John Brown's Body

Fireflies Tour

John Brown's Body

The Far East, Channel Tubes

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

$15 in advance; $18 day of show

John Brown's Body
John Brown's Body
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. Their eleventh studio release, Fireflies, comes out September 9th on Easy Star Records.
The Far East
The Far East
Brooklyn's THE FAR EAST appeared in 2013 with their single "Youthman" immediately gaining recognition and airplay from BBC Radio's David Rodigan. The Far East pull inspiration from foundation rhythm and a youth spent in Punk Rock; bringing new, heavy magic to an old sound. Disillusioned with modern life and digital noise, The Far East immerse themselves completely in the often forgotten beauty of Rocksteady, Roots, and classic Dancehall. In the fall of 2016, The Far East set out on a month long, national tour supporting veteran 2Tone legends The Specials and played to sold out crowds across the US (including Riot Fest Chicago). In honor of their 2016 tour the group released a second single entitled Can We Make It Up featuring veteran reggae guitarist Andy Bassford and produced by the talented New York production house Channel Tubes.
Channel Tubes
Channel Tubes
Brett Tubin aka Channel Tubes has been active as a musician, producer and selector in the NYC Reggae and Ska scene since the mid 90s. He cut his teeth at the now defunct but legendary Jammyland Records. It was there he scoured and obsessed about Jamaican vinyl and record production both in the store and below in its analog recording studio and learned all aspects of vinyl manufacturing. Jammyland on any given day was the hangout for Jamaican artists, producers and distributors passing through, reminiscent of Jamaican studios back in the seventies.

Over the years Brett has toured internationally with various artists/bands, played on countless records and opened his own studio/label known as Channel Tubes where he produces artists such as reggae legend Earl Zero, Subconscious Reggae Superstar -- Uzimon, UK Lovers Icon Hollie Cook, Rocker T, Brukky, The Far East, The Bandulus and several others.

As a musician Brett has appeared on stages and records with artists such as:

Sugar Minott, Johnny Osbourne, Sister Nancy, Ranking Joe, Glen Adams, Susan Cadogan, Milton Henry, Glen Brown, Sammy Dread, Philip Fraser, The Gaylads, Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes, Hollie Cook, Neneh Cherry, The Congos, Carlton Livingston, Dennis Alcapone, Matisyahu, Curumin, King Django, Dr Ring Ding and many more. He has been associated with several bands including The Full Watts Band, Jammyland Allstars, The Frightnrs, The Inversions, Westbound Train, Eastern Standard Time, The Slackers and many others.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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