GREAT SOUTH BAY
JULY 12 – 15th 2018, SHOREFRONT PARK, PATCHOGUE, NY
THURSDAY ~ JULY 12
THE FRONT BOTTOMS
THE GET UP KIDS ~ ENVY ON THE COAST
FRIDAY ~ JULY 13
SUBLIME with Rome
DIRTY HEADS ~ LESS THAN JAKE
OOGEE WAWA ~ GNARLY KARMA ~ DUDLEY MUSIC ~
NON-STOP TO CAIRO ~ SAMURAI PIZZA CATS
“Prog” On the Jambalaya Stage
US & FLOYD ~ AWAKEN BAND ~ REIL ~ CALOOH CALLAY
SATURDAY ~ JULY 14
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG
JGB Featuring MELVIN SEALS ~ ANDY FALCO & FRIENDS
SOUNDSWELL ~ THE JONI PROJECT ~ ALLMOST BROTHERS ~ THE BAND BAND
CASSANDRA HOUSE ~ ALBUMS WE LOVE ~ THE COMPLETE UNKNOWNS ~ LEXI CASSEL
SUNDAY ~ JULY 15
Announcing Headliner April 1st:
ELECTRIC HOT TUNA
THE DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT Feat. Duane Betts
MILES TO DAYTON ~ KERRY KEARNEY BAND ~
ROBERT FULTON ~ RT. 311
Plus a special Sunday Morning Children’s Concert with Disney’s
4 DAYS – 4 STAGES – OVER 65 PERFORMERS
Arts & Crafts, Wine and Craft Beer Garden, Educational KidZone
Right on the magnificent Great South Bay, Shorefront Park, Patchogue, Long Island, NY.
Go To: www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com
Less Than Jake:
Less than Jake brought the Ska movement to the forefront of the Southern California music scene alongside No Doubt and Reel Big Fish during the mid-90s. Their racing guitar riffs and infectious melodies captivated audiences around the nation and they scored several hits over the course of the past two decades. They released their most recent album, GNV FLA, an homage to their native Gainesville, Florida in 2008 and have been on tour ever since to promote their latest effort. Don't miss a tour date on the Less Than Jake concert schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Less Than Jake tour dates and concert schedule information.
Fronted by Chris Demakes, the group formed during high school in 1992 and released their demo Pezcore which garnered them attention from Capitol Records who signed them in 1996. Their major label debut, Losing Streak was released in 1996 and Less Than Jake hit the road booking tour dates on the 1997 Warped Tour. Their riotous live shows garnered them national attention and Less Than Jake booked tour dates on the Caffeine Nation Tour and the Race Around Uranus Tour with Blink 182. They released their breakthrough album, Hello Rockview in 1998 and scored a hit with "History of a Boring Town". In 2000, Less Than Jake tour dates were booked on Bon Jovi's North American tour and they gained exposure to a mainstream audience.
For the rest of the decade, Less Than Jake maintained a hectic touring schedule appearing at the 2001 Warped Tour and touring with Bad Religion in 2002. They released their biggest commercial release to-date in 2003, Anthem, which featured the hit "The Science of Selling Yourself Short". Less than Jake tour dates were booked on the 2004 Projekt Revolution Tour alongside Linkin Park and Korn. Less Than Jake continues to record and tour and released the EP TV/EP in 2011. In addition to recording their next LP, Less Thank Jake tour dates have been booked on the 2011 Warped Tour and they have individual headlining concerts scheduled periodically throughout the year. Don't miss a date on the Less Than Jake concert calendar; Stay up-to-date with Less Than Jake tour dates using Eventful.
Sublime With Rome:
Rome (vocals, guitar): Eric Wilson (bass); Josh Freese (drums)
The wait is over! Sublime With Rome returns long at last with 'Sirens' (July 17, 2015, BMG Chrysalis), the effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut, 'Yours Truly.'
"We had more time, we know each other better now, and we're even better musicians," said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey. Now 27, the singer, guitarist, and songwriter is truly flourishing.
With drummer Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails) now permanently installed behind the kit and Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime With Rome are armed with an album that makes a real statement... their statement.
Co-produced by Rome and Paul Leary, who manned the boards for 'Yours Truly,' 'Sirens' is an expression of three musicians who truly get each other and who can communicate seamlessly through their instruments and while in their favorite habitat -- the stage!
The luxury of time had a huge impact on their approach to this all-important sophomore set, especially since the band went into the studio without any demos or songs ready to go! That might sound terrifying to some musicians, but Sublime With Rome were invigorated by the situation.
"We didn't have any songs in our pockets," the frontman said, confessing that while he liked the spontaneity, it also lit a fire under their collective ass. "We showed up to this big studio and we had nothing, so we had to make it grassroots. It felt refreshing to make things on the fly. It really came together with all of us in the room and we loved the result."
He furthered, "Everything was recorded live and together. It's a little tighter and edgier than 'Yours Truly.' We have a lot of influence from Eric and it definitely shows."
