first_imgThe second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to the heart of Williamsburg for one day of unique supergroups, jam sessions, and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations featuring members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. Taking place on October 22, 2016, the event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. [Get tickets here]This year’s artist lineup includes Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Alan Evans (Soulive), Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Roosevelt Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Skerik, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Holly Bowling, and many more, as well as special showcase sets from RIPE and Organ Freeman. (See Full Lineup Below) Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 50 musicians together and allowing them to create their own groups and concepts. Supergroup formations and special sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Purchasing a ticket to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants you access to all three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. Wristband-holders may come and go amongst the venues throughout the event. (Note: Some venues may reach capacity, so make sure you arrive at your most desired sets early to ensure a spot, although you will always be guaranteed a spot at one of the venues). Music starts at noon with a special brunch at The Hall at MP by Michelin Star chef Michael Psilakis. After brunch, Brooklyn Bowl and Music Hall of Williamsburg will open up in the early evening, and all three venues will remain open all night long.For the ultimate immersive VIP experience, Brooklyn Comes Alive will offer a “Super VIP” package this year, allowing for an up-close-and-personal experience with your favorite artists. This grants access to an exclusive “Artist Lounge” at Brooklyn Bowl, where you can hang and interact with the artists all night while watching the show practically from the stage, as well as access to private VIP viewing areas at The Hall at MP and Music Hall of Williamsburg.Those coming in from out of town are encouraged to book a hotel room through Curadora, a service that curates experiences catered to concert-goers. Brooklyn Comes Alive recommends the Hotel Indigo in Downtown Brooklyn, a modern boutique hotel at a great rate.The festival also promises unique interactive excursions around Williamsburg with select artists. Details TBA.Both The Hall at MP and Music Hall of Williamsburg are 18+ venues, while the Brooklyn Bowl is strictly 21+. If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you are welcome to purchase a ticket, however you will not be allowed access to the Brooklyn Bowl.Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup (supergroup formations TBA):Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic FocusWill Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Eric Slick (Dr. Dog)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Jake ShermanRaul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickShowcase Sets:RIPEOrgan Freemanlast_img read more

first_imgAfter announcing that they would now play a nice “party jam,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” (previously played on Sunday for the first time since 12/31/11) got bodies bouncing as the band K.O.-ed the classic tune. GodWeenSatan outtake “Seconds” saw the light of day for only the 17th time in the band’s career (and the first since ’02), as Dean took visible enjoyment in his ferocious talk-box solo. “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night,” allowed bassist Dave Dreiwitz to take over lead vocals in top-notch punk-rock form, before the band closed their Tuesday set with “Someday”–because, after all, Tuesday is pizza day.After a brief pause, the band returned to the stage sans Gene for a run through instrumental “Fiesta,” before the eccentric vocalist returned for “The Mollusk,” transforming the room into an underwater dream world before everyone went on their separate ways.The Boognish is back in Brooklyn tonight, 6/7, and after a show featuring countless favorites, bust-outs, and even the live debut of a decades-old song, two-day ticket holders are left wondering what night two has in store. But if last night was any indication, Brooklyn night two promises to be profoundly brown.Thanks to taper Moricle, you can listen to the full show below:View photos from the performance below courtesy of photographer Bahram Foroughi.SETLIST: Ween | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY | 6/6/17 The Stallion pt 1, You Fucked Up, Transdermal Celebration, I Gots a Weasel, The Golden Eel, The Argus, Push th’ Little Daisies, Big Jilm, Roses Are Free, Did You See Me?, Exactly Where I’m At, Mutilated Lips, The HIV Song, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), Among His Tribe, Piss Up a Rope, Pork Roll Egg and Cheese, Doctor Rock, Object, Buckingham Green, Happy Colored Marbles, Mister Richard Smoker, Let’s Dance, Seconds, The Goin’ Gets Tough From the Getgo, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night, SomedayEncore: Fiesta, The MolluskWeen | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY | 6/6/17 | Photos by Barahm Foroughi On a damp Tuesday night in New York, Ween played to a capacity crowd at the freshly opened Brooklyn Steel. Added security measures caused 1,800-strong crowd to wrap around the factory-esque venue before the performance, creating a stronger-than-usual sense of pre-show anxiety for the band’s dedicated fans. But once the lines diminished and the show began, that atmosphere quickly dissipated and the audience was reminded why they were there in the first place: the beautiful clusterfuck of musical influences laced with the tongue-in-cheek lyrics and commentary that Ween addicts began worshiping over 30 years ago.Aaron Freeman, better known as Gene Ween, walked onstage sporting a megaphone as the band launched into “The Stallion, Part 1” 1991’s The Pod. Parental discretion was advised early on as “You Fucked Up” took the second spot of the show and got the rabid fans foaming at the mouth. After “Transdermal Celebration” and “I Gots A Weasel,” “The Golden Eel” got some extra love as the crowd ceremoniously chanted along. Next, the band set the crowd ablaze with their most MTV-approved track “Push th’ Little Daisies,” off of Pure Guava.Another Pure Guava track came in the form of “Big Jilm” which led to one of the most well-known Ween masterpieces, “Roses