The Expendables * Zach Deputy * Mondo Vibrations * Buddhafunk

Winter Blackout 2016

at Sunshine Theater

January 17, 2016 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: 13+ Ages     Price: $17
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For eighteen years The Expendables have been bringing their perspective to the world

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

new release.

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.