Reel Big Fish Summer of Ska Tour
Saturday, June 23
Reel Big Fish has been a ska staple for something like two decades now—a rare fixture in a genre that has gone through at least three major waves of bands, four major periods of mainstream popularity, and fifty plus total years of music. But whether appropriated by the post-grunge or -punk scene, whether signed to a major label or not, and, for that matter, despite fluctuating membership, lead singer Aaron Barrett’s project has not only prevailed, but thrived. Still going strong in 2012—and independent as ever—Reel Big Fish will be stopping at the Town Ballroom on Saturday (June 23) as part of their Summer of Ska Tour. Lots skanking, horn parts, and moderately successful radio hits from the mid-’90s are to be expected. Playing in support will be Goldfinger, another big player during the West Coast third-wave ska revival, the lesser known Hunting Beach ska/pop outfit Suburban Legends, and an as-of-yet unannounced local opener. —edward a. benoit
7pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900/townballroom.com). $23 advance, $25 day of show.