Few bands from the great ska revival of the 90s left an impact as deep and as lasting as NO DOUBT. From their independent roots, through their rise set off by their classic album Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt's infectiously energetic ska-punk, fused in later years with more reggae and dancehall influences, still holds a special place in the hearts of ska-lovers everywhere. While these California legends aren't going to be gracing stages any time soon, we decided to put together an all-star lineup of musicians from some of our favourite local acts to pay tribute to this legendary ska band. Dubbed “DOUBTLESS” this one-of-a-kind group brings together members of Fox Glove, The Chantrelles, and Dope Soda, all backed by powerful soul-rock band Lovecoast, for a very special night as we pay respects to one of the bands that helped spread the word of ska to a whole new generation of music-lovers.
LOVEcoast is going to be rocking their own set and with their new album "The Trip" just released, they're going to be full on new tunes and new energy. The ultra-smooth homie MT. DOYLE will keep things bumping between sets with his tremendous taste and ear for grooves of all kinds.
Since their inception in 2013, Lovecoast has been delivering a new sound that won't go unnoticed. Their blends of old soul, fresh pop and infectious beats has landed them on line-ups such as Pemberton Music Festival 2015 and Juno Fest 2016. 'Chasing Tides,' the band's 5 song EP produced by Juno nominated Tom Dobrzanski (Hey Ocean, Said the Whale, W... more info
Mt. Doyle is a product of his environment… The outstanding electronic music scene of Vancouver Island. Originally a purveyor of fine Drum n Bass, Doyle has expanded his horizons to include Funk, House, Hip-Hop and Bass, all with his soulful west coast flavor. Over the years Mt. Doyle has played lounges, clubs and festivals all over B. C. includin... more info
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
Fox Glove (Folk)
Fox Glove is an all-female trio based in Victoria BC that brings together elements of folk and alt pop to create a genre they like to call “Fox Pop.” Renn Madeleine Bibeau, Claire Butterfield, and Chelsea Kanstrup have very different voices and ranges, but together they create a unified blend that has been compared to that of bands like the Sta... more info
The Chantrelles (SOUL MUSIC)
The Chantrelles are Victoria's own Soulful Seven. They are a group of musicians who are dead serious about getting fingers snapping and hips gyrating. They practice the ancient art of Soul Music, and they're damned good at it. They're not some common hit-parading bar band, though; they write their own hits, melting together their favourite records ... more info