The Iscariots are a reggae collective based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and specializing in booty-shaking electro-rock pop reggae.

The band was founded in late 2014 when the members found a reggae vacuum had created itself in Chattanooga following the relocation of long-time local reggae act Milele Roots. Having all played in this group at one point, they formed The Iscariots as a sort of "super group", dedicated to keeping the pulse of reggae alive and well in-between their regular gigs with other acts. 

They recently released their sophomore album "Backwards Country" to glowing reviews.  It is currently only available in hardcopy form, but will be released online very soon. 

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for information on upcoming shows. Check back here for updates and new music!


Friends Fest 

What's up good people,

We got our whole set at Friends Fest recorded and are currently working on mixing it down. We'll be sharing it here when it's finished, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, here's a quick sample of what we're working with:

SETLIST - JJ's Bohemia 4/20/16, Chattanooga, TN 

3 hours, 34 songs. They carried us out on stretchers. Just kidding, we're total bosses, we carried them out on stretchers. You know we recorded it. Keep an eye on that bootleg section. 

The Iscariots - JJ’s Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN 4/20/16 

Armageddon Times -> White Horse 
A Message To You, Rudie 
Stir It Up 
I Shot the Sheriff 
Act of Treason 
Slave Race 
Don’t Forget About Mister Brown 
Burn It Down 
Outlaw -> Legalize It -> Soul Shakedown Party 
Sucking So Bad 
Murder Dub 
Back On The Road 
Blame The Poor 
What I Got -> Reggae Down Babylon -> Quinn The Eskimo -> Iko Iko 
Reggae State of Mind 
Please Don’t Harsh My Mellow 
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 
Fantasy World 
Backwards Country 

Bend Down Low -> One Draw 
Chase The Devil 
Sleep Now In The Fire -> Whole Lotta Love 
Dancing In The Dark


Happy Holidays, ladies and gentlemen! Here to help you celebrate is "Blame The Poor", the first single off our new record. More to come!


We're officially announcing the forthcoming release of our second album, "Backwards Country". Just in time for the election cycle, the album features 11 subversive reggae anthems, dripping with a distinctive dub flavor. Stay tuned as we will be revealing more and more information over the coming weeks. 

SETLIST - Pokey's, Cleveland TN, 8-15-15 

Notable for the first ever live performance of "Officer" as well as being one of the most insane-trip-to-outer-space shows we've ever done. Thanks, Cleveland!

White Horse ->

Armageddeon Times->

Soul Shakedown Party

Back on the Road ->

Lively Up Yourself->

Back on the Road

Message To You Rudie ->

Reggae State of Mind

I Shot the Sheriff

Murder Dub

Backwards Country

Stir It Up


Blame The Poor ->

Legalize It -> 

Blame The Poor->

Blue Lights

Sucking So Bad

Pancho and Lefty

Act of Treason


Wagon Wheel->



Iko Iko->


Soul Shakedown Party

Jesse Jungkurth - Vocals, Guitar
Adrian Lajas - Vocals, Bass
Eric Crisp - Drums
Oneal Dover - Guitar


Work continues on the new record! 

We got a ton of work done the weekend of Riverbend, including drums and bass tracking. The plan as of now is to release two separate EPs, one that is full of new and amazing songs, and one that is more loose and dubby and dripping with reverb and delay. We're hard at work finalizing the tracking for these songs so we can get new music to you as soon as possible. 

Until then, see you on the road!


We're super excited to announce our next album, due out on April 20th, 2015!
It's called "Four Bronies of the Friend-pocalypse" and features 9 songs all based on the works of the greatest television show since Go-Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!! We're all super huge fans of MLP:FIM and want to share our love and friendship with the whole world! 

We're so proud of this accomplishment, and hope you'll enjoy this record as much as our first one!

