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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week - August 18-August 25


Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week Photo: Vladimir/Flickr 


Brooklyn is as happening as cities get, with live music in the bars and clubs from Williamsburg to Park Slope to downtown. With a younger crowd taking to the always trending burough, you can bet that great shows can be found all over Brooklyn. Whether you're more into a rock scene or music that's an eclectic mix, check out places like Brooklyn Steel, Barbes, and the Pine Box Rock Shop all around Brooklyn.

The Macaulay Culkin Show: 6th Annual Summer Comedy Festival - The Bell House
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+ For the better part of a decade, Brett Davis & Sally Burtnick have hosted a monthly comedy showcase called The Macaulay Culkin* Show, despite the show not having anything to do with the actor. However, that all changes on August 18th at the 6th Annual Macaulay Culkin Show Summer Comedy Festival. After years, finally, the Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone, My Girl) has agreed to come and be a part of our show. What is he doing? We don't know. But we do know that we are continuing our tradition of showcasing a sampling of some of the most unique and hilarious acts in comedy today. And we're at The Bell House, so there's gonna be air conditioning this time.

Summer Thunder - Union Pool
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 anou, Forever As it has been said: no matter where you go, there you are. With his new album You, Forever, Sam Evian, the project of New York-based musician, songwriter, and producer Sam Owens, is here to add some eternity to that sentiment. "This is you, forever," he says. "It's about accepting that you are responsible for you, that you're in charge of your actions. Everything you do affects others and yourself, so, no matter what you choose to do, be there and learn from it."d over Hannah Cohen has arrived home. From the title of her new album to the depth and beauty of the music, the Woodstock, NY-based singer-songwriter's third album for Bella Union, Welcome Home, displays a new level of confidence and comfort with the many creative tools at her disposal. Cohen's remarkably evocative voice is surrounded by dreamy, swooning incantations, from the rippling 'This Is Your Life

Tenderheart Bitches - Union Pool
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Tenderheart Bitches MARIS, GRACE LUDAMILA, DEWEY

Decatur Street Jinx - Williamsburg Music Center
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Decatur Street Jinx

Dr. Phone & Friends Comedy Night - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dr. Phone (Caitlin Dullea, Thomas Fricilone and Kelly Cooper) invite the best improvisers and comedians in Brooklyn to share the stage and make up goofy stuff.

The 5th Annual Split'n Lanes Dodgin' Gutters Classic Motorcycle Show - Brooklyn Bowl
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sunday August 18th Noon - 6pm. All Ages. It's ON!! Come and be a part of our Special 5th Anniversary of 'Split'n Lanes Dodgin' Gutters'! Vintage Motorcycles, 16 Lanes of Bowling, 2 Full Bars, Food by Blue Ribbon, Live D.J. , and reserved Motorcycle parking directly in front of the venue. We have some very exciting additions to this year's event, in honor of our 5th....which we will be announcing soon! So stay alert...you won't want to miss it. Sunday, August 18th from Noon to 6:00pm. Rain or Shine..all ages Welcome. *We already have some amazing Motorcycles on board....but get in touch with us if YOU have an interesting machine that you want to share! We can't wait.... it's gonna be a Gasser! Thanks to Daniel Irons for yet another Amazing piece of poster artwork! You rule!

Resonate, Opening Sound by Beburi - Sunnyvale
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

RESONATE, Opening Sound By BEBURI

Jason Loughlin - Skinny Dennis
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jason Loughlin

On Pink, Caroline Meade, 9ine08 & Asshat - Sunnyvale
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

9ine08 Asshat We a rock band from places you've never been you love us though

Olivia Gatwood: The Life of the Party Book Tour - The Bell House
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 18+ How does a girl grow into a woman in a world racked by violence? Where is the line between perpetrator and victim? The first time I experienced Olivia Gatwood was live at The Bell House in Brooklyn alongside 200 of her fans. Moments before Olivia started reading, the room went silent as the audience collectively took a sharp breath. The room felt electric. Lauded for the power of her writing and having attracted an online fan base of millions for her extraordinary spoken-word performances, Olivia Gatwood is a thrilling new feminist voice in poetry. In LIFE OF THE PARTY (Dial Press Trade Paperback, on sale 8/20), Gatwood weaves together her own coming of age with an investigation into our culture's romanticization of violence against women. Her precise, searing language--at times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant—explores how our experience as girls dictates how we exist in our bodies as women. Olivia Gatwood poignantly deconstructs the dark side of girlhood, violence against women, and society's obsession with true crime in this dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems. LIFE OF THE PARTY is as beautiful in its prose as it is powerfully ... (read more)

