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Rikkyroc Calendario

If you like your music loud, fast, melodic and Latino, here's the real deal

By Ric Fazekas
Published on LatinoLA: November 14, 2008


Rikkyroc Calendario


Fri. Nov. 14 La Banda Skalavera (pictured and highlighted below), Curanderos, Insite, Mister Equis Club D Azusa, CA

Fri. Nov. 14 Viernes 13 Spike's Rosemead, CA

Fri. Nov. 14 Fittter Good Hurt Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Nov. 14 Eskapate, Los Arambula, Corrupted Reality 14714 San Jose St. Mission Hills, CA

Sat. Nov. 15 Eskapate, Corrupted Reality, The Fifth Wave, Molesta 415, Bill Skasby, The Nitwits 7333 Vineland Sun Valley, CA

Sat. Nov. 15 Caf?® Tacvba, Ruido de Fondo Ventura Fairgrounds Ventura, CA

Sat. Nov. 15 Legazy, Son Locuaz, Encortofuzion Mal's Bar Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Nov. 15 Voodoo Glow Skulls, Viernes 13, La Resistencia, Roncovacoco, Union 13, 8 Kalacas, Red Store Bumes, Nomoral, Raskahuele, Masturbo, Los Rudos, Ekoluekua, Mafiaruza, Lufuerzabrutal [Self Help Graphics Closing Party], Self Help Graphics E. Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Nov. 15 Orgullo Caf?®, Dirty Hands, Royal Vibe, Sweet Beat Stardust Downey, CA

Sat. Nov. 15 Kinky Nokia Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Sun. Nov. 16 Mexican Institute of Sound, Volumen Cero Roxy W. Hollywood, CA

Mon. Nov. 17 Caf?® Tacvba The Grove Anaheim, CA

Mon. Nov. 17 El Gran Silencio, Sr. Mendez, Onechot Echoplex Los Angeles, CA

Mon. Nov. 17 Jellmunekita Stardust Downey, CA

Tue. Nov. 18 Caf?® Tacvba 4th & B San Diego, CA

Thu Nov. 20 Monte Negro, Pilar Diaz, Beatmo Roxy W. Hollywood, CA

Thu Nov. 20 Go Betty Go European Tour Kick-off Party, Grito Mutual, Aurora Bordello Bar Los Angeles, CA

Thu Nov. 20 The TV Liers Club Rockenrolero Santa Barbara, CA

Thu Nov. 20 Ollin USC Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Nov. 21 CD Release Party: Montecristo House of Blues San Diego, CA

Fri. Nov. 21 CD Release Party: Cordero On The Rox W. Hollywood, CA

Fri. Nov. 21 Alejandra Guzman Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, CA

Fri. Nov. 21 Beatmo Downtown 81 Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Nov. 22 Mister Equis, Zinema, The Kraneos, Los Bacteria, Manssion, Neblina, La Cahparralta, Son de Palo, Insurreci??n al Morir, Revel Concept, Sol District, Elemento, Kepler, Ynez, Border Fest-Coachella Thermal, CA

Sat. Nov. 22 Montecristo San Diego State U. San Diego, CA

Sat. Nov. 22 Luz de Luna, Red, Kimey Sabor Lounge Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Nov. 22 Orgullo Caf?® Christmas Lane Parade Huntington Pk, CA

Sun. Nov. 23 Charlie Monttana, FZ10, Germen, Leyenda Urbano, Trantorno, Sonido Vago Terraza Jamay Montebello, CA

Sun. Nov. 23 Orgullo Caf?® E.LA Christmas Parade E. Los Angeles, CA

Sun. Nov. 23 Menores Regent Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Mon. Nov. 24 Mago de Oz House of Blues Anaheim, CA

Wed. Nov. 26 Velorio Sandrini's Bakersfield, CA

Fri. Nov. 28 Coatl, Conflicto Urbano, Titanium, Rlixir, Sonido Vago, Kripto Cannibis Club Oasis Long Beach, CA

Fri. Nov. 28 Ni??a Azufre Fai Do Do Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Nov. 29 La Santa Cecilia, Moscow Bordelo Bar Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Nov. 29 Brujeria House of Blues W. Hollywood, CA

Sun. Nov. 30 ill ni??o, Sangre, Walls of Jehrico Key Club W. Hollywood, CA

Fri. Dec. 5 Al Borde Lounge: Curranderos, Ni??a Azufre Mexican-American Ctr. Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Dec. 5 Innerfire Green Turtle Whittier, CA

Sat. Dec. 6 Los Amigos Invisibles Glass House Pomona, CA

Sat. Dec. 6 Very Be Careful La Cita Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Dec. 6 Al Borde Christmas Show: Tribal, Ynez, Son Locuaz, Legazy LA Theater Complex Los Angeles, CA

Sun. Dec. 7 Emergenza Festival: Mayatek Regent Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Sun. Dec. 14 Tribal Hard Rock Caf?® San Diego, CA

Fri. Dec. 19 Montecristo LA Theater Complex Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Dec. 26 Legazy Whisky A Go Go W. Hollywood, CA

Wed. Dec. 31 B-Side Players Cannes San Diego, CA

Fri. Jan. 16 Pachamama Cal State LA Los Angeles, CA

Band Highlight: La Banda Skalavera (Originally published on AlBorde.com)

La Banda Skalavera
Written by Hilda Gabriela

Bursting with energy is your typical show with La Banda Skalavera. Rooted in music from all over the world but with a heavy dose of caribbean influences and all that is related to Latin American sounds, La Banda Skalavera is one of the longest playing ska bands in the Los Angeles area. They've performed all over L.A. for over 10 years but shy away from the idea of being labeled as a veteran ska band.

The nine member group made up of "Chi-chi", Abel, Fernando, Jeff, "Buddha", Alex, George, Jimmy, Dana and Matt consists of various musical passions outside of the ska scene. Some of the members consider themselves salseros, while others lean more towards the traditional Mexican sounds of rancheras and norte??as. But they unanimously agree that they're greatly influenced by Los Fabulos Cadillacs. Members of the band also bring about their experience from playing with other bands such as Danny with Chencha Berrinches and Abel with San Diego based Montecristo. But it's the ska scene that brings the band together.

In 2004, "No esta Mal" was released with national distribution and remains the top seller for the V&J distribution group. Every day life experiences, political issues, drugs and personal tragedies inspire la Banda Skalavera's music. Their lyrics, accompanied by lively dance beats, have created a strong following not only in the local L.A. ska scene, but also in other cities such as Las Vegas. Having incorporated each of the members' taste of music into their repertoire, the band has been able to capture the Vegas ska scene in spite of a mostly Anglo audience, their music is received just as well as it is received in Los Angeles.

Having played with major bands such as Maldita Vecindad, Inspector, Victimas del Doctor Cerebro, Pante??n Rococ?? and most recently opening up for Molotov, the band has managed to maintain a tight-nit relationship with the rest of the Los Angeles based ska bands. Their close relationship with bands like Red Store Bums and 8 Kalacas have brought about some of the best reviewed ska shows in Los Angeles.

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