Old School Ska in the House
Santa Barbara is not necessarily known for its punk rock or ska music scene, so it was refreshing to see a showcase hosting both. Especially when one was from my high school alma mater - Norte Vista (Riverside, CA) .
After locals La Vasa and Silent Meow killed it with the punk, VGS took to the stage close to midnight to kick in the ska. The band, made up of three Casillas brothers (all attended NOVI), a drummer, and 2 horn players, attacked the small crowd while the singer wore a wrestling mask. Very IE.
Fast, loud, aggressive, with the occasional dub break, the band played non stop til near 2 am. The crowd had a decent pit going while the music had the bystanders jumping and everyone's ears ringing (I forgot my ear plugs).
I was really bummed there wasn't a bigger crowd there to enjoy the madness.