Class Action keeps the ska scene alive in Calgary

The local band played an energetic Valentine's Day show at The Palomino

Photos by Lindsay Douglas

Class Action is local seven person ska band that helps keep the ska scene alive in Calgary. The group has been performing since 2006 and they mostly play music rooted in third was ska-punk, with some reggae and dub mixed in.
They played at the Palomino this past Valentine's Day opening for Lazer Cake and The Boom Booms. The crowd was shy at first but by the end of the set they were skanking and singing along.
A few songs were played in honour of the Hallmark holiday, though they were more of the anti-love variety. Among that they played their own brand of upbeat ska and a cover of "Life of the Party" by The Planet Smashers. It was drummer, Scott Shpeley's, first show, which he played with an energetic passion.