Monkey at Art Boutiki

When
Sat May 9
Where
SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery
Time
7:30pm
Tags
Ska, Music, Live Music Clubs, Live Music Bars

Description

Being together for 18 years really says something about a band: either they're well-loved or they're really stubborn. Local ska outfit Monkey are a little bit of both. They've played big festivals and empty bars. They've watched ska's popularity rise and fall on more than one occasion-and through it all, never stopped skanking.

They take their cues mostly from the traditional '60s Jamaican ska style, with soulful midtempo grooves and steady upbeats, as opposed to what most later ska bands were doing, which was mix a lot of hyper punk rock and New Wave into their sound, although through the years Monkey have added a little Latin and rock elements. (Aaron Carnes)

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Location

  1. SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery
    44 Race Street, San Jose, CA