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.
Friday, Mar 22nd
It’s a special thing when you can find the same vibe of Brooklyn Bowl outside of our venue walls. At this year’s Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion presented by Harley-Davidson, on...
Tuesday, Mar 19th
We’ve teamed up with Pacifico Beer to give one lucky fan the chance to experience Matador! Soul Sounds for an intimate in-studio session viewing at Relix Magazine’s headquarters in New...
Wednesday, Mar 6th
(click calendar to expand) In March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas opened its doors with one mission in mind; to deliver the best concert experiences possible to the people...
Tuesday, Mar 5th
There’s a reason why Tower of Power remain as one of the most legendary outfits under the soul genre. With over 50 years under their belt, these pioneers have been...
Friday, Feb 22nd
Visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras and you’re bound to run into the lively funk and elaborate costumes of the Mardi Gras Indians, but insiders know that at the helm...
Monday, Feb 4th
This Thursday, February 7, we honor the life and legacy of John Perry Barlow on the year mark of his passing. Barlow was more than just Grateful Dead lyricist, he...
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...