by Daniel Hill
Reel Big Fish is coming to the Pageant on Tuesday, January 15, and we have a pair of tickets right here at RFT Music headquarters just waiting for you. The band will be joined on stage by the Pilfers and Dan Potthast of hometown ska heroes MU330.
To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go! Be creative. You may enter in the comments or on our Facebook or Twitter pages, links to which you can find below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you.
RFT Music writer Allison Babka had this to say about the show in our print critic's picks this week:
Mainstream ska-punk bands often get thrown onto '90s fad lists, lumped together with Hypercolor T-shirts and Gak as "that thing that happened that one time." But despite pop radio's quick dismissal of the genre, bands such as Reel Big Fish have continued to skank away with energetic brass, distorted guitar and catchy lyrics for more than twenty years. Relentless touring with third-wave ska standouts such as Less Than Jake, Goldfinger and Let's Go Bowling has ensured that RBF fans get the most bang for their concert buck, and with the Pilfers and St. Louis' own Dan Potthast on the Pageant bill, this show will be no exception.
Check out the music video for their song "I Dare You to Break My Heart" from the band's latest album Candy Coated Fury: