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May 3, 2012

John Brown’s Body Progressive Reggae Band at Maxwell’s Saturday May 12th


Future Roots Octet To Release New Studio Material  and

Appearance at Maxwell’s in Hoboken May 12th

On Saturday, May 12th, progressive reggae band John Brown’s Body performs at Maxwell’s. The octet will be releasing new studio material later this spring.

In the past three years, John Brown’s Body has completed first-ever tours of New Zealand, the UK, and Europe. Their latest album, Amplify, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart.

Quote from drummer Tommy Benedetti:

“We have a bunch of new music in the works… five dubs and an unreleased fan favorite are being mixed in Boston, by former JBB engineer Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant, State Radio, The Aggrolites). We’ve made serious progress on the new full length, seven new tracks are complete, we hope to have it out by late summer. It will be mixed by Matt Saccuccimorano, the man behind our 2002 Spirits All Around Usrecord. Until then, come celebrate with us on tour!”

John Brown’s Body’s “Future Roots” uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum & bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical explorations to create a sound both timeless and forward. However it’s defined, people are buzzing about this progressive group from Boston and Ithaca, NY. The eight-piece band’s explosive live show boasts super heavy rhythms, a three-piece horn section, air tight drum and bass, and “the most gorgeous melodies in all of modern reggae music” (All Music Guide).

“…some of the most forward-thinking reggae music in the world today.” – LA2DAY

They are coming to Hoboken Saturday, May 12 @ Maxwell’s  Doors Open 8pm

Featured Band: John Brown’s Body/ Opening band: Super Hi-Fi
Time: Doors @ 8 PM Show @ 9 PM/ Tickets $15

Maxwell’s Hoboken

Address: 1039 Washington St. Hoboken NJ 07030
Website: www.maxwellsnj.com
Phone: 201-653-1703

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John Brown’s Body – U.S. Tour Dates:

  • May 10 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
  • May 11 – West Chester, PA – The Note
  • May 12 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
  • May 26 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
  • May 27 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
  • May 29 – Savannah, GA – Live Wire Music Hall
  • May 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
  • May 31 – Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
  • June 01 – Gainesville, FL – Double Down Live
  • June 02 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Theatre
  • Aug 12 – Boston, MA – Rock and Blues Concert Cruise


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