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.


First gig with our new bandmates! 

After a few months in the jamspace practicing our songs with Isaac and Andrew, we were ready to hit the stage! Thanks to Ben from Elevator Music we got that chance by playing at one of the oldest pubs in Vancouver, Pat's Pub (first opened in 1914 and home to many amazing jazz musicians over the decades!).

Here's a video of our last song of the night, "Fairy Dust Mofo" (thanks Kathy!)

We played with our old friends, Some Kind of Acronym (S.K.A.) and the brass-laden Brehdren!

See you at our next gig!!

 

Feliz 2018! Introducing...the Godwin brothers! 

Its been a while since our last post so here it is -- we've been busy teaching our songs - and coming up with new ones - with our two new awesome band mates: Andrew and Isaac Godwin!

Andrew will replace our drummer Shawn who moved to Vancouver island with his family, and Isaac will replace our on-and-off bassist Luis for a more permanent position!

May you all have a rocking new year!!

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!



 

Previous events

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!

May2

Caracas rocks the Big Rock Urban Brewery!

Big Rock Urban Brewery, 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Favorite local craft beer brewers Big Rock is opening their new eatery on West 4th, and to celebrate this epic event they are getting bands to play every day!

So come on out to discover why this excellent beer goes so well with their menu - and with Latin rock!

To seal the deal, the opening solo act for the evening will be no other than Kyle Fury, of Los Furios!

If you're coming with a group, make sure to book a table online here: http://www.opentable.com/big-rock-urban-eatery-reservations-vancouver?rid=166333&restref=166333

see you there!

No Cover Age limit: 19+

Barefoot Caravan - Vancouver Debut

The Woods Studios, 7 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver

Barefoot Caravan will make their debut performance in Vancouver, BC with amazing local supporting acts Caracas The Band and Chicken-Like Birds at Woods Studio.

Promoting their EP Single "Echoes" (Pre-EP Release) the Caravan is excited to make there presence known in the big city. Having toured all over BC and playing with various well known acts, it's about time they make their way to the music hub of the province. http://www.barefootcaravan.ca/

10 Age limit: All ages

Jarabe de Palo - Tour Americano 2015

The Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings, Vancouver

Latin American superstar Jarabe de Palo plays The Morning After Show 15th Anniversary Party‬ with ska-punk band Los Furios and Latin punk rockers Caracas on Tuesday March 24th!

Tickets are officially SOLD OUT!

There will be a number of tickets sold at the door, so be there early!

$25 Age limit: 19+

SuperChido Fundraiser

Seven Dining Lounge, 53 West Broadway, Vancouver

Super Chido productions is doing a fundraiser for their upcoming shows!

Come out and enjoy some dinner to the music of crooner Ross Cambrin, then groove to the reggae of Solid Red, the rocksteady of The Mean Threes and the Latin punk of Caracas!

$5 Age limit: All ages

Cineworks Year-end Party

Cineworks, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver

Join us for an evening of special screenings, live music, film trivia & cool prizes! Drop by & celebrate with us an amazing year of filmmaking & arts!!!

Open to the general public. Free admission.

Please RSVP: Limited space!!

Doors open at 8pm Special Screening & film trivia 8:30-9:30pm Live Music: 9:30- 12:00am

Featuring: Caracas, The Band Dj: Dr Jones

Free Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Nov8

Costume Ball Blues

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Astorino's Hall, 1736 Venables St., Vancouver

Sober Family Costume Dance - co-hosted and organized by the aboriginal event planners Sam George and Big Plume Big Sound!

Come have fun and dance the night away, and dress up in your favorite Halloween costumes if you like!

Door Age limit: All ages

Oct31

COPE's Monster Mash Bash

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COPE's central offices, 1965 Main St, Vancouver

Come spend your Hallowe’en with the COPE crew!

From 7 pm til late we’ll be dancing the night away with DJ Lizard of Oz and Caracas The Band!

Tickets are $15 with no one turned away for lack of funds.

We’ll have nibbles and bites for all and drinks will be $5 all night, a deal so great it's almost scary!

Bring your ghoulfriends and boofriends down to 1965 Main Street, a sp00ktacular time is sure to be a-brewin’.

Advance tickets at www.cope.bc.ca/mashbash

15 Age limit: All ages

Saturday Summer Sessions

Shipbuilders Square, Lonsdale Avenue and Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

SATURDAY SUMMER SESSIONS Where: Shipbuilders' Square, North Vancouver When: Saturdays in July & August 2014 from 3-10pm

The new Saturday Summer Sessions is an Art & Music festival that takes place in Shipbuilders' Square from July 5 - August 30. Summer Sessions features free outdoor evening concerts as well as afternoon fun for the family. Fun family activities will free interactive art for kids, face painters and "Painters at the Pier".

Every Saturday you will find a variety of food trucks, local artisan vendors and a beer garden for those 19 and over. Bring the family, bring a chair and get ready to have some summer fun on the waterfront in North Vancouver.

free / donation Age limit: All ages

Jun6

Music Waste Festival (DYOW)

Charqui Grill, 1955 Cornwall st, Vancouver

Music Waste Music Festival (DYOW) is presenting a number of shows in town - get your festival pass and come on down to the Charqui Grill free of charge to watch Caracas (with a new bassist!) and the high powered Graceland beats of Warless!

Sliding Scale $5 or free with festival pass. Age limit: All ages

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