CARACAS (click to go to the bio!)

CARACAS (click to go to the bio!)

An explosive musical experiment that smashes together Punk rock, Ska beats, Jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, tons of Latin mojo and a kickass live show.


Caracas plays with Desorden Publico! 

This is a longtime dream come true for us...on November 11th we'll be playing a show with our all-time heroes, Venezuelan ska legends DESORDEN PUBLICO!! We're beyond words - this year's been good to us, so thanks everyone for your ongoing support!!

Desorden Publico is on its 31st year playing ska for the world, and we couldn't be happier! It's the music that inspired us to pick up an instrument, get through our day jobs, and get over high school heartbreaks! It's the music of a couple generations of Venezuelans...and we get the opportunity to share the stage with them! Pinch us now! :D

Also on the bill are our friends from Los Furios and Santa Lucia LFR!

Tickets available now at  http://www.majorscale.ca/

See you there!


 

The Princeton Pub Rocks + Shawn's first gig! 

It was our first show playing with our old friend and new drummer Shawn Martin! And he nailed. every. song. He even played one we had put in the backburner for the longest time (the odd time signature Leo Un Cuento).

The packed roomful of regulars had their eyes on us throughout the whole set, and cheered enthusiastically after every song. They even sang along to Dale A Tu Bongo..in Spanish. What an awesome crowd. We invited the drummer of The Twitch (who played a killer show after us) -- Colin -- to play some cowbells and shaker on Diez Años (even our old friend Heather jumped on stage to play some Guiro on it too!).

The Twitch slayed with their blues and shredding hard rock, and Two White (which was only one-half tonight with Beth White) played a smooth vocal/guitar set. Javier even jumped on stage to help her out with some background percussion. Overall, what an awesome night. Can't wait to do it again next Friday at the Displace Hashery in Kitsilano! See you there!



 

Upcoming summer shows! 

We have a few cool gigs lined up this summer, with new band members to introduce to you! :)

July 8th - Princeton Pub - 1901 Powell St. Vancouver
With rock n' roll vets The Twitch and Two White!
No Cover charge and a laid back atmosphere at East Van's iconic watering hole.
Come meet our newest band members!



July 15th - The Displace Hashery - 3293 W. 4th Ave Vancouver
A Caribbean themed party with ska rockers Trysaratops and The UpSide!
No Cover charge, hosted by stand up comedian Alex Sparling. Raffle prizes from the
Diving Locker and Pete's Meat throughout the night!



August 20th - Volkswagen Conference 2016, Vancouver
Come check out the coolest Volkswagens in the region, and
watch Caracas play from the rooftop of the building!
Location and Time TBA!

August 20th - 1st Mural Festival 2016, Vancouver
You've seen it in the news - Mount Pleasant will shut down
the streets for a day to make way for the first Vancouver
Mural art festival! Thousands will flock the streets and watch
artists paint amazing large scale art while bands play the
soundtrack to an awesome event!
Location and Time TBA!

October 3rd - Caramelos de Cianuro 2016 Tour - Rickshaw Theater
The original show was postponed but better late than never!
Our highschool heroes will rock out Vancouver, and we'll be there
to give them all the local love!

See you at the show!!

 

Caracas to open for Caramelos de Cianuro! 

It's official! Caracas will play a show with their high school rock heroes Caramelos de Cianuro (and scratch one off their bucket list!) :D

The show will happen at the awesome Rickshaw Theater on May 22nd (Sunday). A second supporting band is going to be announced soon.

We are bursting at the seams with excitement! Make sure you buy your tickets online at http://CDCVancouver.Ozonico.ca and RSVP at the Facebook page (if you're on FB) at https://www.facebook.com/events/466013906935510/

See you there!!

Previous events

DESORDEN PUBLICO on tour!

Rickshaw Theater, 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver

Venezuelan ska legends Desorden Publico will be coming to Vancouver for the very first time, and we'll be here ready to party with them! Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to see these ska giants as they celebrate their 31st anniversary of good times! Also on the bill are local favorites Los Furios and Santa Lucia LFR!

