John Brown's Body w/ Apex Vibe, MindState

John Brown's Body w/ Apex Vibe, MindState

Fri, February 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$17 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

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 together͟ (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building ͞a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene͟(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 2013Kings 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.
Apex Vibe
Apex Vibe
Apex Vibe is a seven piece Future Roots/Hip Hop/Soul group that calls the sweet sensi city of Denver, CO home. They are constantly reaching for a new place in time where dub reggae hooks up with the foundation of rock n roll and is baked at a Mile High. Known for their electric live performances, Apex Vibe creates a sound that will energize your body and have you dancing and singing to every song. Embarking on their 10th year as a band they have evolved into a diverse and powerful future roots band that brings an incredible energy to every show they play. They have shared the stage over their history with Collie Buddz, Fishbone, The SuperVillans, Shaggy, The Flobots, The Dirty Heads, Eek A Mouse, Kymani Marley, Tribal Seeds, Through The Roots, Passafire, Katchafire Grammy winners UB40, Morgan Heritage, and The Wailers and many other nationally acclaimed acts. They have released two albums, the EP "Rhythm Music" and a full length titled "Elevate". Now they are embarking on a more serious and lyrically grounded effort titled "The Afterlife" with a reformed and reenergized lineup. The new EP " The Afterlife" keeps to their roots as a band creating positive, pulsating, and hooky songs, but features a more grounded approach focusing on conscious lyrics about love, Colorado culture, and American society. It features original members Timothy Sanchez on vocals/guitar and Will Lovell on bass, and new members on vocals MC Black Rhino and Producer/lyricist Black Yoda, guitarist Pancho Tranmer, and drummer Tynan Olsen.
MindState
MindState
Mindstate is a Reggae/Rock/Hiphop based quartet of song writers hailing from the thriving city of Denver, Co. Bringing a cohesive blend of different styles is what makes Mindstate unique. Exploring different blends of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, blues, funk, and even surf gives Mindstate the eclectic sound todays music lovers crave. In a short amount of time Mindstate has been able to play alongside heavy hitters such as Devin the Dude, Blackalicicous, Collie Buddz, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Movement, and many others. With 2015 being the first year with this version of Mindstate hitting Denvers music scene they encourage fans to be on the lookout for the debut ep coming soon!
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/