23 Apr 2011

The Aggrolites

While reggae and ska remain niche genres in the United States, they definitely have a home in California where ska's 'third wave' of bands like The Uptones, Fishbone and Operation Ivy keep the sounds of Jamaica on the map. The Aggrolites were born out of two LA ska outfits, and came together as a backing band for reggae don Derrick Morgan - and they've been pursuing their West Coast take on reggae ever since. Sam Wicks talks to front man Jesse Wagner about The Aggrolites' 'dirty reggae'.