The Aggrolites w/special guest The Inciters
About This Event
Dirty reggae legends The Aggrolites bring their modern blend of early reggae, rocksteady and soul back to Moes Alley! Add local high-energy, Northern Soul favorites The Inciters to the bill and this is a night not to be missed! The AggrolitesThe 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 thats because they truly were. (Their vans 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 didnt have to look far for a partner: Bay Area label Pirates Press Records was at the top of their list.Ive known [Pirates Press Records owner] Skippy since I was 17, says Wagner. Over the years, seeing how much hes progressed and knowing what kind of respect everybody has for him Hes one of those people we trusted to know what to do with the Aggrolite name and image.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.Were passionate about reggae, were passionate about our band, and I dont think were ever gonna stop, he concludes. Everybody clicks right now. Thats why were calling it REGGAE NOW!because this is us now.The IncitersNorthern 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. They bring in guest singers on occasion, sometimes quite famous soul artists. And they always have as much fun on stage as the audience does!