|February 26, 2000|
|HEPCAT HELPS HEAL THE BAY|
Other acts appearing on the set include Dance Hall Crashers, Ozomatli, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Blink-182, Rentals, and many others. The collection is mostly comprised of unreleased, b-sides, and other rare material. The set sounds like a great purchase because of the wide variety of musics represented and it also helps to support a great cause. For more information about Heal The Bay, visit their website.
|ZINES WITH HEPCAT NOT TO MISS|
If you have ever wondered what part the band Fishbone has played in the music of Hepcat or what movies Hepcat watched on a recent tour, then you've got to pick up this issue. Mark Mendelis conducted the interview and is also a contributing editor to the fanzine. If you would like to order "Aquatulle," e-mail them at DROOPER123@aol.com for more information, or send $4 post-paid to:
Aquatulle 48 Eighth Ave. Suite 320 New York, NY 10014
Some of the other interesting and creative features in this 90-plus page issue include "A Conversation With Uncle Floyd," "Thanks For The Memories Wilma Flintstone 1919-1999," cartoons, and a very cool game based around the "Three's Company" television show. It's all well worth checking out!
Another great interview with Hepcat's Kincaid Smith can be found online at Nick Williams' "These Boots!" zine. The December 1999 issue (the current one) is where the interview can be found and you can read about how Hepcat did a European concert out of the back of a moving truck as well as view some great photos of Kincaid, Greg Lee and Efren Santana. Head over to: http://www.geocities.com/theseboots66/ where you'll also find album reviews, concert reviews, interviews and much more, as well as the Hepcat interview.
|HEPCAT SHOWS REVIEWED|
Intro Penny Reel / Beautiful Rudies Dance With Me Monkey Ska Can't Wait Ronnie Artibella / Big Bamboo Tek Dat Come Out / Riding The Region The Secret Nigel No Worries Spins Encore: Hooligans (+ one other Bob Marley cover) John James Ska Train
The Hepcat show at the House Of Blues was great! Everyone and their mom was there! It was just a little bit crowded so it was difficult to dance. All-in-all the show was good but it would be nice if they had a better opening band and more room!
Hepcat was at the top of their form as they played a whopping 27 songs for a lively, dancing crowd at Solana Beach's Belly Up Tavern. The Upbeat opened the show with a long set of energetic ska/rocksteady/reggae that included the band's own interpretations of classic standards, from The Skatalites to Bob Marley, along with many of their own original tunes.
After a seemingly endless set-up/soundcheck, Hepcat hit the stage. To everyone's delight, Greg Lee was accompanied by the recently absent Alex Desert, and it was quite a treat to see both of the singers perform together again. The set included many new songs, along with classics from all three albums; but whenever a song from "Right on Time" was played, the entire audience was singing along. Perhaps the biggest treat of the evening was when the band came out for not one, but two four-song encores.
Setlist (songs that are listed after a slash were played without a break):
Intro Penny Reel / Beautiful Rudies All Around Dance With Me Monkey Ska Answer Is You Can't Wait Ronnie Artibella / Big Bamboo Tek Dat Marcus Garvey Come Out / Riding the Region The Secret Nigel No Worries Spins First Encore: Hooligans John James Mr. Talkative Ska Train Second Encore: Bobby And Joe Country Time Relation Clarence Thomas
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