For being a band named after their spoiled dog, Less Than Jake has continually shown that not only is ska punk here to stay, but they also have no signs of slowing down. Forming in Gainesville, Florida in 1992, Less Than Jake quickly released their first 7” record Smoke Spot in 1993 and their EP Better Class Of Losers. After some line-up changes, Less Than Jake released their first full length album Pezcore in 1995 and have been unstoppable ever since.
Shortly after Pezcore was released, Less Than Jake released Losing Streak in 1996 and embarked on their first Warped Tour as well as opening for huge bands like Blink-182 and Guttermouth. After the various tours, Less Than Jake released Hello Rockview in 1998 and Borders & Boundaries in 2000. While touring with Bad Religion and Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake re-released their compilation album Goodbye Blue and White in 2002 and released their album Anthem in 2003. After even more touring throughout 2004 and releasing another album B Is For B Sides, Less Than Jake took a break to write their next record.
In 2006, Less Than Jake started touring around Europe in support of their new album In with the Out Crowd. When they came back from their tours around Europe, Less Than Jake announced they were starting their own label, affectionately called Sleep It Off Records after the name of one of their songs, and released their album GNV FLA in 2008 on it. With more tours under their belts, Less Than Jake released TV/EP in 2010, which features covers of television theme songs.
Coming through Colorado in support of TV/EP, Less Than Jake came to the Summit Music Hall in Denver on February 18, 2011. The sold out crowd welcomed them with cheers drowning out the Looney Tunes theme song they entered the stage with. As the anticipation grew, Less Than Jake delivered one of their signature high energy shows. With their set list consisting of songs from “Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sell-Outs,” “The Science of Selling Yourself Short,” and songs from their 1998 release Hello Rockview, they gave one of the best sets Denver has seen. They are also a group of comedians keeping everyone laughing and engaged in the show. If you want to go to a show to have a good time, you should go see Less Than Jake live and if you don’t own Hello Rockview or even Anthem, get on that immediately.
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