Stinky Gringos – Live at Cain’s Ballroom – 4.8.17

by | Apr 28, 2017 | Concerts, Featured Artists

Reggae rock means something else to the Tulsa musicians of Stinky Gringos. In fact, they performed a whole set of the particular genre at the Cain’s Ballroom on 4.8.17 and they set a new standard for it.


Reggae rock is a fun style of music that brings a Caribbean influence and sound to a rock music structure – and it makes for a great concert. The crowd on this particular Saturday night was ready to sing and dance as local band Stinky Gringos took the stage. They had the opportunity to be an opening act for Badfish, a Sublime tribute band that was touring from the Northeast. And they made the most of the opportunity. From start to finish, the band jammed, and you could tell that they were simply having a ton of fun.

Reggae rock rose to popularity with California band Sublime in the 1990s. Not quite as aggressive as some might describe reggae metal, Sublime fit into a niche for those that enjoyed bobbing their head and relaxing under the sun without a care in the world. And that’s what it felt like this Saturday night at the Cain’s Ballroom.


Tulsa musicians bring the funk with reggae rock

With a funky bassline and eccentric trombone player, the band was extraordinarily entertaining to watch. The trombone player was running all over the stage, the guitar player was soloing like a madman, and the bass players strings dazzled in different colors.  From the very first song, Stinky Gringos captured the attention of the audience.  Furthermore, the frontman guitarist was cheers-ing the audience throughout the night and dropping subtle references to “light it if you got it.” Overall, the concert was a huge success.


For many Tulsa musicians, performing at the Cain’s is a once in a lifetime opportunity. To be able to play on the same stage as Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Hank Williams, and Ernest Tubb, it’s easy to understand the historical significance of an opportunity to play there. The Stinky Gringos left there mark by belting out several original songs like “Spot To Be” and “Longer I Sit.” These songs were a great appetizer course for the audience excited to sing along to classics like “Santeria” and “What I Got” by Badfish, the Sublime tribute band. People began to catch on to the vibing guitar and lyrics written by Stinky Gringos, and quickly the entire venue turned into a huge party.


To play at the Cain’s Ballroom is a milestone for Tulsa musicians

To learn more about Stinky Gringos and support other local musicians, make sure that you check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and listen to their recent EP called Last Minute on Soundcloud. The band is fun to watch, entertaining to listen to, and a great pick me up if you are needing some good vibes. All around a great experience for a concert to attend. You can look for them performing at a Tulsa venue again soon! Check out some of the best photos from the concert in the gallery below.


If you’re thinking about performing locally at a venue, with or without other Tulsa musicians, make sure you contact Madness Media to capture it live. With some of the best photography, videography, and audio mixing & mastering, you’ll leave with valuable promotional materials to help you book more shows. To get started, fill out a form or give us a call. We’re excited to help!