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BC's Top Ska Bands Showcase for the New Music West Festival: Skaboom!, Kiltlifters, The Easy Brothers, Rude City Riot, SEVEN O'CLOCK SCANDAL, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

Fri. May 16th 2008 8:30 pm - 1:15 am doors at 8 pm The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors) 8:30 pm - 1:15 am doors at 8 pm
$10 advance
Tickets at: Biltmore Box Office, Red Cat Records, NMW Festival Ticket Outlets, Reserve Tix @ door:
Skaspot Live is producing a 6 Ska Band Showcase at the Biltmore Cabaret for the NMW festival 2008. Come early, doors open @ 8 pm & the 1st band is on at 8:30 pm. Featuring Vancouver's best live dance bands and a rare Vancouver appearance of two of the Island's best Ska Bands: The Kiltlifters and Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (Gypsy Ska)

Skaboom! (SKA)

the return of SKABOOM ! Skaboom formed in 1987 to play SKA. SKABOOM! Is a 7 piece SKA band, with a smokin� 3 piece Horn section. Since 1987 the band has played over 500 gigs and done numerous tours. The band took the last couple of years off while various members went all over the world. The new SKABOOM plays both old and ne... more info

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

The Easy Brothers (SKA PUNK)

The Easy Brothers Since 2006 The Easy Brothers have been moving dance floors to their own Ska Punk sound. So far its been a shot in the head for the A.D.D. generation and well respected by the established (older, but still fun and wiser) listeners. Been quoted as being"a relentless sassy, dirty, and pounding mix of roots punk, ska and reggae" ..... more info

Rude City Riot (Power-Ska)

Review of RCR debut LP on Stomp Records "Nuthin But Time". “Ska tends to be typecast, modeled to a great extent on the early 80s Two Tone look and sound from England, which makes Rude City Riot different. Sure, the horn arrangements and rhythms that are ska trademarks are here, but the album starts with a rock and roll urgency that suggests Ru... more info

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (Indie-Folk-Gypsy-Roots)

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By stumbling through a strange place, by bumping up against and buoying each other, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra has found home. Though drawing on flamenco flourishes learned in Spain, on African percussion, on bluegrass and other roots music from across the Americas, TMO has cycled through far-flung influences and youthful forays into sou... more info
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