¡Viva Ska Vegas! skanks into Henderson April 28
The Aquabats headline day-long Ska Music Festival
Smash Magazine & Miller Lite present ¡Viva Ska Vegas! highlighting some of the biggest bands in ska during an day-long music festival. ¡Viva Ska Vegas! takes over the Henderson Events Plaza (200 S. Water St.) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from noon until 10:30 p.m. This is an all-ages show.
Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are available for $22, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $42. VIP tickets include an event t-shirt and poster, as well as discounted bar access (must be 21+ and have valid ID for bar access). Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com.
¡Viva Ska Vegas! will feature bands including, The Aquabats, Voodoo Glow Skulls, MU330, La Banda Skalavera, My Superhero, Monkey, GoGo13, The Remedies, Tuesday After School, with more bands joining the roster as the event approaches.
Sponsors include: Miller Lite, Smash Magazine, Sailor Jerry, Milagro, Stoli, Vitamin Water, Gold Mine Tavern – who will serve as host for the official after party immediately following the event.
The Aquabats, this year’s headliner, formed in 1994 in Orange County, Calif. The first all-crime fighting all-surfing rock supergroup in history, The Aquabats seek to destroy boredom and seek justice for all! They have released five full-length studio albums and have toured internationally. Aquabats albums have even made it onto the Billboard 200, a great feat for independent artists.
West Coast ska punk band, Voodoo Glow Skulls, formed in 1988 in Riverside, Calif. Formed by brothers Frank, Eddie and Jorge Casillas, the band’s drummer, Jerry O’Neill, and Brodie Johnson on trombone, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have sold 1 million albums worldwide spanning their twenty-four year career. The Voodoo Glow Skulls are currently working on their ninth studio album.
MU330 (pronounced “em-you-three-thirty,” or “muso” as in musically aware) is a ska band formed in 1988 in St. Louis, Mo. The five members: Dan Potthast, Ted Moll, Robert Bell, Gerry Lundquist, and Chris Diebolt all met in high school music class.
La Banda Skalavera is a West Coast Latin/reggae/ska band who notably won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakout Los Angeles Artist during the 2009 awards ceremony
Monkey is an energetic organ-driven band out of San Francisco, Calif. “The hardest working Ska band” plays more than 200 shows a year and has won the prestigious California Music Award.
My Superhero, part of the late ’90s Orange County ska scene, released several albums and toured the U.S. many times, including touring with the Warped Tour in 1999 and 2000.
GoGo13 formed in St. George, Utah in 1993. After a brief split, the band reunited in Los Angeles in 2002 and has played sold out shows throughout the LA/OC music scene.
Sacramento Magazine calls The Remedies “…fun loving rock/funk/blues/R&B band…” The Remedies feature Walt Simmons and Thomas Mcllraith on lead vocals and lead guitar, David Pai on bass guitar, and Greg Marquis on percussion
Residing in Las Vegas, Tuesday After School is a seven-piece ska band. They are currently in the process of writing and playing local shows.
For more information, please visit www.vivaskavegas.com.