It’s hard to believe, but live shows are back! What’s even better, cool shows are happening again and nothing spells coolness like that band out of San Diego… Buck-O-Nine.
Earlier this week, lead singer Jon Pebsworth let the cat out of the bag on his socials that Buck-O-Nine will be launching their 2021 tour in their own back yard, playing the Soda Bar on September 16th.
The guys haven’t rested on their laurels the past year. They were hard at work and even took part in the Ska Against Racism album alongside some of the genres titans.
If that’s not enough, they’ll follow up the Soda Bar show with another epic event. Buck-O-Nine will appear with the who’s who of 2tone, ska-punk and 4th wave September 18-19 as they represent San Diego at the Supernova International Ska Festival.
Show emcee will be Pilfers Coolie Ranx, he is guaranteed to entertain everyone. Aside Buck-O-Nine, featured bands include Skatalites, Slackers, Pietasters, Mustard Plug, Toasters, Bim Skala Bim Music, with local favorite Half Past Two and L.A.’s own Matamoska, and a ton of other great ska bands!
Buck-O-Nine has been with us for nearly three decades and remains one of the most down-to-earth bands you’ll ever meet. They genuinely care about their fans and the community they live in, and that’s part of what makes them fan favorites. Their amazing music and performances solidify their reputation.
Best known as a third-wave ska-punk band, Buck-O-Nine hit it big with their 1997 song “My Town.” Today, the band features six out of seven founding members. Pebs can still belt the vocals, the band is electric with a Boingo-esque horn section. Their signature sound screams the SoCal ska lifestyle!
With that history, there’s no wonder why tunes from their last album, “FunDayMental,” are kickin`. Alongside the new material, the album also featured re-worked versions of “My Town” and “Irish Drinking Song.” The band was in the studio last month, so hopefully that means we will get new stuff soon. Maybe even by this fall…?
Tickets are on sale now, so grab them and put on your skankin’ shoes for Buck-O-Nine at the Soda Bar in September. If you’re itching for a festival, Supernova Ska Fest may be what you need.