Less Than Jake


Since releasing their first major record (Pezcore in 1995), Gainesville hit-makers Less Than Jake have perfected the third-wave ska of brassy brashness, distorted guitar, and fast tempos. Fusing the music with punk to craft wry, upbeat anthems, the band joined the “skanking” scene that bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones first popularized. Chris Demakes’s almost adolescent vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyrics make them ideal for the Warped Tour demographic, but people of nearly any background can typically find something in the music to which they can relate, not to mention mosh.

Thu., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2012