Brothers Past Return to Brooklyn on New Year’s Run
Twas the night before New Year’s and Brothers Past had returned to Brooklyn Bowl. With most in attendance nearing the finish line of a week long live music marathon, the night had the feel of a sparkly holiday party. Familiar faces lurked in every crevice of the spacious confines of the Bowl. More merrymakers filtered in as Greg D spun crowd pleasing disco grooves.
Brothers Past have a flair for the just the sort of delirious triumphant dance jams to befit such an occasion. They wasted no time, jumping right into a creatively constructed set list that wove in and around songs with a seamless dexterity uncommon outside of Philadelphia. Lyrically intense compositions blossomed into drum and bass excursions with hair metal furor. A monstrous first set kicked off appropriately with “Monsters Come Out At Night” wrapped neatly around the malleable “Squeeze,” which also ended the set after an especially heartfelt “Can You Keep A Secret?” which in turn segued out of a vehicular “Everything Must Go.”
Few bands match Brothers Past‘s ability to fuse the organic and electronic, infusing body moving beats with heartwarming emotion. Set two continued the bleary excellence of the first, crescendos soaring across rising tempos, tired feet moving gleefully. The opening segment picked up steam through “Leave the Light On” and didn’t let up as “Bottlecap” blissfully cascaded into “Up In Arms.” As the final section of “Too Late To Call” ended, stragglers mingled, visions of a rowdier subsequent late night dancing towards another year.
From the looks of the set lists and the eyewitness reports, Brothers Past are currently firing on all cylinders, dusting off the classics with new fervor. You can listen to their two other New Years Run shows and a ton of other stuff HERE.
Set 1: Monsters Come Out At Night > Squeeze > Monsters Come Out At Night, Everything Must Go > Can You Keep A Secret? > Squeeze
Set 2: Leave the Light On > Bottlecap > Up In Arms, Too Late To Call > Love Will Tear Us Apart > Shut Up
Encore: Panic In The Streets > Too Late To Call