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 ⚡️? ?
Thursday, Dec 20th
To celebrate the end of such an exciting year in music, we tallied our staff’s top albums of 2018 in the hopes of developing a solid list of the venue’s...
Thursday, Nov 8th
Marc Millman has been covering shows at Brooklyn Bowl since we opened our doors in 2009. On Tuesday, November 13, we’re honored to host him for his 50th Birthday celebration...
Friday, Oct 26th
We’ve teamed up with Pacifico Beer to offer one lucky fan the chance to bowl with Corey of The Main Squeeze at Brooklyn Bowl New York on Thursday, November 1!...
Monday, Jun 25th
We’re beyond excited to celebrate another journey around the sun at Brooklyn Bowl’s 9th Anniversary Celebration presented by Pacifico on July 5, 6, 7, and 8! In honor of 9...
Friday, May 18th
Sofi Tukker exploded into the dance-pop world, armed with their tropical beats and catchy hooks on the release of their first EP Soft Animals in 2016. Since then, the NYC-based duo have...
Monday, May 7th
“After seeing this band, you’ll never think of the Golden Arches in the same way ever again.” – The Bold Italic “The humorous McDonald’s–themed Black Sabbath cover band Mac Sabbath…will...
Monday, May 7th
We’re excited to host the album release party for the Tuareg guitar master, Bombino on Wednesday, May 9 following day 2 of the Relix Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl New...
Tuesday, Apr 24th
We can’t wait for 2 nights with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds this week! Starting off with a tribute one of the greatest soul singers of our time, Sister...
Wednesday, Apr 4th
For 3 nights this April, 4 musicians from 1 of Africa’s most musically rich countries are coming to Brooklyn Bowl to present their revered art to the world. An ongoing crisis that broke...
Thursday, Mar 29th
The long-awaited release of Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, and DJ Qbert’s sophomore album is finally here! The mystical extraterrestrial, also known as Dr. Octagon, makes a triumphant return in...
Thursday, Mar 22nd
We’re still in awe of the unrivaled energy that is SXSW. The Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion in partnership with Harley-Davidson and Sailor Jerry, our first events EVER in the great...
Friday, Mar 9th
Infected Mushroom, the kings of psychedelic trance, are unleashing their contagious electronic beats in Brooklyn for 2 nights on Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15! Accompanied by a live band, Infected...