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Wednesday, 9 February, 2005
Monday, 31 January, 2005
so much has happened.
and so little time to tell you all about it.
updated far more regularly.
Wednesday, 29 December, 2004
its been a while... but we're ready to get
back into the swing of it.
If you haven't been to a ska gig in the
last month, then you're seriously missing out! We've had so much going
on. You should really sign up with the Ska
Meetup Group, http://ska.meetup.com/3/ I
keep that updated with gigs and photos from nights around perth.
Regular nights are happening around the
place. Every 2nd Monday at the Hyde park Hotel
is Dub & Ska night, where Perth's top DJs will spin everything
from 60s ska to the most recent riddems and 3rd wave releases. 8pm - Midnight,
you should be down at Clancy's in Subiaco, for the HotShots of
Reggae night, featuring Raggabeats and General
Justice. 8pm - Midnight, Entry if Free.
good for visiting the Mustang for Harry
Deluxe, yes i know its swing, but i have a soft spot for swing.
7pm - 9pm for that one, and entry is free.
can catch General Justice and Drummy on
RTR (92.1fm) for Jamdown Vershun. 6pm - 9pm, and i'm sure there's
a gig on somewhere to be seen.
good for winding down at the rosemount. Sunshine
Brothers Live Dub Band & DJs can be caught. 3pm to about 9ish,
you can also catch Brother B spinning some
tunes at The Flying Scotsman after the Sunshine Brothers set.
Friday, 26 November, 2004
Lots of ska and reggae this week!
Tonight you can catch Sounds Like Chicken, the
only east coast ska band to come to perth three times in one year... man, they
must love us or something. You can catch Sounds Like
Chicken all this weekend around perth. Not sure of all the gig details,
but they're playing tonight @ the white sands with 8
Items or Less and 2
For Flinching, and some other bands. They
are also playing up in joondalup (i think) on monday
with BrainHorn and
Also on this weekend, is a german dub act.
I haven't got any details about it at the moment, but if anyone knows about
it, i'd love to get some more info. I think he's playing the monkey bar,
so i might go check the xpress now... found nothing... so if you know,
post it up in the message board.
If you're down freo way, then tonight
at clancey's freo, there's either going to be Special
Brew or Ragga
beats, either of witch will make
a great night out. so you could try hitting that up.
also on this weekend down freo way... there
is going to be a beach party down at south beach,
live reggae bands, including the Jah-love
band, and djs including Sista
Che and Sista
Jam'n. Starts around midday Saturday, and
runs till 6pm.
Sunday arvo you'll
find the Sunshine bros. dub band,
hitting up the rosemount with their laid back groove sensations,
really worth checking out, nice and easy sunday session stylee.
Monday night, all
eyes will be at the hydey for Dub & Ska party #12, which i
might add has an awesome lineup, and i'm not saying that because i'm
on it, so if you're a regular, try and make it down a little bit earlier,
as everyone playing is gold gold gold gold gold. It will be well worth
Also there has been a change in the flyer
layout, thanks to magnus' artwork, and my petty layout abilities.
In other flyer news, the flyer for the Sounds
Like Chicken gig also has a contribution by magnus and myself. unbeknown
to us, someone took a photo i had taken of magnus skanking, from my online
photo album, and used it on their flyer. Which i'm pretty flattered by,
but i think the band in question owes both magnus and myself a place on
their door list... i'm looking at you 2 For Flinching.
Till next time, stay rude.
Monday, 15 November, 2004
Yes, there is a Dub
n Ska Party tonight.
Staring Stephen Mallinder, General Justice and Ben Taafe Vs Bozza.
Also BrainHorn are planning a Sublime tribute
night. in a couple of months, should be huge... and one of your last chances
to see them, as they'll soon be disbanding.
Sunday, 31 October, 2004
However, Froodus will be in Broome, so Drummy
will be taking his place.
See you all there.
Wednesday, 13 October, 2004
I'm hearing talk that the next Dub
n Ska party (#9) will be all about the Dance Hall! Sounds interesting,
wonder how it will turn out.
Also new photos are
up at http://ska.meetup.com/3/photos/ from
Dub n Ska #8.
Don't forget the gigs!
Sunday, 3 October, 2004
updates! on other
WestSka's internet empire expands... we now have a livejournal community,
you can find it here.
I was testing the possibility of using livejournals blogging system
to enhance the next version of westska's website... but turns out to
get any real functionallity, i'd have to PAY FOR IT! so thats a no...
so join it if you like... or i'll just kill it off.
Also added some photos and some gig info
to ska.meetup.com/3/ there are some
photos of the 6th Dub n Ska party up there, thinking about maybe using
that to replace the message board system for this site. It also makes for
a GREAT gig info system, as its designed to manage and mailout info about
however i don't think either of these will
actually get me out of having to write a custom site for westska2. that
said i should really get back onto it.
ALSO this from Hayley from 2 for Flinching
we're playing at the bassandean fringefest
saturday 9th, at the hydey friday 21st (standard deviants, soviet valves,
mickey flash, the new husseins)...
and the 31st at HQ with stars don't fall,
burn for me, alleged, second from finishing
and whitesands on thursday the 21st but
the line-ups not set for that yet
DONT FORGET TO GO TO THE GIGS!
Saturday, 2 October, 2004
Commin' in widda lateness!
