Toast a new Brooklyn landmark with Questlove
From NYC via Russia, Tati Ana supplies pulsating, dark, Phantogram-esque songs made more brooding by her soulful voice. Her somber mystery is best experienced live, and fortunately Tati will be opening for New Young Pony Club tonight (5/5) at Brooklyn Bowl for a 'School Night' event. In the meanti ... More >>
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Skrillex looks to smaller venues for big sound
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Men are le real deal
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Cee-Lo and crew get the band back together
Madonna makes the people come together
Be careful what you say around Elbee Thrie. He might be recording you. "Let's say I have somewhere to go," he says. "I'll just record the audio of my trip from point A to point B." You won't know he's recording. "It alters if people are conscious that they're being recorded." See also: Video Pre ... More >>
Need plans? Check out any of these 10 shows around the city this week.
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Warm your winter with Diiv
Class is in Session with professor Questlove
A week after the 12-12-12 Concert raised tens of millions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief while causing aging white baby-boomers across the country to spontaneously come in their pants, now comes a Sandy relief benefit for a different musical demographic. Tuesday night, politically-oriented h ... More >>
Akron/Family w/Stagnant Pools Brooklyn Bowl Friday, June 29 Better than: Fancy pants. There's more than one way for a band to work a room, of course, but not all of those apply to playing in a bowling alley, and even fewer to the jeweled pleasure palace of Brooklyn Bowl, glowing proudly on the W ... More >>
Howlin Rain Brooklyn Bowl Wednesday, February 8 Better than: Any California jamband since Garcia died. A great rock guitarist needs a signature affectation. Ethan Miller's happens to be an abrupt upstrum that, combined with a backward stagger, probably makes him something of an onstage hazard to ... More >>
Mark WiseDelorean Brooklyn Bowl Thursday, April 21 Better than: Watching a 3D Delorean music video with paper glasses. (Pitchfork couldn't spring for the cool plastic ones?!) Delorean's Subiza isn't a challenging album--the most challenging thing about it is the way it won't let someone lis ... More >>
Araabmuzik Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday, April 5 Better than: Bowling. In the past few months, I've read a handful of articles and reviews suggesting that watching a DJ is boring. In one sense this is true, as watching the moves a DJ is making is almost always secondary to dancing to the records that D ... More >>
Blues alchemist comes to BK Bowl
Grammy fresh. Photo via @questloveYou'd think between the tapings of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, being shuttled from to gig to gig, and freaking out at Prince concerts, it'd be hard to pin down Questlove for 15 minutes, but it was surprising painless. We caught up with the Roots' drummer an ... More >>
The holidays tend to bring a mass exodus from the city, but not everyone is leaving. In fact, some of our favorite DJs (and rappers) have chosen to come for a visit, giving us a full week of dance parties and awesome shows. We recommend that you take a night off from your holiday daze, grab a ... More >>
New Years concerts dont get any better
Religion meets world rock
photo by Sam Horine Lisa Howard Resides: Toronto Occupation: Make-up artist Most looking forward to during CMJ: Bowling at the Pitchfork #Offline party at Brooklyn Bowl Favorite CMJ band: Neon Indian
Electronic musicians are people too. Pic by Puja.Maximum Balloon Brooklyn Bowl Thursday, October 21 Last night, Pitchfork kicked off their #Offline Festival -- a three-day, anti-CMJ stint at Brooklyn Bowl. For many, this is a neatly packaged delivery of the bigger buzz bands of 2010, featuri ... More >>
If it worked for M.I.A., why not YLT? The beloved New Jersey outfit will kick off CMJ next week in the best possible way, playing a free show on Tuesday at Brooklyn Bowl opened by none other than SOTC favorites Screaming Females. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m., which is slightly more mercifu ... More >>
Crisis averted. Last week we met Mark Mazzye, a local graphic designer who intended to picket M.I.A.'s show at Terminal 5 tonight; she'd promised to do a free concert, you see, after July's HARD Festival calamity, but you're not getting into T5 for less than $40 no matter how many lil dances ... More >>
Last one of these, we swear. Photo by Nate "Igor" SmithIn the week we got real cozy with some our subjects, Camille Dodero spent four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back best friends with Tom Green, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (who say it's happening again next year), the worl ... More >>
