Joint Operation, The Intangibles
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.
When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out four full-length albums, two acoustic albums, three EP’s and a Live record. Their latest, 2018’s Beast From The East came out on Space Duck Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. The album also features some big names in the East Coast reggae-rock community including Ballyhoo!’s Howi Spangler, the Movement’s Gary Dread, Passafire’s Ted Bowne, Tropidelic’s Derek McBryde, Matthew Roads & Young James, Zach Fowler of Sun Dried Vibes and Oogee Wawa’s Jesse Lee. Buzz magazine raves “Beast From The East IS A CAREFULLY CRAFTED PUNK-REGGAE GEM.”
The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.
Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.
Who is Bumpin Uglies?
Brandon Hardesty – Vocals, Guitar
Dave Wolf – Vocals, Bass
TJ Haslett – Drums
Chad Wright – Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Joint Operation is a powerful funky-rock band from Baltimore, MD. This explosive four-piece has made quite a presence up and down the East Coast and through out the Midwest. JO has been billed with some of the biggest names in the genre. Whether it be reggae, punk rock or funk, this group rocks the house and shows fans how to party. Influences include Beck, Nirvana, Sublime, and many more! Joint Operation values the idea of connecting with others through their music. The band hopes to create music and play live shows to help others forget the struggles of life, and just enjoy living in the moment.
Fresh off their Midwest tour supporting Bumpin’ Uglies, JO is feeling better than ever! Along with this Midwest tour, the band has also done four full length East Coast, Mid-Atlantic tours. JO has done support slots for George Clinton and Parliment Funkidelic, Reel Big Fish, The Pietasters, Ballyhoo!, Passafire, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Pasadena, Of Good Nature, Joey Harkum, The Movement, and more. They are currently breaking on the festival scene with slots at Surrounded by the Sound, Frozen Harbor Music Festival, Naptown Getdown, Bless The Woods, Beast Coast Reggae Festival and Garefest.
SOMETIMES SEXY. SOMETIMES EERIE, ALWAYS SHOCKING. The Intangibles bring sweaty, original Rock n' Roll to the Ohio music scene and beyond. Originating in Massillon, Ohio in 2013, the uniqueness of their sound can only be matched by the intensity of their stage performance. Front-man Charlie 6er delivers an emotional performance through his zombie-Hendrix guitar style, thought-provoking lyrics, flute and dance. The "never know what hell you're going to get" drumming style of K.J. Herring drives the metal induced, funk grooves of bassist Blake Oaks and the enchanting melodies of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Aaron Perez-Strohmeyer. The Intangibles are untouchable, though intensely felt.
The band released their first full-length album (Self-Titled) in 2014, which was described by William Trehaus of Seedy Magazine as "a thoroughly cohesive record that takes the listener into uncharted auditory areas...Metal mingles with hip-hop, indie pop envelopes experimental, lo-fi fights with psychedelia tangled up in noise." (July 2014 Seedy V1I2) The album has been compared to such contradicting artists as Death from Above 1979, Chuck Berry and Pink Floyd, truly revealing the band's large range of appeal. With softer tracks such as "Insurance Fraud" and "Swisher Sweets," the album reveals "a string of interesting, thought-provoking songs with structures that challenge the listener." (Seedy) With a very spaced out vocal delivery, that is even at times simultaneously desperate and joyous, mixed with such swinging experiments in genre, The Intangibles first LP is strangely contemporary.
Johnny Haubdog - Bass
Zak Keith - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Saxual Rob - Saxophone
Michael Bastas - Vocals, Piano, keys
Sandra Emmeline - Vocals, Piano, Keys (of Akron's SANCAT)