Thundercat Live in Brooklyn
Thundercat Live in Brooklyn - Photographs by Bernard Feinsod

Thundercat Live In Brooklyn [Recap + Photos]

On what was one of the colder nights in recent memory, Stephen Thundercat Bruner brought his burners to turn up the heat in the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. Armed with his semi-hollow weapon of choice (which bares the emblem of a certain Saturday morning cartoon varnished into the back of it) 'Cat hit the back-lit stage with a fury. With his brother in arms (and in blood) Ronald Bruner Jr. manning the kit for the evening (rumor has it a third Bruner brother Jameel tends to sit in on the keys) and Dennis Hamm filling in on synthesizers and an effected Rhodes, the trio went full blast into an impressive hour-plus set, running through the virtuoso bassist's impressive and genre-defeating catalogue.

Drenched in a purple tinge and garbed in a tan bucket hat (baring an uncanny resemblance to another virtuoso guitarist) Cat led the trio of funkateers through all of the crowd favorites, including the feathery "Daylight," the eery driving ruckus of "Lotus And The Jondy" and the four to the floor nu-disco party starter "Oh Sheit It's X", not to mention his pop-nouveau jam "Is It Love?" All in all, the group turned out Brooklyn in a relentless (yet focused!) fury of funk, leaving it all on the stage when the curtain drew. Following a spot on The Arsenio Hall Show a few weeks back as ChildishGambino's bass man, last night's show was part of his 7 show tour, which will draw to a close in LA on December 5th. So be sure to cop a ticket to see the go-to low-end marauder for everyone from Flying Lotus to Erykah Badu when he lands his mothership in your city (if your city happens to be Philly, that's tomorrow night with Son Little). Flip through the gallery to get a sense of what went down in BK last night.