Los Skarnales of Houston, TX | Photos courtesy of: Violeta Alvarez
Behind the Scenes & Live Shots: Behind the Scenes video shoot for "Wait a Minute, Guera” & House of Blues in Houston, TX
20 years on the Texas music scene, Los Skarnales was started in 1994. The band rose out of the ashes of local punk rock band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, swing, mambo, cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. Los Skarnales has shared the stage with such artists as Flaco Jimenez, Ozomatli, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Aggrolites, Maldita Vecindad, the Slackers, the Specials, Agent Orange and many more. The band now consists of eight members including a full horn section. Along with three full length releases: Vatos Rudos, Suavecito Style, and Pachuco Boogie Sound System, the band has been featured on numerous compilations and live recordings distributed throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including the song “Demasiado Tarde” in the 1999 movie, Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas. Los Skarnales is on the verge of releasing its Fourth studio album entitled “Dále Shine!” which was recorded in New Orleans. The Album retains the Ska/Reggae feel of previous works, but incorporates more Latin sounds for an energetic mesh that will most definitely keep the bodies moving.
Members: Felipe Galvan – Vocals | Jose Rodriguez – Guitar | Nestor Aguilar – Vocals/Percussion | Marcelo Luna – Bass | Brian “Chopper” Shoppell - Drums | Nicco Martinez – Guitar | Aaron Houzvicka – Trombone | Salvador “Chavo” Velasco – Trumpet | Chris Ranew – Keyboard
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