It's been a while since our last update. First off, I'd like to say THANK YOU to all of you who came and saw us on our last tour through the midwest and east coast. A HUGE THANKS to Brett Tubin for getting us some recording sessions at Daptone Records. Big up to Grace Of Spades for letting us take over her pad in Tribeca again. The list goes on and on.
Back to business... We have several shows coming up at the end of July and all of August. Also we will be heading to California this September. So be on the look out!! Check out our shows page for all of our new shows.
March 23, 2014
Our tour with The Slackers is right around the corner! Come out and dance with us TEXAS!
January 24, 2014
This April we will be hitting the road with The Slackers! We are really excited and are planning to play new material for the tour. Here are the dates....
April 2 - Tree's - Dallas
April 3 - Jack's Patio - San Antonio
April 4 - Flamingo Cantina - Austin
April 5 - Flamingo Cantina - Austin
April 6 - The Hop Shop - Harlingen
April 7 - Scout Bar - Houston
April 8 - Maison Frenchman - New Orleans
October 28, 2013
Back in July we shot our very first music video. Our buddy Andrew Barker really did a great job. Big thanks to Andrew and all the crew who helped. We really appreciate it. We hope you dig it!
Does That Make Me A Good Man?
October 25, 2013
Houston! Come out to Discovery Green tomorrow. We will be kicking off the Houston Margarita Festival on the Lime-A-Rita Stage from 12:30-1:30pm. Then we return to Houston November 1st to grace the stage at Continental Club with DJ Moonstomp! Come out and dance!!
August 22, 2013
Dallas! Join us Friday September 6th at Sundown at Granada. We will be playing 2 FREE sets of Ska, Reggae, and Soul!
August 16, 2013
After a 4 year abscence, BANG-A-RANG! returns to Scoot Inn! Join us September 1st, for the
BANG-A-RANG! SKA SHOWCASE Featuring8 bands on 2 stages all from the Austin scene.
5:00 PM - Good Kids
6:00 PM - Sunglasses and Mushrooms
7:00 PM - Kabomba
9:00 PM - The Inverters
7:30 PM - Coronation
8:30 PM- Micah Shalom and the Babylonians
9:30 PM- Young Costello
11:30PM The Bandulus
June 26, 2013
Dallas! We are playing at Three Links in Deep Ellum on July 5th! Come out and dance!
May 11, 2013
First off, I'd like to thank Reggie Costa, Auggie Christman, Jeremy Garcia, Mark Cooper, and Ryan Frahm for making the California weekend a huge success. Also big up to Lex Wright and Holly, Bernie Garcia, The Bohunks, Mano Mirande, and Natalie out in Ramona.
This week we have shows in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. Sunday May 12th we will be at The Estate Lounge in Houston, this is an art show put on by the headlinerz. Then we will be teaming up with Sammy K and East Los Three Thursday in Austin at Flamingo Cantina and Friday in Dallas at Double Wide. Then we end the weekend out in San Antonio at Luna! Come out and dance!
April 19, 2013
Austin! We are playing at Frank tomorrow night for A Smokers Delight 4:20 show! Also next Tuesday we are at Jack's Patio in San Antonio with Chris Murray. Then we leave for California Wednesday morning. Come see us off...
March 6, 2013
YO! Its spring time so you know what that means here in Austin, Texas. That's right, SXSW is almost here. T-minus 1 day. This festival is one of the biggest in the country with tons of free shows. SPEAKING of which we're playing a FREE, KID FRIENDLY show on March 16th with talented bands like Michah Shalom and the Babylonians, Don Chani and The Pinstripes. You really don't want to miss it.
For the San Antonio fans (or anyone who wants to follow us down there) we'll be playing at The Korova later that same day (March 16th) with LESS THAN JAKE. We're stoked and hope to see you dancing at one of those shows. Big ups to people that come to both!
Well it's been a busy 2 months since our last post. You can now order The Times We Had CD through our website. Just click on the store page and add it to your cart.
This Friday, February 1st, we'll be at the D & W Lounge in Houston. The show is FREE and we'll be doing a couple of sets. So come out early and dance!
