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Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake image provided by Last.fm Biography from Last.fm

Less Than Jake is a ska-punk band formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Florida. Their current line-up consists of Chris DeMakes (vocals, guitar), Roger Lima (vocals, bass), Vinnie Fiorello (drums, lyrics), Buddy Schaub (trombone) and Peter "JR" Wasilewski (saxophone).

The band's name derives from a bird Vinnie had while growing up, which was treated better than the rest of the family. It's also a reference to the phrase "everything is jake," which is an old phrase meaning everything is cool. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Warped Tour UK 2012 Endurance Test

November 11th, 2012

Vans Warped Tour UK first promo pic Thrash Hits

Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.

Oh God, did we try.

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Photos: Leeds Festival – 24-26 August 2012

September 17th, 2012

Mastodon at Leeds Festival 2012 by Gobinder Jhitta Thrash Hits

In addition to those sweet as you like on-stage photos of Cancer Bats’ Main Stage triumph we showed you last weekend, our man Gobinder Jhitta took a shedload of photos at this year’s Leeds Festival. We basically gave him free rein to go shoot whatever and whoever he wanted, and he didn’t let us down – pretty much every band we ranted and/or raved about in our post-Reading & Leeds Festival podcast is featured in his gallery, which you can check out after the jump.

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Photos: Less Than Jake @ Oxford Academy – 11 November 2008

November 14th, 2008

Graham Pentz was right down the front at The Oxford Academy to photograph Floridian ska punkers, Less Than Jake.

Less Than Jake @ Oxford Academy photo gallery by Graham Pentz