On Friday, October 5th, Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth and Bret Bollinger of Pepper stripped it down for an intimate, acoustic set at Harvelle’s in Long Beach, CA. Dan opened up with a fun set that featured some Fortunate Youth favorites, like “So Rebel” and “Friends and Family”. He played a smooth cover of “(Sittin' On) The Dock Of the Bay” and surprised the crowd with covers of the NOFX song “Eat the Meek”, Sublime’s “Don’t Push” and Bob Marley’s “Jammin’”.
Joining Bret onstage was Dan, as well as Kyle Smith, KBong and Kash'd Out…
Moving away from Pepper’s signature reggae/dub roots, Bret Bollinger opened his acoustic set with the single “Hit Me Up” from the newly released album Lo-Fi; he also debuted the live version of the song “Sober”. The crowd was on their feet, dancing and singing along with a few Pepper favorites like “F*ck Around”. Bret also played a song from the upcoming Sublime movie 40oz to Freedom. Joining Bret onstage was Dan, as well as Kyle Smith, KBong and Kash'd Out who came over to support the guys after finishing their set at The Federal Underground around the corner. Be sure to catch Bret and Dan at their next set at The Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA on Thursday, October 18th!
Photography by Jenni Lynne