Funk, jazz, and soul keys man Lonnie Liston Smith grew up in Virginia surrounded by music…
You may know these famous trumpet players faces, but did you know their faces while playing the trumpet have names?
It has been twenty years since music was first released under the name Kill Hannah. Since then the band have had an unbelievable adventure and the rockers couldn’t imagine leaving without saying goodbye, that’s why they’ve announced one final show at The Bowl.
Some band names are more revealing than others. But in the case of Pink Talking Fish (below, doing “You Enjoy Myself” > “On the Run” > “You Enjoy Myself”), it’s pretty straightforward: They more than capably cover Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish, discovering connections in the music along the way, like fitting Pink Floyd’s […]
In the 1870s, the act of enlisting was described as “following the drum.” With music playing such an integral role in the history of war, we share this inspiring video in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Flash’s mixes give us life and a gentle reminder of who is boss when it comes to hip-hop, but there’s a lot more to Flash than it appears. These facts will not only have you YouTube-ing his mixes all night long but you’ll be queueing at The Bowl’s box office in a flash!
Robert Randolph and the Family Band make their triumphant return to Brooklyn Bowl for a two-night run, November 24-25. Robert recently sat down with us to answer a few questions about music, life, and love. Check out the exclusive interview here, and get ready for a soul-shakin’ good time with Robert Randolph and the Family […]
A Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams concert on an otherwise nondescript Tuesday night? More like a master class in Americana from one of the genre’s vanguard couples. And that’s “genre” with air quotes — a helpful organizer to describe the dominant roots, folk and country strains in Campbell and Williams’ music but hardly a set […]
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 […]
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 […]