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The Plates Live

The Plates: Punky Reggae

who are The Plates?

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The Plates is a Denver based Punk/Reggae band featuring original Samples drummer Jeep Macnichol , original Heavyweight Dub Champion frontman Stero Lion, and Kingston Jamaica bassist Ian Anderson. “Earth Moon Version” is their 2nd album and showcases rawness, experimentalism, and lo-fi sensibilty in delivering a Punkish Reggae psychedelic attitude. Recorded at The Blasting Room studio(owned by Bill Stevenson from Black Flag and The Descendants), this album was recorded in a month and captures a fire and unpolished tone inspired by Who drummer Keith Moon. The lyrics offer social and political commentary with grooves riding a high energy mix of bashing and melody. If you like the English Beat or first couple Police albums along with 70’s style Jamaican dancehall artists like Iroy and Dillinger, you will fully enjoy the vibe of “Earth Moon Version”

OCTOBER show schedule


October 10th… Boulder… Owsley’s Golden Road

October 17th… Denver… Lion’s Lair (album release show)

October 19th… Denver… Lost Lake (opening for ska/punk band from Tijuana Mexico  called Los Kung Fu Monkeys)

October 24th… Denver… Casselmans(6 band reggae show/ ALL AGES)

October 31rst… Denver… Skylark Lounge (halloween show)


The Plates mixing new album at The Blasting Room

….we’ve spent the last 6 weeks tracking a new record, and it’s SLAMMIN…psyched to be mixing at The Blasting Room(a killer studio owned by Black Flag/Descendants drummer Bill Stevenson)Blastingroomtwitter