Jah Works, Box Era
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is all ages
Higher Education continues to craft a unique sound comprised of 90s rock melded with traditional reggae that originates from the Washington, DC College Park scene. Besides making their presence known while playing residencies at key venues, Higher Education has extended its reach along the east coast, out west, and across international borders. Brothers Petey and Danny Devaney constantly discover new ways to integrate both reggae vibes and psychedelic inspirations into the electricity of rock and roll, with classic and contemporary influences such as dance hall reggae, 90s rock, and 60s guitar psychedelia.
Weaving in and out of genres, cities and towns, Higher Education is now poised to release their third independent studio album "The Ballad of Alexander Henry."
If you answered yes to this question, chances are you are already familiar with Baltimore’s own Jah Works . If you are new to the band, you are in for a musical treat of positive vibes and uncompromising roots rock reggae music.
Jah Works is a true grassroots success story that emerged from Baltimore’s reggae scene over 20 years ago. This is music made by and for lovers of real, authentic reggae music. Consistently performing hundreds of shows a year worldwide, they have forged their sound in clubs, festivals and on the sun drenched beaches of Negril. Their sound is firmly planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae, and elements of dancehall and dub. What Jah Works does best is introduce the novice music listener to the fullness of reggae music and culture.
Formed in 1993, the band found their identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by the classic Jamaican vocal group The Gladiators. Lyrics like “I’m a man of prayer, none of my doings, shall ever go wrong…” and “Jah hear I when I cry” resonated with the members, and so Jah Works was moved to begin writing their own original reggae music. Starting with “Feast or Famine” in 1994, the band has recorded and released 9 albums to date. They have sold over 100,000 copies independently, and with the upcoming release of “Believe”, Jah Works is set to take their music to even higher heights.
Longtime fans know that the Jah Works sound consists of strong vocals over heavy duty original reggae riddims. After a brief hiatus, founding member and original front man, Scotty P. has returned to lead the brothers forward into new musical territory. Together with the rest of the group, they have come up with their best album to date, “Believe” which will be released in 2016. The new album brings the group's evolution full circle, with lush, horn drenched roots reggae music. Mixed by some of reggae music’s top producers, including Jim Fox (Lion & Fox) Tippy I (I Grade), Jason “Jocko” Randall (JBB), Nathan Sabanayagam (Chillhouse Studios), and Baltimore’s own Steve Wright (Wrightway), Jah Works’ latest and greatest effort will cement their standing as one of the finest reggae bands to ever come out of the United States.
Risen from the ashes of keg-fueled house parties and sweaty bars of College Park, MD, Box Era has planted itself as a staple in the up-and-coming DMV music scene. Creating a jam-inspired electro-pop and funk blend, Box Era’s music arms you with every tool necessary to go talk to that special someone you’ve been eyeing up. You’ll find yourself dancing the night away, shaking hands with CEOs, and experiencing the juiciest sweet-and-sour jamwich of your life.
With a debut EP right round the corner, Box Era is gearing up for an explosive 2017. From word of mouth alone, the band has already supported national headliners and conquered renowned venues across the region. The party is only going to grow. There’s a saxophone, a talkbox, and two pairs of glasses. There’s magic, youth, and the most unique sound you’ve heard since The Bangles. Box Era is the story of four boys wandering the halls of Xanadu, forever in search of sweet cream.
Advance GA $12 | Day of GA $15 | Premier Plus $20
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service