Seattle 12th Annual Ska Fest Brings A Wealth Of Ska and Rock Steady Acts to the Highline, by Holly Homan

Gigantor

Friday night April 10 marked the 12th annual Seattle Ska Fest, once again hosted by the cozy and friendly Highline Tavern. This fest was so chock full of bands that it had a start time of five p.m. Sadly for me, I missed the opener, It Gets Worse (had to charge my cell . . . → Read More: Seattle 12th Annual Ska Fest Brings A Wealth Of Ska and Rock Steady Acts to the Highline, by Holly Homan

The Eleventh Annual Ska Fest Brings Georgetown Orbits, & Natalie Wouldn’t and Others To the Highline, by Holly Homan

Georgetown Orbits

Friday night on Seattle’s happenin’ Capitol Hill, the Highline hosted the 11th Annual Seattle Ska Fest. Two of my favorite locals, The Georgetown Orbits and Natalie Wouldn’t were headlining. Tres bliss!

The Orbits were the last band to play, and again, many seemed to have left before the end of the show. . . . → Read More: The Eleventh Annual Ska Fest Brings Georgetown Orbits, & Natalie Wouldn’t and Others To the Highline, by Holly Homan

English Beat Play to a Sell-Out Crowd at the Showbox After Playing a Small Show At a Local Guitar Store, by Holly Homan

On Friday, February 21, I had the utmost pleasure of watching ska legends The English Beat perform two shows. One was an intimate performance at The Guitar Store in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood and the other was a sold-out performance at the Showbox downtown.

The performance at the Guitar Store attracted about 60 to . . . → Read More: English Beat Play to a Sell-Out Crowd at the Showbox After Playing a Small Show At a Local Guitar Store, by Holly Homan

El Corazon Brings Out a Ska-Filled Night With The Toasters, Easy Big Fella, The Georgetown Orbits & The Skablins, By Holly Homan

Toasters

It’s a Tuesday night and four great ska bands play to a sparse but energetic crowd at El Corazon.

The night was headlined by the legendary NYC band, The Toasters. I first saw The Toasters in 1996 at the Bumbershoot festival, but spent much of the time chasing my then six-year-old son around. . . . → Read More: El Corazon Brings Out a Ska-Filled Night With The Toasters, Easy Big Fella, The Georgetown Orbits & The Skablins, By Holly Homan