Event details

Event details

Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra feat. Jesse Wagner & Karina Denike w/ The Inciters
Sun Dec | 17 2023 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$22 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra featuring Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites) and Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers/NOFX) with special guests The Inciters! 

Sunday, December 17th
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:00pm
$22 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!


The Inciters play northern soul music.

Northern Soul takes the Motown/Stax ethic but adds a stronger back-beat with more adventurous production, and The Inciters continue this tradition in grand style. With ten members (sometimes more!) wielding drums, bass, guitar, a full horn section, and three female vocals, The Inciters have no problem filling a room with the powerful sound of soul. The three vocalists lead the band through finely crafted original songs as well as traditional soul music that will get you out of your seat and start to dance!

The Inciters are from Santa Cruz, but travel the world in support of their internationally released records.Seeing them in their hometown is a unique experience. 

They bring in guest singers on occasion, sometimes quite famous soul artists. And they always have as much fun on stage as the audience does!

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.