February 5, 2017 Less Than Jake, American ska/punk band, were in town Tuesday night at the Showbox Sodo with their Sound the Alarm Tour. Accompanying Less Than Jake on tour were Pepper, Red City Radio and Kash’d Out.
One week into their tour and the guys are sounding great! All of the bands on this tour bring some serious talent that makes for a really great night of music.
First up was Orlando band Kash’d Out who are signed to Pepper’s label, Law Records. These guys were really good! They have a really strong reggae sound. The crowd really got into these guys. I am sure you will be hearing more from this new group in the future. Definitely check them out.
Red City Radio was up next for the night. These guys from Oklahoma City were pretty good. They have an alternative upbeat rock sound and are clearly out there enjoying themselves. I really enjoyed their set, another band worth checking out.
Third up for the night, Hawaii’s Kona Dub Rock band Pepper. This trio has been making some great music together since 1997. They grooved the crowd really good. This group was fully energy and moving all over the stage during their set. They got the crowd moving and dancing. Toward the end of their set they were joined on stage by Buddy and JR of Less than Jake for a song and the crowd went crazy. Pepper is a band you have to see live, these guys are really good.
Last up for the night, Less Than Jake. These guys were manic from the moment they hit the stage. They have such high energy and interact a lot with their fans during their show. One lucky young female fan was pulled up on stage with her dad for a song. It was really cool watching that interaction with one of the youngest fans, who by the way was wearing a Bad Religion tank! Talk about some great parenting there, instilling live music at a young age!
Less Than Jake played a long 17 song set, that seemed to fly by with as much fun as everyone was having. At times through out the set they toilet papered the fans up front, tossed out a bunch of balloons and encouraged fans to bat them around and then shot confetti out over the fans. Fans returned that energy with a circle pit, lots of jumping around and many crowd surfers through out their show. If you’ve never seen Less Than Jake in person, this is a show you need to make a point to see.
The band is into their second week of tour so there are still tour dates left, check them out below:
7-Feb The Rave / Eagles Club, Milwaukee, WI
8-Feb Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
9-Feb Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal, Oak, MI
10-Feb Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
11-Feb Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
12-Feb Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
15-Feb State Theatre, Portland, ME
16-Feb House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA
17-Feb Playstation Theater, New York, NY
18-Feb The Paramount, Huntington, NY
19-Feb The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
21-Feb Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD
22-Feb The National, Richmond, VA
23-Feb The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
24-Feb The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
25-Feb St Augustine Amphitheatre, St Augustine, FL
26-Feb Revolution Live Outdoors, Ft Lauderdale, FL
28-Feb Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL
17-Mar Rawhide Event Center, Chandler, AZ
18-Mar Rawhide, Chandler, AZ
What does the band have planned after the US Tour? They’ve got some international dates coming up. Starting off in Japan. Looks like 2017 is starting out very busy these guys.
25-Mar Kobe, Osaka, Japan
26-Mar Makuhari Messe, Tokyo (Tokyo), Japan
27-May NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
28-May Various Leeds Venues, Leeds, United Kingdom
29-May The Forum Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
28-Oct Warped Rewind At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico
29-Oct Warped Rewind At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico
30-Oct Warped Rewind At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico
31-Oct Warped Rewind At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico
1-Nov Warped Rewind At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico