunshine is just starting to return, so you can finally get out and dance to some live music without the weight of a winter coat. Hit the best concerts around NYC this week with the help of our Pancake Picks below.
Thunder Dreamer @ Elsewhere – If you’re in the mood for something chill, Indiana indie pop/emo rock band Thunder Dreamer will be playing Elsewhere in Brooklyn tonight (with doors at 8pm). The Midwestern group – who just released their latest full-length album, Capture, last May – will be joined by Dead Painters and Anna Altman.
Shed Seven @ Rough Trade – Shed Seven, the post-Smiths-wave alt-rock band formed in York in 1990, are making their way over to Brooklyn this week, fresh off the release of their latest full-length record, 2017’s Instant Pleasures. You can catch them tonight at Rough Trade; show starting at 8pm.
Slum Sociable @ Rockwood Music Hall – Self-described “Lo Fo, Washed-out Jazz Hop” band Slum Sociable are playing Rockwood Music Hall in NYC this week. Hit Stage 1 on Tuesday night at 7pm to take in material from the self-titled debut album they released last year.
Everest Cale @ The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn’s own Everest Cale – who wrote the cool single, “Was I Wrong” that we proudly premiered in ‘16 – is returning to the Knit this Tuesday night, and it’s sure to be a fun show. Opening are fellow rockers Jr Atkins and Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys at 8pm.
Jonathan Wilson, The Shacks @ MHOW – Jonathan Wilson, LA’s eclectic psych/folk multi-instrumentalist and producer – who just released his brand new LP, Rare Birds, on Friday – will be cooking up good vibes at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Wednesday. Doors are at 8pm and the show kicks off at 9pm, with an opening set from NYC locals The Shacks – and you can enter to win a pair of free tickets here.
Oh Oh Ecstasy @ The Knitting Factory – Psych rock band Oh Oh Ecstasy, the project of Peter Carlovich, just released their latest single, “The Kinda You Like” last month, and you’ve got a chance to hear it live this Wednesday night. Oh Oh Ecstasy will be playing The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn along with openers Floam and Caged Animals.
Candiria, Mother Feather & More @ The Gramercy Theatre – Blacklight Media Show, the star-studded concert featuring Candiria, Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, Oni, and Eyes Of The Sun, is coming to the Gramercy Theatre this Thursday night. The show kicks off at 6:30pm, and it’s a lineup that’s well worth grabbing tickets for in advance.
tUnE-yArDs @ BK Steel – tUnE-yArDs, the truly badass art-pop group from New England, who just released their much-discussed new record, I can feel you creep into my private life, in January, are playing Brooklyn Steel this Friday night, and trust us – you won’t want to miss it. The show kicks off at 8pm with opener Xenia Rubinos.
Skinny Lister @ The Knitting Factory – British folk-punk band Skinny Lister are playing The Knitting Factory this Friday night, having just released a new single, “Thing Like That,” a few weeks ago. Hear what they’ve been working on lately, plus opening acts from Will Varley and The Narrowbacks as well.
We Were Promised Jetpacks, Active Bird Community @ The Bowery Ballroom – Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks are playing The Bowery Ballroom in NYC this Saturday night. An opening performance from Brooklyn’s own indie rock outfit, Active Bird Community, will kick off the show at 9pm.
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