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Saturday, October 14th, 2017
9:00 PM
Audio Bento Records Productions presents the CD release of Skullduggerous by SMITZ. Join the veteran Chinatown ska-punkers as they play new songs live at Downbeat Lounge with Black Square, Anti-Matter and Black Square

October 14

Downbeat Lounge
42 N Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

SMITZ is a ska and punk rock band from Honolulu, Hawaii. The group was formed in the summer of 2005 in the heart of Enchanted Lakes in Kailua. SMITZ is Jonny Random (vocals, rhythm) Kalani Punani (lead guitar) Taylor Rice (bass). At the beginning of their career there were a multitude of different genres the group experimented with included punk rock, funk, metal, reggae, ska, surf and jazz. Eventually the sound became more focused and direct following in the footsteps of groups like Operation Ivy (band), The Rudiments and Adolescents (band).

Black Square’s sound is a blend of ska and reggae delivered with the urgency and intensity of punk rock. As reggae music was the backdrop for these Hawaii raised punk rockers, the sound of Black Square came about organically from their musical and geographical upbringing. The band’s name comes from the Russian artist Kasimir Malevich’s 1915 painting of a black square. The theory behind the painting was that the material matter of art was without value and the true value in a work of art was in the feeling it expressed or provoked—without leading the viewer to a specific object based reflection. Black Square seeks to do the same with their music.

Affectionately referred to as a “supergroup,” No Villains Left wields a lineup that’s sure to whip any dancehall into a frenzy. The six-piece band consists of seasoned live music heavyweights from groups spanning over the last two decades in Honolulu – Go Jimmy Go, Exit 24, Pimpbot, Completely Insane, Disaster Kit and Alt/Air. Their mixture of angst fueled crooning and a high energy brass section deliver a ska/punk sound, reminiscent of such bands as Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. With years of experience under their belt and a thirst for rocking stages around the globe, fans everywhere are excited about No Villains Left.

Anti-Matter is a hardcore punk band from Hawaii. Our roots and influences are from growing up in the early 80's LA punk scene as very young teens. We are based on Oahu, and will play off-island whenever possible. We have played some shows in LA. Long Beach and ventura. Appearances Los Anarchy radio show, KROCK 101.5 hawaii, and KTUH Honolulu.