Photo by Keith Berson Photography
If you’ve been following this blog, you know we’re big fans of the Rarebreed Recording Co samplers released over the last few years. One of the standout tracks from their winter compilation was The Shirelles’ classic “Mama Said” as done by up-and-coming LA ska band The Steady 45s. Listen below:
Not bad, right? Well the band is touring across the U.S. and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting their Boston date. Their 2017 Trouble in Paradise Tour kicks off in June and visits Boston on July 25 at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. Join the Facebook event and get your tickets in advance.
Making Waves in Los Angeles
These rising stars are making big moves on their home coast and recently made headlines in the LA Weekly.
East Los Angeles is in the middle of a new chapter in its storied musical history, becoming the epicenter of an ever-growing, internationally recognized reggae, ska and rocksteady renaissance. Leading the charge are reggae brothers-in-arms The Delirians and The Steady 45s.
The music of these two East L.A. bands is studied, energetic and performed with passion that has gotten nods from original rocksteady artists such as Pat Kelly, as well as gigs with The Debonaires, foundational ska legend Charlie Organaire, The Selecter and Daptone Records’ Saun and Starr.
Supporting the show at O’Brien’s will be Boston reggae artist Mr. Ice. Check out our 2016 interview with him! More bands will be added soon to help round out the night.
Stay glued to the blog and the calendar for updates!