Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Music Hall of Williamsburg Music Hall of Williamsburg is an indie darling concert hall that attracts fans from all over New York. Catch an amazing show in NYC with Party Earth. New York United States 40.71929 -73.961711
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Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.
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Party Earth Review Three bars and two levels of seating offer lots of views and plenty of booze at the 550-capacity hipster haven – and former mayonnaise factory – that is the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Owned and operated... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    L: Bedford Avenue

  • Phone:

    Box Office: 718-486-5400

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Doors typically open at 8pm, with shows commencing at 9pm
    Headliner often does not go on until 10 or 11pm for big shows

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Music Hall of Williamsburg Schedule of Events

Apr16Wed
The Pretty Reckless

Concert / Alternative Rock / Hard Rock

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Apr17Thu
Cloud Cult

Concert / Indie Rock

9:00 pm
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Apr18Fri
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Indie Pop

9:00 pm
Betty Who, Zak Waters, Cardiknox
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Apr19Sat
The World/Inferno Friendship Society

Concert / Alternative Music / Ska

9:00 pm
The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Iron Chic, Bad Doctors
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Apr20Sun
Joey Badass

Concert / Rap

9:00 pm
Joey Badass, Lil Bibby, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova
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Apr23Wed
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Post-Punk

9:00 pm
Factory Floor, Protect-U
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Apr25Fri
Timber Timbre

Concert / Folk

9:00 pm
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Apr30Wed
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Indie

9:00 pm
Broods
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May01Thu
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Indie

9:00 pm
The Both, Nick Diamonds
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May02Fri
Connan Mockasin

Concert / Indie Pop / Psychedelic

9:00 pm
Connan Mockasin, Kirin J Callinan
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May03Sat
Dopapod

Concert / Funk / Jam Band

9:00 pm
Dopapod, Jimkata, Aqueous
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May04Sun
Iggy Azalea

Concert / Hip-Hop / Rap

8:00 pm
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May05Mon
The Foreign Exchange

Concert / DJ Event / Electronic / Hip-Hop / Jazz / Soul

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May06Tue
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Indie Rock

9:00 pm
Slint
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May07Wed
Shlohmo

Concert / DJ Event / Electronic / Soul

9:00 pm
Shlohmo, Purple
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May09Fri
Mavis Staples

Concert / Gospel / R&B

8:00 pm
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May10Sat
Tennis

Concert / Indie Pop

9:00 pm
Tennis, Ski Lodge
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May13Tue
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

9:00 pm
Angel Olsen
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May14Wed
The Faint

Concert / Indie Rock

9:00 pm
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May15Thu
Metronomy

Concert / Electronic / Folk / New Wave / Psychedelic

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May17Sat
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

9:00 pm
Chet Faker
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May19Mon
Swans

Concert / Experimental / Post-Punk

9:00 pm
Swans, Jenny Hval
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May20Tue
Built To Spill

Concert / Indie Rock

9:00 pm
Built To Spill, The Warm Hair
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May21Wed
Mirah

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

9:00 pm
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May22Thu
Cass McCombs

Concert / Folk / Indie / Singer / Songwriter

9:00 pm
Cass McCombs, Endless Boogie
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May23Fri
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Indie

9:00 pm
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May24Sat
Oneohtrix Point Never

Concert / Ambient Electronic / Experimental

9:00 pm
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May27Tue
Red Fang

Concert / Hard Rock

9:00 pm
Red Fang, Big Business, American Sharks
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Jun05Thu
Kishi Bashi

Concert / Indie

9:00 pm
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Jun07Sat
King Khan & The Shrines

Concert / Hardcore / R&B

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Jun12Thu
Sharon Van Etten

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

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Jun14Sat
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

9:00 pm
Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker
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Jun16Mon
Delta Rae

Concert / Blues / Folk Rock

9:00 pm
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Jun17Tue
Poliça

Concert / Alternative Rock / Synth Pop

9:00 pm
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Jun18Wed
Tigers Jaw

Concert / Emo / Indie Rock / Pop-Punk

7:30 pm
Tigers Jaw, Pity Sex, Loose Planes, Petal
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Jun19Thu
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Concert Venue in New York.

Concert / Deep House

9:00 pm
Clean Bandit
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Jun28Sat
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Concert / Indie Pop / Indie Rock

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Jul16Wed
Camera Obscura

Concert / Indie

9:00 pm
Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell
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Jul28Mon
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Concert / Alternative Rock / Folk Rock

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Sep10Wed
White Denim

Concert / Experimental / Indie Rock / Progressive Rock / Psychedelic

9:00 pm
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Sep11Thu
White Denim

Concert / Experimental / Indie Rock / Progressive Rock / Psychedelic

9:00 pm
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Sep12Fri
White Denim

Concert / Experimental / Indie Rock / Progressive Rock / Psychedelic

9:00 pm
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Party Earth Music Hall of Williamsburg Review

The Scene

Music Hall of Williamsburg is an indie darling concert hall that attracts fans from all over New York. Catch an amazing show in NYC with Party Earth.

