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The Skatastrophics Record Release Party!
March 6, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am$5
The Skatastrophics Austin Album Release Show!!!
Featuring special guests:
Shame On Me
The Skatastrophics are an amalgamation of two Houston ska/punk bands , Always Guilty and Fuska, formed in 2014 when members of both bands wanted to start playing ska and reggae, in more of a traditional form. The band wanted more of a feel good easy going vibe, compared to past projects which were more mosh pit/skank pit friendly. Originally meant to be a side project, it quickly garnered a local fan base that wanted to see more of the Skatastrophics unique style; ska/reggae/rocksteady base combined with soul and tex mex.
In 2015 The Skatastrophics released their first self-titled album, and now on February 15th 2020 are slated to release their second album, “Symptoms of the Atmosphere.” The album was recorded in Houston at King Benny Studios by Jacob Rodriguez and mastered in Riverside, CA by Eddie Casillas, a member of Voodoo Glow Skulls.
The band has shared the stage with the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, The Skatalites, The English Beat, The Slackers ,The Aggrolites, Sister Nancy, Symarip, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Mephiskapheles, to name a few.
The bands current line up consists of Billy Munoz-lead vocals/bari sax , Jacob Garcia-keys/background vocals , Zach Motes-guitar/background vocals , Daniel Lopez-trombone/background vocals , Julio Bonilla-drums, Nick Pastor-bass, Manny Diaz-tenor Sax , and Juan Torres-congas.