The Slackers

The Slackers

We went full circle and invited the Slackers to celebrate the MSF’s 5th anniversary! The Slackers were the first big headlining band we confirmed at the very first edition of the Festival back in 2009. (photo: Golden G. Richard III)
The Expos

The Expos

One of our favourite bands from the Stomp glory days, The Expos, is back again this year to celebrate 5 years of the MSF! Catch them during our aptly-titled ‘comeback’ night on Thursday, October 17, at Petit Campus. (photo: Mathieu Rouillard)
Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison

Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison

It’s an absolute privilege to bring Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison to the Montreal Ska Festival! These legends are sure to put on an unforgettable show on October 19th at Club Soda.
Volunteer with the MSF!

Volunteer with the MSF!

(photo: Icon Ink) The Montreal Ska Festival is 100% volunteer-run. Patrizio McLelland (keys & vox for local band Danny Rebel & the KGB) has been heling out since 2010 with increasing responsibilities. He is pictured here moments before all-star group The Fabulous LoLo took Club Soda by storm in 2010....
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World premiere - New song...

World premiere – New song…

Nov 12th, 2014 The countdown is almost over. Skafest starts TOMORROW, and I, for one, am excited. Here’s a teaser of a song that will be played on Sunday at Skafest Brunch – it comes from an upcoming EP, and yours are the first ears to hear it!!! ENJOY… Audio Link Here See you at...
Radio Clash

Radio Clash

By Aaron Maiden First off, I just wanted to mention that it’s currently the annual CKUT funding drive, and Roots Rock Rebel, the ONLY ska show on the FM dial in Montreal, and one of the top ska podcasts in the world, needs YOUR support. I pour my heart and soul into this show, each...
Random Sax of Kindness (part 2 of 2)

Random Sax of Kindness (part 2 of 2)

by John Jordan          PART 2 OF 2 – read part 1 here Over a year later, I was celebrating my birthday with people from work, and when presented with candles to blow out, I wished for the return of the bari. The next day, Bix Berger, Me Mom’s trumpet player, called...
Random Sax of Kindness (part 1 of 2)

Random Sax of Kindness (part 1 of 2)

by John Jordan In 1992, Me Mom & Morgentaler had embarked on their second tour of western Canada. The controversy surrounding our name made touring the Maritime provinces tricky (Henry Morgentaler had made his stand and gone to prison in Nova Scotia), with many venues refusing to advertise our name. In hindsight, we should have...
Storytellers by LoLo

Storytellers by LoLo

In just two short months, the Montreal Ska Festival will be back for its 6th edition! Our “family” has grown and we’ve welcomed so many musicians from around the world as well as many new – and old – fans to our events! Last year was the first time I was unable to attend (or...

Beer & Ska – BLOG POSTING

May 27th, 2014 blog post for ska/beer lovers…
2014 Submissions welcome!

2014 Submissions welcome!

ON THE ROAD TO NUMBER 6! Artists who wish to apply for 2014 can do so at their convenience using this link. Volunteers who would like to pitch in are welcome to contact us via email at info@montrealskafestival.ca, we’d love to hear from you!
Launch Party

Launch Party

The Montreal Ska Festival launch party is always an evening full of crazy energy – we hope to see you at Katacombes on October 16, where you will witness a sound clash between your favorite Montreal DJs, Aaron Maiden and Mossman, and their special guests, Danny Rebel and Reggie Suede (of The Fundamentals). Everything will...
MSF is on Flickr

MSF is on Flickr

We’ve uploaded massive amounts of photos from the past 4 years to our Flickr account. There’s lots to sort so please bear with us as we properly look up credits, upload, sort, and bundle into sets! If you notice an error or omission, please send us an email. Have a look and reminisce with us...
MSF turns 5!

MSF turns 5!

The Montreal Ska Society is proud to be bringing you the best in local and international ska for 5 years in a row! We’d like to take a moment and thank our partners, sponsors and volunteers without whom none of this would be possible. We’re proud to be part of this project and we hope...
Tickets on sale

Tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for all MSF 2013 events – check out this link for all the info.
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