The Aggrolites

The Aggrolites

The Aggrolites are an amalgamation of two previous Los Angeles reggae and ska bands, the Vessels and The Rhythm Doctors. They formed in 2002 as a live backing band for reggae icon Derrick Morgan, the recording sessions, though never released, inspired the Aggrolites to become a permanent band. They have performed as the backing band for Phyllis Dillon, Scotty, Joseph Hill of Culture, Prince Buster, and Tim Armstrong.

The band's name comes from the English slang term agro, which is commonly thought to be short for aggravation or aggression (often referring to violence).

In 2003, the Aggrolites released their debut album, Dirty Reggae, on local reggae label Axe Records. The album was recorded at Signet Studios in Los Angeles in one day, with each song recorded in one take, and with many lyrics improvised on the spot.

In December 2006 they toured the UK as the support band for Madness.

Jesse Wagner - vocals, lead guitar
Brian Dixon - rhythm guitar
Roger Rivas - piano, organ
Jeff Roffredo - bass

Korey Horn - drums (rejoined in late 2006)
Scott Abels - drums (2005-2006)
J Bonner - bass guitar (2002-2007)
David Fuentes - bass (2007, deceased)
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The Aggrolites Discography Tracks


The Aggrolites Dirty Reggae (Album) Axe Records US 2003 Sell This Version
The Aggrolites The Aggrolites (Album) Hellcat Records Europe 2006 Sell This Version
The Aggrolites Reggae Hit L.A. (Album) Hellcat Records US 2007 Sell This Version
The Aggrolites IV (Album) Hellcat Records Europe 2009 Sell This Version
The Aggrolites Rugged Road (Album) Young Cub Canada 2011 Sell This Version
The Aggrolites Unleashed Live Vol. 1 (Album) Brixton Records Spain 2011 Sell This Version
GRO-CD 114 The Aggrolites Rugged Road(CD, Album) Grover GRO-CD 114 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AXE-45001 The Aggrolites Black Lung(7", Single) Axe Records AXE-45001 US 2003 Sell This Version
1253-2A The Aggrolites Mr. Misery(CD, Single, Promo) Hellcat Records 1253-2A 2006 Sell This Version
45YC008 The Aggrolites Trial & Error / Enemy Dub(7") Young Cub 45YC008 2010 Sell This Version
45YC005 The Aggrolites Dreaming On Erie / Eye Of Obarbas(7") Young Cub 45YC005 US 2010 Sell This Version
YC013 The Aggrolites In The Cut(7") Young Cub YC013 US 2011 Sell This Version
YC014 The Aggrolites Complicated Girl(7") Young Cub YC014 US 2011 Sell This Version
YC012 The Aggrolites The Aggro Band Plays On(7") Young Cub YC012 US 2012 Sell This Version
LS-041 The Aggrolites Help Man(7", Single) Lonestar Records LS-041 Germany 2016 Sell This Version


GRO-CD 114, STMP089 The Aggrolites Rugged Road(CDr) Grover Records, Stomp Records (2) GRO-CD 114, STMP089 Canada 2011 Sell This Version