Or is it Brook-Lin Bowl? Well, whatever: the Williamsburg bowling alley and venue is bringing its free Local X Local series back for the new year, starting this Wednesday with a performance by local chillwave bros Small Black, along with jewelry by Brooklyn Charm and other Brooklyn vendors. The venue will also offer a special breakfast-for-dinner menu with Challah French Toast using Blue Ribbon Bakery bread, served with Vermont maple syrup. Phonetag and Fabric will also perform. The bar is also offering the new Brooklyn Brewery Radius beer (aka only distributed in a specific radius of the Brewery) for $4! In the meantime, enjoy that Small Black video above and let it get you psyched up for those happy summer days ahead. And by “summer days ahead,” we mean this Wednesday, when it’s supposed to be 60 degrees. (more…)
We know you may be about to be snowed under by the CMJ invasion, turning your Google “concerts” calendar into an ambitious wish-list more uncertain than the arrival of the G train you’ll need to get there. But don’t forget that before you start running all over the city, Brooklyn Bowl is hosting another one of its free monthly Local X Local music-and-more showcases this Sunday, Oct. 17. It’s featuring Beach Fossils, local heroes of the current lo-fi ocean-breeze rock craze. And then the showcase returns next month, on Nov. 14, with the locally-grown noise pop of Crystal Stilts. (more…)
Brooklyn Bowl’s local showcase is back with more free music, workshops, cheap booze and even a bonus charity element. Local X Local returns Sunday, Sept. 19, with headliner Maluca, a rising star described as “tropical punk” on Diplo’s Mad Decent label and, of course, a NY-native. But get there early because the charity event for the Blue Ribbon MS Charity Bike Benefit runs from noon to 5 p.m., featuring helmet fittings, safety instructions and tire-changing workshops. And from 7 to 11 p.m., there’s free chips and salsa from The Brooklyn Salsa Company, $4 Brooklyn lagers and a special menu item made with fresh produce grown down the street at the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. Donations are accepted but entry is free.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th St., Williamsburg
One of our favorite things about Brooklyn is how much we, in Brooklyn, love bringing attention to our favorite things, in Brooklyn. Enter Brooklyn Bowl, which already gets props for its huge concert area, local beer dedication, and hyper-eco-friendly operations and food choices. Now it’s stepping up its support of all things locally grown with a FREE monthly concert series/arts and culture showcase.
The event, called Local X Local, kicks off this Sunday night, Feb. 21, with locals The Phenomenal Handclap Band, which, true to its name, is quite good and hand-clappy to boot (Check out their jam “You’ll Disappear”).
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE: RSVP via the Facebook and you get a $2 draft special on Brooklyn Brewery lager from 7 to 10 p.m. And then there’s all the other non-music stuff that night to love about Brooklyn too. (more…)
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