Alright ganja lovers, grab your rolling papers and Bob Marley t-shirts because several reggae rock outfits will soon be bringing their funky beats to The Ritz Ybor in the months to come.
First up are The Expendables, a California-based band that mixes laid back reggae with punk rock aggression and heavy metal guitar riffs to create summer-time classics like "Sacrifice," "Bowl for Two" and "Down, Down, Down."
The Expendables have been together for more than a decade and spent the summer of 09 touring with 311. In August they returned to the studio to record their fifth album with the help of the Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary, who has also produced music by other reggae rock outfits — Sublime, Pepper and Slightly Stoopid.
The foursome fully embraces a surf, skate and party mentality, and will be bringing their fun to the Ritz on Fri., Feb. 5, as headliners of the Ladera Skateboards Winter Blackout 2010 tour. The lineup also includes Passafire, Iration, Pour Habit and Roots Down Below. The show starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $17 in advance and $19 at the door. (Video and more shows after the jump.)