Big things are going on down in Des Moines, IA! The town has always had a very dedicated scooter and skin scene that has gravitated toward ska, reggae and Oi punk music. Over the past few years, members of that scene have formed 3 Bridges Promotion which books shows and events for the underground music scene. Not only do they promote these shows, they often provide touring bands with a place to sleep and all-night parties where the bands and fans share stories over pints of brew. Last winter, the group hosted the first Fistful Of Ska! show that showcased 5 midwestern ska bands (New Riddim (Kansas City), The Bishops (Omaha), The Prizefighters, The Dropsteppers, Rocksteady Breakfast) Before the show was over, plans were being made for the next installment.
Fistful Of Ska! is back and bigger than ever with 11 bands from all over the country and 5 DJs over 3 nights at The Gas Lamp (1501 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA). MNSKA bands Secondhand Ska Kings, The Prizefighters, and The Dropsteppers will be there to represent our scene. If you are a Twin Cities ska fan and are looking for Memorial Day weekend plans, head down to Des Moines (only a 4 hour drive). Tickets are available here: https://tikly.co/-/1352
Here is a break down of the weekend festivities:
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 7PM GAS LAMP
INSPECTER 7 (New Jersey)
DEAL’S GONE BAD (Chicago, IL)
THE BISHOPS (Omaha, NE)
THE PRIZEFIGHTERS (Minneapolis, MN)
THE DROPSTEPPERS (Minneapolis, MN)
SOUL RADICS (Nashville, TN)
SAMMY KAY & THE EAST LOS THREE (Los Angeles, CA)
DJ CHUCK WREN
DJ RIC VESPA
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 7PM BEECHWOOD LOUNGE
RIVER CITY ROCKSTEADY
Sponsored by JUMP UP RECORDS!