Widowspeak, Small Black @ Brooklyn Bowl, 6/30/15

There was something for everyone at Brooklyn Bowl last Tuesday. Fans of all walks of the indie scene had grooves to sway to. Eternal Summers supplied us with a dreamy lo-fi cocktail to start out with. The dance portion of the evening came next with the chillwave aficionados that comprise Small Black. And finally, Widowspeak completed […]

Antemasque @ Brooklyn Bowl, 11/08/14

Last Saturday, Antemasque stopped by Brooklyn Bowl to jam with their fans. The new band from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler Zavala isn’t something you can label easily, there’s a little bit of classic rock, punk, and prog rock here and there, but what matters is that when Lopez and Bixler take the stage, they […]

Tobacco @ Brooklyn Bowl, 7/16/14

Embarking on his largest tour yet was Tobacco, following the success of Ultima II Massage, which he released earlier this year via Ghostly. The electronic musician’s NYC stop on tour hit Brooklyn Bowl, bringing out a cavalcade of strange revelers to enjoy the evening. Tobacco, and his main project, Black Moth Super Rainbow, have each earned their […]

The Hood Internet @ Brooklyn Bowl, 4/12/14

“We’re the Hood Internet from Chicago!” Aaron Blink (ABX) and Steve Reidell (STV SLV) shouted from their turn-tables, as pulsating geometric lights continually flashed to the beat in the background. Without further ado, they launched into their 1 AM set as the crowd, a mixed crew that comprised of Brooklyn Bowl’s late night revelers and […]

Tinariwen @ Brooklyn Bowl, 3/24/14

Few bands can offer a more interesting origin story than that of Tinariwen’s. The band hails from the deserts of Saharan Africa and originated near the end of the 70’s amidst conflict in the region, and is now a multi-generational collective that resides in Mali. They have been regularly outputting music that channels the spirit […]

VH1 Presents Fall Out Boy at Brooklyn Bowl

When I announced the “Monumentour” amphitheater tour with Paramore and Fall Out Boy co-headlining, I immediately bought tickets. But I never imagined that I would have a chance to see the artists a lot sooner than the summer – and in a much smaller venue. Famed music video-turned music-reality TV network VH1 (remember when ladies […]

School Night! (ft Cloud Control, Avers) @ Brooklyn Bowl, 1/12/2014

School Night! is a free concert series currently running Sundays here at Brooklyn Bowl focused on putting on parties featuring indie bands and DJ’s. This episode featured rising Australian rockers, Cloud Control, as headliners. It’s part of a short US tour by the group. I arrived just in time for Avers, who are supporting Cloud […]

Cloud Control Playing Two Shows This Weekend (One Free)

Chill alt rockers Cloud Control will be making two stops in Brooklyn this weekend, traveling from down under for a brief coast to coast US tour. The band’s still riding waves from their sophomore album release, Dream Cave, and have all the makings in them to host a couple of excellent shows. Saturday night will […]