We’ve been a little busy lately, so we haven’t been able to catch some of the great shows coming to Philly. Ziggy Marley, The Mighty Diamonds, and one of our favorites, Midnite – those are just the most recent in this year’s quality reggae events in the area. We had the privilege of opening for Barrington Levy in February, then Toots & the Maytals in July, both at the Blockley Pourhouse. Both shows were packed to capacity, and it’s encouraging to see how Philly is showing up for conscious reggae music. We hope to see the scene continue to form in the years to come.
The best things come in threes, so it’s fitting that we open for one more of our favorite bands before 2011 comes to a close. This Friday at The Note in West Chester, PA, we’ll be opening for John Brown’s Body, along with Thunder Body (featuring former members of Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad). Both of these bands have some non-reggae influences – hip hop, rock, jazz, and West African sounds – but in terms of popular bands performing authentic, quality reggae in the US today, they are leagues above the rest. We hope you can join us in supporting the sort of thing we’ve been striving for from the start: original, solid, conscious music.
Here’s a likkle JBB to whet your whistle for this Friday night:
You can buy tickets here or get them at the door for $17. This is an 18+ show. Doors at 8pm, Show starts at 9.