Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Mention "Bowling Special" for half off your lane starting after 10pm!, Buy one, get one appetizers all night! Happy Hour from 6:00pm-8:00pm!, Free Admission before 7pm!
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution
Winners of the Independent Music Awards "Best Live Performance" Category 2011, Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution is on a mission to make the world a more righteous place. The two main visionaries of this 12-piece explosion of love - Brother Joscephus and his eccentric cohort, The Right Reverend Dean Dawg - dip heavily into a musical gumbo rich with old school soul, roots, classic rock stylings, New Orleans rhythms, and feel-good “secular gospel” music. BroJo combines all this with a message of righteousness, urging us towards acceptance and loving one another. When you combine the music and the message with a one-of-a-kind, high-energy stage spectacle, you got yourself one hell of a revolution on your hands. Their brand new album, Revolution of Love, was entirely funded by fans through Kickstarter.com, and was released in 2013.
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
“Jocelyn & Chris Arndt OWNED the stage with inferno-like intensity... (think Amy Winehouse X Janis Joplin X Fiona Apple)”
- Edge Television Network, Hollywood California
"She can move from whisper to yell in one phrase without missing a note. The band is aggressive, tight, and very strong... The band never stays still, nor does Jocelyn, but they also never lose the audience."
- David Singer / The Daily Gazette
“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60ʼs rock records and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.”
- The New York Scene Report
I’ll be straight with you. Thirteen years ago, we had no clue we’d be where we are today.
We were in our parents’ living room, taking turns practicing the instruments we’d just started to learn. What we lacked in skill we made up for in enthusiasm. Two kids, excited to pick up something new, covering “Stairway to Heaven” at local talent shows and playing anywhere we could find permission and a power outlet. But it never crossed our mind that our love of music could be a career.
Amazing how things change, isn’t it?
And as things changed, so did we. The living room began to fill up with instruments. Our minds began to fill up with ideas for original songs. We studied hard, and were rewarded with new CDs and trips to the music store.
A few years later, and I was looking at an acceptance letter and a scholarship to Harvard University (spoiler: Chris would end up going to Harvard, too.). If anything was going to end the music thing for good, it would be that, right? We had one last show at the county fair, and then back to the books. But music has a funny way of holding on to us, and you never know who’s listening. That night, it was the couple in the back with the giving hearts and the beautiful recording studio. We inked a development and recording deal with David and Anna Bourgeois at Bridge Road Entertainment on my 18th birthday. And then man, did things REALLY change.
Fast forward 4 years. We’ve recorded 5 releases with incredible guest players like G. Love and Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis. We’ve developed an authentic retro-rock style that gives the sounds we grew up on a millennial twist. And it's beginning to pay off. On December 18th, our single “Red Stops Traffic” debuted at #37 on the Billboard AAA Top 40. In addition, our current album “Go” held the #2 position on the Relix Jamband Top 30 for three consecutive months.
If somebody would pinch me, that would be great.
Together with our band, we’ve logged performances across the country, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, CMJ, and Milwaukee Summerfest. We’ve played hallowed stages like The Birchmere, The Viper Room, and The Bitter End. We’ve provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, The Gin Blossoms, and many others. We’re currently on a national tour throughout January supporting our album “Go,” and after that we’ll be back in the studio to record a brand-new record.
5 releases. 4 years touring the country. Airplay on over 200 radio stations nationwide. 2 Harvard degrees (well, almost - just give Chris 5 more months). No sleep. Countless broken strings. One dream, thirteen years in the making.
So that’s who we are. All in, full throttle, no holds barred.
So, what do you say? See you at the next show?
Recent press includes Relix Magazine, Huffington Post, Baeble, Glide Magazine, The 405, and more than 100 other publications.
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Bowling special related to walk ups only
Happy Hour includes $5 draft beers (excluding Brooklyn Blast), $6 wines, $6 frozen margaritas
Buy one, get one appetizers all night long too. All appetizers are buy one get one at equal or lesser value.