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One Pin Short: planning to squeeze into one van for its tour with Reel Big Fish. Maybe it’s like one of those clown cars from the circus.

Local ska/reggae band One Pin Short is getting the chance of a lifetime this January as they join Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish on the Southwest leg of their winter tour. Reel Big Fish first got wind of the local group this summer when they were asked to play OPS’s CD release party at Jillian’s in June. Reel Big Fish liked what they heard and invited the band to join them on tour through California, Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona and Nevada. Tuesday, January 6 will bring the band home to Las Vegas for a show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

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Reel Big Fish with One Pin Short at House of Blues
Jan. 6, 7 p.m. $20-$22
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Chatting with One Pin Short (12/31/08)
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No stranger to the road, the band is looking forward to getting the chance to play in historic venues like the Fillmore in San Francisco and of course for the hometown crowd in Las Vegas. Their previous tours have taken them all over the country, but they are relishing the chance to be on a ticket with ska masters Reel Big Fish.

The Weekly will be checking in with the band throughout their journey to keep up on life on the tour. When we checked in with Open Pin Short on the road recently, they were about to do a sound check in Tempe, Az. for Monday’s show at The Marquee Theater.

Drummer Jordan Rosenthal relayed, over the sounds of various horns warming up in the background, that the trip has been really exciting so far, because “every show has been sold out.”

Hopefully that will carry on as the band rolls into Vegas for Tuesday night’s show and then hits the highway for gigs in Denver and Omaha.

Thus far, one of the highlights has been OPS’ stop in San Fran. “We played the Fillmore, and pretty much it hasn’t changed in its vibe since the ‘70s.” Rosenthal said. “It was super chill and the show was awesome.”

With a local crowd hopefully turning out to support these hometown favorites, Tuesday’s show at the House of Blues should be one more for them to add to the memory books.

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