The Hub Dub

Hub Dub, a Roots/Dub Reggae outfit, is an assemblage of experienced, talented Boston area musicians playing a blend of original improvised music, and classic Dub. With a dynamic and flexible lineup of all-star musicians, coupled with “Oh my god did that just happen” special guest appearances, Hub Dub explores sonic textures with a spontaneous and joyful passion. Whether digging in to a ska anthem, or careening through outer space in a hard hitting Dub, this band brings a party atmosphere to any show.

The Brighton Beat

Driven by a unified belief in real people playing real instruments expressing real human emotions, The Brighton Beat's goal is to create music that is able to live, breath and develop, with songs that allow the musicians to communicate and tell a story through carefully crafted melodies and inspired solo passages. Real world experiences and an inherent knowledge of jazz set them apart from the crowd. This is a band of working professional musicians looking to make a name for themselves in the ever burgeoning Afrobeat scene. Heavily influenced by Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, but in no way traditional, The group creates grooves reminiscent of Herbie Hancock, at times reaching the raw, unbridled expression found in the music of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard.

The Brighton Beat is centered around a strong rhythmic foundation of bass, drums and dense percussion. Varying textures of unique, vintage keyboard and guitar sounds help to thicken the compositions. Leading the group, the adventurous horn section bring their heavy jazz influence to the forefront. Bassist Ryan Hinchey and Drummer Sammy Wags established their groove during recording sessions and national tours with various funk and reggae outfits (iLa Mawana, 6th Degree, The Hub Dub). The horn section leaders; Jon Bean (tenor sax) and Mark Zaleski (alto sax) came together while studying jazz at the New England Conservatory. Upon finishing they quickly established themselves as first-call session players for many of Boston's highest regarded jazz projects, all the while cultivating their own ideas, and exploring the different styles of music that influence The Brighton Beat's diverse catalog.

The Brighton Beat stormed onto the scene with their debut; "The Brighton Beat EP" in 2010, and have since hit the ground running, performing at premier venues around greater New England. They are currently touring in support of their first full-length release; "The Brighton Beat LP" and are preparing to release a live record due out Fall 2012, recorded during their Summer tour.

Tyrone Shoelaces

Classic Jam Rock based out of Connecticut.

The Screw-Ups

The Screw-Ups are a four-man Ska/Reggae/Punk band out of Newtown, CT and Boston, MA. Playing music together since high school, they now play shows all over New England. Citing influences like The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Stevie Wonder, Toots and the Maytals, Sublime, and RHCP, The Screw-Ups have continued on to form a solid sound and play a diverse array of original and cover material.

$10.00 - $12.00

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The Hub Dub with The Brighton Beat, Tyrone Shoelaces, The Screw-Ups

Saturday, February 1 · 8:00 PM at Church