NYE Ska/Rocksteady with the Longshots at the Firkin tavern
The CD release party for the Longshots new album Borrowed Time!
Sounds Like: The Aggrolites, The Israelites, The Skatalites - Jamaican Reggae, Reel Big Fish (official), Sublime
Label: Hooked on Wax
Bio: The Longshots are a 6-piece ska band from Eugene, OR who want nothing more than to make heads nod and butts shake. Coming together in 2008, the line-up has seen a few changes over the years but still strives to bring a party atmosphere influenced by funk, R&B, jazz, and punk rock, all while roote...See Full Bio
“The Longshots are big band music that is best served live and in your face. These guys are on a trajectory that could put them in the bigger venues of other towns soon; they are the type of openers capable of upstaging headliners if the conditions are right and spirit is with them — they are definite crowd-pleasers. The Longshots have a multifaceted sound that is as infectious as it is intoxicating and Connor’s vocals are a perfect complement to the menagerie of horns and well-proportioned guitar riffs that support him. Frequently gigging the Portland scene and all over Eugene stages, The Longshots are paying their dues as a rising local band and doing so with style.”