Celebrate Bill Payne’s Birthday With A Classic Little Feat Performance From 1977 [Video]

first_imgLegendary Little Feat co-founder, pianist and producer Bill Payne celebrates his 67th birthday today. Contributing song writing and singing efforts on Little Feat classics like “Oh Atlanta,” “Day or Night,” “Time Loves A Hero,” and “Gringo,” Payne’s work has also extended outside of Little Feat to include collaborations with luminaries like Pink Floyd, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Riatt, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Jackson Browne, and James Taylor.Since late 2013, Bill Payne has been touring with Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass studs Leftover Salmon, penning two songs on their 2014 record High Country, “Bluegrass Pines” co-written with iconic Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and Little Feat’s classic “Six Feet Of Snow,” which was first immortalized on 1979’s Down On The Farm. In September of 2014, Payne became a permanent member of LoS. In more recent times, Payne has assumed the duties as touring pianist for the Doobie Brothers, all the while continuing to play with Little Feat.In celebration of the great Bill Payne’s birthday today, check out full show video of Little Feat at London’s Rainbow Theatre in 1977:Setlist: Little Feat at the Rainbow Theatre, London, EnglandSet: Intro / Join the Band, Rock’n Roll Doctor, Fat Man In The Bathtub, Teenage Nervous Breakdown, Oh Atlanta, Dixie Chicken, Tripe Face Boogie, Rocket In My Pocket, Skin It Back, Old Folks’ Boogie, Apolitical Blues, Red Streamliner, All That You Dream, Willin’, Spanish Moonlast_img read more

Pink Talking Fish’s Eric Gould Gets Us Excited For Their Chicago Throwdown Post-Phish

first_imgAfter Phish plays Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 25th, Pink Talking Fish will continue sharin’ in the (Weekapaug) groove just a 10-minute walk down the road at the Vic Theatre. The phenomenon that is PTF has taken its hold on the jam scene, with the bands unique take on seamlessly weaving in and out of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish songs (purchase tickets HERE).With Phish playing their second baseball stadium of historical significance, Pink Talking Fish founder/bassist Eric Gould discussed his excitement to join in the revelry surrounding these shows, “Phish performing at Wrigley is something very special. I attended their show at Fenway Park (back in 2009) and it was way beyond your typical venue for music. Wrigley and Fenway are the last two classic parks of their kind in America and there is a unique energy involved. That energy carries off into the night with the people beyond the event and we are honored to offer an outlet for that excitement to continue.”This also marks the second time that PTF will be performing in The Windy City, after elites of the jam scene perform. Last summer, the band took part in the massive celebration that was the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well performances at Soldier Field with three sold-out shows at Reggie’s. Gould went on to say, “Chicago became a city of music lovers last year for Fare Thee Well. PTF built our own slice of fun in the middle of it and it was an amazing time for the musicians and the audience who joined in the adventure. Coming back to Chicago for this incredible event that is Phish playing Wrigley Field feels like a homecoming from last year’s chapter in our story.”‘Pink Talking Fish Are Dead’ Concept Proves To Be An Absolute Hit In ChicagoGould, along with Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar, have also incorporated tributes to recently passed icons David Bowie and Prince into their setlists, making for some memorable performances (listen to full audio from one of the performances HERE). The group is constantly pushing the boundaries of where they can take the music of all these legendary artists, and doing so with style and grace. The Vic Theatre performance is sure to be a continuation of the party that will be experienced at Wrigley. You can purchase tickets for Pink Talking Fish’s post-Phish Wrigley show at the Vic Theatre HERE, and find the whole venue’s calendar HERE. You can also enter the contest below for a chance to win a pair of tickets!last_img read more

