Upcoming shows, summer tour and update

A couple Calgary shows coming up with some great ska bands ska bands from across the country. July 2 at Dickens, we’ll be playing with The Skinny from Montreal as well as reggae act Tasman Jude from Grande Prairie.

August 1, our friends the Bone Daddies from BC will be joining us at Vern’s for a night of ska.

We’ll also be heading out west ourselves at the end of July to spread a little ska and see how many hours we can spend together in a handi-bus before we start to hate each other and break up the band. Catch us in Kamloops on July 21, at the Music in the Park, on July 22 in Kelowna at Fernando’s pub, or on July 25 in Vancouver at the Railway club. More shows and more details will hopefully be announced in the near future.

Also the Calgary Beer Core just released a compilation album which features 32 amazing Calgary bands, including yours truly. Pick one up from us the next time you see us or at any Calgary Beer Core show. The CBC (that’s Calgary Beer Core not the broadcasting corp.) did a spot promoting the comp on the Calgary Herald’s Bandwagonish podcast, which features us. Check it out: http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/06/27/mike-bells-podcast-on-the-local-music-scene-bandwagonish-featuring-jim-martin-from-the-calgary-beer-core/

 

 

THE PLANET SMASHERS ARE COMING!!!!!

Planet SmashersWe are incredibly stoked to be opening for Canadian ska legends, The Planet Smashers, April 11 at Dickens! This bill is packed with awesome ska including our good friends Rude City Riot and Hats and Black Ties! Advance tickets are on sale for $18, http://ticketf.ly/LOeGPK

It’s been a long time since The Planet Smashers have come to town and hopefully they’ll come again soon but even if they were here every year you would be an utter fool to miss this one.

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – Class Action with Dope Soda, Hats & Black Ties, and Delerium @ Dickens

Howdy folks,

We’re spending January working on some new tunes,sm140222 so make sure to come check us out at Dickens on February 22. We’re excited to be joined by Dope Soda, who are making their way east from Victoria. I’ve managed to catch them a couple times at Victoria’s ska festival and they have  really unique and cool sound that I highly recommend you check out. Also joing us are our dear friends and local ska artisans Hats & Black Ties and Delerium, so if you’re a fan of the ska genre, then this is most definitely a show you do not want to miss.

Class Action Turns 100 (well kinda)

Come help us celebrate our centennial show! Yes, it’s Class Action 100th show and yes apparently we do keep track of these things. Joined by our good friends The Special Edisons and Robot Workers, we’ll be rockin’ the D on Friday Dec. 27, 2013. We are stoked and hoped to have some exciting things to make number 100 special.  See you then!

November Update

Ladies and gentlemen it is about freaking time for an update. 2013 has been an interesting year for Class Action, we saw the departure of some good friends, Tom and Scott (both drums) and Chad (guitar and vocals) as well as the return of a dear friend on trombone (Nate). Obviously we found someone else to sit behind us and wail on things in long time friend of the band Tracey. So for the past couple months we have kept quiet, except to my neighbours, transitioning into this new version of Class Action. For the first time ever, our horn section is larger than our rhythm section, which frankly as a member of the rhythm section scares the hell out of me, I am certain they are planning some kind of coup. Honestly though, I can say that I am more excited about the direction and future of this band than I have been in a long time. We have some really exciting things on the horizon that we will announce soon. In the meantime checkout last week’s episode of 23 minutes of ska, www.23ska.com

Class Action, Robot Workers, The Boom Booms: Friday, Sept. 21@ The Palomino

Have you heard The Boom Booms? They’re from Vancouver, they are very very good!

What about local surf rockers Robot Workers? We’ve had the privilage to play with these guys a couple times, they are also very good.

What about Class Action? How can you have not heard of Class Action, you’re on their website right now. That doesn’t make any sense. Stop what you’re doing and go listen to their new EP, there are links to it right above this, I’ll wait.

Yeah, I know, awesome lineup. Should be an amazing show.

The Palomino: 109 – 7 Avenue SW