VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, SWEETLEAF & KMAN & THE 45S come to Lucky Bar! @ Lucky Bar
Fri. September 29th 10pm - 2am doors at 9pm $17.50 - $22.00
It's been almost a decade since the Voodoo Glow Skulls from Riverside, California came to British Columbia with their brand of high-energy punk and ska. The last time they came was back in 2010 when they opened for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones for Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival at the Victoria Curling Club.
The band has been active and touring since then and are now on an upswing and excited to return to Vancouver Island.
They'll be joined by Victoria's favourite ska sweethearts Sweetleaf (or sometimes we call them Sweetloave) + Montreal's KMAN & the 45s.
Tickets are going to go quickly for this one so make sure you get them when they go on sale on Monday, July 10th on ticketweb.ca. They'll be available at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy & Jupiter shortly afterwards.
@ Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC Sat. September 30th 9pm - 1am doors at 8:30pm $17.50 - $22
Voodoo Glow Skulls are a living legendary punk/ska band from Riverside, California that have been long overdue to come to British Columbia. The band's last appearance was opening for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival.
Formed in 1988 VGS built their band from starting off playing in backyard parties and clubs. Those small gatherings soon grew to sold out shows throughout their state and around the USA overall. In 1993 the band signed to Epitaph Records and completed a tour that brought them to Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Mexico.
VGS signed to Victory Records after their time with Epitaph and have continued touring the world ever since. That said, the band recently announced this could be their last tour.
Check them out while you still have the chance!
GONDWANA (Chile) MAKES ISLAND DEBUT IN VICTORIA @ The Upstairs Cabaret
Sat. November 11th 7pm - 10pm doors at 6:30pm $16.50 - 22 advance
Saturday, November 11th Victoria BC Ska Society is excited to bring one of South America's most revered reggae bands - GONDWANA to Upstairs Cabaret.
Formed in 1987, the band maintains an acclaimed trajectory which includes multiplatinum albums and numerous presentations in the most successful and well- known festivals across America (as an example of their massive impact across the continent, the band has performed at Cali Roots Reggae Festival, and Reggae on the River in California, Rock al Parque in Bogotá, Vive Latino in Mexico, Pepsi Music in Buenos Aires, Cosquin Rock in Cordoba, Quito Fest in Ecuador and various appearances in the prestigious Festival de Vina del Mar in Chile).
They'll be joined by Victoria's favourite reggae/dub rockers - Blackwood Kings. Blackwood Kings have grown to become a fixture in the Island's ska and reggae scene and will be representing Canada in this first time Chilean to Canadian connection on the Island.
COLLIE BUDDZ RETURNS TO VICTORIA with JESSE ROYAL! @ Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar)
Thu. December 14th 9pm doors at 8pm $25 - $27.50
It's been six years since Bermudan reggae sensation graced the Island with his signature brand of reggae, dancehall and hip hop. COLLIE BUDDZ exploded on the reggae charts with his first self-titled album Collie Buddz that included hits such as "Blind to You" and "Mamacita." Since that time he has collaborated with most of the who's who of the reggae scene worldwide both in the recording studio and through his live shows.
This past May of 2017 Collie Buddz released his most recent album Good Life which he says was his first fully independently released album where he was "100% hands on." The album was produced in collaboration with his good friend "Supa Dups" who was responsible for some of his former hits on Collie Buddz as well as recent hits involving Drake and Rihanna ((Drake "Controlla",Drake ft. Rihanna"Too Good)
Good Life" as an album is a reflection of Collie Buddz's life the last 10 years. Ultimately it is about perspective, perseverance and working towards a solution.
Colin Harper aka Collie Buddz says, "I have been blessed with the best fans in the world who have supported me for years and patiently waiting for new music. I'm really excited to unveil this project to them and am already working on the next one. "
And if this show wasn't already exciting having Collie Buddz to begin with, one of Jamaica's most exciting roots revival artist JESSE ROYAL will be the guest of honour for the evening.
Having made a name for himself from America to Africa, Jesse Royal is fulfilling what was made known from a young age. His lyrics are being used as reference by the most recent wave of conscious youths, inspiring those to connect to their African roots and also to do well onto one another. Meanwhile showing appreciation for The Plant through addicting melodies about ganja, attracting a wider audience who can’t help but relate. Jesse’s songs range from spirituality to love and with every song he sings he’s always able to make a special connection with his audience local and abroad.