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September 23

The Expendables and Bumpin’ Uglies (SOLD OUT)

Big Room | Chico

The Expendables and Bumpin Uglies willl be joined by Claire Wright for a three-band ska, surf-rock, reggae party in The Big Room Saturday, Sept 23rd!


The Expendables have proven anything but in their nearly 25-year career since starting out as a

spirited party band in high school performing surf-rock covers for birthdays and family

gatherings. A quarter-century later, elementary school buddies Raul Bianchi, Adam Peterson and

Geoff Weers, along with bassist Ryan DeMars, who joined in 2000, have forged a unique sound

born in the laid-back beach life in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. The Expendables’

infectious hybrid of ska, surf-rock, punk, reggae and metal can be heard in their latest streaming

track, “Surfman Cometh,” a spaghetti-western meets “Pipeline” twang that could easily form the

soundtrack to the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The song is the first release from the group’s new

and improved Band Room, their longtime rehearsal space in a 1,100 square foot warehouse and

former wine cellar on Coral Street, where Adam Patterson took charge of the final mix to great

effect. The band’s previous studio album of original material, 2015’s Sand in the Sky, was

followed by The Expendables’ second release featuring acoustic reworkings of past material,

Gone Raw, 2019’s follow-up to 2012’s Gone Soft. The Expendables continue woodshedding

until they can get back out on the road. Their 2017 Moment EP, which debuted at #1 on the

Billboard Reggae chart, showed the band starting to move into different musical directions, a set

featuring collaborations with reggae crooner HIRIE, rapper Tech N9ne, Eric Rachmany, and

Micah Peusche



1075 East 20th Street Chico, 95928



Saturday, September 23
6:00pm - 10:00pm



6:00PM DOORS | 7:00PM SHOW

Combination of standing/seating room. Seats available on a first come first serve basis. Food available for purchase.

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