Enough with the Snow I’m Going on a Cruise

Are you totally sick of the snow yet? Don’t get me wrong, I love New England, I love seasons, and I felt screwed out of snow last year. But, they’re predicting more snow this week. Enough already.

The Toasters and Westbound Train  - Ska in the Harbor Boat CruiseThankfully, we’ve got not one, but two ska boat cruises to look forward to this summer! Ska and boats go together like lamb and tunafish. I’ve personally been on two in NYC, Less Than Jake and The Slackers, and last summer I caught The Slackers with All Good Feel Good Collective. The ticket price might be a tad more than you’d expect to pay at a club, but you get a longer, much more intimate set. Also, the whole boat on the water thing. It’s okay to embrace that “beach music” stereotype now and again. This summer, we’ve got two cruises to look forward to:

Rock and Blues Concert Cruises Presents:
Westbound Train and The Toasters
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Boards at 2pm, out to sea 3-6pm
21+, $25, Tickets

 

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Dressed for winter, for a summer cruise not so much.

Rock On! Concert Cruise
The Slackers
Friday, July 26, 2013
Aboard The Mass Bay Lines, 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
21+, $25 + $7 fees
Boards 7:15pm, Departs 8pm, Returns 11pm
Rain or Shine
Tickets, Cruise FAQ
Openers? No idea

See you on the boat!

 

UPDATE 4/14/13: There’s another cruise to add to the list!

Bim Skala Bim, Boston Ska Est. 1983
Bim Skala Bim, Boston Ska Est. 1983

Rock and Blues Concert Cruises Presents:
Bim Skala Bim, SuperSka with Don Knibb and Ken Stewart
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Boards at 2pm, Leaves at 3pm
21+, $25, Tickets, Facebook

When in doubt, check the calendar. I’m a bit better at keeping that updated.

 

UPDATE 4/17/13: Yet another damn cruise.

Seriously, folks? There’s only so many ska fans to go around (besides the Toasters cruise, it’s also the same day as day 1 of Rancid at House of Blues Boston)

less than jake logoRock On! Concert Cruise
Less Than Jake with Hostage Calm
Aboard The Mass Bay Lines, 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
21+, $30-35, Tickets on Sale 4/10, 10am
Cruise boards at 3:15pm, departs 4pm, returns 7pm
Cruise FAQ, Rain or Shine

Less Than Jake recently re-signed to Fat Wreck and is recording a new record. They last released Greetings and Salutations earlier this year. It rocked.

Jacob Wake Up!

Jacob Wake Up! is managing editor of Boston Ska (dot) net. He's been going to ska shows since high school and never looked back. Jake lives in Roslindale and works in communications by day. You can see him perform with The New Limits or strike up conversation with him at a local ska show.

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