Less Than Jake - Final Visit To Rockview Tour 2024

Wed Oct 16 2024

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Ventura Theater

26 S. Chestnut Street Ventura, CA 93001

$42.08

All Ages

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    Less Than Jake

    Ska Punk

    The story of ska-rockin’ maestros Less Than Jake isn’t told in their sizable
    discography. It can’t be calculated by the amount of road miles they’ve
    logged. (But if we’re forced to calculate, we think they might be a block or
    two short of the Van Allen belts.) Nah! Less Than Jake’s cumulative worth
    is all about what they bring to your party. From sweaty club shows to
    uproarious festival dates to opening up for America’s most beloved rock
    acts, these five lifers’ deeds are best measured in the smiles they’ve
    slapped on the faces of true believers and new listeners, alike.
    Silver Linings is the name of the new Less Than Jake album, their first fulllength
    for the Pure Noise label and the follow-up to 2013’s See The Light. It
    also doubles as a bunch of sonic diary pages and a mission statement that
    cements their conviction after two decades in this rock ‘n’ roll circus.
    Indeed, LTJ—frontman/guitarist Chris DeMakes, bassist/vocalist Roger
    Lima, trombonist Buddy Schaub, saxophonist Peter “JR” Wasilewski and
    new drummer Matt Yonker—have escaped most (but not all) forms of
    ennui, depression and violence against screen-based objects to create an
    endorsement of humanity.
    Silver Linings also does a good amount of myth-exploding in its pursuit of
    joy. The songwriting core of DeMakes, Lima and Wasilewski wrote all the
    lyrics. New drummer Matt Yonker, whose former positions included LTJ tour
    manager and hammering along with such punk outfits as the Teen Idols
    and the Queers, helps bring a new sense of urgency. And that album title?
    Yeah, that was decided upon long before bands began to offer face masks
    in their online merch stores. Pro tip: Dial back your preconceived notions.
    The only things the Jakes have to prove are to themselves. Their laurels
    aren’t so comfortable that they’d willingly choose to be painted into a retrocolored
    corner.
    While Silver Linings doesn’t skimp on the joy, fun or grooves, careful
    listeners will sense a bit more reality seeping into LTJ’s escapism. The
    calisthenic bounce of “Lie To Me” is slightly undercut by Lima’s tales of how
    “the flames we hold the closest burn the worse.” On the urgent track “The
    Test,” DeMakes dares to seek some self-examination through someone
    else’s prism. “Dear Me” might be the first rock song that doesn’t couch its
    disdain for technology with poetic metaphors. That track addresses the loss
    of friends via distance and tragedy. The word “love” also appears in the
    album's lyrics at three junctures. That detail should not be lost on anyone.
    “We allowed ourselves to be vulnerable,” offers Wasilewski. “In the past,
    previous records’ lyrics were about leaving a specific place or time. This is
    more about the departures in our personal lives: family, friends,
    relationships. We’ve never really explored that side. With this record, we
    tried to pull back that curtain. We’re showing some fragility in a time when
    people seem so hardened.
    “We’re not looking for silver linings,” he clarifies. “The record is
    about appreciating them. Nobody appreciates them until maybe it’s too late
    or maybe it’s after the fact.”
    Don’t worry. The phrase “woe is we” isn’t in the LTJ lexicon. “King Of The
    Downside” is the best self-affirmation track we can learn from. “Monkey
    Wrench Myself” could either mean fixing one’s self or hammering said tool
    repeatedly into your noggin just because you can. (“Gonna do what you
    told me not to/I’m gonna get myself through.") “Bill” is a loving, full-throttled
    tribute to legendary drummer/producer Bill Stevenson. As a member of
    crucial punk outfits Black Flag, Descendents and ALL, he helped blaze the
    trails driven on by every aggregate describing themselves with a “-punk”
    suffix. LTJ know this and have acted accordingly. And if you’ve been paying
    attention, you already know that “So Much Less” features Wasilewski’s first
    ever sax solo on an LTJ record.
    What else do you need to know about Less Than Jake in 2020? The band
    would tell you quite unpretentiously that they are here to bring a good time.
    Of course, LTJ would’ve said the exact same thing back in ’97, 2006, 2011
    or 2018 when the Warped Tour’s punk ‘n’ roll roadshow was coming to an
    end. What makes things different now? Why, nothing less than a divided
    nation and a dangerous pandemic. Consider Less Than Jake the first
    responders when your psyche doesn’t think it wants to continue. Because
    we do need all the joy and levity a seasoned ska-punk band can dish out.
    The reality that LTJ are also feeling reminds us that some kind of triumph is
    within our reach.
    “We hope that the record transports you,” Wasilewski resigns. “We’ve
    always hoped our music takes listeners from the troubles of the world.
    Nowadays, that very act seems to be more important. Once you turn your
    phone and your TV off and venture outside with a mask, and actually talk to
    someone else, you realize that the world is not the worst place ever. We
    hope the takeaway from this album is that there is always a light at the end
    of the tunnel. It’s not that hard—it’s just easier to be downtrodden.”
    In 2020, there’s no “scene,” merely good times and worse ones. For Less
    Than Jake to call their new album anything else but Silver Linings?
    Well, that would be fronting.
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ID required to drink, State issued IDs and Passports are the only acceptable form of ID, no temporary, school, expired, foreign, or work IDs.
No Stage-diving, No Crowd-Surfing.
No Professional Cameras or Recording Devices. “unless otherwise posted”
No Spiked jewelry or sharp objects.
No outside food or Drink.
No Fighting, or Lawbreaking.




ENFORCED AT EVERY SHOW:
– Shoes, Shirts, Pants/Shorts must be worn at all times.
– No Gang or Racist Attire
– No Spiked Jewelry or Sharp Objects
– No Knives, Wallet Chains, Pens, or Markers.
– No Pipes or Any Illegal Drugs.

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Less Than Jake - Final Visit To Rockview Tour 2024

Wed Oct 16 2024 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Ventura Theater Ventura CA
Less Than Jake - Final Visit To Rockview Tour 2024

$42.08 All Ages

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The Majestic Ventura Theater houses all musical genres, and thus some shows require stricter regulations, depending on the Artist, and what we the staff deem to be appropriate for certain events. Included are our standard rules, which are amended on per show basis.

If you have any questions regarding a specific event, please go to the contact page, and send us an email, or call us directly at (805) 653-0721.

NO MOSHING
No Gang or Racist Attire or Communication. Enforced at all shows, no exceptions.
No Re-Entry, No Refunds.
Smoking in designated areas only “per V.C. Sec. 6273” Your Medical Marijuana card does not work here, so that kind of smoking is not allowed.
Shoes and Shirts must be worn at all times.
ID required to drink, State issued IDs and Passports are the only acceptable form of ID, no temporary, school, expired, foreign, or work IDs.
No Stage-diving, No Crowd-Surfing.
No Professional Cameras or Recording Devices. “unless otherwise posted”
No Spiked jewelry or sharp objects.
No outside food or Drink.
No Fighting, or Lawbreaking.




ENFORCED AT EVERY SHOW:
– Shoes, Shirts, Pants/Shorts must be worn at all times.
– No Gang or Racist Attire
– No Spiked Jewelry or Sharp Objects
– No Knives, Wallet Chains, Pens, or Markers.
– No Pipes or Any Illegal Drugs.

ENFORCED AT SOME SHOWS:
Check our Calendar page for more information.
– No Beanies, Bandanas, or Hats.
– No Sports Attire of any kind.