About This Event
**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of the show for entry. Per County mandates, masks are required when indoors at Moe's Alley while you're not eating or drinking.
We also offer free, onsite, rapid antigen tests at Moe’s Alley 30 minutes before doors for this show. To save time at the door, fill out a one-time registration beforehand here: https://my.primary.health/r/lightspeed-testing Testing is open to the public, insurance is not necessary.
Acceptable forms of proof:
• Vaccination Record Card
• CA state QR code - https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID
The year is 2002. Vocalist Jesse Wagner and organist Roger Rivas, each fresh out of their own bands, come together to form dirty reggae quintet the Aggrolites. With a sound that is equal parts Kingston and Motown, the band turns the heads of discerning music listeners everywhere, not to mention a slew of legends both old-school (Phyllis Dillon, Derrick Morgan) and newer (Tim Armstrong) who recruit them for collaborations. Over the next decade, the Los Angeles band tours hard and records constantly, releasing five full-lengths while spending close to 250 days a year on the road. For a time, it seemed like the Aggrolites were everywhere, and that’s because they truly were. (Their van’s odometer can prove it.)
The Aggrolites created their lates record REGGAE NOW! without a deadline in mind. Once they felt like the album was complete, they didn’t have to look far for a partner: Bay Area label Pirates Press Records was at the top of their list.
With REGGAE NOW! out the Aggrolites are hitting the road this summer for their first full U.S. tour in six years. Wagner says the band is excited to get back in the groove.
Northern Soul takes the Motown/Stax ethic but adds a stronger back-beat with more adventurous production, and The Inciters continue this tradition in grand style. With ten members (sometimes more!) wielding drums, bass, guitar, a full horn section, and three female vocals, The Inciters have no problem filling a room with the powerful sound of soul. The three vocalists lead the band through finely crafted original songs as well as traditional soul music that will get you out of your seat and start to dance!
The Inciters are from Santa Cruz, but travel the world in support of their internationally released records.Seeing them in their hometown is a unique experience.