Questlove gained 110,000 Twitter followers in just 30 minutes during his debut as The Tonight Show’s bandleader last night, but you’ll still be able to catch him every week at Brooklyn Bowl.
We got a little nervous when we didn’t see his name on the Bowl’s calendar past this month, but Rob Birdsong, a producer at the company that handles the venue’s marketing, assures us Questo hasn’t gotten too big for Williamsburg. “He is employed by Jimmy Fallon and Brooklyn Bowl!” Birdsong wrote in an e-mail. The Tonight Show tapes weekdays at 5 p.m., and doors for his Thursday night gig, Bowl Train, open at 10:30 p.m.
Since 2010, the Grammy-winning drummer of The Roots (Fallon’s house band during his five years hosting Late Night) has djayed more than 150 gigs at the Bowl (he just hosted a Bowlmance blowout on Valentine’s). Good to know he’ll keep up the public appearances even though your parents now know who he is.
Correction: The original version of the post misstated that Rob Birdsong worked for Brooklyn Bowl’s parent company.