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John Brown's Body is currently on tour in support of its latest full-length album, Kings and Queens, which debuted at #1 on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon's Reggae charts.
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John Brown's Body is currently on tour in support of its latest full-length album, Kings and Queens, which debuted at #1 on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon's Reggae charts.

Apr. 25: John Brown’s Body
American reggae band John Brown’s Body is coming to Gypsy Sally’s in Northwest this Friday night at 9. The eight-piece progressive band builds off its reggae roots with a blend of dub, drum and bass and electro sounds. Baltimore-based group Jah Works, which blends reggae and dancehall with hip hop and pop elements, will also perform.

Apr. 24: MetroSongs Dance Party!
Your daily commute might not usually inspire you to dance, but tomorrow night you can head to The Wonderland Ballroom in Northwest for a free party that aims to get you up and grooving to songs written about each Metro station. The goal of MetroSongs is to increase awareness, appreciation, and support for public transit through a series of musical odes to locations from Deanwood to Rosslyn. Sammy Rain of feminist punk rock modern dance band Tia Nina will be there, teaching attendees all the steps to popular 60’s dances such as the Watusi and the Twist.

Music: “No One (Curtis Lynch Reggae Remix Instrumental)” by Alicia Keys

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