As many of you are already aware, there is a big, two-day ska fest coming up over the Memorial Day weekend–the Supernova International Ska Festival in Fredericksburg, VA (which is about an hour or so south of Washington, DC). There are many top acts that don’t make to the East Coast with much frequency (if at all), like Derrick Morgan, The Aggrolites (with Greg Lee of Hepcat), Sonic Boom Six, The Skints, Monty Neysmith–and there are tons of amazing acts always worth seeing,
I can only go so many ska doggie days without some Aggy’s. Formed originally as a one-off backing band for the legendary Derrick Morgan, The Aggrolites have since become internationally known as one of the tightest ska/reggae bands on the live music scene. Always a great show, go see ’em when u get the chance. Here’s an early instrumental with their patented “Dirty Reggae” sound. Ah, that sweet Hammond Organ. Great guitar work on this too, and their riddim section can’t be beat. I haz happy.
The Aggrolites – “Lunar Eclipse“ (play/download)
Los Angeles, California’s mighty “dirty reggae” sound machine, The Aggrolites, mash it ‘tup down and sideways on this moddy bit of soul-infused roots-core. Go deh!
UPDATE: This great track is no longer available here! I’m leaving this post up so you’s can goog it! Woof!