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Calendar Pick: Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake. Credit: Paris Visone.

Get those checkerboard Vans out and start practicing your skanking, because Less Than Jake is bringing its sweaty ska-punk to the masses on Nov. 30. Formed in Gainesville, FL in 1992, Less Than Jake incorporated the blazing fast picking and drumming of punk with blaring horns and amped-up, catchy vocal lines. Over the course of its career, Less Than Jake has released nine studio albums and played countless shows at festivals, houses, venues and sweat-drenched dives. Lyrically, the themes expressed are often sarcastic and almost intentionally juvenile, in a charming juxtaposition from the sometimes abrasive music. Its most recent album, 2020’s Silver Linings, explores more mature themes. But let’s be honest, where Less Than Jake really shines is when it’s live, spitting sound in your face. Oklahoma emo band Cliffdiver and punk rock band Keep Flying will open.

WHO: Less Than Jake, Cliffdiver, Keep Flying
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show)
WHERE: 40 Watt Club