Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced a free premiere stream of the guest-filled The Motet set from the festival’s 2021 event on September 26th.
The performance at the sprawling Brooklyn Mirage came as part of a full-day music marathon featuring nationally touring bands, never-before-seen collaborations, and more. For a full rundown of the festivities at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2021, head here.
The ever-evolving Colorado outfit took over the Brooklyn Mirage stage on 9/26 as night fell on the City to treat the crowd to a proper funk dance party. Drummer Dave Watts, guitarist Ryan Jalbert, bassist Garrett Sayers, keyboardist Joey Porter, and saxophonist Drew Sayers got into the collaborative spirit of Brooklyn Comes Alive early and often throughout the set.
First, they welcomed out Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce) and guitarist Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) for a take on “Fearless”. Schon stuck around from there to trade lines with Jalbert on “Nemesis”. Later, vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz) joined in to rock the mic on “Highly Compatible” and “And The Beat Goes On” before all three guests joined in again on “Death or Devotion” and a set-closing “Get It Right”.
Get excited for the stream with a gallery of photos from the set below via photographer Andrew Blackstein at the bottom of the page. Tune in here:
The “Comes Alive” tradition continues later this year with Denver Comes Alive on December 4th, 2021 at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom.
The thoughtfully curated event features nationally touring acts like Tank and the Bangas, Judith Hill, DJ Logic in addition to the debut of a new band, Ramble On Revival, featuring Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), guitarists Steve Kimock (Phil Lesh & Friends) and Eric Krasno (Soulive), keyboardist Holly Bowling (Ghost Light), drummer Jeff Sipe (Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit), saxophonist Skerik, and vocalist/trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band). Tickets are on sale here.