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VICTORIA'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SKA FESTIVAL WARM UP (FREE): Los Furios, The Fabulous Lo Lo, Stepper, Rude City Riot

Sat. July 11th 2009 12:30pm - 4:30pm doors at 12noon Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages) 12:30pm - 4:30pm doors at 12noon
This will be the second to last show before the Grand Finale Concert of Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival but don't let the title of the show "Warm Up" fool you. You'll still be dancing up a storm on this show. And the Victoria BC Ska Society and the bands that are confirmed for the show have outdone themselves to bring you an awesome afternoon of some of the best ska music Canada can offer.

Los Furios are clearly one of Canada's best ska bands. They are the most known and revered ska band in British Columbia. Los Furios have toured Canada at least three times and have played with huge names such as Fishbone (twice - once at the Commodore and once at Victoria's 6th Annual Ska Festival), Long Beach Dub All Stars (at Victoria's 6th Annual Ska Festival), Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and much more. And you ask what's even brighter on their horizon? Well, the band is getting big in Mexico and will be touring there again in the next year after their debut appearances playing on Mexico's Festival Extremo among other packed clubs all over the country.

The Fabulous LoLo aka Lorraine Muller is also often referred to "The Queen of Ska (in Canada)" Lorraine was the lead singer of Montreal's The Kingpins which later turned into Lo and the Magnetics. For this year she will be flying out from Montreal to do a ska/rocksteady set backed by Montreal's Stepper whom have members from Montreal's ska alumni including General Rudie.

Rude City Riot are new on the Vancouver ska scene. They recently played to a near capacity crowd at Richards on Richards opening for The English Beat and they're set to play other large festivals this year such as Shambala. Their ska/pop/reggae sounds will start off the afternoon right!

Doors: 12noon
Beverage Garden w/ID.
Food and Merch Tents on site

Los Furios (Ska)

LOS FURIOS - Los Furios is a high-energy Ska/Reggae/Indie band that is quickly rising to international notoriety. Since 2002 they have been committed to entertaining their live audiences with a mash up of music. Los Furios performs an intense mix of reggae and punk infused ska originals (complete with a horn section) sure to get you out on the dan... more info
Articles: Scatterheart w/ Bike and Los Furios

The Fabulous Lo Lo

Loraine from the kingpins.... more info to come more info

Stepper (Ska/Reggae/Rock)

In 2005, after over a decade of playing music together in their old bands, Interstellar Root Cellar and Strugglah, Andy McAdam (bass, vocals) and Howie Woiwod (trumpet, guitar, vocals) left behind their hometown of Calgary, Aberta looking for a fresh start. They came to Montreal for the purposes of creating a new band with which they could write, r... more info

Rude City Riot (Power-Ska)

Review of RCR debut LP on Stomp Records "Nuthin But Time". “Ska tends to be typecast, modeled to a great extent on the early 80s Two Tone look and sound from England, which makes Rude City Riot different. Sure, the horn arrangements and rhythms that are ska trademarks are here, but the album starts with a rock and roll urgency that suggests Ru... more info


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