Bowery Ballroom

Tweet Bowery Ballroom is located on 6 Delancey Street, Manhattan, between Chrystie Street and Bowery.  It is part of the ‘Bowery Presents’ circle of venues, along with Brooklyn Steel,...
Bowery Ballroom

Bowery Ballroom

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Bowery Ballroom is located on 6 Delancey Street, Manhattan, between Chrystie Street and Bowery.  It is part of the ‘Bowery Presents’ circle of venues, along with Brooklyn Steel, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rough Trade NYC, and Terminal 5; from noon to seven PM, Monday-Saturday, Mercury Lounge serves as the box office for all four places (Music Hall also does on Saturdays, eleven AM to six PM).  It lies within the circle of venues in the Bowery (roughly between Houston, A, Delancey Street, and Bowery), which includes Piano’s, Arlene’s Grocery, Rockwood Music Hall and others (as well as Mercury Lounge).

While the actual stage floor is located on ground level, Bowery Ballroom’s entrance goes directly downstairs, below the stage floor, to a large, but low-ceilinged, U-shaped bar (street-level doors to the stage floor do open after the show is finished, to let crowds out).  The downstairs section also contains the coat-check, both bathrooms, and the merchandise table.  There are two sets of stairs that lead up to the stage floor, one near the street, past the merchandise table, the other past the women’s bathroom at the other end of the downstairs bar.

The street-near set of stairs lead to the back of the stage floor, just beside the small, one-person, cash-only bar.  The other set leads to the house right side of stage (and continue on up to the stage, then to the above backstage area).  The house left corner of the stage floor is often taken up with band’s equipment, necessitating extra space there from the crowd in-between sets.  Near the back of both sides of the stage floor are stairs that lead to a balcony.  The balcony has a larger bar, and tables along the sides, that run along both walls.  In size, Bowery Ballroom is larger than other venues located in the Bowery area, but smaller than the larger indie-rock venues located around the city, such as Bowery Presents’ Terminal 5 or (used to run) Webster Hall (and about equal in size to its twin in Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg).

Thanks to its mid-level size and Bowery Presents hook, Bowery Ballroom has a ‘just right’ fit with its headliners – bands accomplished enough to make the concert an ‘event’, but size small enough that you don’t have to fight to the front or get pressed in the center for a good view.  In many ways, it’s the ‘next step’ after Mercury Lounge – many bands that play Mercury Lounge on one visit to New York City play Bowery Ballroom on their next.  Or they move up from serving as main opener at Bowery to headlining.  The place is large enough that there are usually two openers (especially on Friday and Saturday nights) – the first usually starts an hour after doors open, with the main act usually going on at 11 P.M.  Along with Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom is perfect place to catch a band right before they get so big the tickets and beers are too expensive, or a working-class, ‘never blew up, but still consistently delivering’ indie-staples.

 

Capacity: 550

Address:

6 Delancey Street (Between Chrystie Street and Bowery)

By Subway:

J train to Bowery – North side of Delancey
B or D trains to Chrystie/Grand – walk two blocks north on West side of Chrystie to North side of Delancey
F train to 2nd Avenue – walk 3 blocks south on West side of Chrystie, turn right
4 & 6 trains to Spring Street – walk 4 blocks east on Spring, one block south on East side of Bowery, turn left

 

QRO Coverage:

-Land of Talk, June 1th, 2017 – live review, photos

-Margaret Glaspy, with Cuddle Magic, February 16th, 2017 – Margaret Glaspy photos, Cuddle Magic photos

-The Lone Bellow, December 31st, 2016 – photos

-Letters To Cleo, November 17th, 2016 – photos

-Capital Cities, November 3rd, 2016 – photos

-The Felice Brothers, September 8th, 2016 – photos

-Jessy Lanza, with Morgan Geist and DJ Taye, July 8, 2016 – Jessy Lanza photos, Morgan Geist photos, DJ Taye photos

-Quilt, June 23rd, 2016 – photos

-Son Little, with Andy Shauf, June 9th, 2016 – Son Little photos, Andy Shauf photos

-We Were Promised Jetpacks, with Glint, May 31st, 2016 – We Were Promised Jetpacks photos, Glint photos

