This Weekend’s Must-See Shows in NYC

Holly Golightly
Holly Golightly takes the stage at The Rock Shop on Saturday, October 6.

I’ve got to admit that I’m a little upset I wasn’t tipped off to the electric-folk ramblings of Holly Golightly sooner, but I’m quickly pouring over her plethora of recordings. For those of you to whom her name sounds familiar, Golightly spent a good deal of time on the road with Jack White during The White Stripes days. She and her band, The Brokeoffs, will make their presence known in Brooklyn at The Rock Shop on Saturday night. Be there or be … that way.

Also, Charlie Peacock may be acclaimed for his work producing acts like the Civil Wars and Bela Fleck, but after a 13-year drought, he’ll be releasing another vocal album all his own. Peacock’s NYC album release will be this Friday at Rockwood Music Hall, where local friends The Lone Bellow (formerly Zach Williams and the Bellow) will join in for some down South stompin’. Below is a video from Williams and crew’s album recording, which took place in Rockwood itself last year — if you look closely, you can also see Peacock clapping along. Full circle moment, yes?

More must-sees below, including another NY appearance by Great Lake Swimmers:
Thursday, October 4
Beth Orton and Sam Amidon — 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall
Alabama Shakes — 8 p.m. at Terminal 5
Great Lake Swimmers — 8 p.m. at The Bell House
American Pie (Opening Night – Runs Through Oct. 7) — at The Rock Shop, Littlefield, and Union Hall

Friday, October 5
Charlie Peacock Record Release with The Lone Bellow (formerly Zach Williams and The Bellow) — 10 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall
Brian Elmquist — 11 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall

Saturday, October 6
Holly Golightly, The Grand Prospect, Brother Hamm and the Pentecostals — 8 p.m. at The Rock Shop

Monday, October 9
Brain Cloud — 7 p.m. at Barbes