November 27, 2012
Today is the day!! You can pick up the digital version of The Times We Had and it's only $8! Thanks to all who helped put this release out. Big up!!
November 16, 2012
We are proud to announce November 27th you can pick up a digital version of The Times We Had. Finally, Right? Keep an eye out for CD release shows in December. Big up to Travis Kelley for all his hard work. Thanks!! We hope you dig it.....
September 20, 2012
It's been a while since our last update. A couple things going on. First of all BANG-A-RANG! Rocksteady Explosion returns to Flamingo Cantina tomorrow September 21st! With The Originalites from California and Axis Unity. Doors are at 9pm and cover is $5.
Then our tour with The Slackers kicks off October 2 in New Orleans! Then we'll be hitting Houston, Dallas, Austin for 2 nights, and San Antonio! Come out and dance these shows will not disappoint you.
July 11, 2012
After laying low for 2 months BANG-A-RANG! Rocksteady Explosion returns to Flamingo Cantina. This time with an all Austin line up and our brother Daniel from Solomon Soundsystem spinning the finest reggae and ska.
Kicking the night off is Young Costello,they are new to town and eager to hit the scene.In the middle slot is Al Shire's new ska/2 tone project The Inverters, these guys are fun and energetic. Closing out the night as usual are Austin's premier rocksteady soul group The Bandulus.
Doors are at 9pm and cover is only $5! Come out and dance.
May 28, 2012
This Wednesday, May 30th, We team up with Austin's new ska band The Inverters! Come out and celebrate the first night of summer with us!
May 2, 2012
BANG-A-RANG! Rocksteady Explosion returns to Flamingo Cantina this Friday May 4th! Making their Austin debut, The Suffers will be bringing their soulful sounds to the cantina. Also returning to town Solomon Soundsystem will be spinnin' the best in Ska, Reggae, and Soul. Doors @ 9pm, only $5! Come out and dance!
March 9, 2012
SXSW (South by Southwest) is here and The Bandulus are teaming up with Cincinnati ska band The Pinstripes for a couple shows! First you can catch them at a special day party Tuesday March 13th @ Flamingo Cantina doors at noon.
Both bands will be at Catalina House Saturday March 17th for the BANG-A-RANG! Rocksteady Explosion Day Party.Yes the Catalina House is someone's home so please don't steal anything! It's located @ 3301 Catalina Drive Austin, TX 78741. Party starts at 2pm, Pinstripes at 3pm, and Bandulus at 4:30.
Then on Sunday March 18th both bands head to Houston to play the Continental Club with HR of Bad Brains, Ryan Scroggins and Low Society (NYC).
February 12, 2012
The Bandulus return to Houston next Saturday February 18 at Rudyard's! After a 6 month absence, we are really looking forward to play for you guys, it has been waaay too long. Plus Houston's own THE SUFFERS are on the bill as well as DJ Moonstomp!
December 6, 2011
This Saturday we are headed north to Dallas for the DFW Ska Explosion! We'd like to thank Rude King for having us out there......Next Friday we'll be in San Antonio @ Limelight for our last show of the year. Hope to see you out there.
November 23, 2011
BANG-A-RANG! Rocksteady Explosion returns to Flamingo Cantina December 3rd with a stellar line up. Hailing from San Diego, Hang Zeros will be bringin' the surf sound to Flamingo for their Austin debut. Also returning to BANG-A-RANG! Dallas' Rude King and San Antonio's Viet-Ruse.
September 8, 2011
We will be opening for The Aggrolites September 21st @ Jack's Patio Bar in San Antonio! Then we roll out to New Orleans for a night of debauchery, with Ryan Scroggins and The Trenchtown Texans. And we end the month back here in Austin @ Flamingo Cantina! Come out!
August 10, 2011
We will be opening for Los Lonely Boys at KGSR's Blues on the Green at Zilker Park August 17! This is an early show and it's FREE!!! We hit the stage at 7:30pm. Also we are teaming up with Episode Phive for a BANG-A-RANG! SKA explosion party at Ruta Maya on August 20 with SPIES LIKE US! Come out and dance!