Oct15

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Cosplay!

Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver

The annual Halloween Parade and Cosplay show will close off downtown Vancouver's core on the weekend of October 15th! Every year, thousands of people come out to walk and enjoy the family friendly parade and costume party...so dress up, come out, and get down with your favorite Latin party punk band!

CARAMELOS DE CIANURO on tour!

Rickshaw Theater, 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver

[This show has been postponed to OCTOBER 3rd. For more info, reimbursements or updates pls email radio@ozonico.ca]

Venezuelan Legends CARAMELOS DE CIANURO are on tour across North America and Caracas will be opening the show! Don't miss this unique chance to see these Venezuelan rockstars in Vancouver!

Sep27

Rock n Roll Night at the Roxy!

The Roxy Cabaret, 932 Granville St, Vancouver

Join us for more debauchery with our friends The Twitch! Nights at the Roxy are the stuff of rock n roll legend, so come out and get clobbered!

4th Burrard Inlet Fish Festival

Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray St., Port Moody

The 4th Burrard Inlet Fish Fest will be held August 12 to 14 2016 at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Once again Sunday’s event will be hosted at Noons Creek Hatchery. Watch for a host of activities and entertainers including DJ O Show, Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright, Port Moody’s own Joyelle Brandt, OS Twelve, The Carnival Band, Caracas and so much more.

Caracas and friends at the Red Room

Red Room Ultra Bar, 398 Richards St, Vancouver

One of Vancouver top spots for live music, Red Room will host Caracas for the second time! We will be sharing the stage with the awesome Disco Funeral and Reset to Beautiful. Come join us for one last show before we take a break to write new songs and rest from a busy year!

Kman and the 45s with guests

Rickshaw Theater, Main and Hastings, Vancouver

Montreal legendary skapunk band Kman and the 45s is touring Canada and Vancouver is one of their stops! Join Caracas and Brass Action in giving them a great west coast welcoming party! Bonus: Caracas will premiere their newest music video on the giant screens by the stage, along music videos from Kman and Brass Action!

Dia de los Muertos Show!

The Hall (ex-Astorino's), Commercial and Venables, Vancouver

A fully loaded Mexican party for the beloved departed! A traditional celebration with vendors, sugar skulls, shrines and lots of music! Party starts at 3pm for All Ages, and then turns into a 19+ show after sunset. Don't miss this special annual fiesta!

Burrard Inlet Fish Festival 2015

Rocky Point Park, Port Moody

It's the 3rd Burrard Inlet Fish Fest at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody!

This community engaged art event begins Friday evening with bannock and “jam”, food and music.

Caracas will perform along other great musicians on Saturday, September 26th.

Returning to this year’s event is a green, solar, wind and bicycle powered performance stage, by the totally excellent GPE Green Power Events!

Caracas, Mngwa and Mellomanic at the Railway!

Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir, Vancouver

Saturday, September 12th IMU presents CARACAS, MNGWA & MELLOMANIC @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

CARACAS - Formed in East Van by Venezuelan brothers Javier and Victor Badillo, Caracas is defined by upbeat, melodic, syncopated Latin-influenced original punk rock with a penchant for genre crossovers. Compared to bands like The Stranglers, Pixies, Talking Heads and White Stripes, the Badillos previously played in seminal Malaysian punk rock band LyMe, learning from and influencing a generation of Malaysian DIY punks. http://www.facebook.com/caracastheband

MNGWA - A 9-piece collective of Russians, Mexicans and Canadians with vocals in four languages, Mngwa injects the local music scene with a fresh global perspective, mixing elements of Latin, cumbia, dub, funk, reggae and African rhythms. They've earned a reputation as a juggernaut party band, hosting underground shows featuring video projections, costumes, puppets, live artwork and a colourful entourage of weirdos. http://www.facebook.com/mngwa.vancumbia

MELLOMANIC plays a mix of rock, folk, reggae and funk with soulful, interweaving vocals and dynamic, original songs. A group of friends who've been playing music together for ten years, they have a collective passion for music and a collaborative approach to songwriting, resulting in carefully crafted songs that touch on the common themes of our lives. http://www.facebook.com/mellomanic

Deep Cove Daze 2015

Deep Cove, Panorama Park, North Vancouver

Deep Cove Daze Aug 30th 11:45 am - 8:00 pm Panorama Park, North Vancouver Deep Cove Daze 2015 Cost: Free!

