Smash Magazine, Good Shit Entertainment, Sellout Productions & Ska Parade Present
VIVA SKA VEGAS 2013, REEL BIG FISH
The Chinkees, Let's Go Bowling, Suburban Legends, The Skeletones, Roncovacoco, BE LIKE MAX, Codename Rocky, Potato Pirates, The Maxies
200 Water Street
Henderson, NV, 89015
Doors 12:00PM / Show 12:00PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
REEL BIG FISH
Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.
Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was unleashed in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the single “Sell Out” began receiving heavy airplay from several influential modern rock stations in the U.S., which soon translated into MTV support for the song’s quirky video. By summer, the song had become a moderate modern rock hit, and the album had charted in the Top 100.
Let's Go Bowling
Let's Go Bowling is the premiere Third Wave Ska band, hailing from the Greater San Joaquin Valley. Since the band's inception in 1986, the band's traditional ska style, barbershop harmonies, wisely crafted instrumentals, and it's frentic live performances, helped set the standard for dress and culture for West Coast Ska. which in turn, set the groundwork for the Third Wave Movement in 1995.
Let's Go Bowling has shared the stage with many diverse musical acts, including Fishbone, No Doubt, Pearl Jam, Moe., Blues Traveler, David Byrne, The Skatalites, The Young Dubliners, Shaggy, Steel Pulse, The Violent Femmes, Busta Rhymes, and Third World.
Out of the cultural holocaust of Orange County comes the superhero-like brilliance of Suburban Legends. Six recklessly handsome boys have devoted their lives to creating a glorious variety pack of ska music, all for your enjoyment. So put down those antidepressants and forget what's waiting on TIVO because it's time to enjoy a rocking good adrenaline rush.
With a sound that resonates with the energy of rock and punk, the Caribbean "riddims" of reggae, ska, and dancehall as well as the rhythmic appeal of hip-hop funk and soul, "The Skeletones" deliver a fusion of sound that is as diverse as their Southern California roots… yet as easily accessible as a groove. It is with this distinction that they have commanded stage performances on 3 continents for nearly 20 years. Formed in 1986 by Paul "Prince Skeletone" Hampton, "The Skeletones" have honed their craft by playing alongside rock icons like No Doubt, Sublime, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fishbone, Incubus, The Skatalites, Bad Religion, 311, The English Beat and countless others.
Roncovacoco is L.A.’s premier Latin Reggae Ska band. Founded in 2001 this 10-piece ensemble magically melds Ska, Reggae, Jazz, Cumbia, Big Band and Rock sounds to appeal to a truly diverse fan base. With uplifting lyrics, fast-paced Ska riffs, smooth horn lines, and the drive to please their fans with a powerful live performance, these guys and gal are set to make themselves heard and loved around the world.
BE LIKE MAX
Formally known as Everyone Meltdown, Be Like Max is a Las Vegas based Ska/Punk band. With an explosive sound, catchy horn melodies, and edgy attitude Be Like Max’s goal is to produce something they can be proud of. As said by front man Charley Fine “We don’t give a fuck what the scene, venues, industry, or other bands think of our music. We’re not here to impress anyone, we play for ourselves.”
The Potato Pirates are a band comin' straight out of the underground from Lakewood, Colorado. Mixing the harder punk rock sound with those upbeat ska rhythms that, when combined, have never failed to get a crowd moving. We've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some amazing bands like: The Aggrolites, Synthetic Elements, The Unmentionables(RIP), The Toasters, Insomniaxe, the Fad, False Colours, Global Hour, The Vitamin Kids, etc..... We also recently added some bagpipes to the act which we're mixing with the ska just to try something new. The crowd response for the pipes has been amazing, so thank you to everyone who's been coming out to the shows. For booking information contact Kinnon Entertainment OR just send us a message. We'd like to thank all the kids and bands who've ever helped us out!! see ya on the dance floor.