Hawaiian-bred, California-based rock-reggae trio Pepper and Florida-based ska-punk vets Less Than Jake will bring their co-headlining tour to Royal Oak Music Theatre at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 with special guests The Bunny Gang and The Attack.
Pepper, comprised of Bret Bollinger (vocals, bass), Kaleo Wassman (vocals, guitar), and Yesod Williams (drums, backing vocals), released their seventh studio long-player, Ohana, back in April 2016 via their own LAW Records label. The album, which was self-produced, includes lead single “Start You Up.”
Less Than Jake, who are celebrating 25 years together, are gearing up to release a brand new EP titled Sound The Alarm on Feb. 3 through Pure Noise Records. The 7-track EP, supported by the single “Things Change,” was recorded at famed punk recording studio The Blasting Room. The band features Chris DeMakes (vocals, guitar), Roger Lima (vocals, bass), Vinnie Fiorello (drums), Buddy “Goldfinger” Schaub (trombone), and Peter “JR” Wasilewski (tenor saxophone).
Also on the bill is Colorado’s The Bunny Gang. The rock, reggae, and punk four-piece, fronted by Flogging Molly’s Nathen Maxwell (vocals, guitar, melodica, drums, percussion), released sophomore album, Thrive, in September 2014. The album, recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios with producer Ryan Hewitt (Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers), features the lead single “Sirens Through City.” The band’s lineup is rounded out by Nat Lort Nelson (lead guitar, vocals), Kyle Hernandez (bass, vocals), and Levi Garret-Keys (synthesizer, vocals).
The Attack, a fast-riffing, underground punk band will open the show. The Florida-based four-piece features Brad Palkevich (guitar), Charlie Bender (vocals), Tito Esquiaqui (drums), and Mikey Cortes (bass).
Tickets - $25 in advance, $30 day of show - are available online.
This event is all ages. Royal Oak Music Theatre is located at 18 West 4th Street in Royal Oak, Michigan. For more information, visit Pepper’s website, Less Than Jake’s website, 89X’s website, and Royal Oak Music Theatre’s website.