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April 5: Easy Star All-Stars 10 Year & John Brown's Body @ Opera House


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Ink Entertainment and NuFunk Present

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 8:00 PM

Easy Star All-Stars

Dub Side of the Moon - 10 Year Anniversary Tour

with special guest: John Brown's Body

Opera House - 735 Queen St. E

Online Tickets: http://bit.ly/1hiYXUa

Easy Star Records’ reggae collective, the Easy Star All-Stars, will perform at The Opera House on Saturday, April 5, 2014 as the Toronto stop of their Dub Side of the Moon Anniversary Tour.

Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, The Easy Star All-Stars are best known for covering popular albums in a reggae and dub-style. Touring in over 30 countries on 6 continents, averaging over 100 shows per year for the past 5 years, and playing most of the major festivals throughout the world, the band has established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today.

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John Brown’s Body formed (in Boston in the mid 1990s) at a time when there wasn’t what you’d call a U.S. reggae scene. The American bands that played reggae were regional at best, touring little, and many were primarily cover bands of the best known Jamaican reggae. JBB was one of a handful of groups that began touring nationally and created distinctly American reggae, steeped in traditional vibes but incorporating elements from other genres. Whereas most groups tackled typical reggae themes – religion and marijuana – JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Over time, this style has become the norm. The U.S. scene has grown tremendously – to the point of having two bands debut records in the Billboard Top 20 in 2012 – and many in the genre point to John Brown’s Body as a key influence.

http://www.johnbrownsbody.com/

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