Mad Caddies (California)
Since their inception, during high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop, and with their newest album Dirty Rice the Mad Caddies have proven they’re just as impassioned and energetic as ever. In many ways the band’s first full-length in seven years sees them coming full circle, demonstrating while trends and times have changed, the Mad Caddies’ commitment to creating dynamic music has only grown stronger.
Yet the Mad Caddies are a difficult band to pin down. We’re not sure what’s more impressive, the fact that Mad Caddies have sold over 400,000 albums or they’ve managed to combine a wide range of influences – – dixieland, reggae, punk, ska – – into a collection of songs which are incredibly diverse yet still make for a cohesive listen from start to finish. “We love the fact that we’re able to expand our sound with every album,” Lazor explains, citing the fact that the band goes over just as well at family-friendly festivals as they do late-night rock shows alongside their punk peers. “I don’t know many bands who are able to have such a wide range of songs and styles at their disposal.”
The Jukebox Romantics (New York)
“The Jukebox Romantics are in your face, fun, heartfelt punk in the vein of bands like Alkaline Trio, Bigwig, and The Bouncing Souls. They have taken their talked-about live show from coast to coast including multiple appearances at Austin’s SXSW Festival, Vans Warped Tour, Gainesville’s FEST, Pouzza Fest, as well as having co-headlined a European Tour in 2017.
JBR’s current sound took shape as it restructured down to a 3 piece in 2014 with Mike Terry on guitar and vocals, Bobby Edge on bass and vocals, and Michael Normann AKA “Norm” on drums. The bands latest record “Sleepwalk Me Home” was released in December 2017 via their new home on Paper + Plastick Records.
Since releasing their debut album in 2009, the band made a name for themselves by touring endlessly with ferocious, energetic live shows. By conveying heart and leaving their sweat and souls out on stage at every show, they remind you to have fun, enjoy life and never grow up!”