The third annual 239 Punk Ska Reggae Fest is here and looking to be the best one so far! Two nights with more than 25 bands, all in the 239! 239, are you ready??? Sponsored by Budweiser, Coca Cola, 96.1 KROCK, Jet Sound, Ska Spot, Spot Magazine, Edison Custom Tags And Tees, and many more! Without further ado, here is the rockin' line-up for the FEST!!! Friday, October 11th @ 6PM: Fly South Blood Wise The Tom McGees (Charleston, WV) 69 Fingers? (Orlando) Paper Dolls (Gainesville) HIGH FIVE GO (Tampa) Here's to Nathan (Ft. Lauderdale) Stop The Presses (Miami) Code Zero Broseph Skalin (Tampa) Zero to the Left (Ft. Lauderdale) Mind You (Miami) Head Held High Saturday, October 12th @ 5PM: Simple Jack Won't Be Arsed (St. Pete) Snapm (Sarasota) Electric Landlady (formerly The Steroetypes) (St. Pete) The High Chiefs (Naples) The Hoverounds (Deland) Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso (Tampa) Jay Tea of A.S.O.B. (New York) UNRB (St. Pete) Victims of Circumstance (St. Pete) After The Fact The Duppies (Gainesville) YugoSkvia (Orlando) Undead Idols
Yes, its FREE! but were gonna ask donations for touring bands. www.facebook.com/events/186958288137301/
Skaugust Day 2!! Skaugust 2013 concludes with a full day of ska/punk/reggae!
“The night’s opener had done it’s job well, and it’s The Hoverounds’s turn to play. Without warning or introduction the five-man ska/punk group starts their set, catching me off guard. When I hear the energetic, upbeat, gritty sound blast forth I chug the rest of my beer as quickly as possible so I can join the crowd, already skanking and having fun without me. Almost the entire venue is on their feet, moving and rocking along to the aggressive, yet upbeat sound the band delivers. Still having trouble making out the vocals, I ask if they can be turned up. The band responds saying they can’t, they’re as loud as they go. Despite this, the band continues to put on a solid show. They have a lot of energy, and it infects the few crowd members who had previously stood still. Even some members from Askultura can’t help but join in on the fun. Though the music is aggressive, the atmosphere created is one of joy and unity. A testament not only to the band, but to the crowd as well.”