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The Dandy Warhols Return to Las Vegas to Play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

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Beginning with the release of their debut album, Dandys Rule OK, more than 20 years ago, the Dandy Warhols (below, performing “Godless” for KEXP FM) have ironically blended genres to create a completely unique style of psych pop. And while the band’s sound has evolved electronically through the decades, infectious melodies and witty lyrics have remained […]

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Spend the Weekend with the Motet at Brooklyn Bowl

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Drummer and bandleader Dave Watts founded the funk, jazz, and Afrobeat collective the Motet seventeen years ago in Boulder, Colo. Initially the band was Watts and a rotating lineup, but it’s currently rounded out by Jans Ingber (vocals and percussion), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Gabe Mervine (trumpet), and Matt Pitts […]

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Q&A: Antibalas Founder Martin Perna Talks to Knockdown Alley

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Martín Perna grew up in Philadelphia listening to the likes of Carlos Santana, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Talking Heads before getting into funk, jazz, soul, and salsa — and taking up the baritone sax and other woodwind instruments. All of this informed his decision to form Antibalas (below, performing “Dirty Money” live in studio […]

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With New Music on the Way, James Taylor Quartet Play Brooklyn Bowl London

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Hammond-organ legend James Taylor formed the English jazz-funk four-piece bearing his name — the James Taylor Quartet — following the breakup of another band back in 1987. The group has dabbled in acid jazz, soul, and funk, and has released a slew of albums, including 2013’s Closer to the Moon (stream it below), all the […]

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Antibalas :: 2015.10.28 :: Brooklyn Bowl

Antibalas :: 2015.10.28 :: Brooklyn Bowl

Last night Antibalas kicked off a four-week Wednesday-night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, alongside special guest Jovanotti. And they return with different special guests each night on November 4th, November 11th, and November 18th. Photos courtesy of Tinabee tinabee.net

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Deftones Amaze a Sold-Out Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

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Deftones :: 2015.10.27 :: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Walking into Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas last night, it was a bit of a struggle to catch the perfect spot in the packed crowd to watch Deftones. But there was definitely no guessing game as to whose distinctive voice filled the sold-out venue. Chino Moreno, known for […]

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Jo Harman and Matt Schofield Come to Brooklyn Bowl London as Part of This Year’s Prudential BluesFest

The annual Prudential BluesFest, celebrating the best in blues music, returns to London next week, 6-8 November. And Brooklyn Bowl London is in on the action, hosting a pair of shows. Influenced by blues, roots, rock, gospel, and soul, Jo Harman (below, covering “Happy”) has blazed her own trail as a singer-songwriter and bandleader. Her […]

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A Pair of Infamous Stringdusters Shows This Week at Brooklyn Bowl

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The Infamous Stringdusters, those noted purveyors of groove-friendly bluegrass, formed in 2006. According to PopMatters, they “take traditional bluegrass and old-timey music and use it as a launching pad to explore other, more improvisational, free-flowing forms.” And while the band’s lineup hasn’t been exactly free flowing, there have been a few personnel changes over the […]

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Hothouse Flowers :: 2015.10.24 :: Brooklyn Bowl London

Hothouse Flowers :: 2015.10.24 :: Brooklyn Bowl London

On Saturday, Hothouse Flowers kicked off a three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl London with a little help from their friends, which, in this case, included Inni-K and Lisa Lambe. And even if you missed it, you can catch Hothouse Flowers — and their energetic live show — again tonight at Brooklyn Bowl London. Photos courtesy […]

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