Seattle’s Highline Hosts Skatoberfest With Five Northwest Ska Acts, by Holly Homan

Last Saturday, Oct first, Seattle’s Highline Tavern hosted the Skatoberfest featuring five ska acts. The headliners this time was the Seattleites. This was my second time seeing them in a week, but they’ve already grown as a band. Added this time were some amazing vocalists with personality to boot. Their main singer (Joseph Quinone) . . . → Read More: Seattle’s Highline Hosts Skatoberfest With Five Northwest Ska Acts, 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

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

Ska and Wackiness Abound With Natalie Wouldn’t and Nigel Mustafa Rocking Darrell’s, by Holly Homan

Nigel Mustafa

On Saturday night November 16, I received a Facebook message that Natalie Wouldn’t were playing a show at Darrell’s with Nigel Mustafa opening. I received this message about two or three hours before it was supposed to happen. Obviously I was going out that night after all.

It had been awhile . . . → Read More: Ska and Wackiness Abound With Natalie Wouldn’t and Nigel Mustafa Rocking Darrell’s, by Holly Homan

English Beat Don’t Miss A Beat At Seattle’s Showbox Theater, By Holly Homan

Legendary Two Tone band The English Beat played to a packed audience Saturday night August 11th. From the entrance all the way to the stage was nothing but packed bodies waiting in anticipation for Dave Wakeling and friends to emerge. Wakeling came on stage commenting about our (rare) sunny day and thanking us for . . . → Read More: English Beat Don’t Miss A Beat At Seattle’s Showbox Theater, By Holly Homan

A Triumphant Return for Seattle’s Easy Big Fella With The Sentiments and Natalie Wouldn’t Opening – A Fun-Filled Evening of Ska, By Holly Homan

Easy Big Fella

After seeing Poorsport on Friday the 20th of July, I headed to West Seattle to The Skylark Club. Seattle’s legendary ska masters, Easy Big Fella had reunited for their twentieth anniversary and were doing a few west coast shows. I arrived just as openers, Seattle’s Natalie Wouldn’t were being introduced. I . . . → Read More: A Triumphant Return for Seattle’s Easy Big Fella With The Sentiments and Natalie Wouldn’t Opening – A Fun-Filled Evening of Ska, By Holly Homan