BUMPIN UGLIES Set for RISE UP Main Stage at REGGAE RISE UP VEGAS, Sunday October 8th

Article Contributed by 1888 Media | Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Armed with a wave of momentum and ‘Underdog,’ their critically-acclaimed acoustic collection, out now via Controlled Substance Sound Labs/The Orchard (Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Pepper), Maryland reggae-rock outfit Bumpin Uglies are set to descend upon Sin City for an appearance at the massive Reggae Rise Up Vegas festival, happening October 6-8 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (200 S 3rd St, Vegas).

RRU Vegas is one of four Rise Up events staged throughout the year, the others taking place in St. Petersburg, FL, Salt Lake City, UT, and Baltimore, Maryland. Alternating between two main stages (Rise Up & Vibe) other acts on this year’s Vegas throwdown include Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill, Rebelution, Soja, Dilated Peoples, Matisyahu, Iration, and Citizen Cope.

Bumpin Uglies command the Rise Up Stage on Sunday, October 8 at 3:10pm though it won’t be Pacific Standard Time, it’ll be Island Time when vocalist Brandon Hardesty and crew arrive.

Dropping September 8, ‘Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions’ presented a stripped-down, yet raw and visceral, reimagination of Bumpin Uglies classics including “Locust Avenue,” “City by the Bay,” “Shades of Gray” and “Wild Girls” from the band’s most recent studio album, last fall’s Mid-Atlantic Dub.

Also in September, Hardesty was featured on Nathan Aurora’s various artists comp, ‘Pop Punk Goes Reggae Vol. 1, with his spirited take on Dashboard Confessional’s iconic emo anthem, “Hands Down while also appearing on Chris DeMakes A Podcast, discussing fan-favorite, “Island Time,” with the venerable guitarist of Less Than Jake.

For more than a decade, it’s been heads down and sleeves rolled up for the Maryland-based band whose members include Hardesty (vocals, guitar), Dave “Wolfie” Wolf (bass, vocals), T.J. Haslett (drums), Ethan Lichtenberger (keys) and Will Lopez (tenor saxophone). Blending rock, hip hop, dub, reggae and punk into a refreshing blast of spacetime funk, the hardworking road warriors have toured constantly, starting with local open mics and backyard parties to ever-expanding audiences, prime-time festival slots and sold-out shows coast to coast.

After their show-stopping performance at RRU VEGAS, they’ll re-join reggae-rock icons The Expendables for more cross-country shows through November 12.

To close out the year, the sextet will host a trio of East coast Holiday shows including their bustling Ugly Sweater bash at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore on December 2nd before heading back into the studio to finish the next project.

For tickets/VIP upgrades, including the newly announced February 2024 shows, please visit https://www.bumpinugliesmusic.com/tour

Bumpin Uglies Tour Dates:

10/7 - Garrettsville, OH - OctoberQuest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

10/8 - Las Vegas, NV - Reggae Rise Up Vegas

10/16 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard (supporting The Expendables)

10/18 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater (supporting The Expendables)

10/19 - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box (supporting The Expendables)

10/20 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock (supporting The Expendables)

10/21 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar (supporting The Expendables)

10/23 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues (Parish) [supporting The Expendables]

10/24 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall

10/25 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly (supporting The Expendables)

10/26 - DeLand, FL - Cafe Da Vinci (supporting The Expendables)

10/27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room (supporting The Expendables)

10/28 - Fort Meyers, FL - The Ranch Concert Hall (supporting The Expendables)

10/29 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell (supporting The Expendables)

10/31 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House (supporting The Expendables)

11/02 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre (supporting The Expendables)

11/03 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa (supporting The Expendables)

11/04 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall (supporting The Expendables)

11/06 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern (supporting The Expendables)

11/08 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs' (supporting The Expendables)

11/09 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge (supporting The Expendables)

11/10 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre (supporting The Expendables)

11/11 - Denver, CO - Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)

11/12 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater (supporting The Expendables)

11/14 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar w/ The Bastard Sons

11/15 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry w/ The Bastard Sons

11/16 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon w/ The Bastard Sons

11/17 - Peoria, IL - Kenny's Westside Pub w/ The Bastard Sons

11/18 - Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI Indy w/ The Bastard Sons

11/30 - Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall (w/ Joe Samba & Howi Spangler)

12/01 - Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works

12/02 - Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (w/ Joe Samba & Howi Spangler)

2/01 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St

2/02 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

2/03 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

2/08 - Ithaca, NY - Deep Dive

2/09 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

2/10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

Reggae Rise Up Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Friday, October 6

Rise Up Stage

12:40pm - Audic Empire

1:30pm - The Wide Eyed Kids

2:20pm - Kash’d Out

3:10pm - Tropidelic

4:40pm - Landon McNamara

6:10pm - Common Kings

7:55pm - Iration

10:10pm - Slightly Stoopid

Vibe Stage

12:15pm - Sons of Paradise

1:05pm - Tomorrows Bad Seeds

1:55pm - Kyle Smith

2:45pm - Artikal Sound System

3:55pm - Little Stranger

5:25pm - Denim

7:10pm - Fortunate Youth

9:10pm - Cypress Hill

Saturday October 7

Rise Up Stage

12:40pm - Mike Pinto

1:30pm - Pacific Dub

2:20pm - Cas Haley

3:10pm - Nattali Rize

4:40pm - Skizzy Mars

6:10pm - Citizen Cope

7:55pm - Soja

10:10pm - Rebelution

Vibe Stage

12:15pm - Skyler Lutes

1:05pm - Claire Wright

1:55pm - Bikini Trill

2:45pm - Arise Roots

3:55pm - Shwayze

5:25pm - Badfish

7:10pm - Dilated Peoples

9:10pm - Matisyahu

Sunday October 8

Rise Up Stage

12:40pm - The Irie

1:30pm -Sensi Trails

2:20pm - Joe Samba

3:10pm - Bumpin Uglies

4:40pm - Bryce Vine

6:10pm - Lettuce

7:55pm - Dirty Heads

10:10pm - Sublime With Rome

Vibe Stage

12:15pm - Sober Down

1:05pm - Aaron Wolf

1:55pm - The Kaleidoscope Kid

2:45pm - Tunnel Vision

3:55pm - Lila Iké

5:25pm - Eddie Zuko

7:10pm - Iya Terra

9:10pm - Action Bronson

Bumpin Uglies

Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions

1. Locust Avenue (from Buzz)

2. City By The Bay (from Beast From The East)

3. Underdog

4. Wild Girls (from Mid-Atlantic Dub)

5. Load In / Load Out (from Keep It Together)

6. Catch & Release

7. Livestreams & Vaccines

8. Spinning Plates

9. Self-Loathing (from Buzz)

10. The Work

11. Shades of Gray (from Keep your suitcase packed.)

12. Suburbia (from Keep your suitcase packed.)

13. Keep Moving (from Keep It Together)

14. Loneliness in Ab

15. This Is Ours (from Buzz)

16. Jerry’s Song

Listen: “Underdog” single: https://cssl.fanlink.to/bumpin-uglies-underdog

Listen: “Spinning Plates”: https://cssl.fanlink.to/BU-SPINNING-PLATES
Listen: ‘Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions’ LP https://cssl.fanlink.to/bumpin-uglies-UTAS