If the quality of a band's tour was measured by how much fun say its name five times fast, then Starpool's End of Summer Ska Splash already has our vote for concert of the month. But all alliteration aside (see what we did there?), this feast of horns and bouncy rhythms from a solid collection of OC-bred, third-wave ska acts is a rarity that should be taken advantage of. Fronted by former No Doubt member Alan Meade, Starpool's ability to keep their punkish, island sounds alive for the past decade is a direct reflection of the band's unabashed live performance. Their jump-around anthems are probably one of the best calf workouts you'll ever experience outside of going to the gym. The same can be said for the stacked lineup of ska bands they're bringing with them to the House of Blues this Thursday, including My Superhero, HB Surround Sound, Defunked and Stupid Flanders. And of course, the ability to celebrate defining chapter in OC's sonic history always has us feeling generous.
We've got FIVE pairs of tickets to give away for this
Thursday's Friday's show at the House of Blues. Find out how to win a pair after the jump. But you'd better get a move on!
All you have to do to win tickets is 1) Like or retweet this post, and 2) leave us a message on Heard Mentality's Twitter (@ocweeklymusic) and/or Facebook
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tickets. Winners will be notified tomorrow afternoon; tickets will be held at
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.