LIVE: Easy Star All-Stars @ Alive at Five, 6/19/14

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk and Stanley Johnson

With Jamaican reggae-crossover star Shaggy opening for Bootsy Collins last Wednesday at the Empire State Plaza, reggae fever was already pretty high in Nippertown, but the temperatures ran up off the chart the next day when the Easy Star All-Stars and John Brown’s Body brought the reggae riddims to Jennings Landing in Albany’s Corning Preserve for the latest installment of the free Alive at Five concert Series.

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Alive at Five continues today (Thursday, June 26) with R&B Night featuring Detroit soul singer Dwele and Local 518 hip-hopsters Mirk, who will be previewing their new album, Run. Showtime is 5pm at Jennings Landing, and admission is free.

John Brown's Body (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

John Brown’s Body (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

John Brown’s Body (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Easy Star All-Stars (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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One Response to “LIVE: Easy Star All-Stars @ Alive at Five, 6/19/14”

  1. Stan Johnson says:

    The Dub Side of the Moon was excellent.

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