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1. It Gets Worse. The Summer Concert Series starts at 11:45 AM today. Laramie/Cheyenne based ska and reggae band It Gets Worse will perform a free show during Summer Programs’ Summer Concert Series from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming.
With half of its members from Laramie and the other half from Cheyenne, It Gets Worse is an eight piece band that came together with a shared love of modern and old Jamaican ska and reggae. The band also enjoys rock and roll and has worked to incorporate all of these styles into its music.
For those unfamiliar with ska music, it is a genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s. Combining elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues, ska has become popular in waves throughout Jamaica, England and the United States.
Having started as a band in 2011, It Gets Worse has since played shows throughout Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. The band has also performed with such artists as Afroman, Dead Generation and The Ska Skank Redemption.