The Ska fans here at We Love DC are so stoked about this weekend’s plethora of Ska concert options that we decided one giveaway to celebrate this good-time genre just wasn’t enough! So I got on the horn with my good buddies The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and finagled a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader for their concert at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 21! (Well, actually I had to trade Dicky my lucky pair of braces for ’em – but the less said about that the better!)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are without a doubt one of (if not THE) most important American Ska / Ska-Punk bands. Coming out of the Boston hardcore punk scene in the mid-80’s The Bosstones introduced Trad and 2-Tone Ska sensibilities to that harder-edge sound. They slugged away in the trenches for years, gaining respect in both punk and ska circles, until the 90’s when their moment had finally come. Their popularity exploded as the 3rd-Wave Ska revival took hold in the US. A movement of ska and ska-tinged punk bands that the Bosstones were largely responsible for inspiring with all those years of hard touring and legendary concerts. On Saturday night The Mighty Mighty Bosstones make their return to DC and to the 9:30 Club. Between this show and Sunday’s Bad Manners/English Beat double bill this weekend is ska heaven.
Since this is bonus giveaway, let’s make this one a little more interesting.
For your chance to win these tickets leave a comment on this post with the most ridiculous, outrageous Ska performer name or band name you can imagine. Make sure you use a valid email address, so we can find you if you win. This contest will run between Noon and 4pm today; at which time the winner will be selected at random. One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketfly If today doesn’t turn out to be your lucky day, check back here each Wednesday for a chance to win tickets to other great concerts.
For the rules of this giveaway…
Comments will be closed at 4pm and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.
Tickets will be available to the winner at will call at the 9:30 club one hour before doors open on the night of the concert. The tickets must be claimed with a valid ID. The winner must be old enough to attend the specific concert or must have a parent’s permission to enter if he/she is under 18 years old
d’oh..didn’t read the whole thing.
How about… “Skank the Monkey”?
Skankster and the Pick-It-Ups.
Ok, that was really really bad.
The Mighty Mighty Washingtones! That either means they’re from DC or make music from the sounds that come from washing machines, I suppose.
The Skanking Yankees.
Counterfeit Chinese Virgin
The Fridge Ninjas.
Dicky Barrett would approve, imo!
The Off Beat Scammers
The Skankin’ Joey Fa-tones
Super Ska-rio Brothers
or alternatively just
oSKAr myer performing with s’Kaptain Crunch Serial
The Zaney Veinies
The Suicide Machines
in lieu of naming the craziest, i named a bad i saw
I want to win!
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Sarah Palin and the Ala-Skans.
The Electric Ska-lextrics
I still love Skakin Pickle!
Clearly, the best representation of this was the bar..er “ska” mitzvah from the show de-located. featuring Ska-filte fish.
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Nice to see Dicky and the boys back. Their new album is a great reminder of my youth. Skinny ties, sunglasses, Doc Marten creepers. Not the last hurrah, let’s do it again!
Toot Toot and the Tootin Tooties
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