Common played 2018 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! kickoff (pics, videos, setlist)
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival began its 2018 season on Tuesday (6/5) with a show from Common, who performed a career-spanning setlist, ranging from some of his more recognizable tracks like "Go!" and "I Used To Love H.E.R.," to more recent tracks from his latest record Black America Again. While performing "Testify," he paid tribute to Prince by interpolating a cover of "Darling Nikki," and later closed the night by performing his Oscar-winning track "Glory" from the Selma soundtrack. You can view pictures from the show in the gallery above, and view fan-shot videos and setlist below.
Upcoming free Celebrate Brooklyn! shows include Los Lobos (6/10), The Jayhawks (6/16), Aimee Mann / Superchunk / Jonathan Coulton (6/21), Fischerspoooner (6/23), Rhye / Natalie Prass (7/7), Tinariwen (7/27), BADBADNOTGOOD (8/2), Noname / Topaz Jones (8/3), Gary Clark (8/9), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (8/10), and The Breeders / Speedy Ortiz (8/11).
Want tickets to some of the upcoming BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit shows? BrooklynVegan is currently holding a contest for tickets to The Decemberists and M. Ward on June 13, Spoon and Grizzly Bear on June 20, and Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker and Vagabon on July 25. Contest closes on Monday, June 11, and you can enter HERE.
Common @ Prospect Park Bandshell 6/5/18 - Setlist
I Used to Love H.E.R.
Take It Ez
Retrospect For Life
Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World) / Brooklyn Freestyle
Punch Drunk Love
Jimi Was a Rock Star
I Am Music
Black America Again
Testify / Darling Nikki (The Revolution cover)
It's Your World, Parts 1 & 2