All right, to start the Massive off right, we need to talk about a little email I got this week from one of my favorite spots in Seattle,The Nectar lounge, giving the good news that with all cool vintage reggae we have going on this summer, we can add The Gladiators to the list! That’s right, Clinton Fearon’s old group will be here on June 23rd, with Mr. Fearon joining them for the night. Mr. Fearon, of course, is one of our local Reggae legends that has made his home in Seattle since the late 80s, and gigs with his group, Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band. They will be hitting up Nectar on June 11th.
Next, as you can all see, we are growing this page slowly and welcome any feedback, or info you would like to share. By next week, We will have links up to bands located in the Seattle, Portland and Vancouver/Victoria areas, as well as more complete show lists for Portland and Van/Vic. Admittedly though, Our knowledge of venues in Portland and Van/Vic are limited, so if you know of a show happening in these areas, or nearby areas, tweet us @theskamission or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our only stipulation is that it has a good amount of Ska or Reggae.
Finally, every Friday Massive, I’m going to throw out a music suggestion that I hope you all will check out and maybe add to your musical collection! Today, I think you should check out, “Ska.Reggae.Soul,” by The Bandulus from Portland via Houston. I popped this in my car after a lunch break up to Everett and love that the album title works as a ratio for the tunes, made up of equal parts Ska, Reggae and Soul. Love the title track and the vibe through out the album, but I’d have to say, “Hold Me Tight,” has probably been replayed about 20 times in the last 24 hours! Plus, 7 bucks is cheap and supports future efforts from Jeremy and the gang! That’s all for today’s Massive, catch you in week!