“One of the most incredible places on earth” - Rolling Stone
Brooklyn Bowl London, the new outpost of the eponymous NYC venue, has been firing on all cylinders since its launch at the start of the year, hosting some incredible shows with the likes of Kygo, Jazzie B, The Soul Rebels, Archive and Sundance Film Festival, Brits Week, Example (as part of VEVO’s UK GO show series, footage here), Norman Jay and Sam Pepper. It’s now set to announce its next set of incredible bands that will continue the venue’s reputation as the best place to experience live music in London.
Upcoming Shows Include:
The Dandy Warhols – Fri 04/7 – SOLD OUT, Sat 05/7
Hailing from Portland, neo-psychedelic outfit The Dandy Warhols formed because the group of friends “needed music to drink to.” Named after the great Andy Warhol, they’ll bring their mix of power pop, garage rock, and shoegaze to melt faces on Brooklyn Bowl’s stage across two nights. (Doors: 7:30pm, show: 8:30pm, admission: £16)
Tickets: Friday – SOLD OUT, Saturday
Galactic – Thu 10/7
New Orleans funk quintet Galactic, who operate as a stable instrumental outfit with platinum-level collaborators singing lead vocals, bring the spirit of Mardi Gras wherever they go. Taking in a range of influences from hip-hop to rock, the band’s beat-driven sound will make London feel like The Big Easy. (Doors: 7:30pm, show: 8:30pm, admission: £15)
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band – Tue 29/7 and Wed 30/7
Former bassist for the legendary Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh has kept his musical journey fresh by consistently putting together bands featuring dynamic musicians to keep the music of the Grateful Dead moving forward into the future. Backed by the Terrapin Family Band, official house band of Phil's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, the collaboration will weave the classics with original music to celebrate one of the most influential bands of all time. Very special gusts JJ Grey and Mofro join for both nights. (Doors: 6pm, show: 8pm, admission: £30)
Reel Big Fish – Thu 31/7
Aaron Barrett's Huntington Beach, CA ska outfit -- Reel Big Fish -- found success in the '90s with MTV hit "Sell Out" and an appearance alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone as the halftime band in David Zucker's BASEketball. The group continues to tour relentlessly, playing more than 250 shows every year, and has gained a cult-like following. (Doors: 6pm, show: 8:30pm, admission: £17)
Grandmaster Flash – Fri 01/8
Considered by many to be a founding father of hip-hop, South Bronx native DJ Grandmaster Flash used his studies of electrical engineering and a lifelong history of experimenting with his father’s records to pioneer the art of DJ-ing. Hailed as the inventor of record-spinning techniques such as backspin and punch-phrasing, Grandmaster Flash is also credited with perfecting the scratching technique, a skill now so refined that it tears down the house. (Doors: 8:30pm, show: 9:30pm, admission: £20)
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Sat 09/8
NYC hip-hop rockers Fun Lovin' Criminals - often referred to by their acronym, FLC – bring their eclectic funk, blues and jazz-infused sound to Brooklyn bowl. Best known for their hit "Scooby Snacks" which features samples from films by Quentin Tarantino, the band’s existentialist, sometimes humorous, and always relevant music often deals with issues such as crime, recreational drug use, violence, poverty and politics, sure to heat up Brooklyn Bowl’s stage. (Show: 6pm, admission: £25)
Deer Tick - Mon 01/9
Deer Tick bring their American alternative rock from Providence, Rhode Island direct to Brooklyn Bowl. The band’s music has been described as rock with folk, blues and country influences. Expect cover versions in their set, including songs by the likes of The Replacements, Nirvana, John, Prine, Hank Williams, Warren Zevon and Sonny West as well as their own incredible back catalogue. (Show: 7.00pm, admission: £15)
BOOGALOO BOWL: Every Wednesday
Boogaloo Bowl takes over every Wednesday to provide you with a free weekly dose of soul and funk featuring a great live set followed by a set from one of London’s best DJs, spinning everything from acid jazz to afro-beat, mambo to marching band mashups and all that crosses between! Upcoming acts includeThe Getup LIVE & DJ Skeg for the Breaking Bread Records Night on 28/5 (doors 7:00pm / show 8:30pm, admission FREE)
DISCO BOWL: Tue 27/5, Fri 30/5, Sat 31/5, Tue 10/6
Disco Bowl at Brooklyn Bowl promises to light up your evening in a blinding flash of Pop, Disco, Funk and Soul! Serving as a super cool pre-show and official after party for The O2 Arena shows, you can swing by for pre-show food and drinks with us, and by the time you get back for the aftershow, our DJ's will have turned up the music and the tempo, ready for you to continue the party! (Doors 6:00pm to 1:00am, admission FREE)
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About Brooklyn Bowl:
“A wonderland of food, drink, music, and pins” (London Evening Standard), Brooklyn Bowl London is the brand’s second location, located at The O2. The 800-capacity concert venue features 12 lanes of bowling - three of which are elevated in a private party area with its own bar - and food by the famed Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants.
Originally launched in New York in 2009 as a food, live music, and bowling venue, Brooklyn Bowl NY - “One of the coolest venues in the world” (VH1) - has hosted a diverse range of acts including Kanye West, Elvis Costello, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, HAIM, Snoop Dogg, Guns’N’Roses, James Murphy, Adele, Paul Simon, Big Boi, Moby, N.E.R.D, Talib Kweli, and Solange. The venue was named Zagat's "Best Music Venue – New York City" for three consecutive years (as well as "Best Bowling Alley" and "Best Brooklyn Venue") and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone. Brooklyn Bowl recently opened a third location at The LINQ in Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment’s open-air district in the centre of the world-famous Vegas strip.
About Blue Ribbon:
Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was founded in 1992 by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg. The Bromberg Brothers received their formal training at Paris' famed Cordon Bleu and at fine restaurants in France and New York City before opening the original Blue Ribbon in Manhattan's SoHo neighbourhood in 1992. The Blue Ribbon family of restaurants has since grown to include in Manhattan, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Blue Ribbon Market, Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, and Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken; in Brooklyn, Blue Ribbon Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bowl; and in Las Vegas, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Las Vegas in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Brooklyn Bowl. Blue Ribbon Restaurants and Chefs Eric and Bruce are annually recognised for excellence by many leading culinary institutions and publications including Zagat Survey, the James Beard Foundation, the Michelin Guide, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, andCitysearch.com. Brooklyn Bowl London is now the first and only place where Blue Ribbon operates outside of the US. For more information please visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.