There's an entire generation who discovered reggae-punk mostly through Sublime, but years before Jah Won't Pay the Bills, this hybrid genre produced one of the greatest hardcore bands of all time, D.C.'s Bad Brains. They're the musical reference point for San Jose's Them Rude Boys, who combine the rhythm of Jamaica's number one export with the sheer adrenaline of punk rock. More importantly, TRB uses the simple, direct style of reggae advocacy to cut through punk's sarcasm and punch up its political potency. - Steve Palopoli sanjose.com
Brass Hysteria! is a band with great stage presence. The band plays a blend of ska, bluegrass, rockabilly and punk and is known for being extremely versatile in acoustics and amp.