St. Pauli and X102.9 present Pepper and Less Than Jake in an alternative pop and ska punk extravaganza live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
After releasing five albums, Pepper has opened a new chapter in their storied career which began in 1997 when the trio moved to the mainland from their hometown of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Pepper has toured extensively with groups like 311, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly, and Sublime With Rome, and spent several summers on Warped Tour – and this live sensibility shows. The band’s music – both live and on their releases – is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience, a sensibility that’s very familiar to the three musicians currently in their career. From their 1999 debut “Give’n It” to their 2006 standout album “No Shame”, which was recorded with 311’s Nick Hexum, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, and Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary, Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle, one that’s most easily found on beaches across the world, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.
Formed in 1992, Less Than Jake is a ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida consisting of members Chris DeMakes (vocals, guitar), Roger Lima (vocals, bass), Vinnie Fiorello (drums, lyrics), Buddy Schaub (trombone) and Peter “JR” Wasilewski (saxophone). Less Than Jake released their debut album “Pezcore” in 1995, following a series of independent seven-inch single releases. The band’s subsequent two studio albums, “Losing Streak” (1996) and “Hello Rockview” (1998), were released on Capitol Records, and the band’s fifth studio album “Anthem” (2003) was the group’s most commercially successful to date, featuring the singles, “She’s Gonna Break Soon” and “The Science of Selling Yourself Short”. In 2008, Less Than Jake founded their own label, Sleep It Off Records, and released its’ seventh full-length album, “GNV FLA”. In late 2012, the band combined their EPs “Greetings from Less Than Jake (2011) and its’ counterpart, “Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake” (2012) to create the compilation album, “Greetings and Salutations” (2012).
Doors 5:00pm / Show 6:15pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.