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, May 18th
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Monday, May 7th
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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...
Thursday, Mar 1st
The Allman Brothers Band have been considered pioneers of the southern rock and the jam band scene. Until their final show in 2014, the band played across the country to...
Wednesday, Feb 28th
Last month we launched our first Neon Valley Showcase and it was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who showed up at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas to support the...
Tuesday, Feb 27th
Over 20 years of collaborating, touring, and laying down the funk have made The Greyboy Allstars true masters of their craft. This weekend, The Greyboy Allstars make there way back...
Monday, Feb 26th
“BOWIE” | 24” X 36” | Oil on Canvas | Artist: Kim Parrent If anyone knows how to celebrate David Bowie, it’s Kim Parrent, and she has a beautiful 24″...