The Aggrolites featuring Dela and the Slightly Stoopid Horns

The Aggrolites featuring Dela and the Slightly Stoopid Horns

Ital Vibes

Fri, February 23, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

The Aggrolites
The Aggrolites
"The group's upbeat, soul-infused reggae attack puts the rock back in rocksteady. Mixing ska, Motown and punk-rock energy with Jamaican rhythm, The Aggrolites tear it up with the intensity of The Clash and the heart of the Caribbean." - Ink Magazine (February 2009)

The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner - one created with their own hands. This banner reads, "Dirty Reggae," and represents their signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven magnificent years, this dirty reggae bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in The Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves demand a return trip.

Out of the Los Angeles school of hard knocks, The Aggrolites have earned a Ph.D in "feel good music." On the road they educate with the thunder and punch of the reggae drums and bass, the ripping, soulful melodies of the organ and guitars, and Jesse Wagner's voice - a gift from the heavens, a perfectly intact gift from Otis, Sam, Ray and Wilson.

The Aggrolites have a specific way of making music. They don't over think it, they don't obsess over pop culture demands, they walk onto a stage or into a recording studio and let "it" happen - a culmination of inspiration - from the road, from playing along side music legends, and from the energy and motivation of their die hard fans. A new album is due for release in June 2009 and they call it IV. It is a definitive chapter in The Aggrolites journey with 21 tracks; each one a story of their struggle to thrive and their quest to spread soulful music around the globe.

So, when you are in the mood to drop your troubles and kick your baggage to the curb, call on The Aggrolites. Forget yourself and feel the dirty reggae!

The Aggrolites are Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Brian Dixon (rhythm guitar), Roger Rivas (organ) and Jeff Roffredo (bass).

They have three full-length albums to their credit -- Dirty Reggae (Axe 2003), The Aggrolites (Hellcat 2006) and Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat 2007), featuring the hit "Free Time." "A glorious, surprising treat. Ideal for your next soul shakedown party," raved Peter Relic from Rolling Stone about Reggae Hit L.A.

Their songs are featured on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour Compilation and numerous Give 'Em The Boot compilations on Hellcat. In 2007, the band also collaborated with Rancid front-man Tim Armstrong on his solo A Poet's Life (Hellcat 2007) CD/DVD release.

The Aggrolites are well represented in film, television and video games. Their songs have been featured in NBC's Friday Night Lights, MTV's The Hills, Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba, USA's Dr. Steve-O, MavTV's Rad Girls, the award-winning surf film The Pursuit, and Australian video game Cricket. The Aggros-backed, Tim Armstrong and Skye Sweetnam duet, "Into Action," is featured in Dream Works Pictures' Hotel For Dogs. Their renditions of The Specials' "Ghost Town" and Musical Youth's "Pass The Dutchie" will be heard in the upcoming teen surf comedy Endless Bummer, and "Free Time" will be in Walden Media's musical-romantic comedy Band Slam.

The Aggrolites have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Madness, Rancid, Flogging Molly, 311, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dropkick Murphys, The Vandals, Against Me!, The Aquabats, Hepcat, The Skatalites, Prince Buster and Derrick Morgan. They have graced the stages at such notable events as Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Bumbershoot, CMJ, Sundance Film Festival, L.A. Film Fest, Sunset Junction, Detour Music Fest, KROQ's Weenie Roast, 94/9 Independence Jam and Ragga Muffins Fest. In 2009, they will add Coachella and Lowlands to this growing festival list.
Ital Vibes
Ital Vibes
The sounds of Ital Vibes create a very unique interpretation of Roots Reggae in the modern era. The 7-piece Roots band from Los Angeles brings an unexplored talent to the genre that blends a wide variety of roots, rockers, dub and dancehall influences with a neo-soul twist. Inspired by roots artists such as Israel Vibrations, Martin Campbell, Yellowman, and Johnny Osbourne, Ital Vibes’ high energy mixed with uplifting lyrics and conscious messages have quickly earned them the respect and opportunities to play alongside some of their biggest inspirations in Reggae music. In their short time as a band, Ital Vibes has already accomplished some very satisfying goals and are only becoming thirsty for more.

In 2015, Ital Vibes began touring out of state as they hit the road with Fortunate Youth on the Don’t Think Twice Fall Tour and played direct support for The Expanders on The Hustling Culture Tour. Throughout the course of the year, the band received an honorable mention in the LA Weekly and also made appearances at several festivals throughout the west coast such as Reggae On The Mountain, Salute The Roots, Uplift Winter Sessions, Chalice Festival and the 5th annual Shoreline Jam in Long Beach.

Formerly a ska band known as High Tides, several members of the group have been playing music together since their days at Carson High School. After a few changes on the roster, Ital Vibes was officially formed with the intention of playing heavy roots music while spreading a message to inspire unconditional love, positivity and consciousness. The band’s first release came in the summer of 2014 with the Rootikal Youth EP. Recorded at Fully’s Kitchen by the legendary Fully Fullwood of Soul Syndicate, the 4 tracks instantly became a solid introduction for the group of young musicians. Soon after, Ital Vibes united with fellow LA band on the rise, Iya Terra, on the Link Up Tour presented by We Should Smoke.

2016 is setting up to be a breakout year for Ital Vibes as they kicked it off with a powerful performance at the first ever One Love Cali Reggae Fest in Santa Ana, California. The band plans to drop a brand new single in June as a preview to the release of their highly anticipated debut full-length album due out in the fall. Now under management from Rude Ent Productions and the brand new owners of a custom school bus, the Ital Vibes crew is ready to embark on this exciting journey together as they deliver their message far and wide
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com