Less Than Jake’s show has ska — and love connections, onstage drinking contests, Uggs and Bud Light

Less Than Jake

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Granada

Better than: Most crowds with this many leather jackets and Ugg boots.

Less Than Jake‘s major-label debut, Losing Streak, came out 15 years ago, meaning they’re a band to which I’ve been listening to literally half my life. They’ve aged better than the band’s other third-wave compatriots, owing as much to a healthy respect for ’70s rock as the band’s ability to write quality pop songs. The ska-punk thing is almost an afterthought. Less Than Jake could drop the horns and start covering Cheap Trick every night, and they’d still be entertaining as hell.

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