After 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. 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.
Simplicity. That’s the overwhelming need I’ve heard across conversations with customers, partners and analysts over the past several months which was echoed last week during Dell Technologies World Experience. And it’s no wonder – responding to COVID forced organizations to scale infrastructure overnight and accelerate their digital transformation. This rapid adoption of new technologies has uncovered a lot of complexity in how organizations budget for, consume and manage IT, and it has also led to increased interest in on-demand consumption models. In the past year alone, we’ve seen nearly 50% year-over-year growth in the customer base for our flexible consumption and as-a-Service offerings as of the most recent quarter. That’s why I couldn’t be more excited about our announcement of Project APEX, which brings together our as-a-Service and cloud strategy, offerings and go-to-market under a single effort to radically simplify how our customers consume and deliver IT services.Project APEX builds upon a rich history of giving customers the flexibility and freedom to scale their IT to their business requirements and budgets. In other words, we’ve been on this journey to delivering on-demand IT for decades – we’ve been offering flexible payment solutions through Dell Financial Services for 23 years and managed utility services for 15 years. And last year, we launched Dell Technologies On Demand (DTOD), the industry’s broadest end-to-end portfolio of flexible consumption and as-a-Service solutions aimed at providing organizations the flexibility of cloud with the performance and security of on-prem infrastructure. Since then, we’ve worked continuously to expand DTOD offerings and further simplify the as-a-Service experience for our customers. And we’ve helped our customers and partners fund their critical technology needs through the Payment Flexibility Program, which we are now extending through January 29, 2021.*At Dell Technologies World, we introduced Pre-Approved Pricing for Flex On Demand, making it simpler and faster to order our most popular configurations with a pay-as-you-use pricing model. These configurations include everything organizations need to get started – hardware, system software, essential deployment and support services – and offer baseline pricing, based on real-world numbers, so customers can align the best financial option with their objectives.In addition, we’ve extended Flex On Demand to cover Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by AMD as well as Dell EMC PowerFlex software-defined storage, rounding out its availability on our Power portfolio, including PowerScale and PowerStore. Flex On Demand is also available through our Dell Tech partners, and we are enhancing their ability to earn program benefits with Flex On Demand by increasing our partner incentives. Dell Tech partners can earn a 20% incentive for Flex On Demand on the committed contact value (CCV) of storage, HCI, CI, and Data Protection solutions and a 10 percent front-end incentive on servers. These new incentives are available globally in all locations Flex On Demand is available.**We’re helping organizations across the globe better predict and manage costs while gaining the agility and flexibility to scale capacity up or down. For example, a large multinational institution we work with to service their enterprise-scale private cloud implementation and storage as-a-service managed utility is seeing incredible results – they’ve achieved 50% more compute power at eight percent less cost, while reducing time to provision date by more than 90%. We’re helping a U.S. state’s department of IT shift to an as-a-Service model, transforming how their infrastructure is managed and consumed so they can avoid overprovisioning storage and compute resources while quickly delivering IT services to stakeholders across the state.We are making huge strides in our journey to delivering cloud-like, as-a-Service experiences across the full Dell Technologies portfolio. We’ve drastically simplified our customers’ ability to get on-premises cloud resources up and running quickly with the introduction of instance-based offerings for Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We’re delivering a truly consistent self-service experience for cloud and as-a-Service workloads through a single web interface with Dell Technologies Cloud Console. All of these exciting announcements will propel our vision for Project APEX, bringing together the simplicity, choice and consistency organizations need to deliver IT as a Service and be ready for what’s next.* Payment solutions provided to qualified commercial customers by Dell Financial Services (DFS) or through Dell Technologies group companies and/or through Dell’s authorized business partners (together with DFS “Dell”). Offers valid through January 29, 2021. Offers may not be available or may vary by country. Offers may be changed without notice and are subject to product availability, eligibility, credit approval and execution of documentation provided by and acceptable to Dell or Dell’s authorized business partners. In Spain, services are provided by Dell Bank International d.a.c branch in Spain and in remainder of the EU by Dell Bank International d.a.c, trading as Dell Financial Services which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. ** Restrictions apply in certain countries and limitation related to Public end users. Engage your Dell Channel Account Manager or Dell Flex on Demand Specialist. More details on DTOD and Flex On Demand may be found on the DTOD Knowledge Center.
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