Track listing:
"Four Bronies of the Friend-pocalypse"

1. Sharing is Caring
2. Equestrian Reggae Party
3. Pony Prance
4. Elements of Harmony
5. OK 2 B Gay
6. Mane Squeeze
7. Princess Midnight Glitter Fun Time Rag
8. Clop Clop Clop (We Can't Stop)
9. Ruthlessly Murder Babylon with Kindness

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Previous events


The Iscariots @ Riverbend

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The Iscariots and Roots of a Rebellion @ JJ's Bohemia

JJ's Bohemia, 231 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

We're dropping a giant reggae bomb on JJ's Bohemia with Roots of a Rebellion, an awesome band out of Nashville... Come out for us, stay for them! Reggae down Thursday night!

Age limit: 21+

That 90's New Year's Eve Party w/The Communicators, The Iscariots and Toneharm

Rhythm and Brews, 221 Market St, Chattanooga, TN

We're playing New Years Eve at Rhythm and Brews with The Communicators and Toneharm! This is where the party's gonna be at! Get your tickets early as this always sells out.

$25.00 Age limit: 21+

423PK presents: The Iscariots vs. Hatestomp

JJ's Bohemia, 231 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

Come help us defeat these idiot rednecks!

Did the mid term elections go as planned for you? Did you get the results you wanted? Well, this show is your chance to voice your support and show the other side "what's what". If you consider yourself a liberal beacon of hope be sure to come support "The The Iscariots as they battle for the belt at JJ's Bohemia. If you consider yourself a good ole boy who loves rebel metal and all things rowdy, come out and support the boys in Hatestomp while they take on these "reggae lovin pussies" as front man Randy Hate calls them. Either way, come join the fun and battle for the belt November 29th at JJ's!!

The Battle will be mediated by local comic and musical guru Ian Sharp . Ian will be accompanied by a team of local comedians acting as a panel of judges.

Your judges for the evening are

Ryan Darling D.j. Lewis Daryl Davidson

$7.00 Age limit: 21+

The Iscariots @ JJ's Bohemia (STS9 Afterparty!)

JJ's Bohemia, 231 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

After you get down to STS9 at Track 29, take a short hop, skip and jump over to JJ's Bohemia and get your groove on with us. We plan on calling into work on Thursday with a wicked case of cocktail flu. You should, too! Get Halloween started early.


The Iscariots @ Chevelles 66 (CD RELEASE PARTY)

Chevelles 66, 66 Hiwassee St, Murphy, NC

We're bringing the party to Murphy! Come celebrate the release of our full-length debut record "Act of Treason". We'll be running a special price, so get your copy while the getting is good.

Age limit: 18+



JJ's Bohemia, 231 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

Come and celebrate the release of The Iscariot's first full length record, "Act of Treason" at JJ's Bohemia after we play Nightfall. A double dose of reggae!! Come get sweaty, come get weird, and take us home with you at the end of the night! We'll be running a special price for the record at this show, so come out and get your copy of "Act of Treason" while the getting's good!

Age limit: 21+

The Iscariots @ Roots Fest!!

Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd, LaFayette, Ga

The Iscariots are playing Roots Fest! Come out for three days of killer music and camping. We play Friday, along with such kick-ass bands as Machines Are People Too and Milele Roots. Get there early and spend a good weekend with friends! We play from 4:30 - 5:00!

Age limit: All ages

The Iscariots on the Road to Nightfall

Rhythm and Brews, 221 Market St, Chattanooga, TN

Round Four of the Road to Nightfall is happening at Rhythm & Brews! Each band will be given a 15 minute set. Each set can only include ONE cover song. The rest has to be all original. Attendees will vote on which band they feel deserves to move on to the final round, which takes place March 21st at Rhythm & Brews.

8:30 - New Planet: Road to Nightfall!!! 9:00 - Natural Habitz 9:30 - The Iscariots 10:00 - Smooth Dialects 10:30 - Kindred Pilots 11:00 - STEREO DIG 11:30 - Pack of Wolves

$7.00 Age limit: 18+