When: August 30th, from 12-8pm Where: Panorama Park, North Vancouver (Deep Cove)

The Deep Cove Daze festival takes place on August 30th at Panorama Park from 12pm to 8pm. The festival kicks off at 11:45am with the big band and the children's parade and the official opening ceremonies start at noon.

Deep Cove Daze includes food, children's entertainment, local wares, art, music and beer. Kids will want to visit the midway with rides, games, and attractions. The midway will be located in the first parking lot at the top of the hill.

Abbotsford's The Network Concert

Brothers Bowling and Billiards, 33550 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

13 great bands at the excellent Brothers Bowling and Billiards - it's THE NETWORK, Abbotsford biggest rock concert event of 2015!

Featuring My Mother the Carjacker, Liars and Lions, Chilled Clarity, Bridges to Royal, 10 Ton Tiger and 8 more awesome bands!

Trout Lake Summer Series 2015

Trout Lake Park, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Bring the family for a FREE live show at Trout Lake Community Centre outdoor performance area (eastside of building).

There will be a BBQ and a kids art station.

And a loud, fun Latin rock band playing for everyone!

Cates Park Summer Concert Series 2015

Cates Park, Cates Park Road, North Vancouver

Cates Park Concert Series is organized by the fine folks of Musart.ca

Bring a picnic basket or buy a burger at the concession. Sit on the grass, and enjoy the live music by the water!

Caracas rocks Big Rock Eatery!

Big Rock Eatery, 310 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver

Caracas performs at the newly opened Big Rock Eatery, next door to the ever popular Big Rock Brewery!

Come early, have a bite, and don't miss our friend John Michael Lind perform solo material from his latest record "Out on the Land"! (http://jmlmusic.com/)

Caracas Okanagan Mini-Tour 2015

Mission Creek Country Inn, 2-3652 Spiers Rd., Kelowna

Caracas last show in the Okanagan mini-tour is an annual house party event at the heritage 1909 Manor-turned-Bed & Breakfast, Mission Creek Country Inn!

We will be playing with our friends from Barefoot Caravan, supporting them in their release of their new EP "Echoes"!

Caracas Okanagan Mini-Tour 2015

Kerry Park, 1480 Mill St., Kelowna

Caracas will play a short-but-sweet set for Francofete 2015, the free, outdoors, annual Francophone summer party of the Okanagan!

We will play with our friends of Barefoot Caravan, who are releasing their new EP "Echoes".

Caracas Okanagan Mini-Tour 2015

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Penticton Farmer's Market, 100 Block Main St, Penticton

Our second show of the Okanagan mini-tour is a semi-acoustic set outdoors - as part of the Penticton's Farmers' Market 25th Anniversary.

We will be playing with our friends of Barefoot Caravan, who will be promoting the release of their EP "Echoes".

Music goes from 9am to 1pm!

Caracas Okanagan Mini-Tour 2015

Grateful Fed, 509 Bernard Ave, Kelowna

Our first stop in our weekend-long mini tour of the Okanagan with our friends Barefoot Caravan, who will be celebrating the release of their new EP "Echoes".

Opening the evening will be the upbeat dance Kelowna band Rainbow Rhythms.

Come on out to dance at one of the best live music venues in the Okanagan!

27th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

Millennium Village Plaza on False Creek, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Caracas will play the World Beat Stage on June the 20th! 10 local global music bands on a big outdoor stage at the Millennium Village Plaza on False Creek. Beer garden, pro lights and sound. Admission is FREE!

Free Age limit: All ages

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