Save Ferris Links

The Unofficial Save Ferris Page: This page is updated often and well
Unofficial Save Ferris: This page doesn't seem to be updated very often but it offers good pics, info, and is a really good site
Superspy Save Ferris Page: This page is only for frame enabled browsers(I think), but it has the info before any website
Save Ferris Page: Nice to look at, but not much info
SF Digested Mailing List: Every Save Ferris fan should go to this page and join the mailing list. It gives total info about the band, plus you can share your thoughts with other Save Ferris fans
Official Save Ferris Site: it sucks, but it's official

L.A. Times Concert Review of Save Ferris by Sara Scribner

Save Ferris Highlights Pros and Cons of Ska

Ska is hot, no doubt about it. Riding high on the popularity of the genre's peppy, infectious skip beats, horns and clean vocals, the Orange County band Save Ferris brought it's ska-meets-big-band sound to the Palace on Friday night. Like other California outfits surfing the Jamaica-bred style's third wave, Save Ferris underscored ska's attractions and it's drawbacks. The young group also harks back to the old age of jazz a la the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and it's sound is tailor-made for playing live. Though it's members don't always seem adept at their instruments, the compensated with enthusiasm and sheer numbers-seven in all, including a full-blown horn section, which made for a big, bold yet knobby-kneed sound. Monique Powell's voice hinted of No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, but she's a sultrier, bluesier singer, tossing off the tough and flip "Goodbye" before being sunk by the band's most ridiculous number, "Spam." Save Ferris' real problem is capsulized in it's hit, a version of the 1983 Dexy's Midnight Runners song "Come On Eileen." Despite being recast with ska underpinings, it is so nostalgic and reverent to the original that it makes Puff Daddy seem like an originator. Though, the group's clean set epitomized good, clean fun, Save Ferris simply didn't offer enough substance or originality beyond it's retro shadings to indicate that ska's third wave comes even close to it's earlier, more inspired ones.
Marc    Reportedly    Leaving!

Marc Harismendy, the drummer of Save Ferris and definitely only punker in the band is reportedly leaving Save Ferris. He says that he hates the road and his last show will be December 27 at the Glass House in Pomona(a show that was supposed to be my first Save Ferris show but it sold out quickly). Well, I know I'll miss Marc. He is a great drummer and I wish him luck on his new life. Condolences to all Save Ferris fans.

Tour Dates

1/22-Las Vegas, NV-Huntridge
1/23-San Diego, CA-Bud Bowl 98
1/24-Santa Barbara, CA-The Hub at UCSB
1/26-Palo Alto, CA-The Edge
1/27-Carmichael, CA-El Dorado Saloon
1/29-Eugene, OR-The Wild Duck
1/30-Portland, OR-La Luna
1/31-Seattle, WA-Rckndy

(with Sugar Ray)
2/8-Toronto, Ontario-RPM Warehouse
2/9-Montreal, Quebec-Le Spectrum
2/11-Boston, MA-The Roxy
2/12-New York, NY-Roseland
2/13-Washington, DC-9:30 Club
2/14-Philadelphia, PA-Electric Factory
2/16-Columbus, OH-Newport Music
2/17 Milwaukee, WS-Modjeska Theatre
I'll copy down some more tomorrow!

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Akiva Gottlieb
Los Angeles, CA
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