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Bumpin Uglies with Higher Education

Bumpin Uglies with Higher Education

Friday, August 9, 2024
8:00 pm
Soundcheck Studios
Pembroke, MA
$22 to $27

Bumpin Uglies with Higher Education

  • $22 Advance // $27 Day of Show
  • All Tickets General Admission
  • Doors 7pm, Music 8pm
  • Full Bar Available
  • 21+ Event
  • No Refunds

About Bumpin Uglies

Since the early 2000s, Bumpin Uglies have been carving their own path; channeling their tenacious and relentless attitude into their meticulous craft. Rejecting conventional norms, Bumpin Uglies has established a distinctive sound that is a perfect reflection of their Mid-Atlantic roots-gritty, down-to-earth, and bursting with charisma.

With a genre-defying approach that seamlessly fuses punk energy with ska's infectious grooves and reggae’s laid-back rhythms, Bumpin Uglies creates a musical experience that captivates audiences farand wide. Their live performances are legendary, infusing the crowd with an electrifying energy that leaves no one untouched.

The band's influences are as diverse as their sound, drawing inspiration from iconic acts like Sublime, which is evident in their sun-soaked melodies and carefree spirit. Meanwhile, Hardesty embraces the lyrical depth and storytelling dexterity of artists like John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, andSturgill Simpson, weaving heartfelt tales of life's struggles, triumphs, and the beauty found within the chaos.

Bumpin Uglies have been garnering a dedicated following over the course of its multi-decade career. Remaining true to their craft and never compromising their vision or principles, the loyal fanbase, Uglies Nation, is an inviting tight-knit community, sharing a connection that extends beyond the music, built on mutual respect and undying love for the band's genuine spirit.

With multiple nationwide headlining tours under their belt and countless sold-out shows in venues that have increased in capacity over the years, the band is on a fast-paced upward trajectory. Their previous album, Mid-Atlantic Dub, made waves in the industry, reaching #3 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and #21 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums chart, solidifying their position as a prominent force in the music industry. The band has graced the stages of renowned festivals such as Cali Roots, Cali Vibes, Everwild, Great South Bay, Reggae Rise Up, and the 311 Cruise, captivating audiences time and time again. The band took their passion for music to the next level by curating and hosting their own festival, Weekend at Wolfies, further demonstrating an unwillingness to shy away from elbow grease.

Bumpin Uglies cannot be pigeonholed. Their extensive discography is a testament to that. The band uses its platform to call out villains, spread awareness, and share personal stories. Their songs speak truth and in a world that often feels manicured, Bumpin Uglies unites people under the banner of music, reminding us there is beauty in realness.

About Higher Education

Embark on a sonic journey with Higher Education, where psychedelic-soaked roots converge with the raw, rebellious spirit of rock 'n' roll. Hailing from the vibrant state of Maryland, this dynamic trio, aptly named Higher Ed, is composed of the Devaney brothers, Petey and Danny, wielding guitars, bass, and vocals, and the rhythmic prowess of Bradley Wilson on drums.

What sets Higher Ed apart is the distinctive songwriting of the brothers, creating an experience that feels like two bands seamlessly fused into one, yet producing a remarkably cohesive sound. As they traverse the country, their live performances explode with high-octane energy, delivering an extensive original repertoire that transcends conventional genre boundaries.