FREE GIG MADNESS!!!
Dub n Ska #8 @ Hydey
(General Jusice Vs BenDog & Ben Taafe
Vs Dave Miller)
Ska Meet-up : Reggae night @ Clancy's Subi
Reggae Night @ Clancy's Subi
Special Brew @ Clancy's Subi
Dub n Ska #9 @ Hydey
Reggae Night @ Clancy's' Subi
Reggae Night @ Clancy's' Subi
The sunshine Brothers-Live Dub Band @ the Rosemount Beer Garden
and i promise those are free(except maybe
the Sunshine bros), unlike the Sounds Like Chicken gig.
Thursday, 9 September, 2004
From Elliot @ ska.meetup.com/3/
"Sunday September 26
Sounds Like Chicken (VIC), Brainhorn, 8 Items or Less and 2 For Flinching
Whitesands Hotel, Scarborough, WA
Over 18s. 6pm-ish start. Free entry "
Sunday, 5 September, 2004
Also check out http://ska.meetup.com/3/ seems
the perth ska meetup group is growing. Its also a good place to put your
email address down, and i'll try and keep it populated with gig info and
events happening in and around perth.
Happy fathers day to you all, and i'll see
you monday @ the hydie, or wednesday @ Clancy's in Subiaco.
Thursday, 2 September, 2004
That was a long breakfast.
will be playing @ the hydepark THIS MONDAY! (6th).
for DUB & SKA PARTY #6... not sure who else is playing, but
i'll be posting the flyer up soon.
Tuesday, 31 August, 2004
Two For Flinching have
their bio up!
More updates after breakfast!
Monday, 23 August, 2004
You can catch me(BenDog),
and most of the westska crew down @
Dub & SKA Party #5
the Hydey tonight 8pm - Midnight.
General Justice, BenDog, Brother-B & Dave Miller.
also playing some time soon, but they haven't told me when yet, so thats
all i can say.this just in from Patty: "brainhorn
are playing at the paddo on wednesday night"
I should be putting some new band bio's
up soon, suddenly realised that 8 Items or Less don't
have a bio yet! also 2 For Flinching should
have a bio up soon too.
Thursday, 12 August, 2004
BrainHorn, 8 Items of Less & Two
For Flinching TONIGHT!!!!
This from Patty(8Items)
Thursday August 12th
Free Entry (18+)
2 4 Flinching
8 Items or Less?
The Amputee Porn Stars
Starts at 8, cheap drinks, great bands, loose security
Come down and dance as this will be the last 8 items show for a month or 2
as we are getting a new member or 2, writing new material and allowing time
for TEE to finish.
Special Brew playing
@ Clancy's Freo on Friday 13th of June (tomorrow!)
from 8PM, with DJing provided by Alpha-T.
If you miss that they'll also be playing at Clancy's
Subi on the 19th of August.
(see flyer below)
BenDog(me) & Other guys, (I was driving in the car when
i was told about this gig, so i couldn't write anything down)...
But we'll be all DJing @ the Hyde Park Hotel on
MONDAY the 23rd of August, for DUB n SKA
Thursday, 29 July, 2004
Also check out Dub&Ska party III photos
Monday, 26 July, 2004
Saturday, 3 July, 2004
Sunday, 4th of
8 Items or Less, supporting Bagster(NSW),
@ HQ Skatepark. 8 Items or Less play @ 1:30pm,
show goes untill 7pm.
ALL AGES GIG
Monday, 12th of
The next Dub&Ska party @ the hydey.
Feat. General Justice, BenDog & Other DJs.
Hope to see you at some of them.
If your gig is missing, please contact me & I'll put it up.
release NEW ALBUM...
about it here
Almost 12,000 hits!!!!
Saturday, 26 June, 2004
Photos from Last Monday's Ska & Dub
party @ the hydie are up, on my server at home. http://bendog.myftp.org/skadub20040621/
Sorry for not making a bigger point of this
gig on the site, but i'm a working man now.
This from Patty 8Items..
[8 Items or Less]are
playing at HQ with some punk bands on the 26th of June, show starts at
1pm and goes until 7. 8iol should be on around 1:30. entry is 5 dollars
Also Bagster, a punk ska band from sydney are coming to town in july, 8iol
will be supporting them on the 4th of july at HQ. show starts at 12:30pm entry
is 10 dollars
Clanceys Fish Pub in SUBI, on a Wednesday,
REGGAE NIGHT! ... everyone should go.! They play live old ska, they play
dance hall, they play dub, they play all the good stuff. Its also got a
GREAT VIBE. Everyone should make this a regular event.
Next Ska & Dub party, will be at the
hydie in 2 or 3 weeks.
Tuesday, 8 June, 2004
Patty from 8 Items
or Less has this to say:
OR LESS are playing in the finals of Ampfest: Clash of the Bands
Finals are held in the ellie eaton pavillion of claremont showgrounds, entrance
at gate 1
starts at 6, goes till 10. There are 5 other bands playing
Last Ride Home
8 Items or Less?
entry is free and points are awarded to bands who get a good crowd response.
So can everyone come down and have a dance to 8 Items. We would really really
like to see people dancing
Also Sophie Fulton asked me to put this
... so i did.
Hi, it would be great if you'd put up
a link to this on your site and get a few signatures on it! http://www.petitiononline.com/scats2oz/petition.html After
all, WA is just as deserving as the rest of us!
