There may be ice and snow on the streets of Minneapolis, so nothing like some red hot ska music to warm things up! This Saturday, February 2nd, we have a ska double-header that will help you shake off the winter blues. Starting things off, at 7 pm at The Honey Lounge in NE Minneapolis, Topper Norris will be playing a set of traditional ska music from The Skatalites, Paragons, Desmond Dekker along with some rocksteady tunes. Topper Norris is one of the newest bands in town and are worth checking out, a perfect appetizer for the evening!
On to the main course! At the Triple Rock Social Club at 8pm, Radio K’s Rude Radio and Tallgrass Brewing present Ska-POW! 2013, the 2nd annual ska battle of the bands! Last year’s champions Rocksteady Breakfast will be taking on 3 new challengers: Umbrella Bed, Drunk History, and The Thundertones. Come witness this year’s battle for the title belt! There will be Tallgrass beer special all night, a ska dance-off for members of the crowd, and a panel of guest judges who will decide the outcome. Spin the prize wheel to win some amazing prizes from the band.
If you were there for last year’s Ska-POW, you know this an event you won’t want to miss! If you haven’t seen these bands perform or aren’t familiar with their music, I challenge you to come out this weekend and be a part of our ever-growing ska community. Make some friends, have some laughs, bust some moves, and enjoy the rich local ska scene!