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Reel Big Fish @ The Fillmore 

Wednesday, Feb 17 2016
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There are fun live shows, and then there are bands whose performances are so consistently entertaining that they survive even the death of their own scene. Sure, ska-punk will always exist in some capacity, but after the huge explosion of popularity in the late 1990s — the same wave that belched Reel Big Fish into the mainstream for a couple of years — the post-millennium backlash was severe. Most bands with horn sections were roundly dismissed and faded out into obscurity, but this SoCal sextet didn't just survive the storm or "Sell Out," they've managed to maintain a faithful fan base for another decade and a half. So throw on a Hawaiian shirt, turn off your cynical switch and go dance the night away — if these fellas can't get your feet moving, no one will.

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