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Fri. July 16th 2004 9pm - 2am Steamers Pub (No Minors) 9pm - 2am
This will show is expected to sell out very very quickly so be sure to line-up at 9pm. Last year the show sold out in 40 minutes.

The Soul Captives are another amazing traditional ska, rocksteady, reggae band from the Bay Area California (San Francisco). They will be adding a nice touch to the show with their awesome ska/jazz and reggae sounds. They are highly regarded in the roots scene in California and beyond. Later this year they will be playing in France.


What can we say?! One Drop have evolved to become even more awesome as time goes on. Their punky reggae styles are being loved by music lovers in almost every genre and the energy of the band is infectious. They recently played at Victoria's Jazz Fest and now will be playing at the Ska Festival with brand new material and a new album to promote.


The Operators are proud to make their second appearance in as many years at Victoria's 5th Anniversary Ska Festival. Their styles are similar to One Drop's but with their own flavor. They will also have a brand new album to promote. Check out their web site for more details.

Tickets: $10 for the first 150 and $12 thereafter (available at the door only)

the Soul Captives

Drawing upon diverse experiences in 1960's era Jamaican music, funk, soul, and jazz, The Soul Captives fuse together a unique musical style that they simply refer to as "the captivating sound". Varying from blazing horn-driven Skatalites style instrumentals to smoking vocal tunes with full harmonies reminiscent of Bob Marley and the Wailers, they h... more info

One Drop (punk reggae)

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One Drop plays reggae, punk, dancehall, dub and ska with an intensity that belies their punk rock roots. If you want to see a professional, polished, flawless performance, One Drop is not what you are looking for. If you want to hear music that is raw, entertaining and unpredictable played by a crew of seriously talented maniacs who are almost as s... more info
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The Operators (ska and punky reggae)

The Operators formed roughly a year ago after giving into peer pressure from friends and fans to breath new life into the Edmonton scene and Canadian ska music. Originally, the group thought they were just a successful 4-track recording project until their MP3s began to be passed around the Edmonton scene at lightening speed. Since that time, th... more info
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