The latest collaboration for the coming Brooklyn Comes Alive features members from two prominent bands out of Buffalo, NY. At this year's festival, members from moe. — one of the scene's most well known and respected acts — will join members of one the hottest up-and-coming bands on the scene today, Aqueous. This collaboration, known as moe.queous, will include a set of moe. songs, Aqueous songs, and choice covers, which can only be experienced at Brooklyn Comes Alive.
In the early 90's, moe. rose from a local Buffalo-based band to a nationally touring powerhouse. Their influence on the music scene of Buffalo, NY continues to this day, inspiring the next generation of jam bands growing out of New York state.
Having grown up in and around Buffalo in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, upstart jam band Aqueous have clearly been influenced by moe., and the city’s vibrant music scene. The young band has crafted a unique, groove-oriented progressive rock sound, with their dual-guitar attack, ambitious songwriting, and playful lyrics. Now, Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden, and Rob Houk of Aqueous will join forces with moe.’s Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico for a single set, taking place only at Brooklyn Comes Alive.
Mike Gantzer had this to say about playing with Al and Vinnie from moe.:
“It’s an absolute honor to get the opportunity to share the stage with some of the moe. guys! Some of Aqueous’ most formative moments when we were young and aspiring/impressionable musicians were seeing moe. shows, and moe.down was actually our first ever festival that we attended growing up. We’ve always looked up to those guys, and the Buffalo connection we share makes it that much more special, so in summation, we’re incredibly psyched!”
Today's announcement marks the festival's fourth collaborative unveiling. Previously, Brooklyn Comes Alive has shared lineups for their sets: “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band”, A Tribute To Jamiroquai and Eric Krasno & Friends, with more to come. Tickets and additional information are now available via the festival's website.
More Info on Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017:
After two successfully sold out years, the annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival will return for two full days of unique supergroups, special tribute sets, and once in a lifetime collaborations. This year, the event expands into two days, taking place September 23 - 24, at three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10 minute walking radius.
Two days means twice as many special sets, with a massive roster of talent drawing from funk, jam, electronic, afrobeat, bluegrass, jazz, reggae, drum and bass, pop, rock and roll and more. Iconic legends such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich and Henry Butler join members of nationally-touring bands such as Grammy-award-winning Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, The Russ Liquid Test, Sunsquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more, making this the most eclectic Brooklyn Comes Alive to date. The full lineup can be viewed here and can be found below.
Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 100 musicians together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their musical heroes, and improvise with their friends and peers. The event pushes the boundaries of a traditional music festival model and creates an unprecedented experience for fans.
Purchasing a ticket to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants you access to all three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. Wristband-holders may come and go amongst the venues throughout the event, creating an indoor music festival feeling all within the heart of Williamsburg.
To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.