Bowlive: Night two

Words By Karen Dugan (tinyrager)

Bowlive 2! Night 2! This evening marked Soulive’s twelfth birthday as they kept the Brooklyn Bowl pumping for another night with soul, funk and hip-hop. The power trio which consists of guitarist Eric Krasno and the brothers, organist Neal and drummer Alan Evans, hosted hip-hop artists WAX and Pharoahe Monch for a night of hip-hop laden funk.

WAX opened the show with a few solo songs, warming the crowd before members of Soulive and Lettuce joined for a horn-raging “Shake.” Nigel Hall introduced the members of Soulive as Neal Evans delivered the birthday news to the crowd. This set featured songs from their 1999 debut release, Get Down!, as throwback tunes were scattered throughout the night.

A raging Lettuce set closed out the night with sensational hip-hop artist Pharoahe Monch stepping in and spittin’ his way through “Welcome to the Terradome,” “Shine” and many of his signature songs. Nigel Hall (The Nigel Hall band), Alecia Chakour (Alecia Chakour & the Osrah) and Lenesha Randolph (Robert Randolph and the Family Band) joined in on background vocals while the horns section consisting of Eric Bloom (The Diane Bitch Band), Ryan Zoidis (Rustic Overtones), Igmar Thomas (The Igmar Thomas Quartet) and Brian Thomas (Akashic Record) provided that thick layer of funk we all crave. The highlight of the night, however, was when Talib Kweil bolted out onto the stage to rip open “Get By”.

Soulive keeps the party going tonight with a Parliament Funkadelic tribute with P-Funk member Bernie Worrell leading the pack!

Read Karen's Full Article on The Royal Family Blog.


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