The House of Blues is holding a world’s worst ska band competition—which makes sense, everybody knows ska sucks. We jest! Seriously though, we all like to poke fun at the genre known for hyper silliness, but experiencing ska live is actually a shit ton of fun. The headliners of this event, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, don luchador masks and rock jams about pomade as well as perform an über nutty version of Lipps Inc’s “Funky Town” renamed “Cumbia Town.” In addition to off-beat rhythms, Conjunto’s sound incorporates elements of banda as well as dub step. Joining Conjunto for this gig are a slew of like-minded ska groups including Skapeche Mode who specialize in—well, if you have to ask, then you’re the one who sucks.
Fri., Jan. 31, 9 p.m., 2014