For those who missed
it, last night at the Hydey was awesome. Hopefully we'll have a few more
night like that in the future.
Don't forget that
Wednesday night is RASTA NIGHT @
Clancey's fish pub in Subi... hope to see you all there.
Monday, 7 June, 2004
Dub & Ska night
@ Hyde park hotel.
Saturday, 8 May, 2004
Added Leemo's review of last years Sounds
Like Chicken show @ mojos.
you can find
14 March, 2004
coming to perth anymore, this has been posted up on the message board
for quite some time. However today i received an email from someone
telling me that they are no longer coming. Which made me realise, not
all of you check the message board.
You should! the message board is where it all happens.
or Less are
playing the ECU
Tavern on St. Patrick's day(17th),
you should go check these guys debut performance. It will be a rewarding
experience for all! - I think they play at about 4pm. I think.
the 8 Ball are
playing on the 27th
of March at the Lookout.
Doors open at 4pm BT8B play at 8pm. Apparently they are playing after
the 'Ralph Show Girls', being the lookout i'll suspect that this isn't
a clever name for a band, and is infact a bunch of bikini models.
album is so good, you all should find a copy.
22 January, 2004
BEAT (a.k.a. the international
beat, a.k.a. the english beat, a.k.a. the british beat) are
coming to perth!
wed 7th of april @ the globe (venue may not be confirmed yet)
price will be about $25-30.
there are still 4 original members in the group... that's pretty good
for a two tone band.
hell that's pretty good for a ska band of any wave that's still around today.
Bad Manners were meant to be playing on the 13th of May, but Buster got pretty
sick... hope its nothing serious...
but anyway Bad Manners should be heading down to perth in december of this
year for some shows too.
people to keep an eye out for are The Selector, and the M.M. Bosstones.
14 January, 2004
20 December, 2003
News just in.
Aitken - 78 year old Godfather of Ska - is very ill in hospital in Leicester
suffereing from double pneumonia. Doctors advise that he will never be
able to perform/sing again.
was due to appear at Club Ska, Rayners Lane on the 3rd of January to
launch his new CD release on Trojan records - 'Laurel Aitken - Live at
discussions with Laurel's wife it has been agreed that the show on the
3rd will be a tribute and benefit for Laurel and his family - the following
have agreed to perform at this very special show: Pat Kelly, Intensified,
Station No. 1, Pressure Tenants, and several other major Ska and reggae
to (Ska) Tracey Newman & Skanews.net for the details.
18 December, 2003
well i'm back from Japan... saw some great ska over there... should post
up a review with about as much as i can remember, it was a bit hard as
there were 10 bands and probably an equal number of DJs
got an email from Shane of Special Brew, he had the following to say
(actually he had a bit more to say about a possible SQL server for the
site, but that isn't as important).
got some gigs coming up. 27 Dec at the Civic (probably $7)
and 2 Jan at Lakers Tavern Thornlie (free)."
be more updates soon.
23 October, 2003
and there are some more photos online, the layout is a bit dodgy, but
they're up... thanks to Lee for the photos, you can find them here.
23 October, 2003
I am still alive...
and i have good news, especially if your poor (like me).
is the month of free!
up in our month of free celebrations...
Perth's Old-boys of SKA are playing this
October) at the Indie
Bar in Scarborough (27
Hastings Street). for FREE!
also have 3 new covers
Our House by MADNESS
& Rock the Casbar
by THE CLASH.
Brings them up to a total of 40 songs.
also be at ther Civic Hotel again on the 22nd of November ($7 entry)...
hope you guys make it, because i'll be in japan.
to Ska Tracey, i've been given a few Ska MP3s to share with you all...
you can find these here. http://www.geocities.com/skatracey/wrongway.html
some more news from Tracey, about a new ska label.
Wrong Way a new
Australian ska/ punk indie label/distro have just announced they are
handling Australian distribution (some exclusively) for Australian and
International ska bands/labels (UK and USA).
include Loin Groin, Strange Tenants and Oiska (Paul West (now Area 7)).
include David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 (side project of The Slackers),
Six Foot Deep (pre-Hepcat and pre-Save Ferris).
Labels include Megalith Records (post Moonska NYC Records) and Good Clean
Fun Records (United Kingdom).
Catch Wrong Way
at the Victorian Ska Festival, Corner Hotel Richmond, Sat Oct 25.
For further information: Tracey Newman email@example.com
Dub Band from QLD
seem to be Running a similar line to the non-jamaican sound (LBDAS, Salmonella & that
BT8B song), very beachy sounding... the sort of thing you'd expect on
a surfing vid soundtrack, or maybe skateboarding (if it were in slow-mo).
loves it when a new ska band rises up from the underground. I've been
hearding a few rumours of things stirring downstairs, and there are a
couple who have come out.
or Less have
been around for a while, this however is their first official mention
on this site. Keep your ears out for anything coming out from their
amps, I'm yet to hear anything from them, but i did get to meet them
at the Less Than Jake show a little while ago, and they look like they
may be set to start filling the crusty ska hole left by the end of
former members of Special Brew) have gone quiet of late, but none the
less i am still expecting quite big things from this band when they finally
start playing shows.
A new Ska/reggae/dub group could be coming together,
heard a few conversations of late talking about making an old school ska
band, similar to Trojan Records era stuff. As always you'll be posted as
oon as anything else comes up.
