I suppose that when you have a blog, you should actually blog on it.. right?
Anyway, here’s a lowdown on what’s going with the Ska Mission:
Of course, we have the most excellent show going down in just two weeks with Easy Big Fella, Monkey, The Georgetown Orbits, Fairhaven and Franks’N’Deans with DJ Brynn Danger handling the evening’s selections over at the High Dive on July 14th! Call it a Ska Fest, call it Dance Craze.. Hell, call it a Damn Good Time in your future my friend, because at the end of the day that’s what sums it up the best. It’s 21+ and what tickets remain are going for 10 bucks on ticketfly or if you enjoy living dangerously, 13 at the door, but you knew all that, you’ve blacked out that day and already have the right pair of shows to match that awesome hat you’ve been trying to bring back since the first Specials Reunion tour 😉
What you probably don’t know, is that we will be throwing support towards ROOTS, an organization that helps to feed and shelter to young adults facing homelessness. We’re going to ask anybody that’s able and willing to bring either some non-perishable food items, toiletries, or other such essential items for us to pass on to the organization. They’ve provided us with a wish list that can be found on Amazon here, and mentioned that for those that may be short on ideas or are curious as to food preferences that are popular, ROOTS has mentioned spices, italian seasoning, jarred pasta sauces and grated parmesan are all very useful as they have long shelf lives and doing an easy spaghetti bake is a great goto meal when you have a bunch of mouths to feed. Whether or not you are able to contribute both ROOTS and Us at TSM appreciate any and all considerations.
In return, We will be giving away a couple of pairs of guest list spots to the next two shows we have coming up. Basically, for each donated item, you can throw your name in the hat and the two that get drawn will have their choice between to excellent shows that we just put together which leads us to:
SEPTEMBER 3RD, SUNDAY
$9 ADV / $12 DOS
ALL SKA & NO WORK!!
SIMPLE MINDED SYMPHONY
That’s right my people, we have a big ole day of the Ska-Punkified style up on the Hill! The Kings have agreed to grace a stage with us and close out this party, while the Rundown Kreeps will be up to play a set full of songs ya’ll will start being familiar with on August 12th and Day Labor makes their Seattle debut of Latin infused Ska goodness up from the Bay Area. The other half of this lineup involves some truly awesome up and coming Washington Bands in Simple Minded Symphony (Seattle/Oak Harbor), Echo Shot (Tacoma) and Landrace (Spokane). This will be a fun night of a variety of SkaPunk!
OCTOBER 6TH, FRIDAY
9$ ADV / $12 DOS
THE SECOND ANNUAL SKATOBERFEST
BUDDY JAY’S JAMAICAN JAZZ BAND
Yep, last years edition of Skatoberfest was so much fun, we decided to do it again. While the lineup is smaller, we’ve opted for longer sets this time around and thought it was about damn time we got The Delirians (featuring longtime Georgetown Orbit Dan “The Man” Loren) up to the Northwest to show us how they do Rocksteady, along with Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band, led by Tenor Sax playing Buddy Jay-Kiefer, (also sax player for The Israelites), who just released their first album, available on wax through Jump Up Records. Opening the night is Hatton Crown, based out of Seattle and comprised of current and ex members of Engine 54, The Sentiments, Hub City Stompers and The Suppresors. It will be a night of long sets, firey dancing and Great times all around!