Sweet Summer Sounds of The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Before Sublime (and all the bands after that seem to squeeze juicy ska reggae dub vibes from the California surf and sun!) The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies were cookin’ up some sunshine of their own in the rainy northwest town of Eugene, Oregon. Their name was a sort of deliberate confrontation with the hyper-PC reality of their surroundings, and it worked, garnering them plenty of controversy, critique, and, well, packed houses full of sweaty happy dancers! Here’s a taste of their musically sophisticated work – a charming song with epic reggae horns and panoramic vocal harmonies. Continue reading “Sweet Summer Sounds of The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”

Fishbone? Monkey? May 1st Shattuck Downlow…

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FRI MAY 1ST
FISHBONE LIVE!
A VERY SPECIAL HELLAMAD CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
BANG DATA * MONKEY
Dj El Kool Kyle

That’s Right Folks, FISHBONE is coming to the Shattuck Down Low. Fishbone lives up to their legend as THE group to bridge the gap between the funk of George Clinton and Continue reading “Fishbone? Monkey? May 1st Shattuck Downlow…”

The Uptones – Skanking Foolz Unite – Reviewed for iTunes by Rob O’ Connor

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Upbeat without forcing the party, Berkeley, California’s ska-veterans The Uptones return with their first studio album in decades, nailing down a bottom end that cements the groove with horns that reach for the stratosphere. The years have betrayed them none. Four original members augmented by an additional fantastic four, the eight-piece cruise with neither nostalgia nor a rusted gear. Initially, the studio might not seem the place to capture a definitive live act – their most noted Continue reading “The Uptones – Skanking Foolz Unite – Reviewed for iTunes by Rob O’ Connor”