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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 4TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL: The Slackers, Kingpins, Chris Murray, THE AGGROLITES, One Drop

Sat. July 19th 2003 Victoria Curling Club (All Ages)
9:00 pm - 2AM
Victoria's 4th Annual Ska Festival's final grand finale will be the biggest summer party of the year when Brooklyn, New York's THE SLACKERS, Montreal's THE KINGPINS, California's THE AGGROLITES, Canadian Ska Legend, CHRIS MURRAY and Victoria's own reggae,punk, ska crew ONE DROP make their appearance at the Victoria Curling Club. This line-up is one that you may never see again. Don't be surprised to see Chris Murray perform material from King Apparatus or his newest CD RAW accompanied by the Aggrolites. The Aggrolites have some awesome tunes in their own right with their R&B, funk, reggae sound. Notably, they will be backing Prince Buster at the Sierra World Music Festival in Nevada on June 22/2003. The Kingpins are one of the most solid ska bands in Canada. Hailing from Montreal, The Kingpins' performance will rock the stage at the Victoria Curling Club.

With a friendly and affordable beverage garden, merchandise tent, and tons of food and people with good vibes, Victoria's 4th Annual Ska Festival aka "Festival of the People" will satisfy the massive's most anticipated event of the summer. VICTORIA'S ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN CANADA!


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The Slackers

Reigning from Brooklyn NY, The Slackers have been playing their trademark brand ska and rocksteady music since the early ’90s. With a vast collection of albums, The Slackers show no sign of slowing down. They have played over 2000 concerts in 32 different countries. Bandleader Vic Ruggiero calls The Slackers’ sound “jamaican rock n’ roll... more info
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Kingpins (Ska)

SThey planned the plan, then put it into action... The Kingpins are a road-tested, consumer-approved quintet that rocks toward the future without denying its respectable past as a leading ska unit. What does the future hold? Beginning with a brand new project in Spring 2002 and major back to back European and Canadian tours more info

Chris Murray (Ska/Reggae/Folk)

Chris Murray is a unique force on today's music scene. Born in Toronto, he earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter as leader of influential Canadian ska group King Apparatus. Upon the band's breakup, he relocated to Los Angeles, emerging as a solo artist with The 4-Track Adventures Of Venice Shoreline Chris, recorded... more info

THE AGGROLITES (Reggae/ska/funk/R&B)

There are singers, guitarists and even entire bands who will say that if not for so and so if not for the music and classic albums of this artist or that artistthey wouldnt exist. In the case of the Aggrolites, thats not just hyperbole. If not for the great Jamaica ska singer Derrick Morgan, the Aggrolites would quite honestly not exist. The band w... 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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