Glory Days Presents !
THE EXPENDABLES - 10th Anniversary of Self-Titled Record
Pacific Dub, Through The Roots
Wed, February 21, 2018
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:40 pmHigh Dive
$17.00 - $65.00
$3 under 21 fee charged at the door
No Smoking insidehttps://www.highdivegainesville.com/event/1590224/
of reggae rock. Instead of following the traditional cookie-cutter blend of reggae, punk,
ska and hip-hop commonly replicated in the genre, The Expendables have perfected
their own unique approach of face-melting solos, mind-bending jams and danceable
grooves, blurring the lines of where one genre ends and another begins.
Hailing from shores of Santa Cruz, California, three quarters of this four piece met in the
halls of Soquel High. After high school Adam Patterson (Drums/Vocals), Raul Bianchi
(Lead Guitar/Keys) and Geoff Weers (Guitar/Vocals) would part ways from their high
school bass player and in 1999 the band would enlist hometown native Ryan DeMars
(Bass), bringing new influence to the band's stage presence and their songwriting
Once the new line up was solidified, the band worked tirelessly playing shows regionally
as well as recording and self-releasing three albums, No Time To Worry (2000), Open
Container (2001) and Gettin' Filthy (2004). This determined work ethic would capture
the attention of Slightly Stoopid front men and Stoopid Records label owners Miles
Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Doughty and McDonald would take a strong interest in
the band, first taking them on tour supporting Slightly Stoopid's shows, then signing The
Expendables to Stoopid Records, releasing the label's first non Slightly Stoopid
release, 2007s self-titled The Expendables. In 2010 the partnership would also
produce Prove It, staking the bands claim as one of the genre's heavy hitters.
Three years after Prove It the band would start tracking at JingleTown Recording, a bay
area studio owned by the members Green Day. The beautiful studio would be used for
two recording sessions, one in 2013 and one in 2014 setting the stage for the bands
On January 13, 2015 The Expendables dropped Sand In the Sky to a hungry fan base
excited for the bands new album. Fans immediately responded, loving the new tracks
and gravitating toward the hypnotic Starry Night, dance-friendly jam Music Move Me
as well as Nothing I Wouldn't Do bringing a slight blend of the bands older sound back
into the mix.
The band has taken no down time jumping straight out on 2015's Winter Blackout Tour
currently traveling across the country jamming to large crowds everywhere. With a date
slated on this Summer's Wakarusa festival and plenty of touring plans in the work this is
going to be another great year for The Expendables.
Combining catchy chorus’s, heavy rock n’ roll guitar melodies, and smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms are all significant characteristics that add to Pacific Dub’s coastal vibe, and genuine objective of creating innovative alternative-rock-reggae while sharing a message of love and peace.
From the entire Pacific Dub family, we thank you for your continued support, and look forward to releasing new music and seeing you at a show soon.
- Pacific Dub
By coincidence in early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center. It was there that Evan shared his vision with Taylor, which eventually led to the beginning of TTR.
Evan and Taylor came from different musical backgrounds but shared some similar musical tastes, and both were very moved by reggae. They believed TTR would provide them with the perfect vehicle to spread their message and adopted a Cali reggae/rock concept.
In late 2008, Through the Roots added Brady O'Rear to round out the group's core. He brought his own musical tastes, complete with Hawaiian Islands reggae, and mixed them with those of Evan's and Taylor's to give TTR a broader range of ideas and influences to draw from.
Through the Roots quickly moved from the streets and backyard shows to touring in 2010 and soon hooked up for West Coast and national tours with some of the reggae/rock genres top headliners. The San Diego band eventually added Corrick Watson (lead guitar/vocals) and Budda Foster (bassist/keys) from Los Angeles to the talented, five-man mix.
With the band set, Through the Roots looks forward to continue spreading its positive messages, and showcasing its high energy shows to a growing legion of fans.