THE MESSAGE BOARD
FOR MORE UPDATES!
27 August, 2003
look 8000+ hits!
and here is a message from Josh
just a quick note that behind the 8 ball are playing with said girl, tantrum
and nine others at the lookout this sunday. $8 if you mention behind the
8 balls name at the door.
17 August, 2003
Special Brew Gig -
Hotel, Beaufort Street Inglewood
6th September, 8pm onwards
door charge of $7
16 August, 2003
a bunch of our upcoming dates!
22 aug@ waterford w/ waste of space and others - free entry
-thurs 4 sept@mojos w/ brainhorn and W.O.S. - $5 entry
-sat 6 sept@ white sands w/ brainhorn and dyslexic fish - free entry
-sat 6 sept from 3pm @craigie leisure centre w/ local pricks and more ALL
-fri 3 oct @ the swan basement "session4" w/ imprint, dyslexic
fish and more
also got our first tour lined up for the last weekend of september. we're
hitting up a couple of towns down south wich should be fun. more info later.
22 July, 2003
got an SMS from Josh 8ball.
night at the Newport - Cheap drinks, Free entry and Behind the Eight Ball.
26 June, 2003
just sent me these gig dates for Behind
the 8 Ball
@ hq all ages w/ saving rushmore, falling short and more
saturday night @ white sands scarborough - free entry, free pool, free sausage
sizzle- w/ w.o.s. brainhorn and mr sandman
@ mojos -free entry- w/ sommerset
friday 4th of July @ the vault - all ages- w/ majestica, last ride home
6th of July @ newport for SLAM w/ dyslexic fish, brainhorn, w.o.s. and more
22 June, 2003
cleaning my room and found a press release from Universal/MCA/Gasoline Alley
from when sublime
Its now up on the website under articles,
or click here.
forget upcoming shows.
night @ MOJOs
Tuesday 1st of July
Wednesday July 2nd @
Sunday July 6th
@ the Newport in Fremantle.
Sunday 6th July
@ the Orient Hotel Fremantle
10 June, 2003
Ska night in perth!
well actually its freo.
will now be a Ska/punk/reggae
night @ Mojos
in Fremantle, starring Behind
and Waste of
the first Tuesday
of each month
in site news.
website url's have been updated!
21 May, 2003
Time to celebrate with an update!
the 8 Ball's
website is online!
they have a FREE show happening on saturday
june 7 @ the carlton hotel
(Hay street - east)
and they have 2 gigs coming up.
Sunday 1st june
@ The Basement Fremantle 7.00-8.00pm
Sunday 6th July @ the Orient Hotel Fremantle
could even be more updates soon!
8 March, 2003
computer was wiped this week, I've lost my entire email mailing list!
on the positive side... i'm going to revise the whole site!
the 8 Ball
@ murdoch uni this thursday!
19 February, 2003
check it out! - 6000! hits!
the 8 Ball
@ the newport!
Free entry & dirt cheap drinks!!
you can't make that gig,
Behind the 8 Ball
are also doing a show with Waste
at the Murdoch
Thursday 13th of march, at about 3pm.
13 February, 2003
that my computer is back in one working piece i'm free to start updating
on their 1st tour of W.A. since the name change.
are as follows:
Friday February 21st - Prince of Wales Bunbury
* Sunday February 23rd - All Ages @ Leederville HQ
7 January, 2003
the 8 Ball
gig added for 17th of January... Gig guide finally updated too.
Waste of Space
gig added for 12th of January
30 December, 2002
apparently, they are to play a show on the 7th of feburary in London, but
its not clear if their back for one show or many.
see the skanews
27 December, 2002
emailed me today, informing me that the RTRfm
are going to dedicate the last half hour of their show to Joe
... by pulling out a substantial collection of old 7" records.
the full play list... check the WestSka message board.
18 December, 2002
anyone interested in some Fred
gear, there's a store in town which has opened recently stocking many Perry
Its called Realm,
and you can find it on King
Street, near the Hay Street end.
more info contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
16 December, 2002 (part 2)
the 8 Ball
play a "battle of the bands" show to fight for a spot at next
years melville YAC festival (YAC it up '03).
20th December 2002
@ the Vault (behind garden city booragoon)
the 8 Ball
play at 6:00pm sharp.
turn out is a big part of the judgment, so please come down and help out.
guide is NOT updated.)
16 December, 2002
its been a while..
so lets have a look at what's happened over the last month or so.
from all reports Special
have a new line
and possibly a
From what i've gathered, it appears that Simon
(singer) & their bassist Zane
have left the band to start an original
The rest of Special
have picked up a new singer/guitarist and are looking for a new name, and
shall continue as a nine-piece soon enough.
were reunited with their other original
at the WestSka
late last month, Paul
was invited up on stage as a guest of honour to play a few tracks.
Paul has been working out at mining stations for the last year or so.
10 November, 2002
have i been for almost ten days?!
well i've been a busy little beaver, trying to live my busy beaver lifestyle.
why isn't the gig guide updated?
on to the important news...Special
Brew & Behind the 8 Ball
@ "la bog"
THERE!... ENTRY IS FREE!!!
31 October, 2002
counter is back, minus a fair few hits..
Strangely the code that i changed when the counter went down, has reverted
back to what it was before the counter died.. weird!
