Early on Sinkane plays “How We Be”, which starts off with a fantastic beat. Then, Ahmed Gallab, the lead singer and founder of the band, comes in with his fantastic vocals. “Oo-oo-ooh, we’ve got life right in the pocket.” It’s a great song to put in the set early, as it gets everyone dancing. Also, it has over 4.8 million plays on Spotify. Soon after is “Favorite Song”, and it’s clear the dance party will continue all night. “Won’t you play my favorite song?” sings everyone in unison along to this very happy song.
Later on they play a tribute to Sudan, where Ahmed is originally from. Beforehand, he talks about the protests and political struggle currently happening in the country that his family fled back in 1989 when a dictator took control.
The close with “Telephone”. “You must be alone; why else you calling on the phone?” This song is great example of the unique blend of funk, rock, electronic, and psychedelic rock they have created. It’s a great finale to this fantastic night of music by this Brooklyn band that has a bright future ahead of them.
Also, Mad Alchemy provided an analog liquid light show that basked the stage in psychedelic colors and moved with the music. It looked superb.
Cost of a ticket: $18
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It +
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother