3S Artspace
Events in Portsmouth NH
319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States ,

John Brown’s Body w/ Raging Brass

Apr 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm  —  Apr 6, 2017 @ 11:30pm

John Brown’s Body
Thursday, April 6
Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm
$17/$15 for members
21+ / Standing

Come join us as we welcome influential and chart topping reggae stars John Brown’s Body to 3S on April 17th. Formed in Boston and steeped in traditional reggae, JBB isn’t afraid to incorporate other genre’s and make music that is wholly their own. This early spring show will be a perfect way to shake off the last vestiges of winter.

Together for two decades and hailed as “Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together” (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building “a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene” (Rudeboy Reggae). Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn’t yet a far-reaching U.S. reggae scene, JBB was one of a small handful of U.S. reggae bands that began touring nationally. Since then, JBB has played an important role in helping define distinctly “American reggae.” JBB’s music is steeped in traditional vibes, but unapologetically incorporates elements from other genres. While most American reggae bands tackled typical reggae themes (such as religion and marijuana), JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Their unique approach resonated with the masses. The group’s 2008 full-length record, Amplify, hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, 2012’s JBB In Dub EP reached #1 on iTunes’ Reggae Chart, and in 2013 Kings And Queens topped both Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts at #1. Today, JBB’s signature style has become the norm for U.S. reggae bands – and many in the genre admittedly point to John Brown’s Body as a key influence.



3S Artspace

319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States 


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