Three bars and two levels of seating offer lots of views and plenty of booze at the 550-capacity hipster haven – and former mayonnaise factory – that is the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Owned and operated by The Bowery Presents – same guys behind Bowery Ballroom – the venue focuses on indie acts, with a wide roster of past performers that includes everyone from Fiona Apple and John Mayer to Ani DiFranco and They Might Be Giants.

The first bar on the couch-strewn ground floor sees its biggest crunch pre-show, when regulars and first time visitors alike revel in the anomaly of a $5 beer at a NYC music hall.

Once the music gets going in the main hall upstairs, rowdy fans gravitate toward the spacious floor in front of the stage, while more laid-back patrons scour the balcony for the perfect vantage point.

Bar number two sits directly across from the merch booth at stage level, and draws a steady traffic of concertgoers mingling between sets. The upstairs bar features more couches and ample seating where revelers can rest their feet beneath the hanging spotlights.

A Shepard Fairey-designed “Obey” mural separates the couches from the bleachers, which offer better performance views, while an acoustic-enhancing sloped ceiling anchors a dangling disco ball that reflects young bloodshot eyes – and at least one crowd surfer – on most nights at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, one of Brooklyn’s largest indie hubs.

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Tip from Jonah:

On the fence about whether or not to catch the opener? Do it! There’s $5 craft during the pre-show Happy Hour!

  • Crowd

    Hipsters, drunkards, musicians, aspiring photographers, music journalists, future bobos, mostly 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    MHoW draws some of the biggest names on the indie circuit, from electronic to rock to hip-hop, with a peppering of mainstream acts.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. $25 credit card minimum at the bars. All shows require ID, even the occasional performance that is not 21+.

    Outdoor smoking section.

    Box office cash only.

  • Prices

    Tickets $15–$30+. Beer $4–$8, wells $6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hipster casual: skinny jeans, Top Siders, animal t-shirts, waxed staches, Malcolm X glasses, beanies, Chucks, Danny Brown haircuts, retro garb, fishnets, dark dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Anytime a band of interest is set to take the stage.

  • Close By

    The Levee (212 Berry Street) is a popular dive offering cheap drinks, pool, darts, and pinball.

Music Hall of Williamsburg User Reviews

Average rating:
YESS!!!
Skye L T. Apr 14, 2013
The Music Hall of Williamsburg is by far one of my favorite NYC venues. You can catch a wide variety of genres, tickets/drinks/coat check not over priced at all, and every time I've been there, the ever important crowd-vibes were amazing. The staff is also really friendly, so you feel your really free to have a great time here. My favorite place to stand is the upper left balcony where you can see the full show, yet not feel like you are packed in with the crowd. Follow their website for all up-coming shows and if your favorite act stops by there be sure not-to-miss!
Your Next Concert Should Be At The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shane C. Mar 14, 2013
I have been to the Music Hall of Williamsburg to see a variety of live acts. I've seen local hip hop, punk rock, and singer songwriters at the venue, which is a close walk to the waterfront. Each genre does very well in a venue like the Music Hall. It's spacious with a large stage but still intimate enough for the audience and the band to have a real connection. The energy is palpable there and the bar is both upstairs and downstairs. The upstairs bar, by the band merchandise behind the sound guy, is a modest bar has the essentials. Cheap beer on tap is always a plus. The downstairs bar, where the bathrooms are as well, offers more of a lounge setting. So if you show up early to the show there is plenty of space to sit and have a few before going upstairs to watch the show. There is also a "VIP" section on the balcony. Although the balcony section is actually reserved for VIP, it is usually open to all people. It's a nice alternative to watching the live acts if you don't feel like standing, as there are tables along the balcony that have a great view from above the stage. I've never experienced a long line waiting to get in to the venue either. The staff is pretty efficient. I've been to other venues for the same bands in NYC and have waited forever outside on a line. The Music Hall is well staffed and runs a tight ship. I'd definitely recommend catching a show there. They book great shows. Both international and local acts come through the venue, so it's a good idea to stay in tune with their line up. You can keep up with them @ http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/
Aw, Hell yes
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
The problem many independent bands used to be that they couldn't afford to or draw a crowd large enough for the Manhattan venues, but the Village and Brooklyn places were utter crap. Not so. The Music Hall of Williamsburg is an example of that, a medium-sized well-kept concert hall where intermediate bands ranging from techno-pop to war metal can come and play a sizable stage to a crowd that doesn't have to cuddle to fit inside. Add to it a nice drink selection, an easy-enough door, and a constantly satisfactory calendar of artists, and you've got yourself one of the best spots in Billyburg.
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