Hey there MNSka peeps! It’s a relatively quiet weekend for the ska round these parts (although Panel of Experts are supposed to be playing at the 7th Street Entry tomorrow night, I haven’t found any evidence to back it up). Plenty of MNSka kids are road-tripping to Chicago for The Slackers show on Saturday.
Next weekend, though, is gonna be filled with fantastic shows!
It all gets going Thursday night with two great shows. At 9 p.m., local ska/reggae/soul septet The Prizefighters play at Stasiu’s Place in Minneapolis alongside ska-rockers Panel of Experts. The cost is $5. At 9:30, then, at the Uptown Bar, ska-punk trio Hardcore Crayons takes the stage alongside Guzzlemug, Bouncer Fighter, and Anders Ponders. This show is FREE, so check it out if you wanna see four great bands and don’t have much money to spend.
If you’re in the Mankato area on Friday night, then, you can see the Crayons again, this time with The Style Biters, The Body Politic, and Gumbi at the What’s Up Lounge. The music starts at 6 and the cost is $5.
If you’re in the cities on Friday night, then you are also in luck! Mike Park, of Asian Man Records and several great California ska bands, is playing an All Ages show at the Triple Rock along with Classics of Love (consisting of Park and several members of seminal ska-punk band Operation Ivy) and The Evening Rig. Music gets going at 5, and tickets are $10.
There are no shows on Saturday, but there’s one last one on Sunday. In place of the originally planned Ska Prom 2009, Duluth ska-rockers Mikey Talented are coming to the cities to play. The All Ages show at The Red Sea Bar also includes The Brilliant Beasts, The Oh Eeks!, and Licker; while these bands aren’t ska, they are a nice collection of indie and rock bands. Doors open and 5 and cover is $5, so come on out and check the awesome variety of this show!