Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Latest Concert Listings From The Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the brand’s third location, boasts three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet and is one of the largest performance venues of its class in America. Early on, People Magazine projected the venue as “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place” and in 2015 cracked the top 20 in Pollstar’s Top 200 Club Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. Located on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, six on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

 ALICE—A Steampunk Concert Fantasy
Wednesday, Feb. 24
10 p.m.; Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 for GA Seated & GA; $15 Standing w/ Local ID

Take a magical journey down the rabbit hole as BBR Las Vegas presents ALICE their steampunk concert fantasy. ALICE combines original arrangement of favorite pop/rock songs with unforgettable vocals, thrilling dancers, and a hot nine-piece band to create a frenetic theatrical experience. Critics have raved "Powerhouse BBR...the most lavish free production in the city" and "This act reaches out and grabs you by the throat." ALICE is directed by Ryan Kelsey and Anne Martinez, choreographed by Ryan Kelsey and Claudia Mitria, with music direction and arrangements by David Perrico, featuring Ashley Fuller, April Leopardi, Eric Morgan, Adolfo Barreto, LeMichael Curry, and the BBR Band.

Phil Lesh & Friends
Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27
8 p.m.; Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $64.50
Phil Lesh & Friends loosely formed in 1999 and has been a chameleon act ever since. With Lesh as the figurehead and namesake, “Friends” have included the likes of fellow Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann; fellow jam band musicians Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell from Phish; Ryan Adams; Joan Osborne; Merle Saunders and Government Mule’s Warren Haynes. In his Feb. trip to Brooklyn Bowl, Lesh will bring friends John Kadlecik, founding member of Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra; Stanley Jordan, jazz fusion guitar virtuoso; Jason Crosby of Robert Randolph & The Family Band; percussionist John Molo; and Boyd Tinsley, violin virtuoso of Dave Matthews Band fame.

The Infamous Stringdusters: Ladies & Gentlemen Tour Featuring Nicki Bluhm
Saturday, Feb. 27
12:30 a.m.; Doors at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Composed of Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass), The Infamous Stringdusters are some of bluegrass’ most exciting bands. The acoustic quintet boasts several International Bluegrass Music Association awards and a Grammy nomination. Its latest album is “Let It Go.”

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
Sunday, Feb. 28
1 p.m.; Doors at 12 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band began playing as the house band at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads restaurant in San Rafael, Calif. when it opened in 2012. Lesh’s son Grahame will join his father at The Bowl for the Feb. 28 show, alongside Crossroads regulars Ross James and Alex Koford. Jason Crosby of Robert Randolph & The Family Band will also sit in on the set.

Metric I Can See The End Tour with Joywave and Goldboot
Monday, Feb. 29
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $26

Canadian indie rock band Metric consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key. The band has earned itself multiple radio hits around the world with songs such as "Gimme Sympathy," "Gold Guns Girls," and "Help I'm Alive." Their music incorporates sounds from synthesizers, guitars, vocals, piano, tambourines and harmonicas. Metric’s latest album is called “Pagans in Vegas,” released on Sept. 18, 2015. The album includes tracks such as “The Shade,” “Cascades” and “Too Bad, So Sad.”

Galactic Into the Deep Tour with The Record Company
Tuesday, March 1
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $22

It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other. On its latest album “Into the Deep,” the band members look within themselves instead, drawing inspiration from people and ideas that have long been close to their hearts – and, in turn, close to the development of their unique sound. Shot through with soul, funk, blues and rock, the result is an organic riff on elements of Galactic’s past, filtered through the lens of where the band is headed in 2015.

Live at Stubb’s 3: Part 2: An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu
Thursday, March 3
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album “Live at Stubbs,” and “Youth” quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went gold and “Youth” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. 2009’s “Light” reached number one on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks. His fourth studio effort, “Spark Seeker,” also debuted at number on the Reggae chart, marked his relocation from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and found him working with Dr. Luke protégé Kool Kojak.“Akeda,” Matisyahu's fifth studio album, was recorded in Brooklyn¹s Studio G and produced by Dub Trio’s Stu Brooks. The material for “Akeda” was written both in Matisyahu’s Los Angeles home and while on tour.

RVLTN Presents: GRAVITY Feat. Bingo Players, Henry Fong, + More
Friday, March 4
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $40

Ravealation debuts its newest brand GRAVITY and they're going with an all white theme as they bring legendary DJs Bingo Players with Henry Fong and more.

Bingo Players was electro house DJ/production duo Maarten Hoogstraten (Break Mechanic, Marchand) and Paul Christian (real last name Bäumer) until the death of Bäumer in 2013. The Netherland-based pair started releasing music as Bingo Players in 2006. They are best known for their hit songs “Cry (Just a Little)” and “Rattle,” which became a number one single in the U.K. and was certified gold in Canada, silver in the U.K. and four-times platinum in Australia. Bäumer announced that he was diagnosed with cancer in July 2013 and that Hoogstraten would be representing the duo on tour. After his death, Bingo Players announced that Hoogstraten would be continuing as a solo act, as per Bäumer’s wishes.