The Binky Griptite Orchestra - Union Pool
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over The Binky Griptite Orchestra Playing 40s Rhythm and Blues w/special guests CeCe BrownSugah

Rodney Green Ensemble and Jam Session - Williamsburg Music Center
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Rodney Green Ensemble and Jam Session

Uruguay/ Ellie Cope/ Ophelia Cache - Sunnyvale
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

URUGUAY/ ELLIE COPE/ OPHELIA CACHE

The Last Roundup Boys - Skinny Dennis
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Last Roundup Boys

Secret Science Club - The Bell House
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Secret Science Club features:• mind-bending lectures• volatile experiments• chemical libations• star-gazing sounds

Dead Rider - Union Pool
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over dead rider A bunch of dead people Public Speaking Public Speaking is the solo project of Brooklyn sound artist and songwriter Jason Anthony Harris. He uses voice, objects, and electronics, as well as traditional instrumentation to make soulful noise music. Harris balances adventurous methods with an intimate compositional aesthetic.

Demons (film screening) - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

In "Demons," a young woman facing the shock of a toxic relationship recounts the tale of how she developed an unusual quality: menstrual blood that's corrosive to everything but her own body.

Dap's Den - Williamsburg Music Center
Through August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jazz has a long history of being nurtured and developed in Harlem. The creativity, energy, and freedom of ideas created and exhibited there have been nothing short of legendary. Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, and Arthur Taylor (to name just a few) all credit this hallowed ground as an integral part of their success. Few embody this spirit more than Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day. Dapper Dan is a Harlem street-based pioneer who operated a boutique in the 80s known for his defiant appropriations of European heritage brands. While it took him over 30 years to be recognized for his innovations in fashion, today Dapper Dan enjoys a partnership with Gucci— one of the very brands that helped force him out of business over 20 years ago. What’s more jazz than that? Dan’s dream of having a night club never came to fruition, so in true Dapper Dan style, we’re borrowing his heritage brand to bring Harlem to Williamsburg. Welcome to Dap’s Den! Performances By: Raina Sokolov -Gonzalez, Matt Martinez and Andrew Latona, Aida Johannes and Jackson Miller

Wisebuck, Wreath, Ola Mesa, Bluish at Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wisebuck, Wreath, Ola Mesa, Bluish at Sunnyvale

Rocket 88's - Skinny Dennis
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Rocket 88's

A Benefit for 'Freedom for Immigrants' Non-Profit - Union Pool
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over A Benefit for "Freedom For Immigrants" Non-profit Freedom for Immigrants is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. 75 Dollar Bill, using a plywood crate and guitar, make electric, richly patterned music that can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism - an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, Sun Ra's space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. New album I Was Real coming June 28 on Thin Wrist/BlackEditions Group (and tak:til/Glitterbeat Records in Europe). Nat Baldwin Double bassist, singer and songwriter

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Brooklyn Bowl
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop band from Cleveland, Ohio formed in 1991. It originally consisted of rappers Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Wish Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records in late 1993, when Bone Thugs debuted with EP Creepin on ah Come Up. The EP included the hit single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone". In 1995, the group released its second album, E. 1999 Eternal, which included hits "1st of tha Month" and "Tha Crossroads." A tribute to the recently deceased Eazy-E, "Tha Crossroads," won a Grammy award in 1997. The Art of War, the group's third album, was also released in 1997. Bone Thugs is also the only group that has worked with deceased artists 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E & Big Pun while they were still alive. The editors of About.com ranked them #12 on their list of the "25 Best Rap Groups of All Time", and MTV called them "the most melodic hip-hop group of all time".

