Omaha ska band the Bishops is heading toward its second decade as a band. The first time the band members were around came during a time when many ska-punk bands and a new wave of young punk bands were playing local venues. The Bishops re-formed some years back and find themselves one of the only bands in the genre in the region.
The Bishops perform a fun mix of two-tone ska, traditional ska and reggae. They are the go-to band in the area to play with legendary ska bands as well as currently touring national bands. The Bishops have recorded very little over their career and will be celebrating their first full-length CD Time To Move along with their 19th Anniversary show at the Slowdown on Saturday, March 29. The band will be playing with Rhythm Collective, Stonebelly, Faded and 23rd Vibration. – MarQ Manner, for the Omaha Dispatch