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Ring in the New Year with The Bowery Presents

December 31st, 2012

Nights like New Year’s Eve can be overwhelming because of the pressure to have fun—not necessarily on you but on those who don’t go out often but will for big occasions. In other words, it can be amateur night. So instead of paying a cover to go to an annoying, overcrowded bar, do yourself a favor and go to one of our shows. Punch Brothers at The Bowery Ballroom and the Felice Brothers at Mercury Lounge are both sold out. But we’ve still got several great options for you: If you’re looking for a fantastic double bill of rowdy rock, head directly to The Wellmont Theatre to see the Hold Steady (above, doing “Rock Problems” on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) and Lucero. Of course, if you’d rather spend the rest of 2012 rocking out in Brooklyn, you can do that with NYC’s They Might Be Giants at Music Hall of Williamsburg. But then you might be looking to cut loose with a different kind of music. At Terminal 5, in addition to doing their own songs, Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra (below, playing “The Killing Type”) will be playing all of Prince’s Purple Rain. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Funky Meters and Dumpstaphunk will have you dancing along to their funky NOLA R&B.

Bowlive 2 Starts Tonight at Brooklyn Bowl

March 1st, 2011


Soulive—Alan Evans (drums), Neal Evans (Hammond B3) and Eric Krasno (guitar)—formed in the late ’90s and has been bringing its own bluesy, jammy brand of jazz, funk, classic rock and R&B to the dancing masses ever since. Krasno joined the brothers Evans for a recording session in Woodstock in 1999, which eventually became their first EP, Get Down! A host of discs has followed, including last year’s Rubber Soulive, which, as you can imagine, reinterpreted the Beatles. But despite the trio’s recorded virtuosity, far and away the best way to experience these guys is live. And on that note, you’re in luck because Bowlive 2 starts tonight. That’s right: Soulive (above, doing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” with Nigel Hall) plays Brooklyn Bowl 10 times between now and 3/12. And as always, there will be special guests galore, like Maceo Parker and Lettuce (tonight), Bernie Worrell and Corey Glover (3/3), Robert Randolph (3/4-5), John Scofield, Ivan Neville and Kofi Burbridge (3/8), Neville, Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge (3/9), Karl Denson and Van Hunt (3/10-11) and Matisyahu (3/12). So put on your dancing shoes or bowling shoes and prepare to get down.