Minifestival: Disclosure, Chromeo and Cut Copy Bring the Party to Brooklyn Bowl

Cut Copy plays Brooklyn Bowl

Cut Copy plays Brooklyn Bowl Aug. 8

Starting August 6, Brooklyn Bowl—hub of all things bowling, concerts and fried chicken—hosts three nights of EDM glory, kicking off with the brotherly duo Disclosure (7 p.m., $50), who were originally set to play here in April. (The Grammy-nominated outfit rescheduled after one of the brothers was injured in preparation for their Coachella performance, which included an appearance by Mary J. Blige on “F for You.”)

After the vocal-heavy house music of Disclosure, the frenzy continues into August 7 with the electro-funk-disco duo Chromeo (6 p.m., $30 in advance, $40 at door). AEG, a booking partner of Brooklyn Bowl, helped secure the show thanks to proximity of Chromeo’s August 5 outing at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Flume, who infuses hip-hop elements into his electronic sound, plays late-night (11:30 p.m., $20), following Chromeo. The performances are ticketed separately, but those at Chromeo get a pass for Flume. Cut Copy brings its dance-punk waves for the final night of this music marathon (7 p.m. Aug. 8, $30 in advance, $40 at door).

“There’s a lot of synergy between these bands while still having their own unique sound,” says Kirk Peterson, director of talent for Brooklyn Bowl. Besides falling into the pantheon of EDM, the acts share a number of connections, including remixing each other’s songs—Chromeo put its touches on Cut Copy’s “Future,” while Disclosure’s “You & Me” got the Flume treatment. (Cut Copy and Flume also both hail from Australia.)

“We’re all huge fans of all four of these acts,” Peterson says. “We just happened to get them all at the same time, so it’s going to be a fun three days. These acts aren’t necessarily doing the nightclubs. We need to kind of bridge that gap between EDM club and rock room.” We couldn’t agree more.



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