Silver Wrapper presents Easy Star All-Stars and John Brown's Body at Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best-selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), as well as original albums First Light (2011) and Until That Day (2008), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Since 2009, the All-Stars have played over 350 shows in over 30 different countries on 6 different continents, truly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae touring acts in the world. As part of celebrating 20+ years since Dub Side of the Moon, the Easy Star All-Stars will perform DUB SIDE LIVE.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that Kings And Queens is a synthesis of every aspect of the storied career of John Brown's Body. It’s as if, after close to two decades of existence, this pioneering band has finally crafted their ultimate statement, tying together styles they’ve dabbled in, paid respect to, created, or pushed forward into one tightly woven mosaic. JBB’s Future Roots is now present tense. 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.
Local reggae project Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub will open the show.
Doors @ 7:30 pm. Show @ 8:00 pm. Ages 17+.
Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now.