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).
Among Criminals has been working their way from the ground on their own blood and sweat. Self touring with 650 shows in 4 years, and self recording with thousands of units sold on with no outside help makes this an indie band in the true sense of the word.
Their combination of Clash-esque Reggae Punk, catchy choruses and an extremely intense live show makes this band a force to be reckoned with. Selling out rooms at home such as the World Café Live and the 941 Theater (300 cap.) and touring coast to coast with 600 shows in 5 years. The band has hit the stage with The Dirty Heads, Young The Giant, Portugal The Man, Bedouin Soundclash, State Radio, Soulive, Members of Dispatch, Soja, Jallo Biafra of Dead Kennedys, Rebelution, Zach Deputy, Fear Nuttin Band, CKY, Big D and the Kids Table, Westbound Train, Zox, Giant Panda, Johns Browns Body, Jah Works, and Easy Star Allstars. They have also been featured on Phillys own WXPN, Radio 1045, The River in Boston, and NBC 10’s 10! Show, and have been selected to showcase at NACA's Northeast Conference.
ONEoverZERO brings a unique blend of original groove-oriented live hip-hop, funk and world beat straight from the Green Mountains of Vermont. One over zero is infinitely undefinable. With each of the 9 band members having vastly different cultural and musical backgrounds, ONEoverZERO is a musical melting pot. Each of the band members meshes their own unique style in with the others' to create the unique sound that is ONEoverZERO. With funk, hip-hop, jazz, world beat and reggae influences from the east coast of the US, the Caribbean and North to West Africa; the collective experience is infinitely greater and more powerful. ONEoverZERO's creating infinite feel-good vibes by raising the collective consciousness and making new friends at every turn.