Starting tonight (Tues 3/2), Soulive will be playing a series of ten shows over the next two weeks at Brooklyn Bowl for a residency that’s been billed as “Bowlive.” Each night, they’ll be featuring a different special guest (or guests) to join them on-stage. Their list of musical guests so far includes Vernon Reid (of Living Colour), Sam Kinniger and Tash Neal (London Souls), Oteil Burbridge and Kofi Burbridge, Marco Benevento, and DJ logic, with more TBA.

I’ve got a special spot in my heart for Soulive, as I first caught them back in 1999 at the tiny Haunt in Ithaca, NY (RIP). It’s hard to believe it has been over 10 years since I first danced my butt off to songs like “Steppin,” “Turn it Out,” and “Doin’ Something.” I have fond memories of leaving that tiny sweatbox of a venue completely exhausted from dancing so hard. So it’s cool to see that these guys are still touring hard and crankin’ out more of the same soulful jazzy-funk that earned them a nice base of fans and a spot on Blue Note’s roster for a time.


Soulive’s 10-Night Brooklyn Bowl Residency with Special Guests:

Tues 3/2 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
Wed 3/3 Raul Midon
Thurs 3/4 Ryan Zoidis & Sam Kininger & Christian Scott
Fri 3/5 Sam Kininger and Tash Neal (London Souls)
Sat 3/6 TBA
Tues 3/9 Charlie Hunter
Wed 3/10 Oteil Burbridge and Kofi Burbridge
Thurs 3/11 ?uestlove & Rhazel
Fri 3/12 Marco Benevento
Sat 3/13 DJ Logic

Tickets are $10 for weeknight shows and $12.50 for weekends.