Stateside Presents


Based in Long Beach, dub/rock band on DreamWorks Records


THE AGGROLITES, Tomorrow Bad Seeds, Clint Stevens

Sun, June 16, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crescent Ballroom

Phoenix, AZ

$27.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

American band from Long Beach, California, who play a mixture of punk rock, reggae, dub, ska and hip hop. Founded in 1997 by surviving members of Sublime (2) with friends, they stopped in 2002. Some members formed Long Beach Shortbus (with musicians from Falling Idols, Bargain Music, Slightly Stoopid or Capitol Eye), others formed Dubcat (with members of Hepcat). LBDA reformed in 2012.
The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner - one created with their own hands. This banner reads, "Dirty Reggae," and represents their signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven magnificent years, this dirty reggae bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in The Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves demand a return trip.

Out of the Los Angeles school of hard knocks, The Aggrolites have earned a Ph.D in "feel good music." On the road they educate with the thunder and punch of the reggae drums and bass, the ripping, soulful melodies of the organ and guitars, and Jesse Wagner's voice - a gift from the heavens, a perfectly intact gift from Otis, Sam, Ray and Wilson.

After eight years of touring the globe, The Aggrolites are proud to reveal their first live album, Unleashed Live Vol. 1. With five previous studio releases under their belt, including recently released Rugged Road, the next logical move for the band was a compilation of their favorite songs recorded live from recent shows at The Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Unleashed Live Vol. 1 features songs from all four previous studio releases plus a version of The Beatles "Don't Let Me Down" and "Banana" by the legendary reggae artist, Roy Ellis. Release date will be announced sometime this fall and available digitally worldwide and in select retail outlets nationwide.

The Aggrolites have a specific way of making music. They don't over think it, they don't obsess over pop culture demands, they walk onto a stage or into a recording studio and let "it" happen - a culmination of inspiration - from the road, from playing alongside legends, and from the energy and motivation of their die hard fans.

The Aggrolites are Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Roger Rivas (organ), Jeff Roffredo (bass) and Alex Mckenzie(Drums).

They have five other full-length albums to their credit -- Dirty Reggae (Axe, 2003), The Aggrolites (Hellcat, 2006) and Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat, 2007), IV (Hellcat, 2009) and Rugged Road (Young Cub, 2011) "A glorious, surprising treat. Ideal for your next soul shakedown party," raved Peter Relic from Rolling Stone. In 2007, the band also collaborated with Rancid front-man Tim Armstrong on his solo A Poet's Life (Hellcat 2007) CD/DVD release.

The Aggrolites are well represented in film, television and video games. Their songs have been featured in NBC's Friday Night Lights, MTV's The Hills, Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba, USA's Dr. Steve-O, MavTV's Rad Girls, the award-winning surf film The Pursuit, and Australian video game Cricket. The Aggros-backed, Tim Armstrong and Skye Sweetnam duet, "Into Action," is featured in Dream Works Pictures' Hotel For Dogs and Summit Entertainments "50/50" featuring Joseph Gorden-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Their renditions of The Specials' "Ghost Town" and Musical Youth's "Pass The Dutchie" will be heard in the upcoming teen surf comedy Endless Bummer, and "Free Time" will be in Walden Media's musical-romantic comedy Band Slam.

The Aggrolites have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Rancid, Flogging Molly, 311, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dropkick Murphys, Against Me! and Gogol Bordello. They have graced the stages at such notable events as Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Coachella, Fuji Rock in Japan, West Coast Riot, Open Air St. Gallen, Pohoda Festival, Rebellion Festival, Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Couvre Feu Festival, among numerous others around the world.
Tomorrow Bad Seeds
Tomorrow Bad Seeds
An American rock band from Texas, released only one self-titled album in mid-1960's. The band broke up in 1967.

* Mike Taylor - guitar, vocals
* Rod Prince - lead guitar
* Henry Edgeington - bass
* Bobby Donaho - drums
Clint Stevens
Clint Stevens is a seven-piece Reggae/funk/rock band formed in Tempe, Arizona.

The band was originally formed by Clint Richardson (guitar) and Steve Rector (vocals), who began writing music together when they were roommates. Their first performance as Clint Stevens was at an open mic in April of 2016, with the addition of Joe Irizarry (keys) and Nick "Groove" Turner (bass). The group quickly found a Drummer and began playing in small bars and venues around Phoenix, AZ.

In March of 2017, Clint Stevens released their debut EP, 'The Pinner' which they recorder at Deep Roots Studios in Tempe, AZ. The first track on the album, 'Mountains' was featured by Chaz Fertal, a local saxophonist from the Arizona reggae band, The Hourglass Cats. After playing a few shows with Clint Stevens, Chaz would become their full time sax player. Soon to follow would be the addition of Henri Benard (percussion) who also plays with The Hourglass Cats, as well as Arizona bands Dry River Yacht Club and Okilly Dokilly. Late in 2017, Clint Stevens saw a lineup change as they brought in a new drummer, Z Castro, who's traditional roots reggae styling has brought the ideal sound for the band.

Now in their third year, Clint Stevens has joined the likes of Fayuca and Black Bottom Lighters as one of the top reggae bands to play with in Arizona. They have gained respect among true roots reggae fans, having played with such legends as The Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, Barrington Levy, and Katchafire, and they continue to grow their fan base by playing as many shows as they can fit on their calendar. In addition to playing with popular reggae artists like Raging Fyah, Iya Terra, The Movement, Ballyhoo!, and E.N Young, they have also taken part in Pot of Gold Music Festival two years in a row, joining Fortunate Youth, Rebelution, Pepper, Dirty Heads, 311, NOFX, Less Than Jake, and many more.

Headed into the new year with heavy momentum, Clint Stevens will start 2019 by participating in the first ever Arizona Music & Arts Festival, and are anticipating the release of their first full-length album.
Venue Information:
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003