Doors at 3:00 pm; Show time 3:30 pm
Tickets are $15 - $30 adult, $8 kids,
family of 4 $40
Formed in 1981 in Berkeley, while they were still in high school, the Uptones were the first band devoted to playing Ska on the West Coast. The Uptones played to skanking crowds all over the West. Several of their recordings were regional hits, and for a time they were the most popular band in the Bay Area.
The Recyclists are known for their own brand of funky, soulful, rock & roll, rhythm
and blues. Their original music is eclectic, danceable and full of energy. While
they usually throw in a few cover tunes, they put their own spin on every selection.
The Recyclists have played events, parties, festivals and bars from Petaluma to
San Jose over the past 10 years. With a solid following of dedicated "Recyclistas"
- every performance is a party!
The current lineup: Larry Stewart on saxophone, John Malamut and Mark Williams
on keys, Anthony May on bass, Steve Healey on drums and Diana Niemoeller
singing with guitarist Stace Wright.
Skank Bank is an American reggae fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area formed in 2013. The diverse collective of musicians is led by California born bandleader/arranger Gabriel Winter (guitar/vocals). The band has an eclectic sound that fuses traditional roots reggae with elements of jazz, funk, rock, and other roots music―known for their organ/percussion heavy grooves, vocal harmonies and heady psychedelic dub jams. Ranging from a quartet to a nonet, the group has had more than 20 members with the only consistent bandmates of Winter's being Liam King (trumpet/vocals), Adam Miller (trombone), Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman (organ/piano), Adan Feijoo (guitar/vocals) and co-founding bassist Jiggly Streich.
Emerging from the 924 Gilman Street Berkeley ska-punk revival in early 2013, Skank Bank explored various styles of reggae and ska. Incorperating harmonic dissonance and improvisational elements of jazz with textural elements, groovy jams, and drones of psychedelic music, the group created a cosmic and soulful sound rooted in the sounds of Jamaican one-drop, rockers, and dancehall riddims.
Skank Bank has toured in United States and has two full-length albums to their credit; Dance Depository (2016), and Keep Complaining (2015). Their music is also well represented in a variety of films and compilations; James Franco's Metamorphasis Junior Year (2017), Arcane Drama: A Compilation of 924 Gilman St. Music Vol. 1 (2017), UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to Green Day's Dookie (2016), and Gilman Ska Night Vol. 2 (2014). They have played several festivals including the Peoples Park Anniversary Festival (2016, 2017, 2018), the Brownsville Blues Festival (2017) and UnderCover Presents a tribute to Green Day's Dookie (2016).
Skank Bank has shared the stage with The Toasters, The Skatalites, Don Carlos, The Supervillains, Human Rights (Bad Brains), Roddy Radiation (The Specials), Noorwood Fisher (Fishbone), Voodoo Glowskulls, Skankin Pickle, Synrgy, and many others.