Less Than Jake to Rock House of Blues Orlando February 3

Less Than Jake

Gainsville’s Less Than Jake will be playing the House of Blues February 3, on a bill with Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero.

Less Than Jake — currently comprised of lyricist/drummer Vinnie Fiorello, vocalist/guitarist Chris DeMakes, vocalist/bassist Roger Manganelli, saxophonist Peter “JR” Wasilewski, and trombonist Buddy Schaub — released their debut 20 years ago. In that time, they have built quite a following with their ska punk sound, and their interactions with their fans.

Along with past hits, like “History of a Boring Town” and “The Science of Selling Yourself Short,” the band is also still putting out new music. They just released their newest single, “American Idle,” from the album See the Light. Fiorello says it’s one of his favorite songs off the album.

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Florida Music Festival Takes Over Downtown Orlando April 24-26, 2014 @2014FMF

The 14th Annual Florida Music Festival will feature more than 150 bands on 10 stages over 3 nights in downtown Orlando from April 24-26, 2014.

Florida Music FestivalIf you’re a music lover, this fest is for you, as you’ll hear everything from regional and local lesser-knowns to nationally recognized acts…and at a really wallet-friendly price.

Admission is only $10 per night, or $30 for the whole weekend. I mean, who offers 150 bands for only $30 anymore? This is a wonderful opportunity to check out a bunch of bands live.

The event is spread out over several venues – Backbooth, Bullitt Bar, Cafe Annie’s, Elixir, Firestone Live, Magnolia, The Social, Tanqueray’s, and two stages at Wall St. Plaza – all within a several block walking radius of each other.

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Less Than Jake to Rock the House of Blues Orlando on August 24, 2013

Florida’s own Less Than Jake will be returning to rock Orlando when they play the House of Blues on August 24, 2013.

Less Than Jake, House of Blues OrlandoHailing from Gainesville, Less Than Jake – comprised of lyricist/drummer Vinnie Fiorello, vocalist/guitarist Chris DeMakes, vocalist/bassist Roger Manganelli, saxophonist Peter “JR” Wasilewski, and trombonist Buddy Schaub – formed over 20 years ago and are still going strong.

Following the 2012 reissue of the Fat classic Borders & Boundaries and the subsequent EP collection Greetings & Salutations, Less Than Jake has returned to Fat Wreck Chords, for their first full length of brand new material since 2008. The as-yet-untitled album will be released this fall.

In the meantime, fans can check out the band on tour, which is an area they excel at.

Tickets are $20 general admission (advance) and $22 day of. Opening will be Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime. This is an all ages show.

To rev you up for the show, here’s a video of Less Than Jake performing “History of a Boring Town” live:

Vans Warped Tour Set to Hit Orlando on July 29

It’s mid-summer, which means it’s time for the annual visit by the Vans Warped Tour.

On July 29, the 2011 edition of the traveling music fest will set up at the Central Florida Fairgrounds for a day-long outdoor event.

Playing at this year’s event in Orlando are bands like Against Me!, Gym Class Heroes, Less Than Jake, Passafire, The Devil Wears Prada, and about 40 more bands.

There’s also skateboarding exhibitions, a Nintendo gaming area, plenty of merchandise booths and more for when you need a break from the mosh pits in front of the stages.

Oh, and bring an empty water bottle, since Klean Kanteen will be sponsoring free filtered water refilling stations to keep you hydrated during the day’s heat.

General admission tickets are still available for about $45 after Ticketmaster fees, but you get a lot of entertainment for that ticket price.

If you need more info, check out the official Vans Warped Tour website.

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