Questlove at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Eric M. Townsend)
The lineup for BAM's Questlove-curated Shuffle Culture Fest has been announced and includes Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Sasha Grey, Willis Earl Beal, Metropolis Ensemble and others. The full list is posted below. Tickets for the two-night affair (Apr 19th & 20th) are already on sale.
In addition to that, the lineup to the Roots Picnic in Philly on June 2nd and 3rd was recently announced.
Also coming up at BAM (and on sale) are Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the Bryce and Aaron Dessner-curated shows, and several nights with Dr. John (whose guests include the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Rickie Lee Jones, Blind Boys of Alabama).
* "A Louis Armstrong Tribute" (March 29-31), an homage to the great Louis Armstrong by Dr. John and his collaborators.Lineups for both BAM fests are below...
* "Locked Down" (April 5-7), the first time Dr. John, Auerbach, and their handpicked band will perform songs from the new album of the same name.
* "Funky But It's Nu Awlins" (April 12-14), an all-out funk-infused night of New Orleans music featuring key players from the Crescent City including The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Shuffle Culture lineup:
Willis Earl Beal (Friday show only)
Conductor: Andrew Cyr; Violin: Kristin Lee, Annaliesa Place, Elly Suh, Emma Sutton; Viola: Juan Miguel Hernandez, Danny Kim; Cello: Ashley Bathgate, Hiro Matsuo.
Dr. John: Insides Out lineup
A Louis Armstrong Tribute, Mar 29--31
Dr. John and his longtime collaborators pay homage to the legacy and virtuosity of Louis
Blind Boys of Alabama
Rickie Lee Jones
Locked Down, Apr 5--7
The Black Keys singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach joins Dr. John and a handpicked band to premiere new music from their album, Locked Down.
Funky But It's Nu Awlins, Apr 12--14
The final jewel in this series is an all-out funk-infused night of New Orleans music, featuring key players from the Crescent City:
Dirty Dozen Brass Band