Pool Cosby, Carrtoons, & Yoh, & Little Distractions - Sunnyvale
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

POOL COSBY, CARRTOONS, & YOH, & Little Distractions

Ivy Roots - Williamsburg Music Center
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Indie soul artist Ivy Roots is a singer/songwriter & producer. The acoustic guitar strumming soulstress from Kansas City draws from her inspirations; Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Deangelo, and India Arie. Ivy recently released her 2nd creative musical project "Love Art Growth" and has been featured on A&R Factory as "stripped back soul". Having performed in Austin Ivy Roots was featured along with the dungeon family in Compose Yourself Magazine's "2019 SXSW Highlights"; "...Serving up warm, buttery melodies on her guitar, Ivy's vocal range was seriously impressive – from smoky and pensive to deep and soul-tingling, Ivy Roots has a uniquely soulful yet rock n roll influenced sound that caught me off guard. Though I'd only caught 30 minutes of her set, it felt like time had stopped inside of Shangri-La.

Megg Farrell - Skinny Dennis
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Megg Farrell

Radiolab Is Having a Dance Party - The Bell House
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a one-night only, special, live event in which you & Radiolab hit the dance floor. We'll talk about the dance that could have become our national folk dance: square dancing. We'll learn the steps, explore square dancing's surprising hidden history, and wonder together: which moves really are of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Isn't She Funny - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you think women aren't funny? This show will prove you wrong. Isn't She Funny is a standup comedy show with a hot, hilarious, dude-free lineup hosted by Carly Montag, Marisa Riley, and Emily Walsh. Dudes and non-dudes welcome.

Shana Dawn - Williamsburg Music Center
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Set: In a celebration of music, Shana Dawn performs jazz standards, R&B covers and original songs with a live band. She will be performing with special guests saxophonist Sly Scott, drummer Kazi McCoy, bassist Jonathan Toscano and pianist Glafkos Kontemeniotis.

Gerry Eastman & Friends: Jam session - Williamsburg Music Center
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

In addition to performing with his band and welcoming all kinds of artists in his club week after week, WMC owner & founder Gerry Eastman is active on the New York music scene as a guitarist, bassist, composer, conductor, and bandleader. He is one of the few people still around who have toured the world with jazz icons such as Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Etta Jones.

Cliff Westfall - Skinny Dennis
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Cliff Westfall

Jeremy & The Harlequins - Union Pool
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Jeremy & The Harlequins n today's musical landscape inundated by cheap hooks and overproduced studio tricks, Jeremy & The Harlequins are here to keep the fire and spirit of rock'n'roll alive. That's something the New York five-piece have been doing since forming just a few short years ago, both with their debut album American Dreamer (2015) and its follow-up Into The Night (2016). They're continuing this approach with their third album in three years, entitled Remember This, which they started writing at home in New York, immediately after the recording of Into The Night. Kendra Morris Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early '70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan, while her contemporaries include the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Alice Russell, and Leela James. Morris's musical taste was developed through her parents' record collection, a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk. During her childhood Morris's main companion was her karaoke machine, which she also used for the sake of recording.

Lost Bayou Ramblers + Poguetry Feat. Spider Stacy and Cait O'Riordian - Brooklyn Bowl
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Grammy award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers' evolution as a perversely progressive band rooted in Cajun traditions continues to excite, challenge, and redefine both genre expectations as well as cultural preconceptions. Founded in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the last 5 years have brought LBR a feature on Jack White's American Epic, score contributions to the Oscar nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, a Grammy award for their latest album "Kalenda" and tours with both Arcade Fire and the Violent Femmes. Lost Bayou Ramblers stands at the crosscurrents of Louisiana culture by inhabiting the gray area between Cajun and Creole, convention and innovation, mystery and a revelation, experimenting and growing the show to what it's become today: an eclectic mix of modern sounds and rhythms with ancient Cajun melodies and lyrics. World Café says "The Grammy-winning group plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, shot through with punk energy and psychedelic fuzz."

