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

Toasters Headline the 10th Annual Seattle Ska Fest Kicking Off A New Month of Fine Live Music at El Corazon, By Holly Homan

Poke Da Squid

Friday night was the start of a new month and the kickoff of what looks to be a very busy month in Seattle for great bands playing live music. And what a kickoff this was! This kick off runs rings around the kickoffs I will be avoiding on Super Bowl Sunday. . . . → Read More: Toasters Headline the 10th Annual Seattle Ska Fest Kicking Off A New Month of Fine Live Music at El Corazon, By Holly Homan

Skablins, Elton Jah, Longstride, Island Bound – Seattle’s Nectar Lounge Teems With Northwest Talent for a Fun-Filled Saturday Night, By Holly Homan

Elton Jah

It’s Saturday night and Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is hopping with night life. In particular, the Nectar Lounge where Northwest ska band The Skablins headlined.

The evening started out slow. The first band up was the slow and steady Island Bound. They were a six-piece who played more of a straight up reggae, . . . → Read More: Skablins, Elton Jah, Longstride, Island Bound – Seattle’s Nectar Lounge Teems With Northwest Talent for a Fun-Filled Saturday Night, By Holly Homan

The Pietasters Electrify Seattle’s Tractor Tavern With Their Upbeat ska while Georgetown Orbits and Skablins Ignite the Spark, By Holly Homan

Pietasters

When I learned there was going to be a fabulous ska show on the same night my hero, Ray Davies was playing, I was caught in a real dilemma. Of course I couldn’t NOT see my god, but the ska show was The Pietasters with Georgetown Orbits and Skablins opening. Solution: Pay for . . . → Read More: The Pietasters Electrify Seattle’s Tractor Tavern With Their Upbeat ska while Georgetown Orbits and Skablins Ignite the Spark, By Holly Homan