Critical Mass (American band)

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Critical Mass
Left to right: Valladares, Lethridge, Kamalian, Barry-Smith
Background information
Origin San Francisco, United States
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1992–2000
Labels Moon Records
Past members Michael Valladares
Jeff Kamalian
Chris Barry-Smith
Ross Stevenson
Musashi Lethridge
UC Buu

Critical Mass is a ska band, formed in 1992, from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band has played shows with The Skatalites, The Untouchables, and others. They won the award for Best Ska Group at the 1998 SF Weekly Music Awards (Wammies); received a 1998 California Music Awards (Bammies) Nomination for Outstanding Ska Artist, as well as performing at the Awards show; and the 1996 TicketMaster National Showcase.



  • Michael Valladares - vocals, saxophone, keyboards (1992-2000)
  • Jeff Kamalian - guitar, vocals (1992-2000)
  • Chris Barry-Smith - drums (1992-2000)
  • Ross Stevenson - bass (1992-1996)
  • Musashi Lethridge - bass, vocals (1996-2000)
  • UC Buu - vocals (1997-2000)


  1. ^ Bamboozled at Critical Mass website

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