Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 8TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL SATURDAY FREE SHOW WARM-UP: Skaboom!, SubCity Dwellers, The EliXXXirs
Sat. July 14th 2007 @ Market Square Victoria BC (All Ages)
12:30pm - 4pm doors at 12noon
This show is designed to get your blood pumping for the Grand Finale Concert at the Curling Club later at night. SKABOOM! finally makes a return to Victoria since it must have been the 1980s?;) We are very happy to see Skaboom alive and well in Vancouver. They are preparing an extra special set for Victoria's 8th Annual Ska Festival. afternoon of fun playing their favourite brand of ska with sprinkles of folk mixed in.
Take the whole family to this one! Free + beer gardens & merchandise tents on site in addition to all the yummy food available throughout Market Square!
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the return of
Skaboom formed in 1987 to play SKA.
SKABOOM! Is a 7 piece SKA band, with a smokin� 3 piece Horn section.
Since 1987 the band has played over 500 gigs and done numerous tours.
The band took the last couple of years off while various members went all over the world.
The new SKABOOM plays both old and ne... more info
SubCity Dwellers (Reggae Soul Rock n Roll)
Thrown together in the summer of 2002, Winnipeg’s SubCity have kicked through the lines of genres, fusing a brazen alchemy of ska, reggae, punk rock and blues. Citing influences from Ray Charles and the Clash to Studio One reggae and rocksteady, the band’s panoramic musicianship and peerless sound are accompanied with vigourous, passionate perf... more info
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It is THE ELIXXXIRS' sworn duty to get you moving faster than a prune juice smoothie. Since their start in 2005, the band has developed far beyond its original ska/reggae format, serving up an original and infectious mix of pop, rock, and punk. The Elixxxirs are a fixture on Vancouver's live scene and they regularly tour Western Canada, building a ... more info