Manchester’s 02 Ritz held host to a night of ska and punk sponsored by Fireball whiskey, which seemed to draw all of the previously thought endangered ska kids out of the cracks and flooding to the venue. Continue reading Live Review: Less Than Jake at the 02 Ritz, Manchester
March 14th was the final night of a Floridian invasion of the United Kingdom. Yellowcard and Less Than Jake joined forces to bring a co-headlining night of pop-punk and ska to the 02 Academy in Leeds, bringing with them French pop-punk/hardcore quintet, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Taking to the stage not long after the very early doors were Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, given the task of the opening support to rile the crowd up. They slightly achieved this goal, mostly through a cover of Smash Mouth’s timeless classic, “All Star.” With continued efforts to get the crowd going, they were mostly static and quite sparse throughout the set until some movement for the bands final song “In Friends We Trust.” Continue reading Live Review: Less Than Jake/Yellowcard – Leeds 02 Academy
This year’s headliners for Slam Dunk festival on the Macbeth stage were third-wave ska superstars Less Than Jake. Hot off the release of their ninth studio album See The Light, which came out late last year, Less Than Jake recently toured the UK with Reel Big Fish and Zebrahead, but stuck around to headline the festival.
Forming in 1992, their career as a band has given them a long time to organise and work out how to put on a successful live show. And, as their reputation goes, they figured this out a long time ago and on Saturday, they showed Leeds that they haven’t forgotten and don’t plan on slowing down. Pulling material from nearly every record they have released, including the rarely played In With the Out Crowd. Pulling most of the set from their albums Anthem and Hello Rockview made for a set of nothing but ska-punk classics played with obscene amounts of energy. Continue reading Slam Dunk Festival Leeds 2014: Less Than Jake Set Review