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.


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!!

First show of 2016! 

Hello friends! We are starting our year with a cool little show at the super rad Lanalou's Rock n Roll Eatery (http://livevan.com/lanalous)
on March 17th, where we played once before back in 2012, when Caracas was just starting, and it was only Javier and Victor! This time around we were invited by our buddies from the very danceable ska band The Upside (www.theupsideband.com). Big Madge (www.bigmadge.com) will play as well!

Here's the FB event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1684218218503163/

Come on out, and see you there!

Thanks for a rocking 2015, see you in 2016! 

We had a blast playing our last show of the year with Disco Funeral and Reset to Beautiful at the amazing Red Room Ultra Bar. Thank you to everyone who came out to dance and have a good time - what a great way for us to start our much needed break to rest from a crazy awesome year and to write new material! Keep on keeping on, gang, and see you in 2016! Check out these pics taken by our friends Kevin, Gemma and Thomas! PLOMO CON EL HAMPA!


 

Watch "Bring on the Playtime" Music Video, and come to our last show! 

After months of hard work, polishing and mixing the song with our producer buddy Dylan (plus adding percussion tracks with our new drummer Greg), and working with our filmmaker buddy Shaun Walford, shooting video around Vancouver, we finally crossed the finish line - and are now super proud of the result! Can't wait to share it with you! Check out the video on YouTube below, or go to our Facebook page and watch it there (over 12,000 views and over 50 shares in less than two weeks! woohoo!)

Huge thanks to Shaun Walford (his company Shot by a Ninja is def worth your time!) for the spectacular work on the video, and to Dylan Ellis (his official Facebook page has all the goodies!) for the incredible work recording and mixing "Bring on the Playtime"! (And just wait until he's done mixing the other three songs that will be included in our upcoming EP in the Spring of 2016!)

For now, we will be playing our last show in a few months as we take a break to write new songs and rest from the crazy year that just passed! Don't miss your chance to catch us live this coming Saturday, December 5th at the Red Room Ultra Bar on Hastings and Richards, downtown Vancouver (check out the poster below). What an awesome venue, and what a great way to close the year!

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive so far in this journey with us - hard to believe it's been almost 5 years! :D See you in 2016!
Go Caracas Go!


 

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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