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VICTORIA'S 4TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL Kick Off Show: Jfk & The Conspirators, Kiltlifters, Los Furios, The Afterbeat

Fri. July 18th 2003 12:30 am - 2am Steamers Pub (No Minors) 12:30 am - 2am
$10 at the door only
On Thursday, July 17th come and check out some of Canada's finest ska bands from Winnipeg, Vancouver and our own Island. JFK & the Conspirators from Stomp Records will be making a rare appearance here in Victoria as well as Bacteria buffet Records recording artists, The Afterbeat.

Los Furios are sure to bring down the house with their Latin, ska, reggae, punk. And then to top it off we've got Vancouver Island ska veteran's the Kiltlifters!

Just so you all know: If you show your ticket stub from the Saturday show at the Victoria Curling Club at this show, you'll get entered into a draw to win a ska fest power pack which includes goodies such as CDs, comp tickets to Saturday's show, merchandise and more!

Jfk & The Conspirators

Formed in 1995, J.F.K. & The Conspirators is a 7 piece traditional ska outfit which has been dazzling fans and critics alike for over 5 years. They have consistently laid down the traditional stylings of ska music, taking influences from the early days of Ska, rocksteady and reggae. The conspirators have stayed true to these early sounds and create... more info

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

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 Afterbeat (Ska/Jazz)

The Afterbeat is a seven-piece Ska ensemble that has been together since late 2000. Mixing upbeat contemporary influences into the well known soulful blend of old school Ska music. The Afterbeat have been continuously pleasing their listeners and working hard to improve their sound! They remain solid and have recently released an EP entitled The Ba... more info
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