Brooklyn Comes Alive provided a music festival atmosphere right in the heart of Williamsburg with a bit more asphalt and concrete than an Upstate NY fest, and plenty of hot pizza for the breezy 10-minute walk between each of the venues. The Hall at MP had leading afternoon sets from Holly Bowling, Organ Freeman, and Tim Palmieri & Friends before the evening kicked into full gear with simultaneous acts at Brooklyn Bowl and the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
The Brooklyn Bowl’s sets were an eclectic mix that had the ability to satiate just about anyone’s musical taste. Metzger/Russo/Walter/Hess brought the straight improv, Natalie Cressman dabbled in Jazz, the Nth Power brought the Earth Wind and Power funk, while DRKWAV managed to smash all of those genre’s together into a strong cocktail for the night’s last call.
The Music Hall of Williamsburg catered a bit more to the electronic/DJ sounds with a continuous DJ set from DJ Logic, Scotty Zwang, Steve Molitz, Luke Bemand, and Brownie (Marc Brownstein) before Brooklyn duo Brasstracks gave a dance set of a mix sampled/live performance. The Breaking Biscuits had the Hall of Williamsburg packed as they opened up with their set of cover’s with Daft Punk’s “Robot Rock” and then into Air’s “La Femme d’Argent.” Manic Focus’s set featured a rotating cast of guest musicians and the Horizon Wireless live band kept the energy up for those who hung in until the end.
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