Posted in music | pictures | venues on July 13, 2009

words & photos by Chris La Putt

O'Death

On Friday night (7/10), Brooklyn Bowl became one of the newest concert venues in Williamsburg with Brooklyn band O'Death as the first of many bands to come grace its stage. Bowling and concerts don't necessarily go hand in hand (editor's note: yes they do! I think.), but the sound of the rowdy shirtless band and its fans easily overpowered the sound of the bowling balls crashing into the pins adjacent to the stage. With 16 lanes, multiple bars, wait service, and a booming sound system, this venue definitely gives other venues (in the 600-capacity range) ample competition.

As part of its green commitment, Brooklyn Bowl has implemented a number of eco-conscious designs to its building such as: a no bottle or can policy (you get beer in a glass!), recycled truck tires for the stage floor and the use of LED lighting for the stage which uses 90% less energy than the typical stage lighting. It's also one of the few buildings in Brooklyn that run on 100% wind-powered electricity.

Will it be a success? We hope so. Currently, there's not many upcoming shows announced aside from the 2-night Lebowski Fest. There's also a Clutch listening party scheduled to take place there on Tuesday (7/14) @ 6pm (Clutch's new album, 'Strange Cousins From The West,' is out this week on the band's own Weathermaker Music). The schedule will probably fill out soon though - at least partly with bands that have played Wetlands (which Bowl owner Peter Shapiro previously owned). Right now the venue is still in some state of 'soft launch'.

More pictures from Friday night's show with O'Death and after-party by the Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, below......

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Comments (22)

aren't we all really in some state of soft launch, really??

they do go together, as anyone who has been to Rock N' Bowl in New Orleans. Oh yes, they go together.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:32 PM

This place is amazing. I love it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:35 PM

Or ask anyone who has been to any of the other dozens of bowling alley/music venues throughout the US.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:35 PM

Don't forget Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ.

Posted by Skroop | July 13, 2009 4:36 PM

the space is really amazing at brooklyn bowl, well done

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:37 PM

PTDR are pretty fun.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:47 PM

Asbury has been doing this for years...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:00 PM

who would wanna go bowl and see a show in asbury park?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:04 PM

It sounds like Chris has never been to Rock'n'Bowl in NOLA and doesn't remember the Fireside bowl in Chicago.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:05 PM

it is amazing there. i had pretty much the best time on friday night.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 6:16 PM

photographer is really into that one girl's rack

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 10:35 PM

aaw, he doesnt fit into your girl jeans buddy?
jealous hipster much?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:27 AM

aaw, he doesnt fit into your girl jeans buddy?
jealous hipster much?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 12:00 PM

a passive aggressive forum for you to post a nutless comment? one he'd happily give you a new face for. be a man and try it next time.

Posted by RA | July 14, 2009 12:04 PM

I never wanted to punch a lead singer in the face or watch a band burn alive until I saw Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt. Hopefully the hype machine will chew them up and spit them out before any further damage is done to our collective unconscious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 1:23 PM

TPDR BEST EVER!!! THE LEADSINGER IS BETTER THAN LIFE. CHECK DIESEL.COM

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 2:42 AM

is TPDR like nilly vanilly, where is the band?And somone should punch that guy in the face.....

Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2009 3:28 PM

tpdr is EXACTLY like nilly vanilly (that famous troop of sweaty costumed enthusiasts who roamed the planet putting on epic shows of light, love, and catharsis) and NOTHING like milli vanilli. thank GOD!

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2009 4:12 PM

Whoa, so TPDR. The world definitely needed another addition to the mass of ubiquitious douchenozzles appropriating the perpetual toddlerhood whilst screaming for undeserved attention. It's just very surprising (and disappointing) that this isn't more insulting to artists who actually take the time to think about what they do.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 3:49 PM

Asa Breed doesn't even really sound like anything Herbert's been doing lately.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 12:18 PM

I'm impressed that they were able to use LED lighting completely on stage. The common wisdom is that stage lighting needs to be too bright for LEDs. However, the pictures speak for themselves. That's a good thing to know for the environment.

Posted by Daniel | April 2, 2011 11:50 PM

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