Brooklyn Bowl: This will be your 5th time playing at Brooklyn Bowl! What most excites you about your return?
Donavon Frankenreiter: The chicken for dinner is best in the world. ??? We just love the venue and all the people who show up!!!
BB: How does playing in New York compare to playing in other cities around the country?
DF: It’s so fun playing in Brooklyn, it’s like no other place in the world: great art and music and food!!!
BB: What can you not live without while on tour?
DF: Surfing, hahahaha!
BB: Who are your biggest influences and what new acts are you currently listening to that inspire you?
DF: I love all types of music. Blues is one that I can always listen too and Bob Dylan. But, I really love Wilco and Derek Trucks!!!!
BB: How does your relationship with surfing correlate to your relationship with music? Do you find that you approach them similarly?
DF: They’re both similar and different in so many ways I am just so happy they don’t ever get in the way of one another. It’s so fun and easy to do both.
BB: What were the highs and lows of creating your newest album The Heart?
DF: Making new music is always the high of any new album. The low was I lost my Dad during the process.
BB: What do you think is the most important take away from The Heart?
DF: Collaborating with people can always be rewarding. I owe so much to Grant Lee Phillips, he co-wrote the record with me!!
BB: What advice would you give to aspiring musicians around the world?
DF: Do what you love and love what you do.
BB: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
DF: Good feeling tunes.
BB: Do you have any words of wisdom you’d like to share?
DF: Be yourself and treat all people with respect ⚡️? ?
Wednesday, Apr 26th
Experience Vinyl is giving away a bowling lane for each night of Talib Kweli LIVE with Full Band on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3 for 1 winner and...
Friday, Apr 21st
Last night we welcomed the amazing Kehlani to the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas family! The sold out night kicked off with a bang a la Jahkoy. Next up was singer...
Thursday, Apr 20th
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Thursday, Apr 13th
Last night over a thousand fans went wild over Oh Wonder and Honne’s performances. The crowd sang along the whole night while dancing along to their melodic beats with large...
Wednesday, Apr 12th
Yesterday we were all about The Head and The Heart! From their super fun Instagram takeover to a private acoustic performance for our lovely X1075 KXTE contest winners and then, to...
Tuesday, Apr 11th
This weekend we were treated to a sonic vacation to the islands. We had New Zealand’s own roots reggae outfit Katchafire in house on Thursday and their sound had them...
Monday, Apr 3rd
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, one of the hottest up and comers in the jam scene today, came up to Brooklyn this past weekend from Baltimore for 2 massive sold out...
Friday, Mar 31st
The James Brown Dance Party is unlike any other. A rotating All Star cast of musicians keeps the amazing music of James Brown alive and well by combining the old school players...
Thursday, Mar 23rd
The explosive up jams of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong take over Brooklyn Bowl for 2 nights on March 31 + April 1 and we’re giving one luck winner a...
Monday, Mar 20th
This past weekend saw Joe Russo’s Almost Dead close out the second half of their sold out 6-night run, this time with Oteil Burbridge on bass subbing in for Dave...
Monday, Mar 20th
This year, St. Patricks Day was a little bit greener and a little bit luckier with a whole lotta umph! Sin City got the pot of gold at the end...
Thursday, Mar 16th
BBQ Fam!Enter to WIN a VIP Dinner and Concert Experience for Robert Randolph and the Family Band at The Bowl on Tuesday, March 28th! The experience includes: A VIP Bowling...