clippings calendar: This Week’s Must-See Shows in NYC

Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers stop by the Big Apple this Wednesday.

If you’re among those of us drowning in the leftover heat from Memorial Day … well, there’s actually no remedy for that (if anyone knows of a cure for sunburned elbows, you should let us know). But, you can find some relief of the musical kind at the air-conditioned Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday when Great Lake Swimmers returns to New York. The next night, Joe Pug and David Wax Museum will also play Bowery … so camp out, or come on back for round two on Thursday.

North Carolina’s The Honeycutters play a little further up-town on Thursday, as well. Check them out at Rodeo Bar … they’re sweet as pie. Below is video of one of my favorite tunes of theirs performed at a house show earlier this year.

Finally, I urge y’all to head to Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday night to check out the extremely talented Julia Easterlin. I knew her a few years back when she was a fresh face in the Boston music scene, still a Berklee undergrad. Can’t wait to see what she and her talents are doing present-day.

Wednesday, May 30
Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks — 8 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom

Thursday, May 31
The Honeycutters — 7 p.m. at Rodeo Bar
Joe Pug, David Wax Museum — 8 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom

Friday, June 1
Freelance Whales, Spanish Prisoners — 8:30 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom
tune-yards, Micachu and the Shapes — 8 p.m. at Terminal 5

Saturday, June 2
Julia Easterlin — 7 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1

Monday, June 4
Kopecky Family Band, mynameisjohnmichael, New Bears — 7 p.m. at Mercury Lounge