Any festival-goer has that feeling of excitement when a lineup comes out for one of your favorite festivals. Whether it was My Morning Jacket on Hulaween’s lineup this year, or the announcement of Santana sitting in with Phil & Friends at Lockn’ a couple years back, I’ve definitely had my fair share of ‘OMG I HAVE TO BE THERE’ freak-outs when reading a festival’s lineup.
Nevertheless, after dozens of freak-outs and festival wristbands later, Brooklyn Comes Alive still gives me this feeling. How did they do it? Well for starters, they didn’t announce a single band on their initial lineup. Instead, they announced an absolutely insane roster of super-talented musicians who we all know and love, and dangled just a little piece of information in front of our chops: these artists will collaborate in ways never before seen come October 22 in Brooklyn, NY.
All of these musicians will play around Brooklyn, NY in formations that we haven’t heard of yet. Can you even imagine that? The people over at Live For Live Music can, and DID. They have formed an ultimate festival for the New Yorker: it’s just one day long, all within walking distance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and chalk-full of stuff that doesn’t happen anywhere else. You can grab a bodega sandwich and an iced coffee on your way from one performance to the next. It’s nothing short of incredible.
As if members of String Cheese Incident, Furthur, Allman Brothers Band, Soulive, Lettuce, Disco Biscuits, MMW, and many more weren’t enough, the organizers announced the first super-group earlier this week. Queue Breaking Biscuits, a pairing of Break Science (Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee) with the Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein. Together, the quartet will undoubtably take listeners down a deep rabbit hole of funkified electronic beats.
Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event are on sale now, with the first tier already sold out. Act quickly, because this seems poised to sell out.