Reel Big Fish Bring Ska to Irving Plaza

Reel Big Fish play a packed show at Irving Plaza in support of their 2012 album 'Candy Coated Fury'

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Reel Big Fish play a show at Irving Plaza in support of their latest album "Candy Coated Fury". Photos by Michel Dussack
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First on the bill was Dan Potthast, armed with just his voice and an acoustic guitar. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Dan also serves as the vocalist for MU330 when he isn't out doing solo material. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up were New York based Ska band Pilfers. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Pilfers' drummer James Blanck shrouded in green lights. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitarist Nick Bacon shredding right at the edge of the stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist Anna Milat-Meyer stayed mostly at the back of the stage during the set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Trombonist and keyboardist Vinny Nobile also provided backup vocals for the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Vocalist Coolie Ranx motions for the crowd to sing along with the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Reel Big Fish played a set that lasted almost two hours, and drew from all over their 20-year career. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band technically doesn't contain any original members other than their vocalist, however, everyone on stage is more than talented. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Aaron Barrett, guitarist and lead vocalist for the band, kicks while rocking out. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Saxophonist Matt Appleton, along with the rest of the band, providing backing vocals throughout the night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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John Christianson, trumpet player for Reel Big Fish. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Dan Regan, trombonist for the band, has been with Reel Big Fish since 1994, making him almost an original member of the group. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band's set included their breakthrough single "Sell Out", though the enthusiastic crowd gave every song an equally warm reception. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist and backup vocalist Derek Gibbs. The crowd was rowdy throughout the whole night, making songs like "Thank You for Not Moshing" extremely ironic. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Perhaps the most unique thing about Reel Big Fish is hearing five members of the band sing choruses together. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Aaron poses for a photo while rocking out. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While Reel Big Fish are no longer at the level of fame that they once attained, their loyal following and infectious music make their shows incredibly fun and energetic. Photos by Michel Dussack
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