Bowery Ballroom

Laura Jane Grace At Bowery Ballroom, Friday, August 16th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2013

A hook that seems to have done a run off an Everly Brothers oldie rings its way through “Baby, I’m An Anarchist”. Laura stands away from the mic and not for the first time Saturday night we join her in song

Jake Bugg At Bowery Ballroom, Monday, January 14th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2013

Bowery Ballroom was sold out but if anybody thought they were gonna be seeing the next big think might have to wait a little while, the kid has to grow into his role. Bland not bad. Talented lyricist, OK songwriter and singer, a miss on stage.

ZZ Ward At Bowery Ballroom, Monday, November 5th, 2012

By Mahalia Dark | November 13, 2012

ZZ has been doing this awhile, her dad is a blues guitarist, and she takes the packed out nightclub completely in stride, chatting carelessly, pushing her album Till The Casket Drops and pushing her voice only when it makes sense. The songs are bruised break up songs, all written for the same guy and all played with an intense smartness back by a very good band.

Gary Clark Jr, Bowery Ballroom, Monday, November 6th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2012

With a presence both electrifying and casual, the lanky, scruffy, good looking Texan Gary Clark Jr. , managed the stage with the cool you imagine a Hendrix had near the start of his career

Splash At Bowery Ballroom, Saturday, July 7th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2012

Splash need time to improve the act. Better songs, steal a coupla melodies if they have, cut the chat by half, work the tempo, remember they’re a dance band and wanna make lots of money. But the glitter, the fun, the sparkles on strangers head? The beats? They all stay.

Friends At Bowery Ballroom, Saturday, July 7th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2012

They have taken a major calling card for Brooklyn hipsters, the jag of rhythm from disco, funk, African, and brought it to the mainstream. They have a stunningly competent leader who radiates fun and energy but not excess or danger, and they have a clutch of great pop songs.

Scissor Sisters, Bowery Ballroom, Sunday, May 6, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2012

No “Night Moves”???? But it really doesn’t matter, from “Skin The Cat” to, dedicated to Jake’s own Mama in the audience, “Take Your Mama”, to a set closing spectacular “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” which got an audience that hadn’t stood still dancing even more, it made SS claim that this was like playing the family basement all the truer and all the more intimate and more more more fun.

Screaming Females At Bowery Ballroom, Saturday. October 8th, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2011

the Victorian girl who was murdered by her father and haunts the the Overlook Hotel; staring unblinking at you before disappearing into thin air as torrents of blood comes rolling down the stairs

Hilly Eye At Bowery Ballroom, Saturday, October 8th, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2011

an appettite for construction

Shellshag At Bowery Ballroom, Saturday, October 8th, 2011 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2011

a black hole that sucks you into a vortex in the middle of the room

Night Beats At Bowery Ballroom, Friday, July 29th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2011

they jammed hard, they experimented with feedback, using beer bottles, and invited Ian from Black Lips for a tremendous noise

Black Lips At The Bowery Ballroom Friday, July 29, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2011


Bush at Bowery Ballroom Brilliant!

By Helen Bach | July 2, 2011

What they have is a catalog of over 10 years of really beautiful music

Their Concert Could Be Your Stream

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2011

streaming on npr!