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Event Archive - FESTIVAL SKA DE MONTREAL'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY!: The Slackers, Big D And The Kids Table, One Night Band, Green City Rockers, Rude City Riot, Mad Bomber Society

Wed. October 16th 2013 - Wed. October 16th 2013 @  Various Venues (No Minors)
$10 - $20
Tickets at: Petit Campus, Club Soda, TicketABC
Presented by: Festival Ska de Montreal
Our good friends to the east Festival Ska de Montréal / Montreal Ska Festival are celebrating their 5th Anniversary Ska Festival October 16th - 20th at various venues throughout Montreal. The program is stacked with SKA including bands such as The Slackers - New York Ska, Big D and the Kids Table, One Night Band, 2 Rude City Riot, The Expos, Green Room Rockers and much more! Visit for details


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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
Articles: Interview with Marcus Geard and Glen Pine of THE SLACKERS, Top 10 Albums of 2012

Big D And The Kids Table (Ska/Punk) more info

One Night Band (Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady/Soul)

One Night Band is a hardworking group that has built its reputation by adding its own flavor to Jamaican classics (Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Ken Boothe, etc.), while yielding its own compositions. Highly accessible, the bands music is sure to satisfy anyone seeking to unwind and escape the monotony of the dai... 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