Bonnaroo Wants To Expand To Four Annual Events

first_imgDuring a speech in front of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, AC Entertainment‘s vice president for community relations Jeff Cuellar discussed the property that Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been held on since its inception being used as a multi-purpose festival and special events site, with multiple events being held on the property each year.While Cuellar’s speech received an initial positive reaction with a standing ovation, there will be several major hurdles that need to be faced before this idea can come to fruition. While the Great Stage Farm has received million of dollars in infrastructure upgrades, there is still more work to be done, particularly in the area of water and sewage.Pearl Jam Brings Neil Young, Pink Floyd Covers To Bonnaroo Headlining SetAccording to The Tennessean, when looking at the current deal between the festival and the city, “Bonnaroo pays a flat $30,000 payment each year in addition to $3 on each ticket sold, which has pumped around $280,000 annually into Coffee County’s coffers. Bonnaroo also covers the cost of overtime pay for Coffee County and Manchester law enforcement and public safety officers.” Bonnaroo officials and controlling partner Live Nation will seek to have the structure of that deal changed moving forward, so some of that money goes towards future upgrades.Cuellar went on to say, ““Our grand vision for Great Stage Park is not yet complete, and there is still plenty of work to do to the site in order to create the kind of infrastructure overhaul to allow for a diversity of events to take place on the site….That’s right — Bonnaroo is just one of a series of annual events that we’d like to host at Great  Stage Park. It is not unreasonable to think that we could be hosting two, three, four events (at the Bonnaroo site) annually by 2020.”A study of the 2012 event showed that the festival generated $51 million in economic impact and $36 million in direct spending for the local Coffee County areas, especially Manchester, which boasts a year-round population of 10,000. And with more events, that brings in more tax dollars and spending for the community. We’ll see how this all pans out in the end.[via The Tennessean]last_img read more

Watch Bruce Hornsby Perform With The Roots On Last Night’s Fallon Episode

first_imgIn anticipation of the release for his newest album, Rehab Reunion, both Bruce Hornsby and his Noisemakers drummer Sonny Emory sat in with The Roots on house band duties throughout last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hornsby played the Appalachian Dulcimer, while Emory added to percussion on the washboard, as the full house band played segments of songs that appear on Rehab Reunion, which is due out this Friday, June 17th.Bruce Hornsby Offers Full Stream Of New Album, ‘Rehab Reunion’ [Listen]Fallon also brought along a co-host for the evening, former Late Night host Jay Leno. The two performed the opening dialogue together and traded jokes back and forth over the course of the show. Check out the entire show below, including a performance of the Hornsby classic “The Way It Is” at 29:30, as the show went in and out of the commercial break:last_img read more

Neal “Fro” Evans To Replace Scotty Zwang As Drummer Of Dopapod

first_imgDopapod has just announced that original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans will be rejoining the band on a full-time basis, replacing current drummer Scotty Zwang. Zwang joined the band after Evans had to leave the band for personal reasons, and helped the group record 2014’s Never Odd Or Even, while touring with the group non-stop across the country the last few years.Evans will rejoin the group for their upcoming performances at the Resonance Music & Arts Festival, as well as the Catskill Chill Music Festival. We look forward to seeing Evans rejoin Dopapod and seeing where the group goes from here, and wish Zwang the best of luck in his future musical endeavors. Here is what the group had to say, via their Facebook page:Friends, Family, and Fans,As we step out of another incredible summer and look towards what is sure to be an exhilarating Fall Tour, there is news that we’d like to share. Neal “Fro” Evans is returning to Dopapod behind the drums. For those unaware or needing a refresher, Fro was our drummer for the years that the band was really shaping its sound and stepping into full stride. We came to a bit of a crossroads with Neal back in 2013 and he needed time away from the band for personal reasons while we wanted to continue playing and growing as a band. Having already been good friends with Scotty Zwang, when the time came to look for a replacement, he made for an incredible fit. Since that point in time, the band has experienced an incredible ride of musical, personal, and career-building growth. As we count our blessings for every moment that we’ve experienced while surrounded by a wonderfully supportive family of fans, we’ve also found ourselves recounting the original chemistry that undeniably forged the path that we’re grateful to be walking. That has landed us in the present moment of welcoming Neal back to the fold and him being more than happy rejoin. Scotty will surely be staying on the map with other exciting projects and will always be a part of our family. We wish him the best and encourage everyone to support his new endeavors. In our time playing together, Scotty has truly become one of our best friends and we cherish the time he spent in the band with us. Neal’s first shows back will be Resonance Music & Arts Festival & Catskill Chill Music Festival. See you all soon!Explore The New Catskill Chill Home With Aerial Drone Footage & Co-Founder Josh CohenThe group shared this video from Neal’s “GoFro” back in 2013:last_img read more

