The ever growing Sprocket fan base was out in full force for the bands biggest show to date. The hard working NYC bases jam band has put in the time and energy to get to showcase their talents on NYC’s hottest stage, Brooklyn Bowl. Tom Tompkins (guitar), Dan Haller (bass), Nate Rosler (drums), and Angelo Miliano (keyboards) had all but forty-five minutes to show the Brooklyn Bowl crowd what all the hype was about and why they are the best kept secret in the NYC jam scene. I don’t think they are a secret anymore, crushing the set with just three songs, the way all jam bands should do a second set. The set began with “Letters At The Bottom Of The Sea” an unreleased track which featured an indie meets improvisational rock vibe, an all around well composed and executed song, which can surely be jammed out in the future. Sprocket sounded tight and relaxed, not given any time to get in the groove with such a short set they followed with “Shroud”. Without an extended solo Rosler showcased his talent on the drum kit by powering the band through this uptempo and solid jam, keeping the energy level high. The band took a quick breather and shared with their fans how excited they were to be playing at Brooklyn Bowl and let us know they would jam out the rest of the set. “Cube” was a set closer and encore all rolled into one, featuring many peaks as the band was encouraged to keep the jam rolling. The only song played off of their 2014 release Tropical Bushwick, they were able to take this well structured tune into an exploratory space and really pile layers on top of layers within this jam. Sprocket kept the audience captivated and begging for more.
You can see Sprocket next on May 23 at the Studio at Webster Hall, tickets here or in Chicago on July 4, post GD50 at the Hard Rock Chicago, tickets here.
Setlist: Sprocket at Brooklyn Bowl 4/21
Letters At The Bottom Of The Sea, The Shroud, Cube
*Photos By: Evan Rosler
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