NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SF!!! Somebody had to do it. In the late 90's, while third-wave ska bred new faces and new categories - ska-punk, ska-pop, ska-core - Hepcat stayed the traditional path, remaining faithful to a a kind of rootsy purity. This purity wasn't based on snottiness or exclusivisity - everyone, by all means, is invited to Hepcat's party - but based on a determination that some music is timeless. Over the following years, the group has been praised for its authenticity and class, and the swell of people in the know grew steadily through the group's hard work and dedication. As the band hones its blend of smooth Caribbean melodies and the bluebeat and rocksteady sounds pioneered by the Skatalites, Desmond Dekker and Bob Marley in Kingston, Hepcat confidently finds its own unmistakable traits, rediscovering pre-ska influences of 1950's soul, R & B and jazz. What better way to ring in the new year?!
Official Website: http://www.slims-sf.com
Added by gamh on October 13, 2006