first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. A couple of summer’s back, percussionist Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident / EOTO) and keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ / Reed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven) debuted their own funktronica project Oktopus, playing Gathering of the Vibes, BB King Blues Club, College Street Music Hall, and more. The duo will join forces once again for a rare appearance at this coming weekend’s Brooklyn Comes Alive (Sept. 23rd and 24th – get tickets here).Joining them will be sensational vocalist Hayley Jane, who also made a special guest appearance with the duo at Vibes back in 2015 on a cover of Portishead‘s “Glory Box” (check out video below), along with Twiddle front man Mihali Savoulidis. Oktopus’ set will go down on Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg from 5:45pm – 7:15pm.Hayley Jane will be pulling double duty at BCA, as she will front a band backed by Kung Fu’s Tim Palmieri, Chris DeAngelis, and Adrian Tramontano, and Pink Talking Fish’s Richard James. The group, dubbed BITCH! will rock a set of songs from various female artists of the 90’s at Schimanski from 3:30pm – 5pm. She spoke to L4LM about the project, “The idea of performing songs that were the soundtrack to my adolescence thrilled me. It’s a chance to pay tribute to the women who helped me discover my truth by singing theirs.”Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img

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