THE SLACKERS RETURN TO VICTORIA! @ The Upstairs Cabaret
The Slackers long time friends of Victoria BC Ska Society are returning to Victoria as part of their west coast Canadian tour on Thur. October 23rd at Upstairs Cabaret. They'll be joined by Sammy K and the Fast Four from New Jersey!
Advance tickets $22+ on sale now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & ticketweb.ca on sale now on ticketweb.ca
THE SLACKERS RETURN TO NANAIMO! @ The Queens
Last year The Slackers played their first ever concert at The Queen's - Nanaimo and there was a line-up all the way down the street past the A&W near the venue. If you want tickets to this show get on top of it early and book your time off.
The Slackers will be joined by New Jersey's Sammy K & the Fast Four & Nanaimo's favourite ska party band Dope Soda.
Advance tickets $19.50 advance available now at The Queen's, Fascinating Rhythm and ticketweb.ca
Thanks to Thirsty Camel Cafe near to the venue for sponsoring the show!
THE SLACKERS RETURN TO VANCOUVER @ The Imperial
The Slackers long time friends of Victoria BC Ska Society and the Victoria Ska Fest are returning to Vancouver as part of their west coast Canadian tour on Sat. October 25th at Imperial Vancouver! They will be joined by Sammy Kay and Los Furios.
Doors: 8:30pm (Late show :)
Advance tickets $22.50+ on sale now at Highlife, Redcat, & ticketweb.ca
CANCELLED: LARRY AND HIS FLASK, GOOD FOR GRAPES & FOX GLOVE AT V-LOUNGE IN VICTORIA @ V-lounge
It is with great disappointment that we have to announce the cancellation of LARRY AND HIS FLASK, Good For Grapes & Fox Glove at V-Lounge next Sat. Oct 25, 2014 in Victoria BC. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. Ticketweb.ca customers will be refunded starting on Monday when staff are there to reverse payments.
Larry and His Flask management and its members have cited personal reasons for the cancellation.
Hello everyone. Due to exhaustion and internal band issues, we're going to have to call off the Victoria, BC (this Saturday 10/25) and Walla Walla, WA (this Sunday 10/26) shows at the end of this current tour. We are so very very sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that these cancellations may cause but there are critical things that we need to address as a band immediately after our Vancouver show. We will be playing all our announced shows through Vancouver (this Friday).
We deeply love all our incredible friends, fans, supporters and family who we've been so fortunate to spend time playing music for and with over the years, far more than words can possibly express. We are in a place right now where we urgently need to take care of ourselves individually and as a group. We have always been lucky to have gotten so much love and support from everyone around us. Thank you so very much for your understanding as we take time to try to figure things out."
SOUL SHAKEDOWN 2014 @ Felicita's Campus Pub
Victoria BC Ska Society and UVIC Ska/Reggae Club is proud to present Soul Shakedown 2014 featuring The Ponderosas, Buckman Coe and The New Souls. The Ponderosas will be giving us some sneak peaks from their upcoming album that will be released just before Christmas of this year. Buckman Coe also has a brand new album that is set for release in October 2014 called "Precession" The band will be playing songs off it at the show. Precession was produced by Adham Shaikh and features some heavy hitters in the Vancouver music scene including Michael Fraser, Tom Van Deursen (Boom Booms), Kristie McCracken, and Martin Reisle.
Finally the bill will be rounded out with The New Souls who have played at both Victoria Jazz Festival and Garden City Grooves two years running.
THE BUG (NINJA TUNE RECORDS) MAKES HEADLINE DEBUT ON THE ISLAND! @ Distrikt
The Bug with Manga and Dia Nos – Tuesday Nov. 11 at Distrikt
The Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to present legendary UK producer and Ninja Tune recording artist The Bug, with special guests MC Manga & Dia-Nos.
At this point, it’s safe to call British electronic musician Kevin Martin an icon. With a career spanning decades in every genre from grindcore to ambient, it’s perhaps his work as “The Bug” that’s the most important. Drawing from Jamaican styles such as dancehall and dub, The Bug also brings in an edge found in industrial music, bass-heavy beats, and hip-hop grooves.
Known for 2008’s exemplary London Zoo, considered a quintessential release in the UK dubstep sound, Martin’s 2014 offering Angels & Devils takes what The Bug can be to new heights.
Both a year zero of sorts for The Bug, yet drawing on what has been before. Indeed The Bug is the only producer who can bring in the likes of Grouper, Copeland, Miss Red, Gonjasufi, Flowdan, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), Mala, Death Grips, and Warrior Queen and make it seamless. End times need a soundtrack to prep for what's above and below, and this is it.
The Bug will be joined by UK grime MC Manga for this performance. Manga appears on Angels & Devils.