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Event Archive - 4 Band Ska Show @ Joe's Apartment: The Resignators, The Afterbeat, Rude City Riot, The Fundamentals

Thu. July 7th 2011 - Thu. July 7th 2011 @  Joe's Apartment Vancouver BC (No Minors)
8 pm - 2 am
$10 advance
Tickets at:, [email protected],
Presented by: Joe's Apartment, Skaspot Live
Mini Ska Fest - this is a legendary Ska show that will be talked about for a long time. 4 world class Ska music recording artists on one stage on the same night. Check it out!
* The Resignators - Australia's top Ska band
* The Afterbeat - Winnipeg's top Ska band
* Rude City Riot - Vancouver's top Ska band
* The Fundamentals - Red hot from Montreal's
vibrant Ska scene Ska scene


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The Resignators (Ska/Reggae/Rock)

Born from the death of many local bands and named after a RX Bandits album The Resignators are known amongst locals as 'The Band From The Spencer Street Dunnies'. While it may seem unusual for an Australian band to play ska (for the uninitiated, ska was the precursor to reggae) it is actually quite natural. It was Australians living in Jamaica i... more info

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

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

The Fundamentals (Ska/Reggae/Soul)

Since their first meeting in late 2009 as five strangers nostalgic for the glory days of Canadian ska, The Fundamentals have morphed and multiplied into the eight-piece ensemble they are today. No strangers to the stage, The Fundamentals have shared a bill with such internationally-recognized acts as Subb, Mustard Plug, the New York Ska Jazz Ensem... more info