These two bands come from opposite coasts, but both have made a name for themselves by playing reggae their own way. Slightly Stoopid, from the southern California scene that brought us 311 and Sublime, has been fusing reggae with punk, hip-hop and folk music for nearly 10 years. Boston/New York based JBB has put out 5 critically acclaimed albums, honing their “future roots” sound and continually pushing the envelope of modern reggae.
John Brown’s Body new album Pressure Points has spent nearly every week on the Billboard Reggae Charts since its release on April 26, 2005. It was produced by Alex Perialis (Metallica, Missy Elliot, Anthrax). The band has been hailed as America’s best and most original reggae band, and achieved widespread notoriety for their cutting edge sound and 10-year history as a touring unit. They have recorded and performed with father of ska and reggae Justin Hinds, as well as the legendary vocal trio The M editations. The band has also opened for a diverse range of artists, from Dave Matthews Band, to Jurassic 5, to Broken Social Scene, while also playing major rock, reggae, and world music festivals.
JBB will be taking part in the Dave Matthews and Friends cruise to the Bahamas Feb 3-6, alongside Ozomatli, G-Love, North Mississippi All-Stars and others. They will return to the Slightly Stoopid tour in Washington D.C. on Feb. 8.
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Praise for John Brown’ Body and Pressure Points:
“A remarkable step-forward for John Brown’s Body, for American reggae, and for reggae in general”. -The BEAT Magazine
“If there is a way to be both reverent and revolutionary, JBB has found it with their latest work”. -New York Daily News
“The most authentic purveyors of truth-and-rights music around”. –The Village Voice
“Heavy Rotation!” –VIBE Magazine
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January 12- Ventura Theater, Ventura CA.
January 14- House of Blues, Los Angeles CA.
January 15- Empire Events Center, Sacramento CA.
January 17- The Big Easy Concert Hall, Spokane WA.
January 18- The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver B.C.
January 19- The Showbox, Seattle WA.
January 20- Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR.
January 21- Warfield Theater, San Francisco CA.
January 23- Big Easy Concert Hall, Boise ID. *w/ G-LOVE
January 25- Suede, Park City UT. (Sundance Film Festival Party)
January 26- The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver CO.
January 27- El Paseo Music Hall, Santa Fe N.M.
January 28- Marquee Theater, Phoenix AZ.
January 31- The Warehouse Live, Houston TX.
February 3 thru 6- John Brown’s Body on the Dave Matthews and Friends Cruise to the Bahamas, with Ozomatli, G-Love, Toots and the Maytals and more.
February 8- 9:30 Club, Washington D.C.
February 9- The Roxy, Boston MA.
February 10- Irving Plaza, New York N.Y.
February 11- Irving Plaza, New York N.Y.