Wilson concurred, saying, "It was great to work with Paul again, and with Josh Freese on drums, our chemistry was excellent. We had a great time recording the album in a totally organic way. There was no stress, even though we came up with stuff the fly."
"It is a whole different feeling now," Ramirez admitted. "Josh is such a great guy and he is just as lighthearted, which is great on the road, since touring can be so serious and so tough. It has been more fun, really. It is a lot more relaxed, and that helps with everything. It's like that everywhere. Studio. Stage. Bus. Wherever we are. We've moved forward, musically and on stage. He brings a great element.
And while Ramirez pays the utmost respect to the original Sublime entity, since, as he admitted in the past, they were the first band that made him want to make, as opposed to just listen to, music, he knows Sublime With Rome are worthy of fan's undivided attention. "This summer, I want fans to say, 'I went to see Sublime With Rome and the new album is sick as fuck.' We can do that by continuing to make better and better records," he said.
'Sirens' is overflowing with standout songs, such as the mellow yet buzzed out title track, featuring Dirty Heads. "This was a song where the drums and synths and beat that I did were for Mickey Avalon and I liked it so much that I decided to keep it and save it for Sublime With Rome," Ramirez said. "I had a random idea and asked Jared [Watson] to hop on the track, even though it's not what they do! They are gangster and they can handle anything."
Then there's "Skankin'," which is a Fishbone song that Sublime used to cover in their own unique way back when. It was an unrecorded fan favorite that sounds like an old demo! "We're covering Sublime covering Fishbone!," Ramirez exclaimed.
An instant summer classic, the slow-burning and chill jam "House Party," with a groove that transports listeners within the first few notes, or "Been Losing Sleep," with it's instantly memorable reggae groove.
Ramirez even stated that he isn't so much interested in the endgame or results as much as he is interested in writing music that is honest. And it's Wilson who summed up how Sirens is such an important record for the band. "I'm able play music for the love of music, just like I did back then. I am so fortunate to still be able to do it," he said.
With Sirens, those missions are dually accomplished. The album is seamless and has flow. It plays out like the work of musicians who complete one another's sonic sentences.
Indeed, Sublime With Rome are making their definitive statement with 'Sirens.'
While Rome Ramirez might have revitalized Sublime by replacing Bradley Nowell, his collaboration with SoCal reggae/hip hop/ska/punk band The Dirty Heads has gained almost equal attention. The Dirty Heads have garnered hush whispers concerning them filling the gap left by Sublime as Southern California's premier punk inspired reggae band. With just one album out, The Dirty Heads can be found on countless California radio stations and television, as well as a number of widely attended tour dates. Unlike Sublime, The Dirty Heads infuse more hip hop style (characterized by Dirty J's Eminem-like voice) into their music, adding a rap rock element to their music. While many people still may not have heard of the group, that's likely to change at the end of their current 2011 tour dates.
The origins of The Dirty Heads can be traced back to 1996, when Jared Watson (Dirty J) and Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) met at a high school party. Duddy B was already in a punk band and handing out rap demos, inspiring Dirty J to ask Duddy to collaborate. While stealing beer, the two were called "little dirty heads" and began writing hip hop songs under that name. They soon decided they needed a full band for concert dates and recruited drummer Matt Ochoa, bassist David Foral, and percussionist Jon Olazabal.
The Dirty Heads' rise to fame would include help from a slew of famous musicians and producers. Not long after the band started playing, mainstream punk producer Rob Cavallo signed them to Warner Bros. In the middle of recording, the band decided to leave the label but was able to keep the masters. The Dirty Heads soon met Sugar Ray drummer Stan Frazier, who agreed to produce the remainder of the album. Any Port in a Storm was finally released in 2008 and featured contributions from Slash and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows on "Check the Level", Rome on the track "Lay Me Down", and "Fifth Beatle" Billy Preston, Alex Acuna, and Tippa Ire throughout the rest of the album.
The album's success is slowly spreading the word about The Dirty Heads. Since early March, The Dirty Heads have been playing concert dates across the US, with recently added tour dates in 2011. The group will spend April playing tour dates down the east coast to New Orleans, and in May will finish the rest of their concert dates on the west coast. The Dirty Heads will then head to Hawaii in June for a series of tour dates before returning to the west coast. After playing a concert date at Boonstock on July 2, scheduled tour dates in 2011 jump around the country before ending at the Sunset Music Festival on August 20. Fans who hope to catch The Dirty Heads should check the remaining 2011 tour dates on Eventful to keep from missing out.
OOgEE WaWa is a band of bartenders and surfers, their main mission is to bring the Party Back! These five dudes are the definition of a good time. OOgEE WaWa's hip-hop/surf-rock musical styling has honored them spots performing with many national touring acts, as well as, countless head lining shows of their own. Always out to have fun, OOgEE WaWa is dedicated to creating feel good music that inspires the desire to party!