-Wolf Parade, May 17th, 2016 – live review, photos

-Land of Talk, May 15th, 2016 – live review, photos

-Crystal Fighters, May 10th, 2016 – photos

-Chelsea Wolfe, with A Dead Forest Index, May 9th, 2016 – Chelsea Wolfe photos, A Dead Forest Index photos

-Little Green Cars, April 21st, 2016 – photos

-The Dandy Warhols, with Seratones, April 12th, 2016 – The Dandy Warhols photos, Seratones photos

-Gin Wigmore, April 6th, 2016 – photos

-HINDS, March 9th, 2016 – photos

-The Shadowboxers, with Caleb Hawley, February 26th, 2016 – The Shadowboxers photos, Caleb Hawley photos

-Sunflower Bean, with Honduras and Future Punx, February 25th, 2016 – Sunflower Bean photos, Honduras photos, Future Punx photos

-Jamie Woon, February 5th, 2016 – photos

-Miami Horror, January 22nd, 2016 – photos

-METZ, with Bully, January 14th, 2016 – METZ photos, Bully photos

-San Fermin, December 17th, 2015 – photos

-A Silent Film, with Flagship, November 1st, 2015 – A Silent Film photos, Flagship photos

-Balthazar, October 17th, 2015 (CMJ) – photos

-Panda Bear, with PC Worship, October 13th, 2015 (CMJ) – Panda Bear photos, PC Worship photos

-Albert Hammond Jr., September 22nd, 2015 – photos

-Jess Glynne, September 17th, 2015 – photos

-Neil Fest (including Ryan Adams, Ruby Amanfu, Nicole Atkins, Charles Bradley, Michelle Branch, Cabin Down Below Band, Patrick Carney, Chase Cohl, Jakob Dylan, Brian Fallon, Adam Green, Kim Gordon, Matt Hitt, Sammy James Jr., Norah Jones, Valerie June, Danny Masterson, Summer Moon, Steve Schiltz, Streets of Laredo, Butch Walker, Nick Zimmer), September 13th, 2015 – photos

-Say Lou Lou, September 9th, 2015 – photos

-Mac DeMarco, August 17th, 2015 – photos

-Ryn Weaver, with Sam Dew, July 29th, 2015 – Ryn Weaver photos, Sam Dew photos

-The Revivalists, July 16th, 2015 – photos

-Courtney Barnett, May 19th, 2015 – photos

-Palma Violets, May 18th, 2015 – photos

-Smallpools, with Grizfolk and Vinyl Theatre, May 10th, 2015 – Smallpools photos, Grizfolk photos, Vinyl Theatre photos

-Coasts, with Zella Day, April 30th, 2015 – Coasts photos, Zella Day photos

-Alice Smith, April 12th, 2015 – photos

-Alvvays, April 2nd, 2015 – photos

-Diamond Rugs, March 27th, 2015 – photos

-Marina & The Diamonds, March 26th, 2015 – photos

-Big Data, March 24th, 2015 – photos

-James Bay, with Lucie Silvas, March 16th, 2015 – James Bay photos, Lucie Silvas photos

-Kindness, with Pell, March 14th, 2015 – Kindness photos, Pell photos

-Milo Greene, March 12th, 2015 – photos

-Catfish & The Bottlemen, with Wild Party, March 9th, 2015 – Catfish & The Bottlemen photos, Wild Party photos

-Will Butler, with TEEN, March 5th, 2015 – Will Butler photos, TEEN photos

-The Juliana Hatfield Three (playing Become What You Are), with Potty Mouth, March 1st, 2015 – The Juliana Hatfield Three photos, Potty Mouth photos

-Helmet (playing Betty), February 21st, 2015 – live review, photos

-Theophilus London, February 16th, 2015 – live review

-Thee Oh Sees, November 18th, 2014 – photos

-Walk the Moon, with Finish Ticket, November 2nd, 2014 – Walk the Moon photos, Finish Ticket photos

-Weezer (playing Everything Will Be Alright In the End), October 27th, 2014 – live review, photos

-The Kills, October 23rd, 2014 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, photos

-The Fat White Family, October 18th, 2014 – photos

-OK Go, September 19th, 2014 – photos

-The Temper Trap, July 30th, 2014 – photos

-Imelda May, July 29th, 2014 – photos

-The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, with Fear of Men and Ablebody, May 22nd, 2014 – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart photos, Fear of Men photos, Ablebody photos

