Back in the mid-late 1990s, the third generation of Ska ruled Florida's music scene. The up-tempo interpretation of the music Laurel Aiken and Prince Buster brought to to the world from Jamaica had blown up, some 35 years later in the suburbs of America - with Florida leading the pack. Bands like Magadog, Skiff Dank and Jive Step Bunch packed venues statewide, becoming local stars until the novelty wore off at the turn of the century.
But just as Ska turned into rock steady in the mid 1960s, Orlando ska-punk act The Supervillains managed to hold on, and thrive by slowing down their role, and becoming a Sublime-like stoner reggae/rock act. In 2006, they toured with virtually every band in that sub-genre, and even signed with Silverback management - who manage Fishbone and Slightly Stoopid.
Tonight, The Supervillains play The Culture Room. You can expect white guys with dreads singing along with fellow weedy music fans to tunes about car sex and Billy Joel covers. Because "Movin' Out" is way cooler with an up-stroked reggae riff.