29 October, 2002
counter has been reset!
in the almost year from 5th of November to 28th of October we had almost
Pretty good for a little site like this.
play the raffles
(Canning hwy, Applecross) on Thursday
I haven't got my ticket yet, but Burgs tells me they're selling for $37.50.
the 8 Ball
at The Bog
(freo) on Friday
entry is FREE
Yeah, i know.."what's
with the venue?"
...well i think its fairly impressive to see Ska bands playing at a venue
like the bog. Especially when you consider that Behind
the 8 Ball
are a young original music act. Original music breaking into the cover band
market.. how can that be a bad thing!
..and people say ska is dead..
28 October, 2002
- Behind the
bio is updated.
- Added new Show
10 October, 2002
killer shows for Perth ska coming up!
#1 - Special
the 8 Ball
at the newport in Freo on Sunday!
- Westska#3 at
the Grosvenor Front-room on Thursday!
the 8 Ball have
a new mp3 online, an early production version of "Get Smart"...
you can find this file at http://www.mp3.com.au/behindthe8ball
and while you're there, why not check out some other australian ska!
22 September, 2002
has been updated!
The line up is now Waste
With the opening spot looking like its going to Open
Waste of Space
news, the band have been training Spencer's Brother as their new guitarist.
He will be replacing Chay (the guitarist from a Change
19 September, 2002
gig guide has been updated into October!
Including the next westska show!!
of the next westska show... we've still got
places available for opening acts...
if you feel like playing... email
(you'll find the email address just to the right of this text)
3 September, 2002
the gig guide!
Don't forget this Friday's show:
@ THE ORIENT (freo)
28 August, 2002
shows (feat. Behind
the 8 Ball
7 August, 2002
the gig guide.
CD Launch information.
@ the Amplifier
And the all ages Sunday
11th @ Headquarters
29 July, 2002
to see big
at the Hydey this Friday!
of Space, Behind the 8 Ball, Open Other Side
and for their final final show Kudos
bands start at 9pm
on friday, Special
& DJ Alpha-T
play the UWA tavern, 4pm-6pm.
guide has been updated!
25 July, 2002
have called it quits. They will be playing their last show at WestSka#2.
Ben has told me that they will be doing this show with electrics, he felt
their last show "should be done properly".
seems to be going along without a hitch! Its about time we got some good
luck. The line-up is finalised and will be in this order Open
(first to last). The night should be starting at about 9pm, and as always
Entry is FREE.
Their are rumours flying around about new ska bands starting up around perth.
I haven't heard anything substantial enough to comment on yet, but the outlook
I've also put another mp3 file up for you. Ska
You can get it here.
11 July, 2002
a limited time, Westska.ii.net will be providing for your listening pleasure
- Beast of the Night
from their Welcome
To Busterland (1999)
album. For more info on The Busters try their website.
For the mp3 click here!
are playing at MoJos in freo tonight, at 11pm. Its not in the gig guide,
because I don't have enough of the details to put it there.
Bands page has been updated. I've added two DJs
and divided it into two sections Bands & DJs. I've also updated some
of the bios. If
you fancy yourself a Ska/Punk/Reggae DJ then email me and I'll put you up
on the list.
"New" photo gallery is up, its some of the photos I took from
the first ever Bankrupt
show @ the Pit Theatre for the
CD Launch last year.
BIG PROPS, to Magnus.
Because I know he'll find the time to draw up a cartoon for the Westska
Show #2 flyer!
4 July, 2002
the gig guide
show for this Saturday night.
30 June, 2002
the 8 ball have some demo versions of their
Debut EP "A new girl for summer"
floating around. If you're a die-hard fan you'll probably do your best to
get this version. But for the rest of us, we'll just have to wait untill
the final mixeddown version is given out to the public.
on talk of "Debut" cds, SpecialBrew
are releasing copies of their awesome show last sunday on cd. You should
be able to find the "Live
at the Freo Underground EP"
soon. They should be selling for about $8,
the url for the SPECIAL
homepage on the bands page.
Photos from last Sundays show at the Basement here.
Gig-guide into september.
i also changed the font? did you notice?
21 June, 2002
out this weekends email.
17 June, 2002
gig guide... that is all!
14 June, 2002
gig guide - added BrainHorn
shows for June
13 June, 2002
guide has been updated.
last ever Rub-A-Dub
at phillimores will be held this friday night. Its sounding like it will
23 May, 2002
still on for Friday!
of Space, Negative Reply, All In Deep Shit & The Beverly Killbillies.
You can see they flyer here.
unfortunately had to pull out as their drummer was damaged in a skateboarding
14 May, 2002
show for the 17th is canceled! Due to a massive exodus of bands.
show for the 24th will still go ahead as planned. Featuring Waste
of Space, Negative Reply, Behind the 8 Ball and All in Deep Shit
@ the Hyde Park Hotel, 8pm-Late, FREE
7 May, 2002
that their haven't been many updates but i've been as busy as a little beaver
the last few days.
gig guide has been partially updated.
1st ever Westska show is on next friday (17th)! Right now the line up is
Special Brew, Dyslexic Fish and the Beverly Killbilies,
but with the luck i've had who knows whats going to happen.
28 April, 2002
2 new shoes for May and updated the lineup for the westska show #1.
are taking a break due to loosing another guitarist.
