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Review: Brothers Past @ MHoW

Brothers Past @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, February 5

Words: Carla Danca
Images: Jeremy Gordon

Despite an intimate start to the show, the diehards all came out to support Brothers Past at Williamsburg’s Hall of Music this past Saturday. From the bros in the front row who embodied the “dance like no one is watching” mantra to the Funtown dancers on the stage, the floor kept moving all night long in Brooklyn. While it may have been cold and raining outside,  inside things got so hot that there was more than one shirt removed.

[All photos by Jeremy Gordon]

The show began with a set from New Jersey’s own FiKus who were crowded together among the equipment of BP. The tight set up seemed the aid the band as their playing intermixed seamlessly.  By adding additional electronic layers on top of the already rich sound provided, the five members of the band dominated the room.  Things heated up when DJ Nutritious spun while his two dancers roamed the stage with painted body art that accentuated every curve. Though it seemed a bit risqué, they didn’t quite know what to do when a dollar was thrown on stage… apparently it wasn’t that kind of party after all.

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