The Expendables

The Expendables

Thu, April 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

$18.00 - $65.00

This event is all ages

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The Expendables
The Expendables
For eighteen years The Expendables have been bringing their perspective to the world
of reggae rock. Instead of following the traditional cookie-cutter blend of reggae, punk,
ska and hip-hop commonly replicated in the genre, The Expendables have perfected
their own unique approach of face-melting solos, mind-bending jams and danceable
grooves, blurring the lines of where one genre ends and another begins.
Hailing from shores of Santa Cruz, California, three quarters of this four piece met in the
halls of Soquel High. After high school Adam Patterson (Drums/Vocals), Raul Bianchi
(Lead Guitar/Keys) and Geoff Weers (Guitar/Vocals) would part ways from their high
school bass player and in 1999 the band would enlist hometown native Ryan DeMars
(Bass), bringing new influence to the band’s stage presence and their songwriting
process.
Once the new line up was solidified, the band worked tirelessly playing shows regionally
as well as recording and self-releasing three albums, No Time To Worry (2000), Open
Container (2001) and Gettin’ Filthy (2004). This determined work ethic would capture
the attention of Slightly Stoopid front men and Stoopid Records label owners Miles
Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Doughty and McDonald would take a strong interest in
the band, first taking them on tour supporting Slightly Stoopid’s shows, then signing The
Expendables to Stoopid Records, releasing the label’s first non Slightly Stoopid
release, 2007s self-titled The Expendables. In 2010 the partnership would also
produce Prove It, staking the bands claim as one of the genre’s heavy hitters.
Three years after Prove It the band would start tracking at JingleTown Recording, a bay
area studio owned by the members Green Day. The beautiful studio would be used for
two recording sessions, one in 2013 and one in 2014 setting the stage for the bands
new release.
On January 13, 2015 The Expendables dropped Sand In the Sky to a hungry fan base
excited for the bands new album. Fans immediately responded, loving the new tracks
and gravitating toward the hypnotic Starry Night, dance-friendly jam Music Move Me
as well as Nothing I Wouldn’t Do bringing a slight blend of the bands older sound back
into the mix.
The band has taken no down time jumping straight out on 2015’s Winter Blackout Tour
currently traveling across the country jamming to large crowds everywhere. With a date
slated on this Summer’s Wakarusa festival and plenty of touring plans in the work this is
going to be another great year for The Expendables.
Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001
http://www.venturatheater.net