Livestream + In Person
LIVE FROM THE SWAMP! @ The Swamp
Sat. August 21st 2:30pm - 8pm
On Saturday, August 21 enjoy a mix of reggae, rocksteady, hip hop, and funk with Def3, Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths, Phonosonics and Ollie Happyness . All the performers that are on this Saturday line up have been part of our family for a long time but they all have evolved with new material and working with fresh artists.
We're especially excited to welcome back Def3 who is not only one of the most talented hip hop artists in Canada but he's also one of the most talented wild style/mural artists. His art work adorns our live stream sets and our HQ. He'll have a new creation for us to feast our eyes on too. In June of 2021 Def3's most recent album "Weddings and Funerals" w/Late Night Radio recently reached #1 on the charts in Canada on Apple ITunes. This was a huge accomplishment considering other world famous artists such as J. Cole, Lloyd Banks and DMX were 2nd to 5th behind his album.
Livestream + In Person
LIVE FROM THE SWAMP! (Day 2) @ The Swamp!
Sun. August 22nd 2:30pm - 8pm
On Sunday, August 22 enjoy more ska, reggae, soul and punk. Get ready for the return of The Capital Collective 18 piece ska/jazz orchestra that features some of the Island's finest musicians including a guest appearances with Miguelito Valdes and Nick LaRiviere.
Kirk Diamond, a multi-Juno award winner and one of Canada's best reggae artists will be flying in from Toronto with his full band to play with us for the first time!
Also appearing for the first time is Russian Tim and Pavel Bures. Take a load off and enjoy Russian punk from across the pond. The band is also full of fun and laughs.
Finally we're excited to bring back Jory Kinjo (JK) and the Relays. They are flying in from Calgary especially for this show. Jory Kinjo is a ska veteran that sings with conviction and pure soul. His music incorporates soul, blues, rocksteady and reggae.
Belvedere, Fableway and Blacked Out @ Victoria Event Centre
Fri. October 15th 9:30pm doors at 9pm $14.50+ advance
Your favourite skate punks from Calgary BELVEDERE are back to Victoria with guests Blacked Out on Friday, October 15 at Victoria Event Centre. This is the rescheduled show that was to happen in April 2020 to commemorate 25 years of the band. In recent years Belvedere has been around the world playing on major festivals in Europe, South America, Canada and the US! Just prior to the pandemic Belvedere played in Medellin, Colombia's Altavoz Festival whom many of our Colombia ska reggae bands have played.
In May of 2021 Belvedere released a new album called "Hindsight is the Sixth Sense" on Thousand Island Records which they'll be featuring selections off of at the show.
We're excited to also welcome back Fableway who are skate punk veterans of Victoria! This will be the second time Fableway has played with Belvedere since the last all ages show with Sweetleaf in 2016.
Finally Blacked Out will be opening on the bill with more skate punk from Vancouver with a touch of thrash. So there you have it.
Western Canada representing skate punk from Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver respectively!
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Live from the Crooked Gates (Day 2)
Featuring: The Della Kit fka Erica Dee, The New Groovement, Blackberry Wood, Blackwood Kings
Jul. 3, 2021
Live from the Crooked Gates!
Featuring: Five Alarm Funk, Jonnie 5 Brass Band, Kia Kadiri, Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz, Reflectionz
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Garden City Grooves VII -Day 2
Featuring: Jonnie 5 Brass Band, Kia Kadiri, Nostic & Nicki, Sexweather
Nov. 28, 2020
Garden City Grooves VII - Day 1
Featuring: Kutapira, The Soul Motivators, Los Duendes, 1-UP Funk
Nov. 6, 2020
Featuring: FRASE, Blase Blase, The Doughboys ft. BRAINiac, Babyface Brass, Mo Moshiri, Grossbuster
Sep. 10, 2020
Featuring: Kingston Rudieska , Steele & the Hard Core Band , Dug Nugget, MAD RIDDIM
Aug. 30, 2020
LIVE STREAM FROM THE SWAMP - DAY 2!
Featuring: Downtown Mischief, Babyface Brass
Aug. 29, 2020
LIVE STREAM FROM THE SWAMP!
Featuring: Batuque Axe! , Buckman Coe, Mo Moshiri, Grossbuster
Aug. 14, 2020
Featuring: The Slackers, THE STEADIES , The Capital Collective
Jul. 5, 2020
High Ground Sessions Day 2
Featuring: The Capital Collective , Ganjo Man, Gisto
Jul. 4, 2020
High Ground Sessions Day 1
Featuring: MAD RIDDIM, Apex Breaks
Jun. 21, 2019
Sister Nancy Interview
Featuring: Sister Nancy