The Aggrolites

Reggae, Soul - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Upcoming Gigs

  • Fri Dec 26
    Canyon Club

    (Agoura Hills, CA, US)

  • Fri Dec 26
    Agoura Hills

    (Portola, CA, US)

  • Sat Dec 27
    The Echo & Echoplex

    (Los Angeles, CA, US)

  • Sun Dec 28
    Belly Up Tavern

    (Solana Beach, CA, US)

  • Mon Dec 29
    Saint Rocke

    (Hermosa Beach, CA, US)

  • Wed Dec 31
    Alex's Bar

    (Long Beach, CA, US)

  • Wed Jan 21

    (West Hollywood, CA, US)

  • Fri Jan 23

    (San Francisco, CA, US)

  • Sat Jan 24
    Star Theater

    (Portland, OR, US)

  • Sun Jan 25

    (Vancouver, BC, CA)

  • Tue Jan 27
    Distrikt Nightclub Nightclub

    (Victoria, BC, CA)

  • Tue Jan 27
    Club9one9 Nightclub

    (Victoria, BC, CA)

  • Wed Jan 28
    Nectar Lounge

    (Seattle, WA, US)

  • Thu Jan 29
    WOW Hall

    (Eugene, OR, US)

  • Fri Jan 30

    (Santa Cruz, CA, US)

  • Sat Jan 31
    Fulton 55

    (Fresno, CA, US)

  • Fri Mar 13
    Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

    (Miami, FL, US)

  • Sat Mar 14
    Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

    (Miami, FL, US)

  • Sun Mar 15
    Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

    (Miami, FL, US)



The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner - one created with their own hands. This banner reads, “Dirty Reggae,” and represents their signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven magnificent years, this dirty reggae bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in The Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves demand a return trip.

Out of the Los Angeles school of hard knocks, The Aggrolites have earned a Ph.D in "feel good music." On the road they educate with the thunder and punch of the reggae drums and bass, the ripping, soulful melodies of the organ and guitars, and Jesse Wagner’s voice - a gift from the heavens, a perfectly intact gift from Otis, Sam, Ray and Wilson.

After eight years of touring the globe, The Aggrolites are proud to reveal their first live album, Unleashed Live Vol. 1. With five previous studio releases under their belt, including recently released Rugged Road, the next logical move for the band was a compilation of their favorite songs recorded live from recent shows at The Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Unleashed Live Vol. 1 features songs from all four previous studio releases plus a version of The Beatles “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Banana” by the legendary reggae artist, Roy Ellis. Release date will be announced sometime this fall and available digitally worldwide and in select retail outlets nationwide.

The Aggrolites have a specific way of making music. They don't over think it, they don't obsess over pop culture demands, they walk onto a stage or into a recording studio and let "it" happen - a culmination of inspiration - from the road, from playing alongside legends, and from the energy and motivation of their die hard fans.

The Aggrolites are Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Roger Rivas (organ), Jeff Roffredo (bass) and Alex Mckenzie(Drums).

They have five other full-length albums to their credit -- Dirty Reggae (Axe, 2003), The Aggrolites (Hellcat, 2006) and Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat, 2007), IV (Hellcat, 2009) and Rugged Road (Young Cub, 2011) “A glorious, surprising treat. Ideal for your next soul shakedown party,” raved Peter Relic from Rolling Stone. In 2007, the band also collaborated with Rancid front-man Tim Armstrong on his solo A Poet's Life (Hellcat 2007) CD/DVD release.

The Aggrolites are well represented in film, television and video games. Their songs have been featured in NBC's Friday Night Lights, MTV's The Hills, Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba, USA's Dr. Steve-O, MavTV's Rad Girls, the award-winning surf film The Pursuit, and Australian video game Cricket. The Aggros-backed, Tim Armstrong and Skye Sweetnam duet, "Into Action," is featured in Dream Works Pictures' Hotel For Dogs and Summit Entertainments "50/50" featuring Joseph Gorden-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Their renditions of The Specials' "Ghost Town" and Musical Youth's "Pass The Dutchie" will be heard in the upcoming teen surf comedy Endless Bummer, and "Free Time" will be in Walden Media's musical-romantic comedy Band Slam.

The Aggrolites have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Rancid, Flogging Molly, 311, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dropkick Murphys, Against Me! and Gogol Bordello. They have graced the stages at such notable events as Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Coachella, Fuji Rock in Japan, West Coast Riot, Open Air St. Gallen, Pohoda Festival, Rebellion Festival, Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Couvre Feu Festival, among numerous others around the world.

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Unleashed Live Vol. 1 (2011)


InvPlay Album

  • 1. Funky Fire 04:20

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  • 2. Firecracker 04:18

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  • 3. Jimmy Jack 02:25

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  • 4. Work To Do 03:20

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  • 5. Keep Moving On 04:02

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  • 6. Time To Get Tough 03:03

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  • 7. Pop the Trunk 03:23

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  • 8. Mr. Misery 04:15

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  • 9. Faster Bullet 02:58

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  • 10. Love Isn't Love 04:11

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  • 11. Precious and Few 04:04

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  • 12. Aggro Medley - Sound By the Pound Let's Pack Our Bags Reggae Hit L.A. 07:27

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  • 13. Feelin' Alright 04:02

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  • 14. Lunar Eclipse 02:15

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  • 15. Free Time 02:38

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  • 16. Countryman Fiddle 03:42

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  • 17. Dirty Reggae 04:50

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  • 18. Banana 02:46

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  • 19. Don't Let Me Down 04:31

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