The Bowery Beat
December 18th, 2015

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2015



Here are our Bowery South team’s picks for everyone’s favorite albums of 2015!


Pat O’Brien

Bowery South – Marketing Director


(In no particular order)

Tame Impala – Currents

Foals – What Went Down

Jamie xx – In Colour

Floating Points – Eleania

The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes

My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

St Germain – St. Germain

George Fitzgerald – Fading Love

Julio Bashmore – Knockin Boots

Lauer – Borndom


Kayla Green,

Bowery South – Civic Theatre/Gasa Gasa Rep


1. Ought – Sun Coming Down

2. Young Guv – Slumberland

3. Various Artists – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

4. Young Jesus – Grow/Decompose

5. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

6. Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home

7. Christian Scott – Stretch Music

8. Tame Impala – Currents

9. Michael Rault – Living Daylight

10. Ava Luna – Infinite House

*Honorable Mention: Thunderbitch – Thunderbitch


Michelle Nohr

Bowery South – Local Band Booking


(In no order)

Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

Tamaryn: Cranekiss

Beach House: Depression Cherry

Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear

Julia Holter: Have You In My Wilderness

Deerhunter: Fading Frontier

Jamie xx: In Colour

Natalie Prass: S/T

Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly

Kurt Vile: b’lieve I’m Going Down

Toro y Moi: What For?

Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell


Chris Akavi

Bowery South – Booking


1. Tame Impala – Currents

2. Leon Bridges – Coming Home

3. Drake – If Your Reading This Its Too Late

4. FIDLAR – Too

5. Lord Huron – Strange Trails

6. Adele – 25

7. Justin Bieber – Purpose

8. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

9. Highly Suspect – Mister Asylum

10. One Direction – Made In The AM


June 23rd, 2015

Mad Decent Block Party 2015: Atlanta Are You Ready?

Dept. of Mad Decency is back at it again bringing Atlanta the best block party of the summer! Headlining this year is no other than the peace maker himself  Major Lazer, plus the sounds of Zeds Dead, Keys N Krates, Yellow Claw, Shiba San, Meaux Green, and TWRK. The Block Party will be in Atlanta on July 31st  at the Masquerade Music Park. Get your tickets in advance and don’t miss out on the party. If you haven’t been on your musical P’s and Q’s here’s a quick playlist of each of their top tracks.

June 19th, 2015

Check Out Birmingham’s Newest Venue: Saturn

Our new space themed venue, Saturn, opened May 1st in Birmingham, AL. The venue includes a main stage, coffee shop called Satellite, and many fun galactic accessories. If you are in Birmingham, head over and check it out!

December 15th, 2014

Staff Picks: Top Albums of 2014



As is customary around this time of year, everyone’s top albums of the year start hitting the internets. Since we’re a heavily regarded source for music and what’s cool (hey, just go with us here), we wanted to share our staff picks for the best albums of 2014.

Patrick Hill, Talent Buyer

Protomartyr- Under Color of Official Right
Weezer- Everything Will be Alright in the End
War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream
Reigning Sound- Shattered
Strand of Oaks- Heal
Ex Hex- Rips
Survival Knife- Loose Power
Rock*A*Teens- Sweet Bird of Youth (re-issue)
St Vincent – St Vincent
Unwound- box set reissues on Numero Group
The Hold Steady- Teeth Dreams (Honorable Mention)

Chris Akavi, Assistant Talent Buyer

“Chris Akavi’s Top Of The Pops 2014”
Wild Cub – youth
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Chromeo – White Women
Milky Chance – Sadneccesary
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
Delta Spirit – Into The Wide
Theophilus London – Vibes
Bleachers – Strange Desire
Young & Sick – young & Sick

Pat O’Brien, Marketing Director

Top 10:
War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Caribou – Our Love
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
Lone – Reality Testing
Jungle – Jungle
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
Run The Jewels – RTJ2

Next 10:
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
Chromeo – White Women
Temples – Sun Structures
FKA Twigs – LP1
Chet Faker – Built to Glass
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Alt-J – This Is All Yours
Kasabian – 48:13

Michelle Nohr, Intern

Real Estate – Atlas
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Lone – Reality Testing
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Wye Oak – Shriek
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Wig Out At JagBags
Leon Vynehall – Music For The Uninvited
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP
War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream



November 25th, 2014

Video: What We’re Watching – December 2014

Check out Father John Misty’s “Bored In The USA” Letterman performance; music videos from The Lone Bellow, Twin Shadow, and more; comedy from Chris D’elia

November 25th, 2014

Contests: Win Tickets to the SOLD OUT FKA Twigs Show!



November 24th, 2014

Pics: First Aid Kit @ Variety Playhouse

photo- ©Jon Whittaker