July 22, 2011
Tonight BANG-A-RANG rocksteady explosion travels south to San Antonio. The Bohunks just rolled into town and are ready to give you a dose of ska and reggae. Only $5 at The Pedicab, 415 E Cevallos.
Tomorrow we will be in Austin @ Flamingo Cantina with The Bohunks, La Guerilla, and Los De Esta Noche. Come out and Dance.
June 22, 2011
Starting tomorrow you can The Bandulus in Southern California! First show is Wednesday at The Spacebar Cafe' in La Mesa, Thursday @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub with Mango Rocksteady in Carlsbad, Friday @ The Bamboo Club with The Bohunks, Boss Beats, BoDegas, and Toni Tee and the Liquid Wisdom in Whittier, and Saturday @ Mission Tobacco Lounge in Riverside!
June 13, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came out to this past weekend's shows. Congrats to Tucker and Charleine for finally tying the knot after 10 years!
Next Sunday (June 19) we pick up our residency at Beso Cantina, we'll be doing 2 sets starting at 9:30pm for Free! Plus $1 Imperial beers! We will be taking a 2 week brake (June 26 and July 3) due to Jeremy's solo California trip and a show at The Falls for their Summer Concert Series in San Antonio.
California News - Jeremy will be flying out Wednesday June 22 to play a series of shows with the west coast version of The Bandulus. Check out the shows pagefor more details.
June 3, 2011
BANG-A-RANG!! rocksteady explosion returns to Austin Saturday June 11 at Flamingo Cantina. Come out and support the Austin debut of Rude King(2 tone ska from Dallas) and FUSKA (ska punk from Houston). But first we make a stop in Houston to celebrate Tucker and Charleine's bachelor/bachelorette party!
May 2, 2011
This week The Forthrights, Maddie Ruthless, & Grace of Spades invade Texas for the Rocksteady Ruined My Life Tour. We're kicking things off in Houston on Cinco De Mayo @ The Avant Garden, Friday, May 6 @ Flamingo Cantina in Austin, & Saturday, May 7 @ The Pedicab Bar & Grill in San Antonio.
March 16, 2011
This Saturday we are playing TWO FREE SHOWS!! One at Ruta Maya for the ATX WILDFIRE ARTS AND REGGAE FESTIVAL @ 11am so come put some rocksteady in your coffee!! The Second is at 301 Lightsey Street (between Congress and S 1st) around 5pm for the BANG-A-RANG!! Rocksteady Explosion SXSW Day Party!! See you there.....
March 10, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came out to our shows with The Slackers! We are really excited about the response we had. Keep checking our calendar to see when we are back in your town.
February 28, 2011
This week!! The Slackers and The Bandulus Texas Tour!!
March 2 - Dallas @ The Loft
March 3 - San Antonio @ Karova
March 4 - Austin @ Flamingo Cantina
March 5 - Austin @ Flamingo Cantina
March 6 - Houston @ Fitzgerald's
Poster by Right On Time Design:
February 22, 2011
Since our last show, we've laid down 12 new tracks for what is to become our second full length entitled "The Times We Had". Hopefully it will be out by the fall.
This Saturday we're playing at The Pedi Cab in San Antonio. Come out and dance!
January 7, 2011
Happy New Year! Our first show of the year is next Saturday @ Flamingo Cantina with The Buzzkillers and Benny Versus The Beast with Double Barrel Sound at the wheels of steel....
December 20, 2010
It's been a while since we've updated the site. First off you can now purchase "ska.reggae.soul." through our brand new online store. Right now it's the only thing in the store, but keep checking in for more merch to arrive. It is also available through Interpunk.com check it.
And finally we have a last minute show @ The House of Blues in Houston this Thursday December 23. Come out! We go on @ 10pm.
November 22, 2010
Big up to The Buzzkillers for having me on their Acoustic Tour. I had a great time on the road with them. Also big thanks to all the great people who let us crash on their couches and help make the shows possible.
This Saturday is our last show of the year. We're playing at The Meridian in Houston with FUSKA and The Failed Attempt. See ya there...
