Upcoming Shows

LESS THAN JAKE

Less Than Jake is Back on The Boat!

LESS THAN JAKE

Hostage Calm

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Pentimento

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Aboard The Circle Line

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Circle Line

Boards: 7:00pm / Departs: 8:00pm
Circle Line Pier 83 - W. 42nd St + West Side Highway Maps & Directions

Advance: $35 / Day of Show: $40

This event is All ages

Tickets

LESS THAN JAKE

 

Chris - Vocals/Guitar
Roger - Bassist/Guitar
JR - Saxophone
Buddy - Trombone
Vinnie - Drums

It's been a wild and crazy ride for Gainesville's Less Than Jake, who first met at the University Of Florida over a decade and a half ago. But instead of kicking their feet up and resting on their laurels, the ever-busy quintet have been working hard on the next chapter of Less Than Jake. Successfully extricating themselves from their major label contract (even though they still owed one more record to the label), they started their own label, Sleep It Off Records, and now are in the driver's seat. "After a decade an a half of being in the band, we are now our own bosses for real and the excitement of that can peel paint off the walls," says drummer Vinnie.

Before the band starts recording a new album this Spring (for release in the Summer 2008), however, they are planning the re-release of albums from their catalog… and first up are Pezcore, Losers, Kings and Things We Don't Understand, Goodbye Blue and White, and the DVD The People's History of Less Than Jake (more re-releases are planned for the future). "We wanted to start with Losers, Kings, And Things We Don't Understand, which was our first recorded material as a band," Vinnie continues. "These literally are some of the first songs we recorded together, and it seemed obvious that it should be one of the first releases on our newly started record label Sleep It Off. As a musician, the fact that I can help not only in creative marketing but release the actual audible history of our band on our own label is mind blowing. I think it's a great time for the Music Industry that, despite the lagging sales, you are allowed to write and rewrite the rules. These days, it's like the Old West, so to speak."

Through their decade and a half career, they've traveled the world multiple times -- with the Warped Tour, opening for Bon Jovi, and as headliners. "Each record is a snapshot of who the band is and was at the moment of writing and recording," Vinnie says. And what better way to revisit their history than with a fresh new take on their old material. Each re-release will come with all new artwork and a bonus DVD of previously unreleased material.

"If you look at the career of our band you have the roots of the tree and that's our initial inspiration that we used for the band, which was East Bay pop/punk; Screeching Weasel, early Green Day, Operation Ivy," Vinnie says. "If you look at that as the roots, then you have our career as the body of the tree, and the leaves are the latest inspirations of things, whether they're friends, family, or whatever."

"People have a preconceived notion that Less Than Jake is a ska/punk band, that we're wacky and silly, and that may be a certain side of ourselves live, but there's also another side and that's a beautiful thing about our band - it's multi-headed," he says proudly. "We can be different things at different times; we can be socially relevant and we can still be musically relevant 16 years after being together, still progressing musically, not only as players, but as far as musical direction. We can jump outside the box of what people expect, and now that we're in control, what you'll be getting is Less Than Jake -unfiltered and over-amplified."

Hostage Calm
Hostage Calm

Please Remain Calm is the punk album of the Great Recession. The Connecticut five-piece has crafted an album that captures the defeat, the heartache--what it feels like to be young in the American Decline. Following up 2010's critically acclaimed self-titled LP, Please Remain Calm combines elements of Springsteen-esque heartland rock with the band's signature blend of 60s pop melody, 70s punk energy and 80s new wave panache. 

Pentimento
Pentimento

Pentimento is a punk rock quartet from Buffalo, N.Y., that strives to
create a sound focused on the raw emotion of the punk scene it grew up
on.

While staying true to the roots and influences of its upbringing, what
sets Pentimento apart is the sheer honesty and authenticity present in
its music. Pentimento's goal has always been to share passionate music
with others. Its hope has always been for listeners to develop a
personal relationship with its music, eclipsing the traditional
band-to-fan acquaintance and fusing a deeper bond.

Aboard The Circle Line
Aboard The Circle Line

This cruise is aboard the CIRCLE LINE MANHATTAN and will depart from the Circle Line Pier (Pier 83) at 42nd Street and The West Side Highway.

We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So, dont be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin' on the dock, watching the party sailing away!

There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. All cruises are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rockoff.com

Departs From: 

Circle Line Pier 83 - W. 42nd Street and West Side Hwy.
*RAIN OR SHINE!*