Imagine you just hopped in the van to hit the beach, the springs, or your favorite local watering hole, and are jonesin’ for some reggae psychedelic jam rock. Dog Beach Rebels bring that vibe.
Dog Beach Rebels take a unique approach to ska punk and reggae fusion while staying true to the formulas set by predecessors like Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution. You’ll work up your pulse to sweltering bass lines and booty-shakin’ percussion that hearkens back to Meters while also dropping hints of modern west coast reggae with an Austin vibe. Their signature blend of ‘70s funk balanced out with DIY punk mentality, minimalist roots reggae, Peter Tosh-esque social commentary, and even some brushes of East Coast hip-hop breeds a pack of infectious tunes.
Forming in late 2018, the band played their first gig in from a rambunctious crowd of supportive friends, jamming for an hour and fifteen with no official songs. These jams were crafted into the songs and the sound the band has today, and soon they put together a real set list. The band was gaining momentum in the Austin Live Music Scene, performing all over town in venues such as the Flamingo Cantina, Empire Garage, Independence Brewing Company, Swan Dive, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Sahara Lounge, as well as rad house parties and DIY boat shows, when Covid struck and canceled live music for everyone.
The Dog Beach Rebels stayed vigilant and took this down time to continue their creative endeavors, recording and releasing their first EP Take Sides. They have since been back to the studio at Mosaic Sound Collective to record two more singles, Numbers and Lawman's Daughter, to be released in time for Summer 2021! In addition to the studio work, a live performance in front of no one filmed at One2One Bar in February 2021 is set to be released in time for summer, so everyone can get a taste of the live sound of the Dog Beach Rebels!
The Dog Beach Rebels have twice been picked as the KUTX song of the day, Look Around for the EP debut, and most recently Numbers on 4/20. Navigating the return of Live Music, the band has set up a weekly residency at the One2One bar and is continuing to book more shows to get 2021 Reggae Rockin' and don't plan on stoppin!
Free streaming Debut EP on Soundcloud