Tag Archives: Ska

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Toots and the Maytals return to L.A. and light up Fonda Theatre with that sweet Irie energy

With summertime vibes at a high, along with a heatwave falling into place, the music in the air got us feeling all sorts of Irie. This past Friday, the Fonda Theatre had a packed house welcoming ska and reggae legends Toots and the Maytals. With more than 60 years to their name, their music has […]

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The Aggrolites and Boogaloo Assassins Spark Up Explosive Grooves at The Echo

If you wanted a place to escape the cold on a Saturday night with the raddest West Coasters in town The Echo had it all for you. With a packed house, lines since doors opened and an eager crowd waiting for the bands to tear it up, The Echo welcomed The Aggrolites and Boogaloo Assassins for […]

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Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Complete Lineup Annouced

The 17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival has announced its complete lineup for its 2015 dates. As previously reported, this year’s three-day music fest will be headlined by Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused. The entire lineup includes: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Discharge, Turbonegro, Bad Manners, and Sick Of It All, Jello […]

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Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused to headline Punk Rock Bowling 2015

Put your bowling shoes and yolk up those liberty spikes, the 17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is back with newly announced headliners Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused. The three-day raucous fest returns to downtown Las Vegas, kicking off the first day of late night club shows on May 22nd with the outdoor […]

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H.R. at the Whiskey A Go Go: Pay to Cum, but don’t pay-to-play

Photo by Jon Tamkin H.R. is like Sasquatch. He pops up from time-to-time to play a show and everyone I talk to about it is always “so bummed I missed him”.  Well, H.R. popped up again this past Friday at The Whisky A Go Go. He’s the rarest of punk legends because it doesn’t seem […]

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The Echo on fiyah with performances by Pachamama Estela, The Delirians and more

Music sure has a way to guide our mood and genres such as ska and reggae will definitely get you irie. Dub Club hosted a feel good groove convention opening both floors at The Echo and Echoplex for a night of rock steady and good ole reggae with bands to keep you going all night long.  […]

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Photos: Rocksteady legends Keith & Tex backed reunite at the Echoplex

Rocksteady legends, Keith and Tex, graced the stage of The Echoplex as Dub Club hosted an amazing night of early reggae, ska, and rocksteady. Keith and Tex, most widely known for their classic “Stop That Train”, had the semi-packed crowd skanking and dancing the night away. Los Angeles based, Queen P and The Kingdom (featuring […]

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Photos & Review: Soul Syndicate, Earl Zero & Antidoping at Echoplex

Whenever you wanna get a really good dose of reggae in Los Angeles, DubClub at the Echoplex is the place for all your reggae and dub cravings. You hit the spot and two steps in you’re already feeling irie. This past Wednesday the Mexican reggae band Antidoping got to warm up the Echoplex with their ska-reggae […]

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6 of the Best Ska Artists You Should Know About!

S-K-A. Ska, it’s not a dirty word! It’s a beloved, but too often downplayed Jamaican music style, the precursor to rocksteady and reggae, that’s had listeners’ hips shakin’ and arms flailin’ to its high energy sound since the late 50s/early 60s — even the late and great Bob Marley was doing the ska before he […]

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The Specials with Little Hurricane at Fox Theater – Photos Review – March 20, 2013

Legendary ska band, The Specials headlined the Fox Theater on March 20, 2013 with San Diego band, Little Hurricane as the opener. The audience dressed in their best rude girl/rude boy attire and danced the night away. There was a sense of nostalgia among the older crowd and fresh young faces were scattered among them […]

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