The Simmer Downs at East Village
- When: Saturday, April 26, 2008, time TBA
- Where: East Village Coffee Lounge, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
A local supergroup featuring members of Bolivar Vive!, Wasted Noise, Dubwize and Para La Gente, The Simmer Downs play old school ska tailor-made for getting up and moving. The horn heavy band—four horn players!—goes heavy on songs by Jamaican ska band The Skatalites but also cover Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti's "Colonial Mentality" and do a cool skaed-up version of the jazz standard "Summertime." [ST]
8pm. East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey. Free. 373-5601. http://www.eastvillagecoffeelounge.com.