Los Angeles' The Aggrolites are a reggae band that formed in 2002 as a combination of Vessels and the Rhythm Doctors. Starting out, they performed the duties of backing band for reggae icon Derrick Morgan. But after being satisfied with that venture, the band decided work more together and they subsequently released four albums, the most recent being their 2009 album conveniently named IV. The sound on that disc spans from '70s-style Stevie Wonder soul to the '60s tropical reggae of Jamaica, which makes for a combination that is both uplifting and fun -- enough so to even be featured in Nick Jr's Yo Gabba Gabba!.
But don't confuse these guys for sellouts either: On top of working with Derrick Morgan, they have collaborated with everyone from reggae legend Prince Buster to Rancid front-man Tim Armstrong.
Oh, and five lucky DC9 readers have a chance to see The Aggrolites performed on Sunday night for free, courtesy of The Loft, where the show is being hosted. See how to win the tickets after the jump!
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the Observer's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Dallas's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!