Infant are also taking a break because Ben will be over in the USA for his
in weddings, congratulations to Kim-Reply and Kylie on their recent engagement!
16 April, 2002
Kudos Infant bio.
Added Brainhorn show on the 20th of April
@ the WANEROO TAVERN... its a battle of the bands and 50% is on crowd reaction.
Support local ska tallent and go down and drink a few and make some noise!
10 April, 2002
the gig guide!
don't forget Behind the 8 Ball and BrainHorn are playing at the Murdoch
Uni Tav, tomorrow at 3pm! come one! come all!! entry is FREE!!!
7 April, 2002
& BEHIND THE 8 BALL @ MURDOCH
Thursday the 11th of April (this Thrusday) Brainhorn & Behind the 8
ball are playing for FREE at the murdoch uni tavern, 8ball start at 3pm
and BrainHorn should be on about 4:00-4:30pm.
and to celebrate this love, we're putting on a show just for you! its on
the 17th of may, so come down to the Grosvenor and have some fun.
guide has been updated!
3 April, 2002
POCKET BREAK UP
sad but true, Corner Pocket have decided to call it a day. The same old
reason was given "musical differences", not much else has been
said. It came as a shock, as most people were thinking big things were going
to happen for them.
infant have confirmed that there will be acoustic songs on their forthcoming
release, planned for later this year. Kudos have also just started playing
shows with Rhys Walters (waste of space) on bass guitar.
the 8 ball were going to start recording their debut EP this weekend, but
a skateboarding accident involving their drummer Troy has caused the recording
to be rescheduled
in rescheduled news, the WestSka show at the Grosvenor (19th of April) has
been moved to next month, due to unforeseen circumstances. Also on the cards
is a WestSka show at the hydie in late may.
Brew have reformed and should be ready to play in a few weeks. Be on the
lookout for them at the next WestSka show.
21 March, 2002
6 shows for may, featuring Identity Theft(Vic), Secondbest(NSW), Irrelevant(NSW).
Added Rocket Science / Fez Perez show for april.
20 March, 2002
the Gig Guide, added UWA tavern show with Behind The 8 Ball (28th march)
16 March, 2002
guide expanded to May, countless new shows have been added!
Two-Tone band SPECIAL BREW are seeking a Lead Guitarist and Bassist who
aren't after money but want to play ska. The band plays originals and covers
by artists such as the Specials, Bad Manners, Madness and more. If you are
interested please contact Mark by emailing email@example.com
forget the St. Pat's day All Ages show tomorrow (Sunday) at the Leederville
skate park. and the Bankrupt DJs playing
hit 2000 hits! WOO!!
14 March, 2002
Behind the 8 Ball "battle of the bands" show - 20th March @ the
Newport in Freo.
11 March, 2002
5 shows to the gig guide (1 all ages one) also updated the link in simon's
history of ska article.
6 March, 2002
the gig guide. Brain Horn, Kudos Infant & Special secret Guests, this
5 March, 2002
the Gig Guide, added 4 new shows for this weekend.
2 March, 2002
the Gig guide for march.
Shout outs to Ainslie Webber and Mari Gilmore from UWA O-Day. Welcome to
Manners touring Australia!
You guessed it there are no shows lined up for perth (keep your fingers
crossed). If anyone is interested in possibly going over east for their
shows in april, contact rohan and i at firstname.lastname@example.org.
night a new Reggae band called Ragga Beat are playing at the indi club (scarbs,
under the white sands). I'm not sure how much it costs to get in, but it
sounds like its going to be a good show!
in May (the 11th to be exact) there will be a Jamacian style sound class
between our local Jah Wisdom selectas and the victorian Chant Down Babylon
selectas. The venue isn't confirmed yet, but it sounds like it will be a
huge reggae show.
forget on the 19th is the 18+ Westska show at the Grosvenor with all your
favorite ska bands!
22 February, 2002
the gig guide... finally!
14 February, 2002
first Westska show date has been confirmed the 19th of April at the Grosvenor
Frontroom. Now all I have to do is get everything organised. I'm sure that
wont take me 2 months.
be some updates soon, I hope.
4 February, 2002
for the lack of updates, I've been sick for the last week.
BUT, we're back now and popping up the updates.
- new shows for February
- new record review
- fixed the links for the gig guide
(have to do this manually each month)
- many ramblings on the message board
26 January, 2002
Now lets all get pissed and play backyard cricket.
SLEEP 'TILL MONDAY!
25 January, 2002
There's a new show review, from a corespondent over in England! the show
featured the seleter and 20 dead camels, an interesting read.
also received a book review, the book apparently (I haven't read it myself)
is about a black skinhead kid. As I haven't got a reviews section for books
yet, I've posted the email up on the site, and the only place you can get
it is here!
non-ska news AIDS are soon to release their demo, so keep watch for it over
the next few days. I'm not too sure if anyone is supposed to know about
it yet, but its a bit late now.
be putting some photos up over the next few days. Possibly some "crew"
related stuff, profiles and pics and things like that.
anyone has anything to add. Please email us and we'll put it up on the site!
the email address is email@example.com
22 January, 2002
Gig guide updated 2 shows for January (and staceys birthday) and 3 extra
shows for February.