Vance Joy with Elle King and Jamie Lawson
Saturday, March 5
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $39.50

Vance Joy’s first single "Riptide" went worldwide, hitting number 10 in the U.K., and Top 10 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It has sold over a million copies worldwide, is being streamed over three million times a week and has cracked the American Top 100 after relentless touring. "Riptide" has gone four times platinum in Australia, with its award victory lap including the prestigious ARIA Song of the Year award. With his debut album finally finished, Vance Joy is in the enviable position of the entire world wanting to hear it all at the same time. He's already blacked out the next year for touring, on the back of nearly two years of touring since "Riptide" was a mere ripple.

Ace Frehley with Special Guest Lita Ford
Sunday, March 6
8 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and post-KISS work including 2009 Anomaly, and his current Top Ten Billboard 200 debut Space Invader, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original band.

Thursday, March 10
9 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Beck, who shed the “indie artist” label and broke into the pop culture mainstream with 1996’s “Odelay,” will rock The Bowl with an unforgettable, high-energy show in Sin City. With acclaimed albums “Mutations,” “Midnight Vultures,” “Sea Change,” “Guero,” “The Information,” “Modern Guilt,” and his most recent 2015 release “Morning Phase,” Beck brings a catalogue of history that will undoubtedly offer an array of emotions from nostalgia to pure energy for every guest. From reluctantly releasing an early version of his now-classic “Loser” while living in a shed near a Los Angeles alleyway, Beck’s journey from struggling musician to multi-platinum recording artist is well-documented. He is sure to bring his classic blend of country, blues, funk, rap, jazz and rock to Brooklyn Bowl in March.

Gary Clark Jr. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour
Saturday, March 12
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “I listen to everything…so I want to play everything.” The revelation that is the Austin-born virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter finds him just as much an amalgamation of his myriad influences and inspirations. Anyone who gravitated towards Clark’s 2011 “Bright Lights” EP, heard both the evolution of rock and roll and a savior of blues. The following year’s full-length debut, “Blak And Blu,” illuminated Clark’s vast spectrum. “Please Come Home” is reminiscent of Smokey Robinson, while “Ain’t Messin’ Around” recalls Sly and the Family Stone. 2014’s double disc “Gary Clark Jr–Live” projected Clark into 3D by adding palpable dimension and transcendent power –– songs soared and drifted from the epic, psychedelic-blues of “When My Train Comes In” to his anthemic, hip-hop, rock-crunch calling card, “Bright Lights,” all the way down to the deep, dark, muddy water of “When The Sun Goes Down.” In September, Gary Clark Jr. released “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.”

August Burns Red / Between the Buried and Me with The Faceless and Good Tiger
Wednesday, March 16
6:30 p.m.; Doors at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Since their formation in 2003, August Burns Red has evolved into one of the biggest names in the modern metal scene. The Lancaster, Penn. quintet has spent years crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound and empowering lyrical content, showcasing a prowess for inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming. Behind a collection of four previous albums – “Thrill Seeker” (2005), “Messengers” (2007), “Constellations” (2009 and “Leveler” (2011) – the band's 2013 release “Rescue & Restore” rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, debuting at number 9 on the Billboard Top 200.

North Carolina-born Between the Buried & Me (BTBAM) bring their 15-plus years of progressive metal experimentation to Brooklyn Bowl on the heels of their July 2016 release “Coma Ecliptic,” the seventh full-length album released by the band since their foundation in 2000. The album reached number 12 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, number six on the albums chart, number one on the hard music chart and number two on the independent albums chart.

Mosh Ben Ari
Thursday, March 17
9 p.m.; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40

Mosh Ben Ari is a pioneer in bringing the world music scene to the mainstream in Israel. Born in Israel coming from a Yemenite and Iraqi background, Mosh Ben Ari first discovered music through the traditional Jewish ethnical chants that were part of his everyday life. The talented musician plays various string instruments from around the world including guitar, sarod, tar, jumbush, ginberi and bass guitar. In 2001 his debut album “Ad Elai” was released. His second album “Derech” released in 2004 established Mosh Ben Ari as one of Israel’s foremost singer/songwriters. Mosh Ben Ari’s music and performances are the celebration of groove and spirit, blending rock, soul, reggae, world music and above all, his rich and unique voice that melts the hearts of so many all around the world.

The String Cheese Incident
Friday, March 18, Saturday, March 19, Sunday, March 20
9 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $59.50

The String Cheese Incident has made a name of itself over the past 20-plus years for being one of America’s most beloved and treasured independent jam bands. Their history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments, including a series of sold out performances at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas over Valentine’s Day weekend 2015. Recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for their community spirit, philanthropic endeavors, and for their innovative approach to the business of independent music, The String Cheese Incident is headed back to The Bowl for a three-night engagement not to be missed.

For the most up-to-date show lineup, or to schedule your next event at Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas/. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

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