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Published: 2013/03/18

Bowlive Wraps Up With George Porter Jr., London Souls, Cheme Gastelum, The Shady Horns & Free T-Shirts

Soulive closed out the fourth annual Bowlive at the Brooklyn Bowl Saturday night with some help from George Porter Jr., Cheme Gastelum, The London Souls and the Shady Horns. The band knocked out a few covers in the first set like The Beatles’ “Come Together” and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny.” The London Souls then joined the fray at the end of the set for “Killing Floor” and their own original tune “Steady Are You Ready.”

Porter took the stage early in the second set, which featured a number of songs from throughout the bassist’s storied career. Gastelum made an appearance on The Meters’ “People Say,” which was followed by the Porter Batiste Stoltz (PBS) track “Take A Chance.” Next, the group played The Meters’ “Hey Pocky Way” and “Hand Clappin’ Song” before Porter’s solo tune “Out In The Country.” Porter, Soulive and the Shady Horns then closed out the set with a rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything).”

However the audience was treated to more than just a break before the encore. Brooklyn Bowl owner (and Relix and publisher) Peter Shapiro took the stage with Soulive to thank the crowd for another fantastic Bowlive. Shapiro said that it was the group’s 40th performance at the the venue and began giving out special t-shirts to everyone there. Shapiro and the Brooklyn Bowl staff handed out the shirts, which featured the Bowlive logo on the front and the number “40” on the back. With pretty much everyone in attendance now one t-shirt richer, Soulive, Porter and the Shady Horns got going on the first song of the encore, Porter’s “He Bite Me (The Dragon).” The band then closed out the night—and Bowlive—with an extended rendition of The Meters’ “Ain’t No Use.”

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