The Remedies
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The Remedies

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | SELF

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | SELF
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"Las Vegas Rocksteady: The Remedies"

A Look Into Local Reggae On the Rise - The Collegiate Review

"Rocksteady Prescription"

If you ask, The Remedies will say they are the cure for musical hunger. Then they’ll admit their name stems from the preferred type of inline skates used by one of the band’s co-founders.

Regardless of the name’s meaning and origin, the audience at tonight’s Viva Rock Vegas show sees The Remedies as the prescription for an itching to dance. As the foursome takes the stage at the Henderson Events Plaza, a mini-dance party begins on the venue’s matted-down Astroturf. The reggae/rocksteady band is only six months old, but it draws a modest crowd of devoted friends and fans.
This concert marks a turning point for The Remedies: the last performance with member Zach Flynn (aka Dr. Zacharias). The saxophonist/keyboardist is leaving for Washington to attend college, a decision drummer Jesse “Control” Alonzo says the band fully supports. That doesn’t mean the band isn’t bummed, however—and with good reason.

Flynn embodies what The Remedies are all about: connecting with listeners. Flynn jumps offstage during his saxophone solo, weaving through the crowd to cheers and pats on the back. He even garners a quick kiss on the cheek. “We love audience interaction,” Alonzo says. “That’s our thing.”
As for local audiences craving rocksteady, Alonzo admits the scene isn’t quite developed, but he believes interest is growing. With an expanded audience in mind, The Remedies are looking adapt their sound—to one involving a horn section. “We’re looking to expand into more of a ska band,” he says.
They’re also in the early stages of tour routing. Alonzo, who spent five years with Social Control before joining The Remedies, says planning the tour has been difficult. “It’s the economy,” he says. “A lot of bands aren’t able to help other bands out.”
Nevertheless, The Remedies sound determined to keep performing. “Give us a generator and an empty lot,” Alonzo says. “We’ll play.”
-April Corbin, Las Vegas Weekly - Las Vegas Weekly


What You Know (EP) 2010



The Remedies are a 3-piece retro revivalist band form Las Vegas, NV, USA. They are established predominantly as a Reggae, Rocksteady, and Ska band but are currently trying to adopt a British/American garage sound to their style.

Formed sometime in 2008, co-founders Zacharias Flynn and Dakota McCullough joined with friends David Malone and Jay Davis. They established some of the songs still performed today. However they were never fortunate enough to perform them in this early line-up and soon disbanded. Reasons are still unknown, most likely from a lack of dedication.

Still wanting to stick it through, Zach and Dakota teamed up with former Social Control drummer Jesse Alonzo to fill an empty spot in a local show. It all took off from here. The Remedyz - a name they went by in the early stages - were born out of a desire to bring a more diverse music style and culture to an otherwise Post Hardcore dominated music scene. The band consisted of Dakota on guitars/ lead vocals, Zach on bass/ vocals, and Jesse on drums/vocals. Soon, the band added Nick Petty to bass and Zach moved to keys and sax. Zach Left in 2009 to pursue a career in instrument repair - a decision fully backed by the band.

In June, 2010 The band released their first EP entitled What You Know - after a song of the same name on the album. The album features many local artists and friends, including occasional, impromptu members Zacharias Flynn, Kyle Madsen, and Blue Sheffer.

In August 2010 The Remedies set of on a small west coast tour of AZ, CO, NM and CA. All of the band's endeavors are self-managed. They have played with big contemporary acts Fishbone, The Debonaires, See Spot, The Revivers, Chris Murray Combo, La Banda Skalavera, The Mad Caddies, The Dirty Heads, Warsaw Poland Bros., Big D and the Kids Table, Reel Big Fish and many more.

The Remedies are currently in the process of making a new album, writing new songs, and are seeking a permanent organ player.