Art-punk hipsters the B-52’s have spent nearly four decades playing their kitschy party anthems, even though in recent years they’ve slowed the production of new music. Their last record, Funplex, came out in 2008 to generally favorable reviews, but when the group teased a new record this year, it turned out it was just live recordings from Europe. Regardless, the live setting is where the band has always thrived, and in a cozy atmosphere like Brooklyn Bowl—for a price befitting of their name, no less—they’ll easily rust some tin roofs, as a lyric to one of their hits goes.
Thu., Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2013