Less Than Jake – VWT 2011

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Less Than Jake has been pumping out ska tunes for 20 years now.  The boys or should I say men from Gainesville, Florida are still going strong as I just witnessed at Vans Warped Tour – Atlanta.

The current lineup comprises guitarist/vocalist Chris Demakes, bassist/vocalist Roger Manganelli, drummer/lyricist Vinnie Fiorello, trombonist Buddy Schaub and saxophonist Peter “JR” Wasilewski.

Drawing the crowd in from the beginning of the set, encouraging them to dance, start a pit and hitting on the girls in the audience, the set was very entertaining to watch.

At one point, Less than Jake frontman Chris Demakes pulled a boy up on stage who looked very similar to Kid Rock.  He gave the kid his ice cold beer and told the boy to stand on the stage and drink it. The kid was in heaven.

You would think that after 20 years of playing and touring, you might get lazy with your sets and not care so much about the younger fans.  This is not true for Less Than Jake as Chris told us before his set.  They welcome the younger fans and are happy to introduce a whole new generation into their sound.

You are guaranteed a good time when you see Less Than Jake, check them out when they come to your town.  Get more info on them HERE

 

 

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