Are Free,” which saw Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo) render the venue’s “no smoking” policy optional with an especially filthy guitar solo. The always well-received “Mutilated Lips” gave the crowd that funny feeling inside, like when we use to climb the rope in gym class. Speaking of uncomfortable topics, “The HIV Song” Chocolate and Cheese album was awkwardly praised by a fan base as giddy and obnoxious as the band on stage.After “Spinal Meningitis,” Deaner announced that the following song had never been played, and note-takers in the audience braced themselves for a new piece–only to hear a song they had probably listened to 100 times on record. People attend Ween shows praying to hear some serious bust-outs from their deep catalog of eclectic music, but even the brownest and most die-hard of followers were surprised to hear the delicate year rumbling “Among His Tribe,” off the 2003’s Quebec, which made its live Ween debut 14 years after it was released. A truly beautiful piece in the sludgy conglomeration of tracks Ween calls music, the “Among His Tribe” debut spoke to the unique, open-minded spirit of New York’s most love-spreading borough. Smiles only grew after the memorable moment in Ween history as the frequently played “Piss Up a Rope” shot out of the band’s proverbial cannon. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgJapan on Tuesday warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu and bolstered rescue operations as the death toll in flood-hit areas reached at least 50 and about a dozen people were reported missing.The government said it would double rescue and relief personnel as heavy rain destroyed homes and caused landslides in what is shaping up to be Japan’s worst natural disaster since Typhoon Hagibis killed 90 people in October.”The rain front is expected to remain until the ninth (of July), and rain is expected over a wide front stretching from western to eastern Japan,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular press briefing. Police, Self-Defense Force and Coast Guard units are carrying out search and rescue efforts, said Suga, urging people to take the necessary precautions to keep safe.Images aired by public broadcaster NHK showed swollen rivers, destroyed homes and roads covered in landslides.Kyodo News reported 71 landslides across 12 prefectures, citing the land ministry, and said more than 1.3 million people had been ordered to evacuate.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government would double rescue and relief personnel, from day-earlier levels, to 80,000. Some companies in the region have temporarily halted operations but Suga said he did not expect major disruptions to supply chains, as happened two years ago when deadly floods also hit Kyushu.The government will continue to liaise with local firms, Suga said, adding: “We want to quickly take the necessary steps such as support for small and mid-sized firms depending on the situation ahead.”Carmakers Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor, and electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp all halted operations at certain plants on Monday due to heavy rains.Mazda resumed work at its Hiroshima and Hofu plants on Tuesday and Panasonic said its sensor plant in Kagoshima was operating normally on Tuesday.Toyota said it would keep all three of its Kyushu plants closed on Tuesday after halting production the previous evening for safety reasons. Topics :last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “The value we thought we’d get out of it, we didn’t get out of it,” Doc Rivers said of the lineup change.The Clippers trailed by 14 at the half and cut the lead to eight with a quick push to start the third quarter, but after a highlight-reel lob to Will Barton, Denver snuffed out any Clipper comeback.Following the dunk, Denver finished the quarter on a 34-18 run to turn the game into a total blowout.Speights led the Clippers with 18, and Austin Rivers scored 16 in the loss.Jokic had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his battle with Jordan.“Just some paint play,” Jordan said of the third-quarter technical. “That’s all.”Jordan, like the rest of the Clippers, was clearly frustrated on Saturday night. Denver hit 10 3-point shots, had five players score 12 or more points and scored at least 27 in each of the game’s four quarters.It was enough to drive the Clippers, who stayed Saturday night in Denver to drink.“We’ve got tonight to feel bad for ourselves and go to a bar or whatever you do…and then, you get back up,” Doc Rivers said.And, they know they’ll have to be more composed.“You want to fix it, but when the (expletive) is happening, it’s hard to fix,” Austin Rivers said. “You have to take a step back and learn from it… We let the little things bother us tonight. Once that gets going, you start making more mistakes.” DENVER >> Nikola Jokic, Denver’s young, talented center, had his hand on DeAndre Jordan’s waist, trying to box the Clippers center out.It wasn’t anything out of the normal, but Jordan, frustrated by foul trouble, his performance and the team’s energy, snapped.Jordan violently swiped down with his right hand, hitting Jokic and earning a technical foul. As the game immediately went to a timeout, Jordan stared at the officials, sarcastically applauding.But, the refs didn’t do Jordan a favor and call a second tech. If they, like the rest of us, were going to have to watch the rest of Saturday’s laugher in Denver, so was he.center_img In what could be their final game until Blake Griffin returned from knee surgery, the Clippers didn’t exactly sprint through the tape at the finish line, losing 123-98 to the Nuggets.“We know we can play better. We know we can play better on both ends of the floor,” Jordan said. “But, we have to play harder on both ends of the floor. It doesn’t matter if our shots aren’t falling or if we’re getting beat on defense. We still have to play hard. And, I don’t feel like we did that for the entire game, and it showed.”It sure did.The Clippers trailed by as many as 35 in the fourth quarter, tying the largest deficit they’ve faced all season. A late Marreese Speights layup kept the game from being the worst Clipper loss this season.Doc Rivers’ plans to use a bigger lineup by starting Speights almost went out the window immediately as Austin Rivers picked up two early fouls, forcing Raymond Felton off the bench. And, Speights couldn’t keep up with Denver’s Kenneth Faried, allowing his energy to set the tone.last_img read more