BK showcase brings Phenomenal band for phree

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band, via myspace

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.

The Bushwick-based graphic design and live T-shirt printing team behind Peripheral Media Projects will be there for on-hand screening and selling custom shirts. And you can get a starter kit for your own home/roof/bathtub garden from the folks at Greenhorns, the non-profit that supports young farmers across the country. Greenhorns director, Severine V.T. Fleming, will join with farmer Annie Novak of the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm to offer advice and materials to help you plot your summer garden. They’ll have seed catalogs, minipaks, garden planning materials and other supplies, plus free consultation and pep talks.

The whole party kicks off at 7 p.m., with doors opening at the absurdly early hour of noon—plenty of time to get in some bowling, try some food from their menu and think about all the things you love to love about Brooklyn. More info here.

UPDATE: We a representative of the event what bands we can expect to see in future months. He said he couldn’t reveal the names because they’re not confirmed yet, but he could say “we’ll have a big, Pitchforky indie band for next month.” Oooo intriguing! Unless he’s talking about those farmers just waving around pitchforks, of course.

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