Also added is Corner Pockets bio info in the band section, enjoy.
oh and sign the messageboard!
welcomes to our newest member miss islay f (no relation to the summer bay
one) who's joined our lovely crew.
news email out soon.
12 January, 2002
now have had over 1000 visitors.
guide has been updated, Mojos crank show lineup and Grosvenor Backroom show
on the 26th added. (thanks todd)
all for today
10 January, 2002
The gig guide had been updated added the valentines day show at the Grosvenor
are going into the studio on Monday(14th) to record a new five track EP,
which by all counts should be worth looking out for. Also in things to keep
an eye out for, apparently there is a "rather venomous reply"
to martin-brainhorn's letter to the X-press(issue#777) in todays issue.
be some more content added soon! everyone has been really busy over the
break, well too busy to take some time out to write for westska. Our new
fashion advisor (leesh quit) has been kept very busy by her paying job recently
and hasn't had enough time to breath let alone write for us.
9 January, 2002
The Links section just got 2 new ska resources added to it. Also the Articles
section also got a further 2 articles both about how to skank, one slightly
more detailed than the other, but both good. It is quite hard to describe
Skanking with words and not actions.
music news, Kudos Infant have finally finished recording their 8
track CD. which is now a 12 track CD, it features 8 of their older songs
and (quite obviously) 4 of their newer songs. These 4 newer songs will be
re-recorded along with others (this isn't confirmed) for a "big-ass
record" they will be doing over the next few months.
12 track CD is still waiting on the Art work to be printed before it hits
us on the street, but keep an eye out for perhaps an mp3 or two on this
site over the next week or so (and quite possibly a review).
in Kudos news, happy birthday to Tim (bass) who celebrated his birthday
the new reading, more and more to come soon!
9 January, 2002
this week we've had a truckload of people come visit the site. Perhaps it
has to do with our new photos section, perhaps
not. The photos section has finally scored a place on the nav bar (as you'll
be able to see if you look a little to the left of here) but unfortunately
to make room for it I've had to shrink the size of the font.
an Articles section has been added. This section will be available to articles
dealing with all aspects of ska, things like how to skank, what ska is and
other philosophical ska things will be found in there. Already up in that
section is a History of Ska with
an Australian perspective, written by Simon Smith a rudeboy from the east.
Gig guide has once again been updated, and should
be pretty much up to date with what's going on over the next couple of weeks,
if you see anything that's not right email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
of Space are taking a break after a busy December. Claire (tenor sax)
is currently in jolly old Melbourne. They'll be back for some shows shows
in January but after that another break with Drummer JJ and Trumpeter TA
are planning on vacationing to the Goldcoast in Febuary. Also in early Febuary
Also-sax player Yancey heads over to the UK to better her career for a few
years. She will be replaced by Caitlyn who some of you may know.
2 January, 2002
is CANCELED Corner Pocket and The Bankrupt DJs will not be playing at
the Grosvenor front room for maximum rock n' roll! the sound guy is sick
Photo Gallery has been Uploaded! you can find it here
Bankrupt DJs have finished the recording and mastering of their first mix
CD and are looking forward to release as soon as the artwork is designed
have finished recording (after many months) their track Nevergreen. Featuring
Ex-guitarist Kim on vocals and guitar. You will be able to find it at mp3.com.au
as soon as they resolve their server problems, but for now its floating
around on mp3 about the internet. Bankrupt have also announced that they
have found and confirmed guitarist Luke-Deadhand to fill the void caused
by Kim leaving the band.
just over two weeks we have had 200 hits to the site! wow we're getting
additions to the site should be coming as soon as I get some free time and
25 December, 2001
Punky Reggae party was maddness! all those who didn't go should be kicking
themselves. I did get some digital photos (& video clips) from the night
so they should be up on the site sometime soon.
finally got to see BrainHorn... and all I can say is VERY IMPRESSIVE. How
these guys got put into a similar category as Bordello I have no idea, actually
I do, its X-press reviewers not having a clue as per usual.
Kudos Infant CD Demo is close at hand. They have just a few tracks left
to touch up and it should be hitting the burners and getting into some of
our hot little hands.
Bankrupt DJs mix tape(CD) will soon be out... hopefully before the new year.
It was aimed for release before Xmas as a "stocking filler" but
Cest la vie. It should be out soon, so keep an eye out!
don't know of any shows happening anytime soon at all. Which kinda sucks.
The Dead-ends 2nd attempt at an 18+ cd launch should be happening next weekend.
And I'm sure there will be a new years show or two. But nothing seems to
be planned for January just yet. Rumors are about for a site launch show
with All the bands featured on this site.
all for now...
Enjoy your Xmas
19 December, 2001
Sure to check out Kudos Infant, BrainHorn, Behind the 8Ball and Zion Train
at the Indy Club this Saturday night, 8 - 12. For your chance to score yourself
a free copy of Kudos Infant's 8 track demo CD. Entry is only $3 and I assume
its an 18+ show.
now listed in Skahoo and Yahoo! not that it seems to make a lick of difference.
But if you happen to forget the address you can look up us there. Actually
you can't, I just tried and nothing. So yahoo are lying to me.
on the lookout for new fashion reviews and burgs' review of the Waste of
Space CD launch. These should be up and online within' the week.
week we hit 600 on our site counter! I'm excited!
