Saturday, August 19:
Jump Up Records, Dark Matter Coffee & Metro Present…
American Ska-thic 25th Anniversary with MU330 / COOLIDGE play ‘JOHNNY SOCKO’ / THE ECLECTICS / DETROIT RUDE BOY SOCIETY / SKAPONE / TANGO WEDDING BAND / DJ CHUCK WREN
$15 adv. – $17 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
Jump Up Records’ AMERICAN SKATHIC series put Midwest ska on the worldwide map in the early 90’s, and during this time the words SKAFEST and METRO went hand in hand. Rabid fans would drive from all points in the Midwest converging in Chicago for local and national shows curated by DJ Chuck Wren.
Twenty five years later Jump Up Records is still going strong, and to celebrate this occasion Chuck has created a fest with some of the best SKATHIC bands from the height of the third wave. Many of these bands are reuniting just for this special concert, and just like the old days Chuck will spin records throughout the night. If that wasn’t enough, Dark Matter has once again teamed up with Jump Up to release a special coffee blend to commemorate this momentous occasion. “Perk It Up Perk It Up” is a coffee that will appeal to Rude Boys and Rude Girls worldwide, regardless if you were raised on 2-TONE or Third Wave SKA! Pork Pie hats and checkerboard ties will be in full swing again at Metro, and don’t forget to polish those loafers because if you don’t dance to this, you don’t dance.