Friday, July 20, 2012
Wyoming ska and reggae band It Gets Worse will perform a free show from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.
With half of its members from Laramie and the other half from Cheyenne, It Gets Worse is an eight-piece band that came together with a shared love of modern and old Jamaican ska and reggae. The band also enjoys rock and roll, and has worked to incorporate all of these styles into its music.
Ska music is a genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s. Combining elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues, ska has become popular throughout Jamaica, England and the United States.
Having started in 2011, It Gets Worse has since played shows throughout Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. The band also has performed with such artists as Afroman, Dead Generation and The Ska Skank Redemption.
For more information on It Gets Worse, visit www.reverbnation.com/itgetsworse.
The performance is part of a weekly concert series sponsored by the Campus Activities Center. Individuals needing assistance to attend should call (307) 766-6340. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/cac.
Photo: Ska and reggae band It Gets Worse will perform a free show from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.