Pearl Street warehouse Presents
Dub City Renegades, Joint Operation
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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.
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.
When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out three full lengths, two EPs and a live record. Their latest, 2016’s Keep It Together came out on Right Coast 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. They’re already at work on the follow up, but true to their rep as being on the never-ending tour, chances are they’ll be coming to a venue near you soon.
Dub City Renegades
Washington DC based Reggae Rockers, Dub City Renegades, are a high energy yet spliffed out band that brings the positive vibes and gets the crowd moving! DCR is an 8 piece band lead by our front man, Akshan, a soulful horn section, and a tight rhythm section. Dub City brings the seamlessly blended sounds of Reggae, Dancehall, Roots, Rock, Jazz and more all to create a unique sound we call, Island Rock. Be sure to look for Dub City Renegades full length album out Jan 2015, also called….ISLAND ROCK! One Love from the DCR crew and look forward to see you out rocking with u
Started by two friends in a basement playing Sublime covers, Joint Operation has developed into a powerful reggae-rock band from Baltimore, MD. This explosive four-piece has made quite a presence for themselves in the Mid-Atlantic with dozens of shows with the biggest names in the genre. Life-long friends, Josh Lewis, Daniel O’brien, Charlie Thompson, and Fabrizio Scotto, have managed to integrate all the genres they grew to love as children into this power group. 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!