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Gainesville, Florida (1992 – present)

Less Than Jake is a band formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Florida. They were recently released from their contract with Warner Brothers. Their current line-up includes Chris (vocals, guitar), Roger (bass, vocals, guitar at certain live shows), Vinnie (drums, lyricist), Buddy (trombone, bass at certain live shows) and JR (saxophone). The band’s name derives from a bird Vinnie had while growing up, which was treated better than the rest of the family. It’s also a reference to the phrase “everything is jake,” which is an old phrase meaning everything is cool.

The band recently finished recording their latest studio album, GNV FLA, which was released in 2008. They released it themselves, through their company, Sleep it Off records.

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Vinnie was previously the owner of the independent record label Fueled by Ramen, as well as a toy company called Wünderland War (formerly Monkey Vs. Robot). This label has signed bands such as Fall Out Boy, Punchline, The AKAs, Gym Class Heroes, Panic! at the Disco and Days Away. Roger, meanwhile, is in a second band, called Rehasher, for whom he composes lyrics and plays guitar. JR played sax on the last track of Off Key Melodies. JR works with a promoting company called the CT Mafia, as well as composing solo music. He contributed one track to the Drive-Thru compilation tribute to Bob Dylan, using the band name The Stay At Home Joneses (Roger sang backup for this track).


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  • MosherSam13

    "freaking" [3]

    18 Mar 7:24pm Reply
  • mdickinson35

    I wrote about these dudes live the other day

    18 Mar 4:08pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Less Than Jake

    17 Jan 3:48pm Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    B Is For B-Sides is so much better than Anthem... And Anthem was a pretty good album, so that's saying something.

    2 Jan 7:25pm Reply
  • mikenike925

    i swear this band never gets old! i have decided this is my favorite band

    2 Jan 5:03am Reply
  • BruceMcD2020

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    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    I might go see them on their tour with Reel Big Fish. Should be fun.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • The-Riot-Before

    Hello Rockview holds up 100% of the time every time.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    'thats why they call it a union' gives me so much nostalgia right now [2]

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • mikenike925

    'thats why they call it a union' gives me so much nostalgia right now

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    "freaking" [2]

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    @wecamaskendra & everyone else who wrote that comment = so what do you think of say, glam metal where they have poofy weird hair, girly makeup and generally androgynous clothing or black metal bands with their bulletbelts, long hair, kiss-like makeup and satanic / antichristian necklaces and patch vests, IDM with a nerdy looking skinny man with glasses behind a laptop, or indie rock bands with their plaid shirts, wide rimmed glasses and stupid haircuts? i am sure your first impression is getting turned off and writing it all off as crap without listening to it. don't be hypocritical. reactions to aesthetics is a well known human mechanism and is why bands have "images" in the first place. using youthful idealism as an excuse only works for so long. please open your eyes to reality... it really doesn't make anyone superficial for not wanting to listen to something based on a groups image.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
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    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    Finally saw them live last Wednesday. So freaking good.

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Wecameaskendra

    "man this band looks lame as Hell" if you ever judge a band on their appearance, you listen to music for superficial reasons. no exceptions. [3]

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • mecchaumai

    Their Leave It All To Me cover makes me happy

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • nandosiol

    Do The Math!

    13 Jun 2014 Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Rawlineuk

    Good News if you like SKA - check out the new track 'roadblock' from NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS. It's pretty awesome. 'ROADBLOCK, ROADBLOCK!' #Ska #rudeboy

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • HoxtonTom

    if you ever judge a band on their appearance, you listen to music for superficial reasons. no exceptions. [2]

    23 May 2014 Reply
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