CARACAS (click to go to the bio!)

An explosive musical experiment that smashes together Punk rock, Ska beats, Jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, tons of Latin mojo and a kickass live show.

Caracas in the recording studio! 

We are in the process of recording our new EP under the expert guidance of South African producer/engineer Dylan Ellis (Hokum, Rami Lakkis, etc). It will take a few weeks to record 4 songs: "Bring on the Playtime", "Fairy Dust Mofo", "Running" and "Pond of Dreams".

Although these are titles we've recorded in the past, don't be fooled - you've never heard them played this way before! Thanks to our new family members Heather (trumpet), Enmanuel (drums) and Luis (bass), we have finally achieved the way the songs were always meant to sound like -- big enough to blast through any festival sound system! :D

We're very excited for what we will share with you in the coming year..and beyond!


Pre-production at Vancouver Rockspace Studios

Tracking trumpets, drums, guitar and bass at The Farm Studios

Recording guitar overdubs at DeVille Studios

Producer Dylan Ellis shares a little preview of what's to come!



Caracas shoots their third photo-shoot! 

On an early Sunday morning in April, stellar photographer Paul Joseph (, stylist extraordinaire Ana Jost (Official Facebook page) and superb makeup/hair artist Merrissa Vogan, met us at the East Van Studios to shoot the band's new awesome promo shots!

Here's a behind the scenes video of how it all went down! (The soundtrack is our song "Pond of Dreams" live at the Jarabe de Palo show at the Rickshaw Theater!)


What a show at the Rickshaw! 

The Jarabe de Palo / Los Furios / Caracas show at the epic Rickshaw Theater was one for posterity! The sold-out venue packed almost 650 dancing and singing fans under one roof, everyone bringing their best face to see Pau Dones and his band Jarabe de Palo play for the first time in Vancouver, as part of their massive "Tour Americano 2015". We also celebrated the 15th Anniversary of long-running CiTR 101.9FM music and variety show "The Morning After Show", hosted by the excellent (and very busy!) Oswaldo Perez, who has been also throwing shows across the mainland featuring local talent and Latin imports, such as La Gusana Ciega, Mama Pulpa, and now, Jarabe de Palo! Many thanks to all the sponsors and supporting organizers, including Acsenda School and VanMusic, who have supported Caracas since the beginning!

Caracas played a tight 30 minute set, getting the crowd warmed up and excited! We got them to sing along to "Dale a Tu Bongo", entertained them with our Venezuelan rhythms and Cuatro strumming, and left them primed for our follow-up, the awesome ska-punk rockers Los Furios!

We have some videos to share with you all soon! Thanks for all your support, if you were there, or there in spirit!
Keep on keeping on!
Javier, Victor, Luis, Enmanuel and Heather!

Caracas and Los Furios open for JARABE DE PALO! 

It's Official! Caracas and local ska punk heroes Los Furios are set to open for multiple Latin Grammy winners, JARABE DE PALO, all the way from Spain! Get your tickets NOW at Highlife Records, Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Horses Records, Neptoon Records and The Laughing Bean Coffee Co.! :D Woohooo!
 (Clicking the image sends you to the Facebook event page, where you can find more information!)


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Upcoming Shows

Trout Lake Summer Series 2015

Trout Lake Park, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Bring the family for a FREE live show at Trout Lake Community Centre outdoor performance area (eastside of building).

There will be a BBQ and a kids art station.

And a loud, fun Latin rock band playing for everyone!


Abbotsford's The Network Concert

Brothers Bowling and Billiards, 33550 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

13 great bands at the excellent Brothers Bowling and Billiards - it's THE NETWORK, Abbotsford biggest rock concert event of 2015!

Featuring My Mother the Carjacker, Liars and Lions, Chilled Clarity, Bridges to Royal, 10 Ton Tiger and 8 more awesome bands!


Burrard Inlet Fish Festival 2015

Rocky Point Park, Port Moody

It's the 3rd Burrard Inlet Fish Fest at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody!

This community engaged art event begins Friday evening with bannock and “jam”, food and music.

Caracas will perform along other great musicians on Saturday, September 26th.

Returning to this year’s event is a green, solar, wind and bicycle powered performance stage, by the totally excellent GPE Green Power Events!


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