Anyone who thinks ska is dead need look no further than the acoustic duo of Jason Wussow and Veikko Lepisto to see it alive and well. With an evident absence of the horn sections and checker-patterned neckties the genre procured in the 1990s, Woodblind takes a deeper nostalgic approach to the up-beat rhythms; think more Desmond Dekker and less Operation Ivy. Both musicians hold down impressive musical resumes, and their set of classics and originals gives off a big voice, especially for the band’s size. Paired with Wussow’s whistles and guitar, Lepisto walks along his upright bass in cheerful synchronicity.

7:30pm Sun 5/1 at Tycoons Alehouse