Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7 This Sunday Afternoon @ Benders!

The Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7 is playing tomorrow afternoon at Bender’s. Heard of it? It’s on 19th and South Van Ness and they don’t serve fried pickles anymore. They start at 3:30pm and will play until about 6:30pm.

You may recognize the group from that Give ‘em the Boot Vol.1 Hellcat compilation that everyone had in high school. Expect some old school instrumental ska and rocksteady sounds with a heaping of jazzy improvisation.

Dave is the sax player for the Slackers, a great NYC ska/rocksteady/reggae group that everyone tried to sound like (including me!). He will be joined by percussionist Larry McDonald, a Jamaican legend who played with pretty much everybody that mattered (no big deal, just the Skatalites, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, and Lee Perry to name a few). The group will be filled out with members of Hepcat and the English Beat! It’s an all-star lineup all the way.

The 19-year-old rude boy in me is losing his shit right now. Caution: you can’t hang your Vespa up on the bike racks at Bender’s.

8 Responses to “Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7 This Sunday Afternoon @ Benders!”

  1. [...] horizon of this chilly, chilly weekend (burrrr) is some good ole ska/rocksteady/jazz music. Mission Mission is happy to give a shout out to the Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7 band, which is playing today at Benders at around 3pm. You gotta love live music at matinee hours. I [...]

  2. ALS says:


    Let’s let stand in this line stand in for “ska, really.”

    But let’s be honest.

    Just because it’s the only Mission bar that actually has a band, is it our new holy grounds?

    Grumble grumble “when I was a kid I’ll tell you about covers…

    • Vic Wong says:

      I’m sorry, did you want to try that zinger again and have it make sense this time? Or is this an elaborate riddle that will lead me to the treasure?

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