October 21, 2010
Sorry to announce that our Brownsville show is postponed until further notice. Some drunk guy smashed his car into the venue, so there isn't a place to play. Once the repairs are made, you can assure a show from us down there.
In other news we will be playing in Houston on November 27 at The Meridian. I'm really stoked about returning to Houston after a 5 month absence. That is way too long. Ryan Scroggins and Patrick Kelly will be playing with us this night so it will be a special one!
And finally, our last Austin show of the year is with The Aggrolites @ Emo's Austin, November 4th. Don't miss it.
October 13, 2010
Only two more Austin shows left this year, one this Friday @ Flamingo Cantina with The Toasters and Ryan Scroggins & The Trenchtown Texans, and on November 4 @ Emo's with The Aggrolites!
October 6, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came out to the last BANG-A-RANG of the year. We will be back @ the Flamingo Cantina October 15 w/ Ryan Scroggins & Trenchtown Texans & The Toasters. Come out early we play @ 9pm.
September 19, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Flamingo Friday. The crowd was great and it was a pleasure to open for The Skatalites. Up next is the October BANG-A-RANG ROCKSTEADY EXPLOSION @ Flamingo Cantina with Los Skarnales, Viet-Ruse, and Apollo 67 Sound System.
Septemer 8, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came out to the last Bang-A-Rang! We had a blast and will return to Flamingo Cantina Friday September 17 with The Skatalites!! Then on October 1st and 2nd we will be doing two shows with Los Skarnales in Austin and San Antonio!
In other news Jeremy did an acoustic split record with his old punk band The Buzzkillers. The CD release show is on September 25th at Red Eyed Fly. Check out the video...
August 28, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came out last night in San Antonio! The madness continues tonight in Austin at Flamingo Cantina! Also it's Jeremy's birthday so come out and by him a drink! Here's the line up for tonight...
Doors at 9pm,
9:45pm - Ryan Scroggins & The Trenchtown Texans
10:45 pm - Channel One
11:45 pm - The Bandulus
12:45pm - Spies Like Us
August 13, 2010
YO! So I made it home safe and sound! The shows out west were awesome! Big up to The Amalgamated, The Bohunks, and Chris Murray. Really glad to be able to hit both coast this summer. Check out the tour video when you can...
We return this Saturday with our first Texas show since June. We're playing out in San Antonio with our buddies River City All Stars. Should be a fun time!
Also check out this interview I did with Aaron from Roots. Rock. Rebel. out of Montreal....
Yo! So I recently did a podcast for Pressure Drop Soundcast with my man Andrew Barker. Check it out! Some nice tunes for your listening pleasure .....
August 1, 2010
Yo! So I'm headed off to California Tuesday! This is the second time that The Amalgamated has backed me and I'm really stoked to be going back so soon. Along the way we have 2 shows with Chris Murray and 3 shows with The Bohunks!! It's always nice to see Chris, and I'm looking foward to see Zeke and the gang from Bohunks. And most of all I can't wait to play (and record) with The Amalgamated!
July 19, 2010
Well, we made home from tour safe and sound. Thanks to everyone who helped us out on the road! We really had a blast! Big up to Keith & Chris Duncan, Sammy K, The Forthrights, Chris Murray, Vic Ruggiero,The Hard Times, King Django, Hub City Stompers, Coolie Ranx, Agent Jay, Jah Point, Andy & Deich, Dave Simon, Verenice & Dakota, and The United House In Chicago.
You can check out our tour video here....
June 30, 2010
We finally have a release date for our new record "ska.reggae.soul". It is out July 6th on Itunes & amazon.com, and will be available at all live shows. We are really excited to get this record out! Speaking of excitement, we leave for tour Monday! First stop BROOKLYN @ the new Bushwick Music Studios (not Eastern District) with Chris Murray, Vic Ruggiero, The Forthrights, and The Hard Times. This show will be epic! Chris & Vic are the reason The Bandulus exist!! Then on Thursday we will be doing a Version City session with King Django (another reason for our existence) for an upcoming Stubborn release. This session is followed by a stellar show @ The Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ with King Django Septet & The Hub City Stompers!! We are really looking foward to this!!
