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VICTORIA'S 13TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL FRIDAY NIGHT RUCKUS!!: La Pobreska, Rude City Riot, Mad Bomber Society

Fri. July 13th 2012 10pm - 2am doors at 9:30pm Lucky Bar (No Minors) 10pm - 2am doors at 9:30pm
$13+ HST & service charge where applicable
Ska Fest doesn't shut down after the Ship Point show, and neither should you! Scramble up the street to Lucky Bar and join us for a night for punk, reggae, and a whole lot more ska.

$13+ HST ($14.50 incl. HST) & service charge where applicable (No Minors)
Tickets available online at

Or in Victoria at: Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, and The Reef
In Vancouver at: Highlife Records, Redcat Records and Zulu Records
Up Island: at Fascinating Rhythms in Nanaimo & Area 51 in Duncan

For those who want to see more of the festival for much better value, check out the The Full Fest Pass, available for $125+ HST


LA POBRESKA hail from LA and play a blazing mix of hardcore punk and 3rd-wave ska. They’re one part Death by Stereo and one part Voodoo Glow Skulls. Their hard and gritty sound is defined by life on the street, politics, and family. They’ve been around since 2004 and are currently recording a new album. This will be one of the best shows at the festival and will have you moshing and skanking in seconds flat!

RUDE CITY RIOT are Vancouver’s own power-ska ensemble are a force unlike any other. They’ve recently completed a Canadian tour with The Planet Smashers and The Real McKenzies and have previously performed with acts like The Slackers and The Creepshow. They stand out as one of the regions best ska and rock acts and leave the crowds screaming for more.

It’s been a long time, but the MAD BOMBER SOCIETY is back for another round! Their mix of punk and two-tone madness have been on stage with acts like Fishbone, Long Beach Shortbus, and The Gamblers. They also share members with Rude City Riot and have previously been involved with The Skatomatics and Wednesday Night Heroes. Those looking for a party look no further.

La Pobreska (Punk/Ska-Core/Reggae)

La Pobreska was formed in 2004. With a mix of Hardcore/Ska/Reggae and many more influences, La Pobreska from the East Los Angeles Latino ska/punk scene addresses political and everyday life issues. This eight piece powerhouse ska-core/reggae outfit use the heaviest punk mixed with complex horn arrangements inherit in large traditional ska and mediu... 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

Mad Bomber Society (Ska)

Mad Bomber Society is a seven-piece band from Edmonton playing heavy, danceable ska influenced by the instrumental sound of the Skatalites, the attitude of the British 2-Tone movement, with touches of 60's groove, surf, and rockabilly more info
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