Relive This Awesome “Crosseyed And Painless” Into “Steam” From Phish’s First Ever Show In Jacksonville [HD Video]

first_imgThis past October, Phish embarked on a Fall tour for the first time since 2014. The run kicked off in Charleston, SC on Friday, October 14th, and after a two-night stand, they moved to Jacksonville, FL for their first ever performance in the city. The band stuck to their mantra of “never miss a sunday show”, delivering an high-energy performance at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, leaving an impression on excited Northern Florida fans who’ve been waiting decades for the band to come to their city.The show was marked by many fun moments, with “Stash” and the “Mike’s Groove” pairing making appearances in the first set, new fan-favorite composition “Petrichor” was trotted out, and “Piper” and “Run Like An Antelope” rounded out a super-charged second set. Phish even busted out “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew” as a tribute to hometown heroes Lynard Skynyrd. Perhaps the highlight of the show, however, was the second-set-opening “Crosseyed and Painless”. The twenty minute segment featured sinister improvisation out of the Talking Heads’ classic that eventually dissolved into the funky rocker “Steam”, which of course contained “still waiting” quotes from “Crosseyed and Painless”.Now, we can re-live this excellent performance, thanks to LazyLightning55a, who recently uploaded super clear 4K ultra HD footage from this great moment in Jacksonville. The video is below, for your viewing pleasure.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces “Wheels Of Soul” Tour With Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna

first_imgThe beloved “Wheels of Soul” returns for the third straight year, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band hosted summer event always brings some of the greatest talent together for extended tour engagements. This year is no exception, as TTB has recruited by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers for a month long tour schedule together. The tour runs from July 1st through the 30th, culminating in two nights at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.The three bands will cross the country together, starting in the Northeast before moving to the Southeast and Midwest, ultimately ending up in Colorado. The Wheels Of Soul tours are known for their collaborative spirit, and the musicians from Hot Tuna and Wood Brothers are no stranger to collaborating. Jorma Kaukonen, for example, has played many times with TTB in recent double billings.“It’s been great to develop this tour into an annual event where we get a chance to hit the road and share the stage with fellow musicians we love and respect, says Susan Tedeschi in a statement. “Each year we try to find bands that share our musical vision while bringing their own unique talents to this traveling circus.” Oliver Wood adds, “We go way back with Derek and Susan. They are some of our favorite friends and collaborators.” Wood co-wrote a track on TTB’s Revelator album, and both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi appeared on The Wood Brothers’ Paradise album as well.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to TTB’s website for details.Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2017July 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire PavilionJuly 2 – Essex, VT (Burlington) – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley ExpositionJuly 3 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJuly 5 – Vienna, VA (DC) –Wolf Trap *July 8 – Rochester, NY – Highland BowlJuly 9 – Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts CenterJuly 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater **July 14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater **July 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ***July 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre **July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance LawnJuly 21 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJuly 22 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music CenterJuly 23 – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook AmphitheatreJuly 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music PavilionJuly 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia CasinoJuly 29-30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*On sale March 18th**On sale February 10th***On sale February 3rdlast_img read more

MonoNeon, Prince’s Last Bassist, Releases Whimsical New Music Video

first_imgMonoNeon was Prince’s last bassist, working with the legend during the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016. MonoNeon identified the mythic musician as a mentor to him, and, as one of the last musicians to work with Prince, MonoNeon has channeled his time working with Prince into new music inspired by the master. Now, the bassist has released a new music video, a trippy, technicolor video that accompanies the equally whimsical track, “Thoughts In The Morning Time.” The song is off MonoNeon’s brand spankin’ new EP, Selfie Quickie 2wooo, which is available here at a name-your-price pay scale. Check out MonoNeon’s new video below, courtesy of the artist, and keep an eye out for more from this rad dude!last_img read more

DJ Logic, Members of Disco Biscuits, Break Science, & New Mastersounds To Play Post-Phish Dick’s

first_imgFans everywhere are still reeling after the massive undertaking that was Phish‘s 13-night Baker’s Dozen residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Throughout the run’s 2+ week span, a smorgasbord of late-night shows all over NYC kept the party going after each Phish performance into the early hours of the morning. With all eyes on the Vermont quartet’s upcoming Colorado run at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the question begs to be asked: Where are the late-nights at?Denver’s Knew Conscious Collective has just announced that on Friday, September 1st, following the first night of the Dick’s run,  it will host a Phish after-party billed as DJ Logic + Phriends. Turntable specialist and producer DJ Logic will be joined by bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), and keyboardist/programmer Borahm Lee (Break Science) for a special set stretching through the night and into Saturday morning. What this collection of musical masterminds has planned is anybody’s guess, but you can be sure that the night will be full of funky, dance-driven rhythm and beats.The DJ Logic + Phriends Phish after party is a members-only event, so you will need to be a member of Knew Conscious Collective to enter. However, Knew Conscious will be signing up new members at the door, so no need to sweat it if you’re not a member yet. To pre-register for a membership, sign-up online here or send an email to [email protected] and put “MEMBERSHIP” in the subject line. Admission to the show requires attendees to register as a member and give a $25 donation to the Knew Conscious Gallery. Once inside, Knew Conscious features a complimentary open bar with beverages and refreshments from the time doors open at 11:45 pm until the show ends at 4:30 am. This is a 21+ ONLY event.Tickets for the show are now on sale and can be purchase here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.– SHOW INFO –Artist/s:  DJ Logic + Phriends ft. DJ Logic, Marc Brownstein, Eddie Roberts, and Borahm Lee w/ Support TBADate:       Friday – September 1st, 2017Venue:    Knew Conscious Gallery (2041 Lawrence Street – Denver, CO)Time:       11:45pm Doors / 4:30am CurfewTickets:   $25adv / $25dos (purchase tickets here)last_img read more

Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces Supergroup Formations, Daily Lineups

first_imgAfter months of anticipation, Brooklyn Comes Alive reveals the full list of bands, supergroups, one-off tribute sets, and more. With over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Comes Alive is primed to take over the borough with a roster of incredible talent. On September 23 and 24, attendees will be granted in-and-out access to three music venues—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski (previously Verboten, instead of The Hall at MP, with better sound quality and more space!)—within a 5-minute walking radius, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival in the heart of Williamsburg. Additionally, the festival is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan. More information is available here. Without further ado, Brooklyn Comes Alive is pleased to present the daily lineups and supergroup formations for 2017.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!*** Saturday, September 23rdThe Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music of The Allman Brothers BandWith the deaths of songwriter/vocalist/organist Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks earlier this year, the music world has been in an open state of mourning, and we knew we needed to bring the music of the Allman Brothers Band to Brooklyn Comes Alive. We teamed up with Gregg Allman Band’s longtime guitarist/vocalist/musical director—Scott Sharrard—and put together an amazing, star-studded band that will help us pay our proper respects to the legacy of the ABB.In addition to Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Brooklyn Comes Alive is excited to welcome legendary drummer, Bernard Purdie, and keyboardist of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Kofi Burbridge, to their Allman Brothers tribute. The two legends will perform in place of Joel Cummins and Kris Myers who can no longer perform on Saturday due to a rescheduled Umphrey’s McGee tour date in Chicago (though they’ll still perform on Sunday). Sharrard will also welcome super-talented percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), and Gregg Allman Band bassist Brett Bass to create a high-flying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band that won’t be soon forgotten. Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys), and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer are a few of the players who will join the fray as special guests.DJ Premier & The Badder BandIconic producer and three-time GRAMMY winner DJ Premier will recreate classic hip-hop songs with his four-piece band. Premier teamed with MC Guru in the 1990s to form the legendary duo Gang Starr, and he also composed famous tracks for legends like Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, D’Angelo, and Nas, among countless others. DJ Premier ushered in a new era in live hip-hop when he revealed The Badder Band, and they have been touring the world with him and performing to packed venues since 2015.The Crystal MethodTo celebrate their 20th anniversary year, The Crystal Method will play an exclusive set during Brooklyn Comes Alive featuring classic tunes spanning over their two-decade career. Best known for their platinum debut album Vegas, which featured electronic staples “Busy Child” and “Trip Like I Do,” The Crystal Method continues to play hard-hitting performances worldwide and is a go-to for major soundtracks for films and video games. The Crystal Method has collaborated with the likes of Tom Morello, Scott Weiland, Peter Hook, Matisyahu, and Rahzel throughout their legendary career.Rooster ConspiracyRooster Conspiracy was born in Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann’s garage at his home in Hawaii. He recruited his Billy & the Kids bandmate Reed Mathis, Mathis’ Electric Beethoven bandmate Todd Stoops, and guitarist Eric Krasno to perform songs plucked mostly from the Grateful Dead catalog. They performed the songs in a funky style that showcased Kreutzmann’s signature shuffle, which locked in perfectly with Krasno’s jazz-club funk, Mathis’ constant drive for creation, and Stoops’ kinetic approach to the keyboards. Kreutzmann can’t make it for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, so the rest of the guys tapped Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus) for the highly anticipated first-ever East Coast edition of the Rooster ConspiracyGeorge Porter Jr. / Skerik / Mike DillonThe Meters bassist George Porter Jr. will link up with pioneering saxophonist (and Brooklyn Comes Alive veteran) Skerik and former Primus percussionist extraordinaire Mike Dillon to create an inimitable and deep-space jazz exploration.Matador! Soul SoundsIn Matador! Soul Sounds, the duo of Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) and Alan Evans (Soulive) team up with keyboardist Chris Spies and bassist Kevin Scott, as well as Ms. Adryon de León (Orgone) and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime), to debut their brand new band that’s ready to take the funk world