Krimer FT. Og Nixin + More - Sunnyvale
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

KRIMER ft. OG NIXIN + MORE

GRUNCHSTOCK - Sunnyvale
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

In light of GRUNCH's year anniversary, we're taking it back to the legendary WOODSTOCK that happened 20 years ago and partying like it's 1999. WELCOME TO GRUNCHSTOCK: 8 Bands, 10 DJs, Surprise Guests, Live Tattoos, Pizza, Tequila, Rose, Pop Up Shops + MORE! HOSTED BY: MTV's VJ Jesse Camp BANDS: The Death Set, Ninjasonik, MissYou, Unstoppable Death Machines, Orthopedic Cranial Encavement, Lackadazies, X.ILE DJS: That's So Raben, DJ Wonder, Prince Terrence, Yellowtech, Dom Sent From Mars, Jamesy, Red Daughter, Op!, Not Emo Night, + *SURPRISE GUEST* ALCOHOL PROVIDED BY: BABE Rose, GOZA Tequila PIZZA PROVIDED BY: Williamsburg Pizza TATTOO BOOTH: Rebels n Saints Tattoo POP UP SHOPS: Creep Street, Clockwork Cros, Suare + MORE TBA *FREE* Creep Street merch for first 15 RSVPs

Vocalist Jeanette Berry - Williamsburg Music Center
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Vocalist Jeanette Berry

Off the Road Again W/ Sean Walsh - Skinny Dennis
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Off the Road Again W/ Sean Walsh

Elijah Ocean - Skinny Dennis
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Elijah Ocean

Gayme Show - The Bell House
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+ Ever talk to a straight guy and think, "Jesus Christ you're boring!" Two straight men enter the arena, but only one leaves with the title of Queen of the Straights. Lifelines include a Woman Who Gets It and a Wise Queer. Come witness the ultimate test of who Is honorarily GAY AS FUCK! (and guys, that's a good thing!)

Tainted Love 80's Dance Party - The Bell House
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+ Soft Cell's pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, "Tainted Love," is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we'll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s - pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle's "Hot on the Heels of Love" surely could have been alongside Blondie's "Heart of Glass" on the charts...with today's perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London - Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave - plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Cheap Thrills - Union Pool
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Cheap Thrills Links Cheap Thrills is an anything goes rock n roll & drag dance party for everybody and every body! DJs Mon Amie & Aleix M, hostess RedSquare13, and a rotating cast of misfit drag queens, burlesque performers, and djs bring you a celebration of all things dangerous, sexy, and kitsch with a different theme for every party. Leave your inhibitions and good taste behind! AUGUST 24 THEME: Cry Baby - rock n roll, punk, soul, trash, a la John Waters - a dance party for dolls, dreamboats and delinquents!

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly - Union Pool
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

THE MANIMALS, SHAPES IN CALGARY, THE LOVE HOWL Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is a Brooklyn-based sextet with a yen for sunny guitars, anthemic shout-a-longs and fuzzy garage pop. They've jangled, stomped and shouted all about New York City, toured to SxSW, and just released Modern Dances - an LP of sharp shout-a-longs and bright light head-bangers.

Need To Belong - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The best comics in New York (and thus, the world) come together for this hilarious monthly stand up comedy show hosted by Jordan Lilly, Lauren Ballantyne, and Nick Fields. Laugh your butt off, then shake what's left of it on the dance floor immediately after the show

Ramonda Hammer, Plaid Dracula, & Special Guest - Sunnyvale
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ramonda Hammer, Plaid Dracula, & Special Guest

NYXL Watch Party - Brooklyn Bowl
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

It’s East vs West in this epic Overwatch League rivalry-weekend showdown as the New York Excelsior take on the Vancouver Titans. Get ready for a heated night of esports, competitive bowling, plus a private performance by the one and only Grandson. You’ll also enjoy some exciting activations by event sponsors T-Mobile, Kit Kat, Dos Toros, Gamestop and Raynor. The New York Excelsior, or ‘NYXL,’ is the first professional esports team to represent the city of New York and one of the 20 franchises in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which launched its inaugural season in January 2018.

Summer Thunder Pat Party - Union Pool
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over JD Samson Presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go

Martin Howth - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Martin Howth

Krimer FT. Og Nixin More - Sunnyvale
Through August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

All Ages Phuqhaus Presents: Krimer FT. Og Nixin, Cancel B2B Noizon, Threads, B-Dos, Festival Finesser B2B Andu Dubz, Vargi B2B Special Guest


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