The second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive was a dreamy success, bringing together dozens of musicians to play in once-in-a-lifetime rotations. Taking over three venues in the heart of Williamsburg, the day-long event will surely go down in the books as one of the more unique of its kind. Of the many highlights was the super group that the String Cheese Incident’s own Jason Hann brought to the stage at The Hall at MP.
At roughly 1:45AM, Hann led his acclaimed Rhythmatronix ensemble for a very-late night performance. The drum heavy celebration was led by Hann, with Raul Pineda accompanying on the drums. With bassist Oteil Burbridge, guitarist Fareed Haque, and keyboardist Todd Stoops rounding out the lineup, the group moved through various compositions with a light touch, focusing heavily on exploration. Oteil’s brother Kofi Burbridge sat in on keys and flute throughout the set, as did vocalist Elise Testone, only adding to the magic of this late night jam. The rhythm-heavy beats were a perfect way to put that second wind to good use!
You can listen to that full set below, thanks to Eric McRoberts:
If you haven’t already, check out the Natalie Cressman & Friends full set, featuring Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora Pinderhughs, Danny Sadownick, Louis Cato, and Elise Testone. We’ll be releasing more audio and video from Brooklyn Comes Alive over the coming months. Stay tuned!
The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.
***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***
Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.
To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.