The Georgetown Orbits & Newcomers The Seattleites Bring Their Fine Ska Sounds To Seattle’s Royal Room, by Holly Homan

Friday night Sept 2 brought another night of beautiful ska music at yet another Seattle club. This time it was Georgetown Orbits and Seattleites at The Royal Room in SE Seattle — a club I have never been to before. Of course if they keep booking ska bands I’m sure it won’t be the . . . → Read More: The Georgetown Orbits & Newcomers The Seattleites Bring Their Fine Ska Sounds To Seattle’s Royal Room, by Holly Homan

Night One of How I Spent My Ska Fest Weekend, by Holly Homan

It Gets Worse

Friday night April 22 I headed to Seattle’s Highline Bar for the first night of the 2016 Seattle Ska Fest. I’d been looking forward to this show for a long time that even the head cold I’d come down with earlier that day wouldn’t keep me away. Due to having to . . . → Read More: Night One of How I Spent My Ska Fest Weekend, by Holly Homan

Darrell’s Tavern Hosts a Night Of Ska Starring Natalie Wouldn’t & Georgetown Orbits, by Holly Homan

Natalie Wouldn’t

It’s Friday night a week before Halloween and the happening place is Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline just north of Seattle. Playing were two of Seattle’s finest ska bands, Natalie Wouldn’t and the Georgetown Orbits.

Natalie Wouldn’t played second and opened with a ska version of the Spider Man theme. The tiny . . . → Read More: Darrell’s Tavern Hosts a Night Of Ska Starring Natalie Wouldn’t & Georgetown Orbits, by Holly Homan

Ska Masters The Slackers Turn Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Into A Raging Inferno, by Holly Homan

Tuesday evening in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood the legendary Crocodile Cafe hosted ska masters The Slackers from NYC. This time they were minus two members (Jay Nugent, guitar and Glen Pine, trombone) due to illness or injury, so Jesse Wagner from the Aggrolites saved the day stepping in as a replacement with only one week’s . . . → Read More: Ska Masters The Slackers Turn Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Into A Raging Inferno, by Holly Homan

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