Hey groovers,

Welcome to 2023 fam! We are so excited for another year of live music and groovy times. It might be freezing, but we’ve got plenty of great shows to keep you dancing & warm this month.

First, kick off this month with British DJ & house music producer, Hot Since 82, at Avant Gardner on the 1st. We’re sure this will be a great show to start off your year. Peep our Avant Gardner venue guide for all the info you need to have a great time. 

Then our girl Abby Jeanne is back with Lovechild, Julian Soto & Gooseberry at Berlin Under A on the 6th. If you haven’t already, check out our interview with her last summer to hear more about how through “equal parts psychedelic and soulful, rock-n-roll and pure groove, the Milwaukee-born, Queens-based songstress is leading the cosmic pilgrimage towards self-love and healing.”

On the 7th, catch the Brooklyn-based alt/indie-rock band, Real Estate, at Racket. If you haven’t heard of this venue before, that’s because it’s Bowery Presents’ newest mid-size venue (replacing The Highline Ballroom, which closed in 2019), and we’re excited to check it out!

We’ve got some jammy celebrations coming to Brooklyn Bowl this month. Starting with the South Bend, Indiana-bred legends, Umphrey’s McGee‘s 25th Birthday Bash on the 19th. Then we’ve got the epic Grateful Dead cover band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead‘s 10th Anniversary party on the 26th.

Finally, we’ll be wrapping up this month with New Orleans-bred jam band, Galactic, at Blue Note Jazz Club. They’re bringing their jazz-funk vibes twice a night (8pm & 10:30pm) the 25th-29th, along with special guests each night.

Read on for a full list of our recommended shows and don’t forget to check out our January groovetracks, a playlist highlighting all the artists coming here this month

We can’t wait to see you all at the next show. Keep checking your email and our instagram for announcements, pregames, and more! 

You stay groovy, NYC 😉 

P.S. Keep spreading the word and tell your friends to join the groovement

Upcoming Shows

January 1 @ 12:00pm Amê b2b Dixon @ 99 Scott 
January 1 @ 4:00pm Lee Burridge, Tommy Raffa, Sinca, Matt Caines @ Brooklyn Monarch
January 1 @ 5:00pm Get Wrecked & Carry @ Knockdown Center
January 1 @ 6:00pm 718 Sessions w/ Danny Krivit @ Good Room
January 1 @ 6:00pm Hot Since 82 @ Avant Gardner 
January 6 @ 2:00pm Abby Jeanne, Lovechild, Julian Soto & Gooseberry @ Berlin Under A
January 6 @ 7:00pm Keepsake House presents: From Story to Song @ Rockwood Music Hall
January 7 @ 8:00pm Real Estate @ Racket 
January 12 @ 8:00pm The Floozies @ Brooklyn Bowl
January 12 @ 8:00pm Hush Forte @ Elsewhere
January 13 @ 6:00pm Beau @ Elsewhere
January 13 @ 7:00pm Karavan Sari w/ La Banda Chuska @ Sultan Room 
January 13 @ 7:30pm Specialists, Will Leet, Bentley Robles @ Brooklyn Made 
January 13 @ 8:30pm Slick Rick @ Brooklyn Bowl 
January 13 @ 10:30pm David Morales @ H0L0 
January 13 @ 10:30pm ALTAER: Slam, Denise Rabe, Auspex, Leeon, Jason Kendig, Analog Soul @ Basement
January 14 @ 6:00pm Scotch Mist, Superblush, Sytë @ Elsewhere 
January 15 @ 7:30pm Dead Night ft. Busy’s Dead Collective @ Sultan Room 
January 15 @ 10:00pm 80purppp @ Baby’s All Right
January 16 @ 8:00pm Tomberlin @ Baby’s All Right 
January 17 @ 8:00pm Nick Mulvey @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 18-19 @ 8:00pm Magic City Hippies @ Bowery Ballroom 
January 18 @ 10:00pm Brother Moses @ Baby’s All Right
January 19-22 @ 6pm & 10pm DJ Logic & Friends @ Blue Note Jazz Club 
January 19 @ 6:30pm ILoveMakonnen @ Baby’s All Right
January 19 @ 8:00pm Umphrey’s McGee @ Brooklyn Bowl 
January 19-20 @ 9:00pm Slaughter Beach, Dog @ Racket
January 20 @ 7:00pm Kelvyn Colt @ Elsewhere 
January 20 @ 7:00pm Deep Sea Peach Tree, Laveda, Couch Prints @ Sultan Room
January 20 @ 7:30pm We Are Scientists “Lobes” Album Release Party @ Brooklyn Made 
January 20 @ 8:00pm Night Moves @ Bowery Ballroom
January 20 @ 8:00pm Spafford @ Brooklyn Bowl
January 21 @ 8:00pm BoomBox ft. Backseat Brass & Ethno @ Bowery Ballroom 
January 21 @ 8:00pm Circles Around the Sun @ Brooklyn Bowl 
January 21 @ 8:00pm Heavy Temple @ Brooklyn Made 
January 21 @ 8:30pm Nick Hakim @ Brooklyn Steel 
January 21 @ 9:00pm MorMor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 
January 22 @ 5:00pm Soul Summit @ Nowadays 
January 25-28 @ 8pm & 10:30pm Galactic w/ special guests @ Blue Note Jazz Club 
January 25 @ 8:00pm Lucky Chops @ Brooklyn Bowl 
January 26 @ 7:00pm Krooked Kings @ Baby’s All Right 
January 26 @ 8:00pm Joe Russo’s Almost Dead @ Brooklyn Bowl 
January 27 @ 8:00pm Gregory Alan Isakov @ Brooklyn Steel 
January 27 @ 8:00pm Plaid @ Brooklyn Made 
January 28 @ 2:00pm Spencer Brown @ Superior Ingredients 
January 28 @ 6:30pm Beach Fossils @ Bowery Ballroom 
January 28 @ 7:00pm Grimm Lynn, Nathan Bajar, Cleotrvppv @ Elsewhere
January 28 @ 7:00pm Motel Breakfast, ZZZWalk, Cactus Lee @ Sultan Room 
January 28 @ 7:30pm Suki Waterhouse @ Webster Hall 
January 28 @ 8:00pm EDEN w/ slenderbodies @ Terminal 5 
January 28 @ 8:00pm Thee Sacred Souls @ Brooklyn Steel 
January 28 @ 10:00pm Walker & Royce, Mindchatter (DJ Set), VNSSA, Toribio @ Knockdown Center
January 30 @ The Charaltans UK & RIDE @ Terminal 5 

Show times, venues & dates are subject to change.