-SOHN, May 9th, 2014 – photos

-Kevin Drew, with Andy Kim, April 28th, 2014 – Kevin Drew live review, Kevin Drew photos, Andy Kim photos

-We Are Scientists, with PAWS, April 18th, 2014 – We Are Scientists live review, We Are Scientists photos, PAWS photos

-The Mowgli’s, with Mister Wives and Finish Ticket, April 16th, 2014 – The Mowgli’s photos, Mister Wives photos, Finish Ticket photos

-Dean Wareham, April 5th, 2014 – photos

-The Orwells, with Twin Peaks, March 6th, 2014 – The Orwells photos, Twin Peaks photos

-Nicole Atkins, with Arc Iris, February 13th, 2014 – Nicole Atkins live review, Nicole Atkins photos, Arc Iris photos

-Metric, November 19th, 2013 – photos

-Night Terrors of 1927, October 16th, 2013 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, photos

-White Lies, with In the Valley Below, October 3rd, 2013 – White Lies photos, In the Valley Below photos

-Electric Six, with My Jerusalem and Les Sans Culottes, September 29th, 2013 – Electric Six photos, My Jerusalem photos, Les Sans Culottes photos

-Superchunk, with Spider Bags, September 28, 2013 – Superchunk live review, Superchunk photos, Spider Bags photos

-Grouplove, with The Rubens, September 25th, 2013 – Grouplove live review, Grouplove photos, The Rubens photos

-Pixies, with Reignwolf, September 18th, 2013 – Pixies live review, Pixies photos, Reignwolf photos

-Beacon, with Shigeto, August 31st, 2013 – live review, Beacon photos

-Atlas Genius, June 19th, 2013 – photos

-Palma Violets, May 10th, 2013 (Downtown Music Festival) – photos

-Bob Mould Band, with Bear In Heaven, February 26th, 2013 – Bob Mould Band live review, Bob Mould Band photos, Bear In Heaven photos

-Walk the Moon, with Pacific Air, January 27th, 2013 – Walk the Moon photos, Pacific Air photos

-Nada Surf, with Eternal Summers, December 14th, 2012 – Nada Surf photos, Eternal Summers photos

-Grizzly Bear, with Santigold, December 11th, 2012 (SPIN ‘Year In Music’ party) – live review, Grizzly Bear photos, Santigold photos

-Casket Girls, with The Stargazer Lillies, December 5th, 2012 – Casket Girls photos, The Stargazer Lillies photos

-Dredg, with The Big Sleep and Ben Henderson, November 10th, 2012 – Dredg photos, The Big Sleep photos, Ben Henderson photos

-Dredg, with The Big Sleep and Ben Henderson, November 9th, 2012 – Dredg photos, The Big Sleep photos, Ben Henderson photos

-fun., November 8th, 2012 – photos

-Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, with Bloodshot Bill and Ava Luna, November 3rd, 2012 – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion photos, Bloodshot Bill photos, Ava Luna photos

-Two Gallants, September 24th, 2012 – photos

-Alberta Cross, September 13th, 2012 – photos

-The Vaccines, with Ryan Jarman’s Exclamation Pony, September 10th, 2012 – live review, The Vaccines photos, Ryan Jarman’s Exclamation Pony photos

-Charli XCX, with St. Lucia, July 28th, 2012 – Charli XCX photos, St. Lucia photos

-Ani DiFranco, June 19th, 2012 – photos

-Langhorne Slim, with Ha Ha Tonka, June 14th, 2012 – Langhorne Slim photos, Ha Ha Tonka photos

-Tokyo Police Club, June 10th, 2012 – live review, photos

-The Walkmen, June 6th, 2012 – live review

-Reptar, April 14th, 2012 – photos

-Bombay Bicycle Club, with The Darcys, March 5th, 2012 – Bombay Bicycle Club photos, The Darcys photos

-Sharon Van Etten, with Carter Tanton, February 26th, 2012 – Sharon Van Etten photos, Carter Tanton photos

-Mark Lanegan, February 7th, 2012 – photos

-Caveman, with Au Palais and Heaven, January 20th, 2012 – Caveman photos, Au Palais photos, Heaven photos

-Mike Doughty, November 19th, 2011 – photos

-Los Campesinos!, November 16th, 2011 – photos

-Wild Flag, with Eleanor Friedberger and Hospitality, October 18th, 2011 (CMJ) – Wild Flag photos, Eleanor Friedberger photos, Hospitality photos

