Event details

Event details

Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra ft. Karina Denike w/ Boom Draw
Fri Aug | 2 2024 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents the big band ska extravaganza Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra featuring Karina Denike (NOFX, Dancehall Crashers). Special guests Boom Draw open the show! 

Friday, August 2nd
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show


Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra is a raw, powerful and in your face musical experience. This massive 20-piece group of All Star musicians is a spectacle to both  watch and hear. With a horn section three times bigger than most other ska groups, WST breaks barriers and expands your imagination for what is possible. The groove is hard hitting and will definitely make you dance all night!

WST Ska Orchestra has wowed fans headlining festivals both domestically and abroad in Mexico, Canada and throughout Europe. It boasts a killer All-Star lineup from the fabled West Coast traditional ska scene with members from The Aggrolites, Beastie Boys, Hepcat, Gogol Bordello, See Spot, The Allentons, Mobtown, Kingston 10, The Debonaires and many more. They have also collaborated with a number of vocalists over the years including Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Jesse Wagner from the Aggrolites, Greg Lee and Alex Desért from Hepcat, Chris Murray, The Expanders, Gina Saputo, Queen P, Vic Ruggiero from the Slackers, Mr. T-Bone from Italy and many more. This group of Jamaican Jazz gunslingers is rebranding the music of yesteryear and propelling it into the future!

BOOM DRAW is a 6-piece reggae band specializing in the sweet and soulful sounds of foundation-era rocksteady music. Hailing from Santa Cruz, they feature an all-star, multi-generational lineup of dedicated singers and players known for backing countless Jamaican reggae artists on tour and in the studio. Locally, BOOM DRAW’s ranks include members of Santa Cruz and Bay Area reggae institutions like Pure Roots, Dub Congress, Inka Inka, Root Awakening, the Rastafarians, the Sugarbeats, and more.  Their mission: to rock a dancefloor near you with "boom draws" — strictly classic songs drawn from reggae's early years, when the vibes were crucial and the rhythm was king. 

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.