Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering with the folks behind the Microsoft KIN to present the inaugural ’Gum Bowl, bringing together so many of our favorite musicians and comedians so that we can then break them up into warring teams for a charitable celebrity bowling tournament.
Starring: Musicians Marnie Stern, Nick Thorburn (Islands), Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Jemina Pearl, Himanshu Suri (Das Racist), Kip Berman (The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart), Sondre Lerche, Doveman, Elizabeth Harper (Class Actress), Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Dawn Landes, and comedians Jon Glaser, Patrick Borelli, Baron Vaughn, Gabe Liedman, Kumail Nanjiani, Larry Murphy, Max Silvestri, our very own Gabe Delahaye, and a great many more.
While the doors have to be closed during the tournament in order to film it all for charitable posterity — and be sure we’ll present you with the footage — we’re celebrating afterward by throwing open the gates for a FREE CONCERT, headlined by Woods (performing for the first time in NYC since the release of their tremendous At Echo Lake LP), and featuring an opening set from the ’Gum-beloved rising sextet Effi Briest, DJ magic from Ms. St. Vincent Annie Clark, and loitering by our celebrity bowlers, who may or may not still be wearing the sweet-ass bowling jerseys we’re throwing on them. We want you there (if you’re 21 or older (sorry, kids!)).
What’s at stake in the tournament: Snazzy trophies, along with a donation made in name of Woods and the winning bowling team to the Adirondack Council, because another thing we love is The Planet Earth.
To recap: bowling, concert, laughs, the preservation of our planet, free. All you have to do is RSVP. Come party.
RSVP FOR THE EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. BUT THERE WILL BE SOME “TICKETS” AT THE DOOR! COME EARLY IF YOU WANT IN. DOORS OPEN AT 9PM.