Ska Implosion Vol. 6

Ska Implosion Vol. 6
/ Jan

Ska Implosion Vol. 6

The Korova
107 E Martin
08:00 pm



Lost Records and The Korova Present

The Skams – 9:30 – 10:00
Crucial Riddim – 10:15 – 10:45
The Skatastrophics – 11:00 – 11:40
Matamoska – 11:55 – 12:40
Young Costello – 12:55 – Close

All Ages | $10 Day of Show

Matamoska (Los Angles, CA)
MATAMOSKA were formed in a bedroom in Montebello, California around November 2000 at the time when the ghetto punk/ska movement was still in it’s infancy. Matamoska was a band made up of people with very diverse tastes in music. The band was a mix of sounds, influences and languages, singing both in English and Spanish. As a result of this, the band played numerous backyard gigs, and small club shows with many punk, metal, hardcore, sXe, crust/grind, psychobilly, garage, reggae, rock en español, and ska bands.
After developing a small following, Matamoska released their Demo CD in April 2001. This CD got the band a spot on LATV live and shows in better known venues like The Whiskey A Go-Go, the Coconut Teazer, The Roxy, and shows outside of L.A. like in Orange County, San Diego and as far as Mexicali. During this time the band also appeared on the Keeping the Spirit Alive and Backyard City Rockers Compilations. Later the band was approched by OBSCENE RECORDS to record an E.P.
“DE VERDAD” was recorded in 2002 but not released until early 2003. This e.p. contained 5 songs plus 1 extra. The first 200 had an all red cover which was due to an error in printing. These became the limited edition e.p’s and contained a sticker. This CD got good reviews in many fanzines and webzines. It also got the band more shows in more places and some plays on internet radio shows based in Texas, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and other parts of California.
Late in 2003 the band was approched by Smelvis Records to record a split with South Bay punk band DEFIED. This split was a part in the ska/punk split series that Smelvis Records was doing. The MATAMOSKA/DEFIED SPLIT was released in early 2004. Later that year the band released a very limited edition DVD entitled 1095 DAYS LATER/1095 DIAS DESPUES which included video footage of the early days of the band along with the music video to the song “de verdad”.
In early 2005 Matamoska recored and released the PROBLEMA SIN SOLUCION single. This was an enhanced CD that included interviews with fans, footage of the band on the road and a music video for “chucky tiene chamba”. That same year the band’s original singer Jose a.k.a Padilla left the band.
The band continued on into 2006 with new members and a more experimental sound due to the addition of the keyboards/synth and the many different musical influences within the band. During this time, Matamoska played most of their shows outside of L.A. even making out to Chicago. A whole album full of material was recorded during this time, but because of disorganization and outside interests of the band members it was never released. The band went on permanent vacation in early 2007.

The Skatastrophics (Houston, TX)
The Skatastrophics are a Houston based Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska band, consisting of members coming together from different bands in their local Ska scene, getting together not only out of musicianship but respect and admiration to each other’s projects, with the sole purpose of blending a elegant Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska outfit to bring the local scene together. Thus, Billy Munoz vocalist of Always Guilty brought together the Skatastrophics with a soaring horn section, hypnotizing organ sound, classic walking bass lines, rhythmic guitar with solid solo’s and a smooth voice on the mic. They create a sound unlike anything else in Houston.
The music echoes Munoz’s deep felt lyrics and soulful voice, you’re sure to enjoy the sound whether standing or dancing with a date. The Skatastrophics have had the many honors of opening for acts such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, The English Beat, The Skatalites, The Slackers, The Toasters and Sister Nancy. With their upbeat Rocksteady and smooth melodic yet seductive Reggae they create a sound that compliments their high energy live performances. The band consist of Billy Munoz (Vocalist), Jacob Garcia (Guitar), David Lopez (Bass), Alex Garcia (Sax), Dan Lopez (Trombone), Gino Garcia(Drums).
The Skatastrophics are currently working on their second studio album and have been nominated for The Houston Press Awards – Best Reggae/Ska Act of 2015. They are also planning on touring the U.S. and overseas soon to spread good vibes and share their feel good music.

Crucial Riddim (Robstown, TX)
Coming out of Robstown, Texas, Crucial Riddim was formed the summer of 2015. Crucial Riddim mixes a variety of styles from Hip Hop, Metal and Punk over Reggae and Ska styles. The current lineup consists of Felipe “Phil Roots” (Vocals/Guitar), Vidal “Bilbodabbins” (Vocals/keys), Gilbert “G_Dub” (Drums), Jacob (Bass) and Gabriel “Big Man” (Bongos). Coming out of different musical backgrounds, the band has worked to fuse the very styles they all enjoy playing. Crucial Riddim has had the opportunity to open up for acts such as, Afroman, Through The Roots, Inna Vision, The Supervillains, Seedless, Montey Neysmith Jr of Symarip. Richie Ramone of the Ramones and several other great artists.

Young Costello (San Antonio, TX)
Forming in March of 2012, the lady and gentlemen of Young Costello quickly made a name for themselves. With a unique sound rooted in ska, the band quickly found a progressive edge in their music that eventually shaped the future of the band. Today, the 8-piece ensemble has become a true force to be reckoned with, having honed their craft by playing countless live shows and sharing the bill with bands like Cypress Hill, Cake, Portugal, The Man, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, The Toasters, The Interrupters, The Supervillains, and more.

The Skams (San Antonio, TX)
3 punks that have been playing music for several years but now are calling themselves The Skams, combining the early sounds of two tone such as Madness,the Specials all the way to operation ivy and sublime.

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