Free Lobster Buffet was formed in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 2004. Since then the band has performed up and down the east coast from Virginia to New York City. The Buffet’s influences extend from traditional first-wave ska legends like The Skatalites and Dandy Livingston to modern geniuses like The Pietasters, Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. Blending catchy originals and creative cover songs, the Buffet has a well-earned reputation for high-energy, very loud ska shows and one of the best horn sections in music. Their performances often cause fits of skanking and spontaneous joy in even in the most grumpy, sedentary people on the planet (we’re talking to you, Rockville, yeah you heard us).