from Long Beach California
Michael “Miguel” Happoldt has been an integral member of the west coast ska community for more than two decades. From his work as a original member of Sublime – he's responsible for the lead vocals on the band's cover of “Scarlet Begonias,” and remained a producer for the band until its end – to his founding of the Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Happoldt has repeatedly proved his catchy, sun-soaked mettle. Formed in 2010, Perro Bravo is upholding that strong tradition of skank-friendly reggae-tinged music. Like those projects past, the trio (Happoldt on guitars and vocals, Greg “Mudd” Lowther on drums and Mike Long on bass) draws equally from ska, dub, surf-rock and punk to deliver something at once unique and familiar.