Have a friend or loved one that lives and dies for live music, but you don’t know which show is the perfect gift? We’ve broken down our upcoming shows by genre to simplify bringing the live music experience to your favorite people this holiday season!
The Classic Rock Radio Fan
Zeppelin Bowl DEC 28
Several of the NYC music scene’s most talented players are getting together for an incredible tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin. Don’t let (we’re assuming your father) miss John Medeski, Dean Ween, Scott Ian, and more take on this historic catalog for what we’re sure will be a night to remember.
The Jazz Cat
Kamasi Washington DEC 30 + 31
Nobody goes as deep into space funk and jazz-fusion like sax virtuoso Kamasi Washington. From playing in Snoop Dogg’s backing band to playing all over Kendrik Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, this also serves as a great gift for the too-cool-for-school hip-hop head you know and love.
Animal Collective DJ Set DEC 31
Live in Williamsburg for more than 2 years? It’s probably safe to say that you love Animal Collective. From the old school deep cuts of Here Comes The Indian, Sung Tongs, and Feels to “My Girls” or this year’s “Mountain Game”, anything is possible when Deakin and Avey Tare get together for their late night NYE DJ Set. All we know is, its gonna get weird. Click here for tix.
The Funk Lover
Lettuce JAN 3 + 4
Lover of all things funk? Know someone who’s currently counting down the seconds to the sun rising after the final late, late night set during Jazz Fest week down in NOLA? They’re probably already thinking about getting tickets to both nights of Lettuce’s hometown shows before they sail on Jam Cruise.
That Friend Who’s a “DJ”
RJD2 JAN 10
We all know someone who considers himself or herself a “DJ” whether or not anyone else agrees. Regardless of their skill level, everyone bows down to the musical prowess of RJD2 when he’s behind the decks. The DJ’s DJ; don’t let your friend(s) miss this.
Literally Anyone that’s 4/20 Friendly
The Wailers JAN 11 + 12
You know who they are. What better gift to give then the gift of Bob Marley?! The Wailers, yes THE Wailers, are coming to Brooklyn Bowl for 2 nights to play the legendary music of Bob Marley. Smoking is not allowed at Brooklyn Bowl, but the smooth reggae vibes of Bob are.
The Hip-Hop Aficionado
Slick Rick, The Ruler JAN 20
Know someone that loves old school hip-hop? They definitely have mad respect for Slick Rick, The Ruler. Know someone that loves the new school of hip-hop? They might not know it, but he’s been sampled and interpreted more than 600 times by artists such as Beyoncé, The Beastie Boys, TLC, Nas, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Black Star, The Notorious B.I.G., and Snoop Dog. In the process, Slick Rick has become the most sampled hip-hop artist ever. Did we mention it’s his birthday party?
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...