by storm.Brownie (DJ Set)Bassist Marc Brownstein will return for his third consecutive year at Brooklyn Comes Alive for a rare DJ set after his set with The Disco Biscuits at City Bisco on Coney Island.KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Destroid LiveKJ Sawka, drummer of Pendulum and Destroid (and formerly of Conspirator), will bring his new live show combining live drums with electronic music for a unique musical experience. In addition to being known as one of the best drummers in the world of electronic music, KJ has been racking up views in the hundreds of thousands on YouTube, displaying his insane drumming chops in a series of videos.Dave Harrington’s Merry PrankstersDave Harrington, formerly the guitar player in crossover electronic group Darkside, has become an in-demand player in the New York music scene. With the Merry Pranksters, he takes the free-flowing spirit of the Grateful Dead and turns it on its head with a rotating cast of characters—including Skerik, Yuka Honda, Spencer Zahn, Mauro Refosco, and Ian Chang—focusing solely on groove-based improvisations. This set at Brooklyn Comes Alive will find Harrington and company focusing heavily on electronic music.Roosevelt Collier’s Brooklyn Get DownPedal steel guitar expert and former member of The Lee Boys—Roosevelt Collier—will bring his Get Down back to Brooklyn Comes Alive this year. For this edition of the Get Down, Collier recruited some of the heaviest hitters from jazz-fusion outfit Snarky Puppy: bassist Michael League, guitarist Bob Lanzetti, and drummer Robert “Sput” Searight.Natalie Cressman & FriendsNatalie Cressman, trombonist of Trey Anastasio Band, has put together a special ensemble with Louis Cato (Stay Human), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Randy Runyon, and Akie Bermiss.DJ Logic & FriendsDJ Logic is teaming up with Jack White drummer Daru Jones and Rolling Stone’s 2014 “Young Guns” contest winner Marcus Machado for a unique set of acid jazz.BITCH! – Women of the 90’sHayley Jane (of Hayley Jane & The Primates) will lead a tribute to female rockers of the 1990s. She’ll be backed by Tim Palmieri, Chris DeAngelis, and Adrian Tramontano from Kung Fu and Richard James of Pink Talking Fish. “The idea of performing songs that were the soundtrack to my adolescence thrilled me. It’s a chance to pay tribute to the women who helped me discover my truth by singing theirs,” Jane told us.Future FolkloreThis unique collaboration will bring together artists from Mali and Senegal, American artists studied in West African music, and notable artists from the American funk/jam scene. Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe), Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Raja Kassis (Antibalas), Sam Dickey, Yacouba Sissoko, Magatte Fall, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Themba Mkhatshwa will be on hand to present a fresh and contemporary take on traditional Mandé folklore.MUZZY BEARRDan Hacker, under the pseudonym MUZZY BEARR, began touring with GRiZ when he was just 17 years old. Now 22, the guitarist is excited to showcase his own solo performance, which melds soulful hip-hop beats with trill tendencies and live instrumentation at this year’s festival.ProbCauseChicago emcee ProbCause has worked with some of the most elite players in the the world of electronic music and hip-hop. Appearing on both GRiZ and Gramatik‘s albums, as well as collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Big Gigantic, Louis the Child, The Floozies, Manic Focus, Break Science, and more, ProbCause’s percussive delivery flows harmoniously from one to another, proving once again he is one of the most versatile emcees in the game.Midnight North Performs The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungPhil Lesh’s son, Grahame Lesh, has stepped out as his own artist in the past few years. He and his musical cohorts in Midnight North have been crisscrossing the country with their blend of folk-influenced, vintage rock. This year at Brooklyn Comes Alive, Midnight North will pay homage seminal 1960’s folk band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.Animus RexxAnimus Rexx is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist James Casey that also features Yuki Hirano (keys), Randy Runyon (guitar), Reuben Cainer (bass), and Justin Tyson (drums). While each brings a unique style to anything he plays, the synergy among the members was the impetus for Animus and they will present what Casey calls a mix of “soul, rock, electro, and blues in a blender…with hot sauce…and bourbon.”Leslie MendelsonKnown as a touring member of Steve Kimock Band, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson will perform songs from her first solo record in eight years, Love & Murder. Her band consists of Andy Hess, Steve McEwen, and Ethan Eubanks. Sunday, September 24thEric Krasno & Friends with Special Guests, John Scofield & George Porter Jr.Eric Krasno is no stranger to Brooklyn Comes Alive, having helped to curate the festival’s lineup in its first year. Now, Kraz is set to return to Williamsburg two years later with