These incredible women have contributed to some of the most memorable moments in Brooklyn Bowl history. In honor of International Women’s Day, we give you our top list of fierce females who inspire us to celebrate the importance of women in music.
1. Ms. Lauryn Hill
Always an inspiration to watch live, Ms. Lauryn Hill returned to Brooklyn Bowl this past January and performed a powerful crowd-stirring “Fu-Gee-La.” Her ability to captivate the audience while conducting her band is truly magical.
The lovely ladies of Lucius appeared for CMJ’s Conflict of Interest showcase at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013. Commanding the stage as a mesmerizing sister act, Lucius made this CMJ one to remember forever.
From crowd surfing to performing atop our emergency exit doors, M.I.A. made being a fierce female look easy. Her show-stopping performance at Brooklyn Bowl in 2010 had the crowd raging with raucous energy.
5. Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote)
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote consistently masters the role of the ultimate rock star. Her ability to blend hip-hop, jazz, and funk with soul-crushing rhythms easily made her one of Brooklyn Bowl’s best.
6. Sister Sparrow
Arleigh Kincheloe — the spirited leader of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds — takes charge of any stage. And with her rambunctious grooves plus her saucy combination of blues, rock, and soul, she’s a serious a queen of rock and roll.
7. Susan Tedeschi
A true rock and roller, Susan Tedeschi accompanied Soulive for their fifth annual Bowlive and made the night a full-blown blues rager. From her lusciously raspy vocals to her impressive guitar shredding, she would inspire anyone to switch to a life of rock.
8. Nicki Bluhm
Nicki Bluhm effortlessly leads her gang of Gramblers with plenty of country soul. Her strong passion and soft vocals command any room. Take a listen and sing along with her captivating “Dire Wolf” live at Brooklyn Bowl.
9. Maya Rudolph
SNL’s very own Maya Rudolph paid tribute to Prince while backed by the Roots at Brooklyn Bowl in 2012. Her comedic impersonations spoke volumes as she performed classic Prince songs as the one and only Princess.
11. Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu, widely known as the Queen of Neo-Soul, never fails to captivate audiences with her passionate, stimulating R&B. More than a Grammy Award–winning performer, Badu is also a practicing doula, and she visits and sings to patients at nursing homes and hospices.
Tuesday, Dec 5th
Anders Osborne returns to Brooklyn Bowl for his annual December run this weekend! Special guest Jackie Greene will join him with Mail the Horse on Friday, December 8 and Jamie...
Monday, Dec 4th
The Hold Steady’s return to Brooklyn Bowl was beyond monumental. Calling this run “Massive Nights”, the 5-piece bandstand took the name and ran with it, captivating the sold out crowds night...
Friday, Nov 24th
On Wednesday, December 6, Hawaiian singer, Anuhea, will play a special show at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, where she will preform a number of holiday classics with a reggae twist....
Wednesday, Nov 22nd
Whether the pesky New York City traffic holds you back or the expensive airfares keep you stranded, traveling on Thanksgiving weekend can be tough. Staycations are the perfect solution and...
Friday, Nov 17th
We’re excited to announce that Lyft is our official transportation partner at Brooklyn Bowl New York! New users get $5 when they use the code: BKNBOWL Working with partners like...
Tuesday, Nov 14th
It was 47 years ago today that the Grateful Dead we’re preparing for the final night of their 4-night run at the 46th St. Rock Palace in Sunset Park, Brooklyn....
Monday, Nov 13th
We’re giving fans the chance to win two tickets to let loose with Escort at Brooklyn Bowl New York on Thursday, November 16, Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18!...
Monday, Nov 6th
In 2009, Brooklyn Bowl New York prepared to open it’s doors. Among all the moving parts of opening up a new music venue, bowling alley, bar, and restaurant, we needed...
Saturday, Nov 4th
Enter below to win a ‘UNDERCURRENT’ MATISYAHU SOUNDCHECK EXPERIENCE FOR TWO! Package includes: · Two (2) GA tickets to see Matisyahu live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas · Early entry...
Friday, Nov 3rd
We’re giving fans the chance to win tickets to the SOLD OUT Allen Stone show at Brooklyn Bowl New York on Wednesday, November 8! If you haven’t had the chance...
Wednesday, Nov 1st
The Front Bottoms are returning to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday, November 11. Here’s 11 reasons why you shouldn’t miss these New Jersey indie rockers. ONE They just released a...
Tuesday, Oct 31st
If you’ve ever visited Terrapin Crossroads, the Phil Lesh-owned club in Marin County that turns five this year, you know it’s a cool venue, and more importantly, a scene. National...