FloFab notices the tiki trend, highlighting The Hurricane Club and Lani Kai as two new tropical cocktail bars opening this fall. [NY Times] Boozy milkshakes are all the rage, such as those found at Brooklyn Bowl, Blue Ribbon, and BLT Burger. [NY Times] Late-summer cocktails, pitchers, tik ... More >>
Happy Birthday's Kyle Thomas battles The Matrix. All photos by Georgia Kral.Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday, September 7 Better than: Actually bowling. Ever seen a show at Brooklyn Bowl? Ever seen a free show at Brooklyn Bowl, when many people are there with no interest in seein ... More >>
For everyone's sake I hope Ted is being hypothetical here, and not referencing, y'know, the free Jelly show he played last night at Brooklyn Bowl. Cause those guys all know better than that, right? Right? They didn't transition straight from another fantastic live version of "Stove by a Whale ... More >>
May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>
Ah, but take heartYes, Sunday's frightful weather conspired to scotch the free Cap'n Jazz show at Williamsburg Waterfront, hastily relocating the trailblazing Chicago crew to Brooklyn Bowl and shutting out plenty of die-hard fans in the process. Much appropriately emo Twitter action did resul ... More >>
Yep. June 25, 2009. A genuinely shocking and oddly unifying moment, when a couple decades of profound decline and ugliness were washed away instantly, leaving everyone with the powerful urge to hear "Billie Jean" again as soon as possible. (Or "Beat It." For me it was "Beat It.") Around here ... More >>
via Stereogum"I'm-a whoop yo' ass at bowling, Alan Palomo."Tonight, alt.celebrities defend the Eastern wilderness in Stereogum's inaugural bowling tournament, a/k/a the 'Gum Bowl, at Brooklyn Bowl. So after Marnie Stern beats the shit out of Neon Indian, a free (with RSVP) concert shall comme ... More >>
YouTubeTonight, a dream collaboration (and one we only thought possible on Wii Sports) unfolds: Snoop Dogg and bowling. Yes, Snoop is performing at the Brooklyn Bowl, thereby creating an evening in which gin, juice, and hand-eye coordination can justifiably co-exist. Meanwhile, Darlings deliv ... More >>
Despite claims that any old fool can slip into his own psyche-soothing "Sisterworld," Liars have sold out the Bowery Ballroom. No "Sisterworld" for you, and just when we thought they were becoming increasingly believable, too. Fortunately, the ubiquitous Das Racist are bringing their taco-pushing, ... More >>
The Low Anthem's American folk and roots music does exude "hymnal purity," (well put, Uncut Magazine), but don't worry about being lulled to sleep, as the quartet (to your left) will dynamically shuffle around zithers, pump organs, and clarinets within a single set at the Bowery Ballroom. Or, ... More >>
ATL tough guys the Black Lips (that's them to the left) holler unpolished, unapologetic garage punk at Brooklyn Bowl, and with additional, extra-musical shenanigans involving bodily fluids and nudity, how could you miss it? Or, bask in the afterglow at the Bowery Ballroom as London quartet th ... More >>
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
Tonight at BAM, Yoko Ono revives her Plastic Ono Band, after 30-odd years of hibernation, with fresh blood that includes some of her own (her son Sean's got a hand in it.) A gang of adventurous alt-rockers will frame her signature, pre-verbal, sound-speckled poetry at this dress rehearsal for ... More >>
If you're desperate for La Roux's sensuous electro-pop, you're not alone: Good luck cracking tonight's sold-out Webster Hall show. The Internet can always find a way. But if it can't, whip out your killer dance moves at Brooklyn Bowl, where Black Keys-endorsed crew Royal Bangs (to your left) ... More >>
More hippies to inherit the earth
L.A. space cadet and early-'80s bedroom-electro fetishist Dam-Funk reverently evokes the era when Prince looked like this and your equipment looked like this. Whether his debut full-length, Toeachizown, is mere nostalgia-drenched kitsch or heartfelt innovation is a question best pondered in a ... More >>
Photo of No Age at Brooklyn Bowl by Sam Horine.Well, that didn't take long. Brooklyn Bowl, the posh Williamsburg entertainment complex that opened in July with an O'Death show and a Fucked Up afterparty, will now be booked under the aegis of Bowery Presents, the NYC concert promoter conglomer ... More >>
Sam Horine, tons more photos from the show over here No Age/Dan Deacon/Deerhunter Brooklyn Bowl Sunday, August 2, early show The story of this past weekend's outdoor festivities was, regrettably, the grumbling skies. No different with Sunday's installment of Jelly NYC's Pool Parties, which for the ... More >>