an all-star cast of musical friends by his side. For the special set, Krasno has tapped Cyril Neville, Nigel Hall, Louis Cato, and Chris Loftlin as well as very special guests, the legendary George Porter Jr. and John Scofield.moe.queousMike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden, and Rob Houk of Buffalo’s Aqueous will join forces with Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico from iconic Buffalo band moe. for an unforgettable set of moe. songs, Aqueous songs, and choice covers.Marc Brownstein / Joel Cummings / Mike Greenfield / Ryan Jalbert / Aron MagnerMembers of The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, The Motet, and some special guests will perform a one-time-only set of funky grooves and improvisation.John Scofield / Jon Cleary DuoLegendary guitar player John Scofield will team up with his friend and musical partner Jon Cleary for a performance as a duo. The pair first teamed up for Scofield’s New Orleans-influenced funk album, Piety Street, in 2009.Dookie: Green Day’s Dookie & Other Rock TunesKris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Ryan Stasik (Umphrey’s McGee), and Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) will work through energized takes on classics off Green Day’s Dookie, such as “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “Longview,” and “Welcome To Paradise.” In addition to performing Dookie in its entirety, the band will also perform a handful of other rock classics by bands like Ween, Weezer, and The Ramones.George Porter Jr. / Henry Butler / Johnny VidacovichLegendary modern New Orleans jazz players Johnny Vidacovich and Henry Butler will team up with George Porter Jr. to form a legendary trio of players, all three of whom hail from the Crescent CityMetropolitan Jam Grass AllianceAndy Falco of the Infamous Stringdusters, Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, and Jacob Joliff of Yonder Mountain String Band have brought together friends and family from the modern bluegrass scene, including Patrick Falco and Ryan Cavanaugh, to form the Metropolitan Jam Grass Alliance—a group of New York-area-based bluegrass musicians who know how to throw down!The Tribute To JamiroquaiJoey Porter, Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Ryan Jalbert, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet will team up with Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band and Todd Stoops of RAQ to deliver a set of funky disco tunes by 90s legend Jamiroquai.SUNSQUABISunSquabi continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “live electronic” band should be. They are dedicated to their ever-evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage. Due to the fluidity of their music, they describe their sound as an electronic hydro-funk experience.The Russ Liquid TestRedefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene.Jon Cleary (Solo Piano)Jon Cleary will perform a rare solo piano set outside of New Orleans to kick off the afternoon.Joel Cummins (Solo Piano)The Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist will perform a mix of UM staples, classical music, and out-of-left-field covers during his rare solo piano set.Tribute to Herbie HancockJoey Porter (The Motet) will bring a stacked band to Brooklyn for his funk-filled tribute to Herbie Hancock. Porter will bring along Garrett Sayers, his bandmate from The Motet, as well as Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth from Snarky Puppy and James Casey from Trey Anastasio Band.Jennifer Hartswick & FriendsBeloved trumpeter and Trey Anastasio Band member Jennifer Hartswick will team up with Louis Cato (Stay Human), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Dezron Douglas, Akie Bermiss, and the Snarky Puppy Horns including Mike “Maz” Maher and Chris Bullock for a one-off performance.OktopusJason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven) will bring their wild drum-and-keys project, Oktopus, back to Brooklyn Comes Alive, this time featuring special guest Hayley Jane.Pow! Pow! Power Trio!Rob Compa and Chuck Jones of Dopapod will team up with Kung Fu’s Adrian Tramontano to pay homage to a variety of classic rock power trios.Octave CatJesse Miller of Lotus and Eli Winderman of Dopapod are bringing Charlie Patierno with them to Brooklyn for a set as their electronic-side project Octave Cat.Skerik / Reed Mathis / Alan Evans / Will Bernard / Wil BladesVersatile modern sax legend Skerik has recruited Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Alan Evans (Soulive), Will Bernard, and Wil Blades for a bluesy jazz freak out.center_img Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 100 musicians together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their musical heroes, and improvise with their friends and peers. The event pushes the boundaries of a traditional music festival model and creates an unprecedented experience for fans. The third year is positioned to be the best yet, so don’t miss out!Payment plans for Brooklyn Comes Alive are available for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more