THE ELIXXXERS present a night of Surf, Ska-Punk and Soul as they release “East Side” Thursday April 2nd at The Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St) in Vancouver BC. Doors 8:30pm, Music 9pm; Cover $15/$10 Advance; With guests The Ponderosas, Everybody Left , and Cawama.
“East Side” is the second album from The Elixxxers, a fixture on Vancouver’s live scene, bringing you the best blend of ska, reggae, pop, punk and rock. The Elixxxirs have shared the stage with international bands including The Slackers and Neville Staples of The Specials and have joined forces with many Vancouver bands, helping develop a raging live scene that belies Vancouver's "no fun city" reputation. Don't miss them on stage, and don't even try to come away from it sober.
The Ponderosas merge soul, funk, reggae and R&B into a truly unique sound - described as “world-pop-party-fusion”, these dynamic performers have been setting dance floors at clubs and festivals on fire with their contagious grooves and sweet soulful melodies, and have opened for reggae/pop superstar Shaggy, dance hall legend Barrington Levy, and rapper Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). “Until Dawn”(2014), their latest release, has been reviewed as “musically intelligent and undeniably groovy” (Capilano Courier), “rich sultry vocals; high-energy, irresistibly danceable” (Geyser Music), and “a big splash of sunshine after a long cold winter” (BC Musician Magazine).
Hailing from Victoria, Outer-City recording artists Everybody Left plays a dirty pop cold fusion of lo-fi funk blues mixed with a reluctant reggae vibe and a post-ska/alternative hip-hop flavour. Everybody Left is currently working on their next release, a follow-up to 2012’s self-titled EP.
Surf/Punk garage-rock revivalists, Cawama formed in 2012, combining influences of 80's and 90's garage rock with a 70's and 80's old-school punk and surf to create a fresh new groove. Cawama is currently supporting their debut EP “Feedback”, recorded at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts.
It is THE ELIXXXIRS' sworn duty to get you moving faster than a prune juice smoothie. Since their start in 2005, the band has developed far beyond its original ska/reggae format, serving up an original and infectious mix of pop, rock, and punk. The Elixxxirs are a fixture on Vancouver's live scene and they regularly tour Western Canada, building a ... more info
The Ponderosas take soul, r&b,reggae, and blend together in a musical blender until they’ve got everyone in the crowd moving and grooving to their festive and lively rhythms. this Vancouver eight-piece have worked with groups such as Natural Flavas, The Boom Booms, and Rude City Riot. Their infectious music is sure to start a dance party througho... more info
Everybody Left is a unique six-piece from Victoria, BC. EL has been self-producing their post-ska indie-rock for just over a decade and most recently released their Season Two LP in 2016. The band blends an eccentric mix of influences and styles to provide a sound that is fresh yet familiar to audiences. Everybody Left also has deep connections to ... more info
Cawama is a Surf/Punk Garage Rock revivalist band formed in Vancouver BC in early 2012 combining influences of 80's and 90's garage rock with a 70's and 80's old school punk and surf to create a fresh new groove. more info