On Wednesday 8/17, Our Wicked Lady brought together a killer lineup of bands for a curated evening of music at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg—and it was an absolute treat to see some of our favorite locals crush it on the venue’s massive stage.
Heat Death kicked the evening off with big riffs and haunting vocals from the five-piece’s front person Alexandra Noland. The expansive stage and cavernous room that is Brooklyn Bowl was perfect for this group’s big sound.
Next up was Rat Motel who used the occasion to kick-off a small tour through the northeast. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, this two-piece tore through a tight set that left the Wednesday night crowd in awe.
Desert Sharks sounded amazing on that massive stage. Their mixture of surfy vibes and heavy rock ‘n’ roll are always a delight. They ripped through a bunch of fan favorites in their set like “Sorceress,” “Don’t Be Shy Alicia” and their killer cover of “Voices Carry”. They were recently in the studio working on new material and we can’t wait to hear what they have in store.
Brooklyn faves Haybaby closed out the awesome night of music and they crushed it—as expected. I’ve seen Haybaby on about every stage size imaginable—tiny DIY basements, mid-sized rooms and a handful of large venues. Getting to see the three piece perform at Brooklyn Bowl gave an added appreciation for Leslie Hong’s distinct guitar tone. Their set was tight and short and hit some of our favorite songs: “Monster,” “My Mother Tells Me,” and “Get Down,” but the enthusiastic crowd wasn’t ready to let them go so soon. After some enthusiastic chants from the audience they closed their set with the massive and heavy song “Witch Like Me” and it absolutely crushed.
Here’s hoping we get more Our Wicked Lady curated nights at big venues like Brooklyn Bowl in the future…
Scroll down for pics of the show (photos by Jeanette D. Moses)