Brooklyn Boogie Brunch
Brooklyn’s favorite benefit concert for PS 295 returns Sunday, March 4th at Littlefield in Gowanus. Now in its fifth year, the afternoon family event will feature music from an always-stellar line up, including Capt’n Kirk Douglas of The Roots; Grammy nominated Maimouna Youssef and DJ Dummy (invited); Mush1 & His Flatbush Re-Boppers; bassist and composer Chris Lightcap (invited); kids funk/rock/ska band Control the Sound; and your host Mike Woods of TalkBOX podcast. We've got a fun day planned with delicious brunch from local favorites Korzo, The Chocolate Room, Lot 2, Brothers Bagels and Auria's Malaysian Kitchen. Cash bar. Stay tuned for more!
Tickets —$18.35 adults (13+); $9 kids (2-12); $50 family pack of four - 2 adults, 2 kids (see ages). All prices inclusive of fees on Ticketfly. Door: $20 adults/$10kids, no family pack.
Kids under 2 are free. No stroller parking.
All proceeds support music and arts programs at PS 295 in South Slope, Brooklyn. www.ps295.org
Capt. Kirk Douglas (The Roots)
You know him as the guitarist who brings it every night on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and in countless performances with The Roots, but did you know he used to teach kindergarten? See both sides of this multitalented family man as he gets ready to boogie with the kids.
The Vintage Babies (Maimouna Youssef & DJ Dummy)
A dynamic blend of two talents - Maimouna Youssef & DJ Dummy - bringing forth a refreshing mix consisting of Soul, R&B, Rap/Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, and Latin Soul. Their new album, "Vintage Babies," consists of 17 soul and hip hop head bangers and features musical greats like Grammy & Oscar award-winning Common, as well as some incredible songwriting and vocal help from Top Dawg’s own SIR, Malik Yusef and Baltimore’s Rose Gold from the Pollyseeds.
Mush1 & His Flatbush Re-Boppers
Featuring original members of The Slackers, a New York City band formed in 1991 with a sound mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz. Jeremy "Mush One" Mushlin has also played with The Scorchers, Fireproof, The Hungry March Band, Top Shotta Band, Red Hook Warriorz, and The Rocksteady Seven.
Control The Sound
Control the Sound may be young but they are seasoned musicians that bring their high energy everywhere they perform. They brought the house down last year at BBB and we can't wait to get funky with them again! Frontman and lead guitar Elijah Frechtman met drummer Carter Nyhan four years ago. From the start, it was clear they had a musical bond that helped them play at a level well beyond their years. Soon after they were joined by the powerful voice and funky bass of Elijah’s cousin, Audrey Frechtman. The beautiful horns of Kai Blanchard and Gabriel Goldman, percussion of Matias Ochoa-Troconis and Carter's sister Willa on keyboard complete their sound.
Bassist Chris Lightcap is best known for his work with Craig Taborn, Matt Wilson, Regina Carter and his critically acclaimed supergroup Bigmouth. Recently Lightcap assembled Superette, an all electric experimental rock band featuring Jonathan Goldberger and Curtis Hasselbring on guitars and Dan Rieser on drums. The group performed at the 2017 NYC Winter Jazz Fest and in 2018 will release its debut recording on Royal Potato Family Records featuring guests Nels Cline and John Medeski.