On Friday the 13th Seattle hosted another night of top notch ska. This time it was at the High Dive and the headliners were Seattle legends Easy Big Fella. They came on stage introducing themselves as Puttin’ On the Ritz. This eight-piece lineup shared a few members from Natalie Wouldn’t and a three-piece . . . → Read More: Easy Big Fella Headline A Fun-Filled Ska Party at Seattle’s High Dive, by Holly Homan
Wednesday night August 31 Seattle’s Nectar Lounge hosted another night of wonderful ska bands. This time the evening was headlined by Butt Dial, a band I’ve been meaning to check out.
Butt Dial are wildly fun. They have a gimmick that includes wild costumes, rotating musicians (as in some musicians leaving the stage and . . . → Read More: Another Fun Ska Night Goes Down At the Nectar Lounge Featuring Butt Dial, The Austerman File and Skablins, by Holly Homan
My skalloween weekend began Friday night, Halloween Eve at Seattle’s Highline Bar on Capitol Hill. Headlining was Seattle’s own ska legends the Diablotones.
After a fun-filled performance by the Skablins, the Diablotones hit the stage for a mix of funky, raunchy rock and roll ska. Singer/bassist Timmy Profit sang with a throaty . . . → Read More: How I Spent My Skalloween Weekend, by Holly Homan
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
Saturday night on a warm spring evening in January I made the long pilgrimage out to the boondocks that is Arlington, WA. There I discovered a lovely little club called Mirkwood where I would see my beloved Skablins play. I haven’t seen them in over a year, but also on the bill were It . . . → Read More: Trekking Out to the Boondocks For A Night of Ska Headlined by the Skablins, by Holly Homan
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
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
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
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