Alternate Title Brooklyn Next: Soulive / Citizen Cope / The National, Brooklyn Next: Soulive/Citizen Cope/The National
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Brooklyn Next celebrates the innovation and diversity of the music coming out of the borough with two weekends packed with shows all over Brooklyn, At BAM, Soulive, Citizen Cope, and The National take center stage, while emerging indie-rock, hip-hop, jazz, Afrobeat, and experimental artists from Bed-Stuy to Brighton Beach take over BAMcafé and clubs around the borough.
Starting up at the opera house is Soulive - the first new act signed by the legendary Memphis soul label Stax Records - spinning a groove-based, jam-happy funk around an organ sound worthy of Booker T, while weaving elements of hip-hop and Hendrix into the mix. The next evening is Citizen Cope, an artist who cut his teeth DJ-ing with cult hip-hop heroes Basehead, and whose vocal delivery works insanely punchy rhymes into bluesy, southern reveries and up-tempo, urban tableaux. Smart and supremely sophisticated chamber rock ensemble The National closes out the series with critically-lauded sings about desire and its aftermath with textured orchestrations, flirtatious wit, and dark beauty.