This year's Jägermeister Music Tour
, which stops at House of Blues tonight, features a pair of bands that owe a debt to 311. Without the white-boy reggae riddims mined by the Nebraska dub rockers, Pepper and Slightly Stoopid would have fewer musical and lyrical tricks at their disposal. On the new CD No Shame
, Hawaii's Pepper works in a palette of funky sounds, while California's Slightly Stoopid wraps up its first decade on Live in San Diego
. Both groups also throw some peppy pop-punk and blustery alt-rock into their mixes. They oughta go down smooth with a few ice-cold shots of Jäger.
Sun., April 1, 7 p.m.