Reason to Rebel

Evan Jones: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Luke Chandler: Vocals | Sam Hartjen: Bass guitar

Genre: Reggae & Ska, Rock

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Inception: San Diego, 2005

Ex-Band Members: Daniel Zivkovich, Drums

Influences: Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, the Mars Volta


Reason to Rebel is a progressive reggae-rock quartet founded by Evan Jones (guitar), Luke Chandler (vocals), Sam Hartjen (bass), and Daniel Zivkovich (drums). In August 2010, the band performed at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, along with the Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, and Fergie. Thier self-formed label is called AboveGround Records.

The group is known for its socially conscious lyrics. "When we started [in Bush-era 2005], we had just gone to war and the political climate was ripe for writing music as a form of protest," says lead singer Chandler. "People get brainwashed with advertising."

Drummer Daniel Zivkovich left the band in May 2015, after being offered a management job with Smart and Final. Later that year, they released their sixth album, This Gun Is Human, produced by Alex Pappas of Finch.


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