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Show Preview: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Interrupters and Western Standard Time – at The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – August 16, 2014

August 10, 2014

Show Preview: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Interrupters and Western Standard Time - at The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - August 16, 2014 On august 16th, East meets West, for a memorable night of Ska revisionists. With the announcement of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones straying away from their cozy Boston confines to the sunny shores of California, Fans of the pioneering east coast Ska-Core Band have been clamoring for tickets.

Its no secret that Boston and Los Angeles don’t share many common interests, from Music to sports, the cross-country rivalry has been raging on for decades with fans on either coast drawing their lines in the sand.Going back to the late 80’s and early 90’s, the Ska-community, on both sides, remain in debt to each city to this day. Pushing their high energy Punk driven Jamaican influenced music to the forefront of the music charts and popular culture in the mid 90’s, reaching mainstream acceptance including commercial scores and feature film cameos, that was later referred to as the ‘Third Wave”of Ska and in some circles the last real Wave of Ska to influence a generation of fans. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones played and intricate part in reigniting Americas sporadic love of Jamaican music, pairing it with raw hardcore Punk, spawning Ska-Core which has remained relatively underground since.

But it appears the tide has turned and a new wave is set to crash on the ears of the masses from LA to Boston and beyond. With Ska-core pumping young blood through its veins once again,the west coast has seen a sharp spike in the genres popularity within the last 10 years, predominantly in the Hispanic community. But often times as one genre emerges, true fans will dig deeper to unearth gems they had no clue about with artists predating anything on their current YouTube search bar, Enter: Western Standard Time, A cavalcade of sheer WEST coast brilliance.

Words pale in comparison to the onslaught that is WST, a fusion of Big Band Jazz and Ska, WST is a Tribute to Jamaican Innovators The Skatalites with a 1940’s big band twist. Western Standard Time wield a horn section only few could dream up and anchored by some of the top artists to emerge from the west coast Ska Scene including bands like: The Aggrolites, Hepcat, The Debonaires, Jump With Joey and Yeska to only name a few. With over 20+ members fans will no doubt be in a dancing mood from the rise of the first curtain, Lets hope Ben Carr or “Bosstone” has enough dancing energy to keep up. Remember this is LA not Boston. Get your tickets at Fondatheatre.com today!

 

 

-Gio Van Dam-
Big Wheel Staff Reporter


 

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