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Bumpin Uglies Confirm Acoustic LP and Fall Tour Dates with The Expendables

Revered road warriors Bumpin Uglies have released ‘Live at Sugarshack Sessions Vol. 2,’ another live acoustic EP of material recorded at the Sugarshack in Western Florida.



Bumpin Uglies in 2022, photo by Kyle Edwards

Fresh off the success of their recent album Mid-Atlantic Dub, rising reggae rock outfit Bumpin Uglies have announced the release of Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions, a visceral 16-track collection arriving September 8 via Controlled Substance Sound Labs/The Orchard (Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Pepper).

While the new project boasts searing stripped-raw takes of classics from fan favourite releases Buzz (“Locust Avenue,” “Self-Loathing,” “This Is Ours”), Keep It Together (“Load In / Load Out,” “Keep Moving,”) Beast from the East (“City by the Bay”), Keep your suitcase packed. (“Shades of Gray,” “Suburbia”), and 2022’s Mid-Atlantic Dub (“Wild Girls”), seven new songs join the fray to supercharge the day.

Acoustic can be urgent. It’s because of the words. Lyrics are the marvels that move you. The message is what resonates long after the beats dissipate.

The upcoming full-length expands upon the band’s two Live at Sugarshack Sessions acoustic EPs (read our review), the latest of which featured a sparse passionate rendition of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up,” to which the former Drive-By Trucker championed with the social media comment “Lovely job!”

This fall, they’ll join reggae-rock icons The Expendables, as support on select dates, from September 13 – November 12 while also making appearances at a number of festivals, including Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest (July 22), Everwild Music Fest (Aug 3), Montana Hempfest (Sept 8) and Reggae Rise Up Vegas (Oct 8).

Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions Track Listing:

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

Bumpin Uglies Tour Dates:

6/8-11 – Bedford, PA – Weekend At Wolfies
6/14 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Made w/ Mike Pinto
6/15 – Hampton, NH – Bernie’s Beach Bar w/ Mike Pinto
6/16 – Albany, NY – Lark Hall w/ Mike Pinto
6/17 – Fairfield, CT – The Lot @ FTC w/ Mike Pinto
7/05 – Ocean City, MD – Seacrets Nightclub w/ The Grilled Lincolns
7/14 – Youngstown, OH – Westside Bowl w/ C Level & Joint Operation
7/15 – Covington, KY – Paradise Music & Beer Festival
7/22 – Olympic Valley, CA – Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival
7/28 – Matunuck, RI – Ocean Mist w/ Van Gordon Martin 7/29 – Portland, ME – Bayside Bowl
7/30 – Pembroke, MA – Soundcheck Studios
8/3-5 – Thornville, OH – Everwild Fest w/ Pepper, Tropidelic, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
8/10 – Virginia Beach, VA – New Realm Brewing Co.
8/11 – Kill Devil Hills, NC – Outer Banks Brewing Station
8/12 – Roanoke, VA – Black Dog Salvage w/ Lazy Man Dub Band
8/13 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Boathouse
8/25 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt SteelStacks
9/07 – Billings, MT – The Pub Station w/ Jon Wayne & the Pain Trio
9/08 – Lolo Hot Springs, MT – Montana Hempfest
9/09 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge w/ Jon Wayne & the Pain
9/12 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub
9/13 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews (supporting The Expendables)
9/14 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)
9/15 – Tacoma, WA – The Spanish Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)
9/16 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music (supporting The Expendables)
9/18 – Talent, OR – Talent Club
9/20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (supporting The Expendables)
9/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (supporting The Expendables)
9/22 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse (supporting The Expendables)
9/23 – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (supporting The Expendables)
10/8 – Las Vegas, NV – Reggae Rise Up Vegas
10/16 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (supporting The Expendables)
10/23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Parish) [supporting The Expendables]
10/24 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
10/28 – Fort Meyers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall (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

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