Last year, Brooklyn Comes Alive brought more than fifty musicians together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a massive day of music, with twenty individual sets spread across three different venues featuring never-before-seen collaborations between some of the most talented artists in the scene. One of the most buzzed-about sets from the festival was the debut of [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, a new supergroup concept consisting of Break Science‘s Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch and The Disco Biscuits‘ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner.Since their debut last fall at BCA, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits has had a number of encore performances—including a three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl in May—to satisfy the demands of fans who have been rabid to see the all-star group’s return. [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits more or less functions as a happy synthesis of parent bands, Break Science and the Disco Biscuits. Less clinically exacting than Break Science though certainly not as freeform as the Disco Biscuits, the group has found a happy medium offering their own tight renditions of some of downtempo electronic and trip-hop’s most classic tunes, laying out their own soaring performances of well-loved electronic compositions on the fly without the assistance of backing tracks.As Marc Brownstein told Live For Live Music ahead of the project’s debut last year, “I could not believe how excited people were for Breaking Biscuits. Part of that is [Adam] Deitch and Borahm [Lee]—everyone loves them. . . . I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be the bomb. Deitch is the best. You know anytime you’re playing with Deitch, whatever it is, it’s gonna be great. With those dudes, it’s like butter.”The performance lived up to the lofty expectations, as [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits drew one of the largest crowds of the day to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the high-energy set. Thanks to YouTube user LazyLightning55a, you can enjoy this video of the supergroup performing The Orb‘s 1991 tune, “Little Fluffy Clouds”.You can also listen to their full set from last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive below, courtesy of Moricle.Setlist: Breaking Biscuits | Brooklyn Comes Alive | Music Hall of Williamsburg | New York, NY | 10/22/2016Set: Robot Rock [Daft Punk], La Femme D’argent [Air], Stage Banter, Building Steam with a Grain of Salt [DJ Shadow], Rolf Royce [Tosca], Stage Banter, Little Fluffy Clouds [The Orb], The Horror [RJD2] The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.
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The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in Jamaica, on Friday called on the government to immediately scrap the existing tax on fuel that was intended to fund an oil price hedge insurance.PNP spokesman on Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell, said the continuing increase in world oil prices, supports his call for the government to immediately scrap the existing tax.“Despite the Jamaican people paying to the government approximately J$6.4 billion a year in a special tax on fuel designed to pay for a hedge insurance against oil price increases, the government is collecting the tax revenue, has ended the oil hedge and has left the consumers at the mercy of the worsening oil market as the price of oil products such as petrol continues to rise at the gas stations locally,” Paulwell said in a statement.Oil prices have surpassed US$80 a barrel for the first time in four years.Paulwell said that the oil hedge bought by the previous government was meant to be an insurance policy against world oil price increases which were expected to reach over US$70 a barrel in the 2015-2016 period.The hedge would have ensured that despite the rising prices Jamaica on the global market would continue to buy oil at the agreed hedge prices averaging around US$66.74 a barrel.“With no hedge in place and the current government showing no interest in renewing the arrangement, Jamaica must buy oil at the increasingly high world prices which are immediately passed on to consumers in high prices of petrol, cooking gas and other oil products,” Paulwell said.He said that the tax serves as an additional cost burden to consumers on top of the rising oil price and is encouraging Jamaicans to demand that the government to put an immediate end to the special tax on oil designed to pay for an oil hedge that no longer exists.
0Shares0000Burnley’s Ashley Barnes (R) trips up a pitch invader after furious West Ham fans ran riot at The London Stadium on March 10, 2017 © AFP / Ben STANSALLLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 11 – West Ham face a Football Association probe after the troubled club’s owners David Gold and David Sullivan were forced to flee their seats when furious fans ran riot at the London Stadium.Several West Ham supporters invaded the pitch during Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat against Burnley, while hundreds of fans gathered beneath the directors’ box to protest against Gold and Sullivan. Fans made throat-slitting gestures while missiles were seen to be thrown in the direction of the executive seats amid chants of “sack the board” and “you killed our club”.On the pitch, the toxic atmosphere boiled over after West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled one fan to the floor and team-mate James Collins marched two others away.Burnley’s coaching staff let children shelter in their dug-out to avoid being caught in the chaos that left police investigating two allegations of assault.West Ham defender James Collins (2R) confronts a pitch invader carrying a corner flag during the English Premier League match against Burnley at The London Stadium in east London on March 10, 2018 © AFP / Ben STANSALLWest Ham said an emergency meeting had been called with all London Stadium stakeholders, which includes Gold and Sullivan, whose decision to uproot the club from Upton Park to Stratford has caused resentment.The FA is also set to launch a probe, with a spokesman saying: “The FA strongly condemns the crowd disturbances seen today at West Ham United versus Burnley and will be seeking observations from West Ham as well as awaiting the match referee’s report.”The east London club, currently just three points above the relegation zone, could be hit with a heavy fine or even forced to play matches behind closed doors as punishment for the disturbances.In their own statement the Premier League said: “It is essential that everybody who plays or attends a Premier League football match can do so safely.“There is no place at any level of the game for what happened at the London Stadium.A pitch invader gestures towards West Ham’s Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna (L) during the English Premier League game against Burnley at The London Stadium in east London on March 10, 2018 © AFP / Ben STANSALL“While the official investigation of the incidents will be carried out by the Football Association, we will be asking our own questions of West Ham United about what happened this afternoon, especially to ensure similar events never reoccur.”– ‘Horrible atmosphere’ –West Ham manager David Moyes admitted he understood why tempers had frayed, but the Scot condemned the ugly scenes.“As a supporter you can’t cross the line. You can’t come on the pitch. That’s the rule,” Moyes said.“What we need is the club, supporters, players, everyone, is to pull together.”Noble’s ascent from boyhood West Ham fan to key player for the club had made him a favourite of the Hammers support.A pitch invader confronts West Ham’s Mark Noble (L) after several West Ham supporters invaded the pitch during their 3-0 Premier League defeat against Burnley © AFP / Ben STANSALLBut even the east London-born star admitted the situation was out of control.“I’m a West Ham fan and I’ve always protected the club. But if someone approaches me, I’ll protect myself,” he said of his clash with the fan.“It’s been like this for the past two seasons, since we moved to this stadium.“Every time we lose we and the board get a lot of stick. It seemed today that the fans had had enough.“The atmosphere was horrible. We know a lot of it isn’t aimed at the players, but we have to be man enough to play in that atmosphere.”West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan were forced to flee when furious fans ran riot making throat-slitting gestures while missiles were seen to be thrown in the direction of the executive seats © AFP / Ben STANSALLIt was an horrific end to a turbulent week which saw a protest march called off as fans’ groups turned on each other during threats of violents by one Hammers supporters’ organisation linked to the club’s notorious Inter City Firm hooligans of the 1970s and 1980s.Burnley manager Sean Dyche was relieved the poisonous atmosphere didn’t end in his players suffering harm. “When we scored the second the atmosphere changed,” he said.“We know people can’t come on the pitch but I can’t imagine it was dangerous for the players.“Hopefully there are better times ahead for West Ham.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)