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Event Archive - DOPE SODA BACK IN VICTORIA! ...Cravers be warned: Dope Soda, The Leg-Up Program, Boomshack

Fri. March 13th 2015 Lucky Bar Victoria BC (No Minors)
10pm doors at 9:30pm
$12 advance.
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ticketweb
Dope Soda hail from mid Island (Nanaimo BC) and are one of the most active hard working ska/reggae bands in the province. Formed in late 2011, Dope Soda present a fresh concoction of six of the top jazz, rock, and Jamaican-music-inspired musicians from Vancouver Island, with membership in acts such as Current Swell, The Bananafish Dance Orchestra and The Kiltlifters.

The band is led by a three-piece horn section with roots in the highly-regarded Vancouver Island University Jazz Department, buoyed by a funky rhythm section that serves up sips of bubbling Hammonds and Wurlitzers, shots of distorted guitar, and heavy bass--in your face.

Dope Soda jumps back and forth between reggae jams, punk rock assaults, happy ska romps, and hiphop throwdowns--a thirst quencher for audiences who need good rhymes and good times.

Guests of honour for this joyous occassion include the 17 piece Victoria party ensemble The Leg Up Program and Nanaimo's latest reggae, jazz, funk party band Boomshack - comprised mostly of graduates from Vancouver Island University’s jazz program.

When you put all three bands together one after the other the sum of its parts equal a ton of fun.

Early bird tickets on sale now on $12 adv.

Dope Soda

Thirsty for music that is both dangerous and danceable, refreshing as a mojito and as eye-opening as a whiskey sour? A cocktail party mix of reggae, punk rock, jazz, hiphop, and ska? This is DopeSoda. Dope Soda formed in late 2011, a fresh concoction of six of the top jazz, rock, and Jamaican-music-inspired musicians from Vancouver Island, with ... more info

The Leg-Up Program (Soulful Indie LeftCoast)

The Leg-Up Program is a collaboration of Victoria artists. Formed in late 2013 to fill-in for a local block party, The Leg-Up Program tore the roof off with their hip hop funk rock soul orchestra and musical collective with approximately 17+ members who contribute to their huge sound. Made up of members from many other local bands, the collectiv... more info

Boomshack (Latin/Funk/Jazz/Reggae/Ska)

Just dance. Those two words have been the driving force behind Boomshack since the beginning. Aiming to straddle the line between what is pop and what is hip, everything from rock and reggae to jazz and latin can be found in their music so long as it gets toes tapping and feet moving. Boomshack got its start in the summer of 2013. This is when the ... more info