Next weekend, Brooklyn Comes Alive will take over three New York venues—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade—for a full day of supergroups and one-off collaborations, and today the event organizers revealed the full lineup.
The festivities at Brooklyn Bowl will kick off with a “Soul Tracks” jam with Turkuaz’s Shira Elias at 4pm, then continue with a tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks and Gregg Alman featuring George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and more; a quartet featuring The Disco Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Break Science’s Borahm Lee; Cory Henry teaming up with Nikki Glaspie, Scott Metzger, MonoNeon and Skerik; and a “Purple Party” tribute to Prince, with MonoNeon, Snarky Puppy’s Nate Werth, members of The Motet and Turkuaz, and more.
Music hall of Williamsburg will open at 4:15 with Katharsis, followed by the Adam Deitch Quartet featuring members of Lettuce and more; Switch Hitters featuring Wil Blades, Nigel Hall, Nate Werth and Robert “Sput” Searlight; a Steely Dan Tribute with members of The Motet, Dopapod, Kung Fu, Turkuaz and more; and to close the evening, two special Jam Room performances presented by Jam Cruise and hosted by George Porter Jr. and Karina Rykman & Craig Brodhead.
Finally, Rough Trade’s offerings will start at 3:30 with a comedy show dubbed “Wokes with Jokes” before The Karina Rykman Experience opens the music at the venue. Also set to play Rough Trade are Carubba, Compa, Winderman; a trio of Johnny Vidacovitch, Robert Walter and Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom; and Baby Jesus Peasant Party, featuring Lettuce’s Eric “Jesus” Coomes and Ryan Zoidis, Borahm Lee and more.