June 3, 2010
We're doing an acoutic set tomorrow June 4 @ Flamingo Cantina with Ryan Scroggins and The Trenchtown Texans and Benny VS The Beast. Then We got the June BANG-A-RANG! rocksteady explosion.....
May 27, 2010
Thanks to all who came out to Flamingo Cantina a couple of weeks ago, we got a busy weekend ahead! First off Friday we are in Houston @ Mango's Cafe in Montrose with Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans, The Failed Attempt and Plump and Saturday we're in San Antonio @ The Reggae Bar. Come out and dance.....
May 6, 2010
Thanks to everyone in New Orleans that came out! We had a blast! Big up to Maddie Ruthless and Fatter Than Albert, thanks for your hospitality. Coming up next is the May BANG-A-RANG rocksteady explosion w/ Los Skarnales, La Royal Club, and Los Eskaretas!
April 28, 2010
Big weekend ahead! First on Friday April 30th, we'll be at Jack's Patio in San Antonio! Then on to New Orleans Sunday May 2nd! Check out this awesome video/flyer that Maddie and crew made....
April 19, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came to the last few shows! All three shows were amazing. Big up to Patrick Kelly and Martin Moeller for laying down the rhoads and organ. The show from city hall is up on their website, you can check it out right here.The next show is in San Antonio lookin' forward to it, stellar line up. Also next time you need a flyer done check out Scott at right on time design!
April 12, 2010
Yo! The Band is very busy this week (check the shows page for details)!
First off we should have a preview of our debut cd "ska. reggae. soul." to sell at this years reggae fest! The pressing plant says they'll be in my hands April 14! However, we will only have 100 copies for sale at the next few shows so make sure and pick one up before they are gone!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Ryan's birthday party, it was a blast! It was really nice to see familiar faces in the crowd. Big thanks to Pat Kelly and Ryan Scroggins for helping us out on organ and drums!
We Got a bunch of shows coming up in Austin, including kicking off The 2010 Austin Reggae Festival (Friday, April 16 @ 3:45)!!! But before that, check us out at Flamingo Cantina on April 15 with our good friends Hub City Stompers and Easy Star All Stars for the PAMA International Listening party. Or if you can't get in to that show you can check us out at Austin City Hall on Friday April 16 @ noon for free! So that's 3 shows in 17 hours!!
Also if your out early to the Reggae Festival, Proper Villain (Jeremy) will be spinnin' classic ska, rocksteady, and soul @ Charlie's Dub Corner @ noon!
March 21, 2010
YO! We just got added to Ryan Scroggins' birthday show this Friday in Houston! Come out if you can! It's gonna be a blast. Plus Pat Kelly and Ryan Scroggins both playing with The Bandulus!
March 12, 2010
YO! We're playing tomorrow night in San Antonio @ The Tonic Bar (5500 Babcock) with our friends The Bohunks from Los Angeles. Come out if you can....
March 1, 2010
Thank you California for the 2 killer shows and an radio interview! Couldn't have been better. Big up to The Amalgamated for everything without you guys this could not have happen. Thanks to Lex for the hook up, Dr. Rob for layin' down the keys, Dr. Mike & Otto @ KKSM Palamar College Radio, it was a blast to be able to play an acoustic show for southern California! Big up to Mike from 2000 Tons of TNT, Eric Fowler for letting me borrow your guitar, and Sherm the Band! Special thanks to the Costa family, Thank you guys so much for letting me crash at your home, eat your food, and use your shower I hope to see you soon!
Check out all these steller bands when you can!
Feb 19, 2010
Yo! Jeremy is going out to California next week to join forces with The Amalgamated! They will be backing him for a few shows in and around San Diego.
Feb 7, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend! We really had a blast both in San Antonio & Austin. Next show is the BANG-A-RANG ROCKSTEADY EXPLOSION @ Flamingo Cantina on February 20th.
February 3, 2010
This Friday February 5 @ Reggae Bar in San Antonio...
Saturday, Feb 6 in Austin for TX NORML Bob Marley BDay Bash!
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