2016 was full of highs and lows. From surprise shows like Usher and The Roots, and John Mayer dropping in to jam with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, to soulful gatherings to mourn Prince and Phife Dawg at DJ Questlove’s Bowl Train, we came together between these four walls to celebrate the power of music.
We’ve compiled 14 videos below highlighting some of our favorite moments from this past year to help cheer you up through these last few days of 2016. On to 2017!
The Roots ft. Usher – “OMG” | JUN 6
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead ft. John Mayer – “Quinn The Eskimo” | OCT 7
Princess ft. Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum – “Purple Rain” | SEPT 23
Too Many Zooz – “Spocktopus” | JAN 30
Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Fu-Gee-La” | JAN 4
Vulfpeck ft. Antwaun Stanley – “Boogie On Reggae Woman” | SEPT 8
Vic Mensa – “U Mad” – JUL 26
The Revivalists ft. Taz (Brandon Niederauer) – “Forgot About Dre” | MAY 11
Wyclef Jean – “Gone Till November” | MAR 22
The Hold Steady – “You Can Make Him Like You” | NOV 30
Eric Krasno Band ft. Marcus King – “Sweet Lil Angel” | JUL 7
Big Freedia | OCT 21
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Terrapin Suite” (Acoustic) | OCT 7
Mayor of NYC, Bill De Blasio | MAY 12
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...
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...