Formed in 1991, Skank is heavily influenced by bands like UB40 and the Wailers (the band's name was taken from Bob Marley's "Easy Skanking"). But they are also inspired by Brazilian soul artists like Jorge Benjor and Tim Maia, who fused the American sounds of Sly Stone and George Clinton with the rhythmical patterns of samba. They are currently touring in support of their fifteenth release, Estandarte, released in late 2008.
The show kicks off at 11 p.m. at Club Cinema, at 3251 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach. Tickets cost $49 to $59. Call 305-342-3180, or visit skankusa.com.
Sat., June 27, 11 p.m., 2009