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Bowlive 5 Kicks Off Tomorrow Night at Brooklyn Bowl

March 12th, 2014

The soul-funk trio SouliveAlan Evans (drums), Neal Evans (Hammond B3) and Eric Krasno (guitar)—formed in the late ’90s and have been bringing their own bluesy, jammy brand of jazz, funk, classic rock and R&B to the dancing masses ever since. Krasno joined the brothers Evans for a recording session in Woodstock in 1999, which eventually became their first EP, Get Down! A host of studio albums, EPs and live discs followed, including 2010’s instrumental take on the Beatles, Rubber Soulive. But despite the trio’s recorded virtuosity, far and away the best way to experience these guys is live. Which works out great because with Bowlive 5 beginning tomorrow, you’ve got eight chances to see them in person. That’s right: Soulive (above, covering “Soul Serenade” with guests) play Brooklyn Bowl eight times between tomorrow and 3/22.

And as always, there will be special guests galore, like Nigel Hall, DJ Logic and the Shady Horns tomorrow, George Porter Jr., Nicki Bluhm, Leroy Justice and the Shady Horns on Friday, the London Souls, George Porter Jr., Nicki Bluhm and the Shady Horns on Saturday, John Scofield, Jon Cleary and the Shady Horns on 3/18, Susan Tedeschi, Joe Russo, Jon Cleary and the Shady Horns on 3/19, DMC (of Run DMC), Talib Kweli, Alan Evans Trio and the Shady Horns on 3/20Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, Sonya Kitchell and the Shady Horns on 3/21, and finally Bill Evans, Wolf! featuring Scott Metzger and the Shady Horns on 3/22.