We now have a night full of tight ska, reggae, and soul. The Slackers are of course still the headliner. Supporting them we know have the Boston soul sounds of Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints. Our friends from NYC the Forthrights return to Philly for another round of soulful ska/reggae. Finally Philly's own Sonni Shine & the Underwater Sounds will be kicking things off. It will be a hell of a lot of fun, so be sure to come to out and to spread the word!
Saturday, October 9th we have fan favorites The Slackers returning to the TLA for another round of fun in Philadelphia. Joining them on this leg of the tour is the Green Room Rockers which is a soulful ska and reggae band out of Indiana. Sure to go over well with fans of the slack sound. You won't want to miss out. It's all ages and tickets are on sale now. Be sure to check out the 4-pack deal!
Coming up this Monday, August 16th the World Cafe Live presents the English Beat, Bad Manners, and Chris Murray. This is a big night of ska featuring of double-dose of classic 2 Tone acts with the acoustic ska master Chris Murray (Asian Man Records, Moon Ska Records, and former vocalist of King Apparatus). You probably don't need a whole heck of a lot of encouragement to see this lineup.
Thanks to the kind people at the World Cafe Live, we are able to hook you up with an exclusive promo code that will save you $5 off of the price of advanced tickets! Here's how it works:
- Head on over to http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=3353
- Click on the Buy Tickets button.
- Select a seating/standing option.
- Above the ticket quantity field, there is a field for Coupon Codes where you should enter the code: phillyska
- Proceed with the transaction.
Many thanks to the WCL! Please help spread the word about the show and have a great time while you are there.
Tomorrow (Thursday, 6/3) is at last our PhillySka.com show at the Rotunda. It's FREE and it's ALL AGES. Bring your friends and family. It will be a blast for sure and you definitely won't want to miss out!
We are very proud to be hosting 2 killer ska/reggae bands visiting us all the way from Belgium: The Moon Invaders and The Caroloregians It's quite a rarity these days to have ska bands visit us from overseas and even more so that you have an opportunity to experience them for FREE. If you haven't heard them already, you are missing out big time.
Our Philadelphia friends On Display will be opening the show. Hopefully I shouldn't have to tell you about this crazy ska crew.
7pm. 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Be there!
Coming up this Saturday, May 22nd at the Tritone is the long-awaited CD release show for Wareika Hill. This is the first album from one of Philadelphia's finest ska and reggae acts. Wareika Hill has been around just about as long as PhillySka.com. We hosted their first show back in March of 2006 and are very proud of how far they have come.
As you can imagine, the release show is going offer tons of Wareika Hill action. Former vocalist Tedford returns for a special appearance (he is featured on the album). As a bonus after their first set, the band will be performing the entire soundtrack from the film The Harder They Come. You won't want to miss it, so please come out and enjoy!
Wareika Hill's self-titled CD is out now on Jump Up Records.
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Tonight (Tuesday 1/19) on University Goes Ska, Monika will be playing selections from my Ska Favorites of 2009 that I have chosen. Be sure to tune in to WKDU from 5-7pm to hear it. For those in Philly it's on 91.7FM. Otherwise, you can listen to the live stream off of wkdu.org.
Ska Is Dead has been moved to the Starlight Ballroom, located at 460 N. 9th St. in Philly. This is due to the 941 Theater getting shut down indefinitely for an L&I violation. Looking on the bright side, the Starlight Ballroom is a great venue that comes with the benefit of a bar. The 21+ will surely appreciate that.
Please spread the word so that everyone will know about the change.
Want to win a pair of tickets to this year's Skalloween? It features fan favorites Bomb The Music Industry with Chotto Ghetto and Tsunami Rising at the Fire.
All that you have to do to enter the drawing is post a reply to this topic on the board. The deadline is this Friday, 10/23. Full details may be found by following the link.
We are happy to report that advanced tickets for the Ska Is Dead date in Philly are on sale now through TicketWeb. Hop on there to grab some for yourself.
Be sure to rope a few friends into coming along, even if they're not typically ska people. This is sure to be a very memorable show.
The Ska Is Dead Tour is a package tour concept developed by Dave Kirchgessner, the lead singer of Mustard Plug, in 2004 with the goal of spreading and maintaining the love for ska music. It is easily the highest-profile tour of ska in North America.
This year's tour is its fourth iteration and PhillySka.com is proud to be hosting it the first time at the 941 Theater on Friday, November 13th. Our leg of the tour consists of The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Deal's Gone Bad. We've kicked up the awesomeness by adding Philly's own Last Martyrs of a Lost Cause.
Advanced tickets are coming soon, so be sure to check back!