-God Is an Astronaut, with Monogold, August 5th, 2011 – live review, God Is an Astronaut photos, Monogold photos

-The Kooks, with Smoke Signals, June 27th, 2011 – The Kooks photos, Smoke Signal photos

-The Wombats, May 31st, 2011 – photos

-Childish Gambino, May 14th, 2011 – photos

-British Sea Power, with A Classic Education, April 21st, 2011 – British Sea Power live review, British Sea Power photos, A Classic Education photos

-Wire, with Madensuyu, April 6th, 2011 – Wire photos, Madensuyu photos

-Starfucker, with CasioKids, April 2nd, 2011 – Starfucker photos, CasioKids photos

-Noah & The Whale, with Apex Manor, March 22nd, 2011 – Noah & The Whale photos, Apex Manor photos

-Murder By Death, with Fake Problems and Buried Beds, March 1st, 2011 – Murder By Death photos, Fake Problems photos, Buried Beds photos

-Darwin Deez, February 19th, 2011 – photos

-Les Savy Fav, with Big Troubles, February 16th, 2011 – Les Savy Fav photos, Big Troubles photos

-Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea, with The Gay Blades and Mon Khmer, February 9th, 2011 – Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea live review, Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea photos, The Gay Blades photos, Mon Khmer photos

-Land of Talk, November 6th, 2010 – photos

-Best Coast, with Male Bonding, September 29th, 2010 – Best Coast live review, Best Coast photos, Male Bonding photos

-Teenage Fanclub, with Radar Brothers, September 27th, 2010 – Teenage Fanclub photos, Radar Brothers photos

-Hot Hot Heat, with 22-20s and Hey Rosetta!, September 7th, 2010 – Hot Hot Heat photos, 22-20s photos, Hey Rosetta! photos

-Admiral Radley, with Hooray For Earth, August 20th, 2010 – Admiral Radley photos, Hooray For Earth photos

-The Futureheads, with The Like and The Static Jacks, June 8th, 2010 – The Like live review, The Futureheads photos, The Like photos, The Static Jacks photos

-The Apples in Stereo, April 21st, 2010 – live review, photos

-Ozomatli, April 19th, 2010 (‘Flavoroo’ Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo-inspired ice cream launch) – photos

-YACHT, with Bobby Birdman, March 11th, 2010 – YACHT photos, Bobby Birdman photos

-Yeasayer, February 8th, 2010 – photos

-stellastarr*, December 16th, 2009 – live review, photos

-Rain Machine, with Sharon Van Etten and Violens, October 24th, 2009 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, Rain Machine photos, Sharon Van Etten photos, Violens photos

-Midnight Juggernauts, October 21st, 2009 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, photos

-Sufjan Stevens, with Cryptacize, October 5th, 2009 – Sufjan Stevens live review, Sufjan Stevens photos, Cryptacize photos

-The Mighty Boosh, July 21st, 2009 (MySpace Secret Show) – photos

-Harlem Shakes, with Motel Motel and Superhuman Happiness, July 1st, 2009 (last Harlem Shakes show ever) – Harlem Shakes photos, Motel Motel photos, Superhuman Happiness photos

-Apostle of Hustle, June 10th, 2009 – photos

-White Rabbits, with Cymbals Eat Guitars, May 21st, 2009 – White Rabbits live review, White Rabbits photos, Cymbals Eat Guitars photos

-Dan Deacon, May 16th, 2009 – photos

-The Dears, with Great Northern and Eulogies, May 4th, 2009 – The Dears photos, Great Northern photos, Eulogies photos

-White Lies, with Friendly Fires, March 27th, 2009 – White Lies live review, White Lies photos, Friendly Fires photos

-Cursive, March 10th, 2009 – live review, photos

-The Picture, with Murder Mystery and The Kiss Off, March 5th, 2009 – The Picture live review, The Picture photos, Murder Mystery photos, The Kiss Off photos

-Los Campesinos!, with Titus Andronicus, February 15th, 2009 – Los Campesinos! photos, Titus Andronicus photos

-Murder By Death, February 6th, 2009 – photos

-Passion Pit, with Paper Route, February 4th, 2009 – Passion Pit photos, Paper Route photos

