MAMA View By Jill Ferris
Well fellow music lovers of Modesto, summer time is pretty much here. Got to love our little town, its not even June and we have already felt 90+ degree heat. If I know any remedy that can cool us down it’s definitely some hot boys in board shorts playing SKA, Reggae or Punk and, well, that exactly what I am going to give you.
THE SUPERVILLAINS!! – May 14th Fat Cat (930 11th st Modesto)
Yes you heard right the Florida based Ska/ Punk/ Reggae band is heading out this way and not only around here they are playing at our very own Fat Cat Music House and Lounge.
They are no amateurs in the music scene they have toured frequently with Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Streetlight Manifesto, The Expendables, Mad Caddies and more. They are signed to the Hawaiian based record label (owned by Pepper) Law Records. They are one of the nation’s top names in the Ska/ Reggae genre. You can expect the sweet sounds of Reggae/ Ska mixed with their unique southern harmonies. There is never a dull moment with these guys. Their songs speak of girls, drinking and other types of good times!
My favorite songs:
Moving Out (Anthony’s Song) The Pit I HateEverything CrispyWeed
Those are just a couple of my favorites but let me know what yours are here: http://www.facebook.com/jillferrisbooking
Now for some LOCAL talent of the same genre.
Braata Definitely one of my favorite local bands and so much fun to watch live! The charming front woman, Amanda Grey, is just mesmerizing to watch jump around on stage and sing her heart out to her bands amazing ska, reggae and just a tad bit of funk music. This band may be young but don’t let that fool you, they have won several competitions over the last couple years and I would put my money on them having a very bright future.
Songs to check out: Know Gnomes Skag Soup
Find them online and take a listen! http://www.facebook.com/Braata6/app_2405167945
This show is just one of three big Ska/ Reggae/ Punk shows to be coming up this summer. Stay up to date on these shows and so much more by finding me on Facebook..http://www.facebook.com/jillferrisbooking
Thank you and enjoy the music!!