13 December, 2001
a news worthy week we have had, so much to tell!
infant have an eight track demo (with four bonus songs that they'll
be giving away at gigs in the very near future. It's mostly their older,
more longer and intense stuff, but the new tracks represent more of what
they'll be doing on the record they have planed for early next year.
Dead Ends CD launches are this weekend, Friday at the hydey and Sunday
at the pit! the bankrupt DJs will be performing their first ever
show, as last week they had to pull out as Ben was too sick to move (idiot!).
Also performing at the show (ska wise) will be Behind The 8 Ball.
are rumors of happenings on the Bankrupt camp, a new guitarist isn't
too far away and the boys are currently in talks with a saxophone player
(from a band many of you will remember).
who were about to get over the loss of their guitarist and drummer, have
just lost their vocalist.
Method have reformed after being broken up for a number of months.
11 December, 2001
what an eventful weekend. The waste of space CD launch shows went down very
well and with very good turn outs at both shows. The only let down of the
whole weekend was my poor effort on Sunday, by not showing up to DJ outside.
There should be a review or three from last weekend being added to the reviews
section soon, and hopefully a photo or several.
site news, I've split the Record reviews from the Show reviews section,
and so they each have their own page, as you will see from the nav-bar.
This should hopefully make things a bit easier to locate.
isn't a Max R'n'R show on this Wednesday night because the 86 boys and girls
have donated the night to a tafe crew who's show at the AMP was canceled.
So I'm not sure if there is anything at all until this weekend with the
Dead-Ends CD launch.
in cancellation news, that sling shot festival has been canned... for some
"unforeseen reason" possibly lack of interest. Oh well.
5 December, 2001
guide has been updated! - again
will be playing an acoustic set at the Waste of Space 18+ CD launch this
Friday. They will be replacing the confused and disillusioned Bankrupt DJs.
Apparently there was a confusion with the organising of the new line up,
and two acts were confirmed for the one spot.
New ALL-AGES show will be on this Saturday
at the Leederville Skate Park. Featuring 'Behind the 8 Ball' playing at
around 3:30. Entry is $5 and all of that goes to the skate park to get it
(and keep it) going. A worthy cause!
our mailing list broke the 20 people line! When I said broke I should have
said SMASHED, 10 new people were added to the list yesterday! which brings
us up to a total of 29, considering this site has been running for only
a month with minimal hype and publicity its pretty daaamn good!
Birthday to WESTSKA!
Yesterday marked ONE month of westska! although it may be argued that it
didn't really start on the 4th, as there was nothing but a front page on
4 December, 2001
of Space launch their Debut CD this weekend, the first Ska release in Perth
since the Ska-men released "Skandal Street" back whenever that
was. Check the Gig guide for all the latest info
on the shows.
the news :
*the Bankrupt DJs replace BrainHorn on the 18+ show. Come down and skank
it up for your chance to WIN FREE STUFF! there will also be drink specials
and an EATING Competition.
*There is word of a show happening on Saturday at the *new* Leederville
skate park, no ska bands but some good bands are rumored to be playing.
I have no confirmation of this so its not in the gig section yet. I'll keep
you all posted
29 November, 2001
new CD reviews have been added to the reviews section, at last the reviews
are finally coming in. Keep them coming everyone!
anybody feels that they have something to say about anything ska... feel
free to send it in to email@example.com
and I'll put it up, even if it doesn't fit into any categories at the moment,
I'll try and make a new category for it to fit into.
to long before waste of space launch their debut EP. some new additions
to the line up, BrainHorn are rumored to be at the 18+ show and The Bankrupt
DJs (Rohan and myself) will be pumping out the tunes at the Pit Theatre
(all ages) show.
forget to check out Behind the 8 Ball, at the taipan room, For $5.
20 November, 2001
NEW and FANTASTIC URL is up and running!!! That's right westska is now one
step closer to becoming a rudeboy household name!
always MORE CONTENT is promised and on the way! Leesh is working on her
first actual fashion review, this time she might not pass it over to one
of her friends! and we're expecting a lot of CD reviews from people all
about the state. If you would like to review a ska or ska related CD then
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and exciting day it is!
14 November, 2001
the fashion section.
if you have one e-mail us!
12 November, 2001
a new section, to promote ska in the media. "Ska
on Air" will attempt to be a comprehensive list of all things ska
in radio, TV and film.
hope to be updating the gig guide soon. It will be done when people get
the dates to me.
fashion reviews should be up by tonight! that's a promise from our fashion
8 November, 2001
has two new additions.
The gig guide gets a new look and some new additions. This will hopefully
make it easier to work out when it gets busy. Its got colour coding and
a calender now!
also got a new addition to the team, Leesh, who will be our fashion journalist.
Be expecting news and views on Rudeboy and Rudegirl fashion from early next
pocket have a show coming up on Saturday at the pit theatre in midland.
Its an all ages event so get down and get into it. The show kicks off at
12(noon). for more information see 'whats on'
5 November, 2001
Ska Underground, gets its own e-mail address... and mailing list! you can
join by clicking here
or by sending an e-mail with the subject "add me to the list"
or something like that to email@example.com
should be up and working as of 3.09am, if you spot a problem please report
it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
thankyou. Remember to check back in a few days time when there shall actually
be some content up here.
more thing, there have been some requests for anyone who could review "Ben
Dog's B'Day" show. If anyone would like to send in their review, as
short as it may be, send it to email@example.com