-Annuals, January 28th, 2009 – live review, photos

-The Rosebuds, with Max Tundra, January 16th, 2009 – The Rosebuds live review, The Rosebuds photos, Max Tundra photos

-Camper Van Beethoven, with McCabe & Mrs. Miller, January 9th, 2009 – Camper Van Beethoven live review, Camper Van Beethoven photos, McCabe & Mrs. Miller photos

-Black Kids, with Ipso Facto, December 9th, 2008 (Ray-Ban party) – Black Kids photos, Ipso Facto photos

-Lord T & Eloise, October 25th, 2008 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, photos

-Ra Ra Riot, with Walter Meego and The Morning Benders, October 16th, 2008 – Ra Ra Riot live review, Ra Ra Riot photos, Walter Meego photos, The Morning Benders photos

-Assembly of Dust, with Theresa Andersson, September 27th, 2008 – Theresa Andersson live review, Assembly of Dust photos, Theresa Andersson photos

-Tilly & The Wall, with Ruby Suns and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, July 30th, 2008 – Tilly & The Wall photos, Ruby Suns photos, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson photos

-Pela, June 6th, 2008 – photos

-Midnight Juggernauts, May 9th, 2008 – live review, photos

-Tally Hall, April 15th, 2008 – photos

-Helio Sequence, with Spinto Band and The Epochs, April 3rd, 2008 – Helio Sequence photos, Spinto Band photos, The Epochs photos

-The Lemonheads, with Second Dan, March 30th, 2008 – The Lemonheads live review, The Lemonheads photos, Second Dan photos

-Blitzen Trapper, with Fleet Foxes and Ola Podrida, March 29th, 2008 – Blitzen Trapper live review, Blitzen Trapper photos, Fleet Foxes photos, Ola Podrida photos

-The Stills, with Wild Light, March 8th, 2008 – The Stills live review, The Stills photos, Wild Light photos

-Ra Ra Riot, with Bear Hands, March 7th, 2008 – Ra Ra Riot live review, Ra Ra Riot photos, Bear Hands photos

-Matt Costa, March 3rd, 2008 – live review, photos

-Say Hi, with Illinois, Meowskers and Postelles, March 2nd, 2008 – Say Hi photos, Illinois photos, Meowskers photos, Postelles photos

-Sam Champion, with Drug Rug and XYZ Affair, February 15th, 2008 – Sam Champion & Drug Rug live review, Sam Champion photos, Drug Rug photos, XYZ Affair photos

-Nicole Atkins & The Sea, January 25th, 2008 – live review, photos

-White Rabbits, with Harlem Shakes and The Subjects, December 13th, 2007 – White Rabbits photos, Harlem Shakes photos, The Subjects photos

-Elvis Perkins in Dearland, with Bon Iver, December 7th, 2007 – Elvis Perkins in Dearland live review, Elvis Perkins in Dearland photos, Bon Iver photos

-Los Campesinos!, with Spinto Band and Johnny Foreigner, November 30th, 2007 – Los Campesinos! photos, Spinto Band photos, Johnny Foreigner photos

-Annuals, with Manchester Orchestra and The Never, October 31st, 2007 – Manchester Orchestra live review, Annuals photos, Manchester Orchestra photos, The Never photos

-Voxtrot, with The Rosebuds, Dean & Britta, The Most Serene Republic, The Shaky Hands, and Bon Iver, October 16th, 2007 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, Voxtrot photos, The Rosebuds photos, Dean & Britta photos, The Most Serene Republic photos, The Shaky Hands photos, Bon Iver photos

-Sunset Rubdown, October 9th, 2007 – live review, photos

-Matt Pond PA, September 28th, 2007 – live review, photos

-Cloud Cult, with Land of Talk and The London Souls, September 8th, 2007 – Cloud Cult photos, Land of Talk photos, The London Souls photos

-St. Vincent, July 17th, 2007 – photos

-White Rabbits, June 1st, 2007 – live review, photos

-The Rosebuds, May 24th, 2007 – photos

-!!!, May 16th, 2007 – photos

-Album Leaf, with Young Galaxy, May 13th, 2007 – Album Leaf photos, Young Galaxy photos

-Bob Mould, April 16th, 2007 – live review, photos

-Calla, April 14th, 2007 – live review, photos

-The Walkmen, with The Broken West, March 8th, 2007 – The Broken West live review, The Walkmen photos, The Broken West photos

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