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Saturday August 13
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
The Steady 45s
ska jamaican rocksteady
The Steady 45s
-from Los Angeles, CA
-rocksteady and traditional ska music from a 7-piece band of hooligans. Out in the suburbs of Los Angeles and its surrounding cities there is a musical cloud surrounding the area, ready to drop a storm of 60’s Jamaican influenced Ska and Rocksteady. No, this is not the chanka chanka you hear in what people may call Ska, this is the original sound of Ska! 60’s Jamaican styleee! The Steady 45’s were formed in 2012 and are still going strong in 2022.
-from Santa Cruz, CA
-One of the West Coast's finest Northern Soul bands – THE INCITERS! An overpowering 10-piece dance floor soul band that has brought the house down from LA to Chicago and all across Europe.
This acclaimed 10-piece soul band from Santa Cruz leaves fans clamoring for more, with their fast-paced vintage vibe that makes old songs sound new. The Inciters formed in 1995, mastering the 1960s-era Northern Soul sound with its roots in northern England, inspired by Stax and Motown greats but with a stronger back beat. Bringing the house down from L.A. to Chicago and all across Europe, the band broke up after a successful ten-year run, re-forming in 2009 with some new faces after massive demand from their European fans. With three strong female vocalists and a full horn section, the Inciters enthusiastically create a layered sound that features both original tunes and obscure soul songs from the past.
-from San Francisco, CA
-San Francisco-based ska/swing purveyors Monkey formed in 1996 around a mutual love of (obviously) ska, but also through their strong affections for soul, jazz, Latin, and rock. Their self-produced, self-issued debut album, Changito!, moved over 6,000 units in 1997 and propelled this ambitious band into a very long and quite successful career. With five EPs, over 20 compilation appearances, film and video game soundtrack contributions, and four full-length albums under their collective belt, Monkey certainly have not been idle. Coupled with an average of 200 live appearances a year, one gets the idea that Monkey might just be one of the hardest-working ska groups of the 2000s. As of 2009, the band has continued to tour internationally, at its accustomed frantic pace, and released a compilation CD, Monkeyska, in Japan on Disc Union Ltd. ~ J. Scott McClintock, Rovi