Brooklyn Bowl New York’s Year In Video 2016

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2016 was full of highs and lows. From surprise shows like Usher and The Roots, and John Mayer dropping in to jam with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, to soulful gatherings to mourn Prince and Phife Dawg at DJ Questlove’s Bowl Train, we came together between these four walls to celebrate the power of music. We’ve […]

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11 Videos From The Wailers That Will Make You Feel Alright


Bob Marley and The Wailers streamlined reggae music in a way that will move us forever. Song after song they are able to create a timeless message of love, unity, and respect, all while educating us via the power of music. Let these positive vibrations from The Wailers satisfy your soul and ease you into the […]

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Yonder Mountain String Band Help Celebrate Brooklyn Bowl’s Sixth Birthday Next Tuesday Night

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Yonder Mountain String Band make their own rock-influenced brand of progressive bluegrass, which they’ve been doing since forming in Nederland, Colo., nearly 20 years ago. Original members Adam Aijala (guitar and vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass and vocals) and Dave Johnston (banjo and vocals) team up with new bandmates Jake Joliff (mandolin) and Allie Kral (fiddle) to […]

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Love Canon Do Bluegrass Covers of ’80s Hits on Saturday Night in Brooklyn


Yes, the music (originally) came from the ’80s, but the very talented string band Love Canon—Jesse Harper (guitar and vocals), Adam Larrabee (banjo), Andy Thacker (mandolin), Darrell Muller (bass and vocals), Nate Leath (fiddle) and Jay Starling (resonator guitar)—cover that decade’s hits as raucous bluegrass songs. Since forming at the foothills of the Blue Ridge […]

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Purity Ring Bring Hot Music and Cool Lights to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Tomorrow


Corin Roddick (multi-instrumentalist) and Megan James (vocalist) grew up in Edmonton, Alta., and inspired by contemporary R&B, formed their electro-pop duo Purity Ring five years ago. Their debut full-length, Shrines (stream it below), arrived in 2010. They “don’t use synths and reverb to shroud emotion,” according to Consequence of Sound, “they use technology to serve up […]

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Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets Bring Their Tour to Brooklyn Tomorrow Nights


More than three decades ago, Dave Pirner (vocals and guitar) formed Soul Asylum in Minneapolis. The band found modest success with their first five albums before blowing up big time and becoming alt-rock darlings with the release of 1992’s triple-platinum Grave Dancers Union (stream it below)—and its huge sing-along hits, “Runaway Train,” “Somebody to Shove” […]

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