February 1, 2017
December 21, 2016
Tickets to the Mxpx, Five Iron Frenzy, and Dogwood show in San Diego on January 13th are almost sold out, get tickets here. Tickets to the Ventura show are about half sold, get tickets here. Now is the perfect opportunity to get your tickets so order fast before they are gone for good! Check out the ultra cool posters for both shows, below. Continued →
December 3, 2016
I have added a couple old albums from last decade to the IVM Bandcamp page. You can find albums from Short 4 Robert (Third Wave Ska), Terra Firma (Spirit Filled Hardcore), and The Distance Between (Melodic Punk Rock). I still have a few other independent releases here in my collection that I’ll be posting soon so stay tuned to that page. Continued →
December 2, 2016
Tickets are on sale now for Mxpx, Five Iron Frenzy, and Dogwood on January 13th in San Diego, CA. and January 14th in Ventura, CA. More info can be found below or click here. Anyone going to this? Speaking of Five Iron Frenzy, have any of you pre-ordered their classic album “Upbeats and Beatdowns” on Vinyl yet? Continued →
November 29, 2016
November 26, 2016
November 23, 2016
The festivities of Five Iron Frenzy day (yesterday) has brought us news of the band’s now classic album “Upbeats and Beatdowns” getting the vinyl treatment. “Upbeats and Beatdowns” was this band’s eclectic debut record, released 20 years ago on 5 Minute Walk Records. This awesome vinyl pressing will be handled by SMLXL Vinyl and shipped out in March 2017. Pre-order now right here. I’m holding out hope for the rest of their discography on vinyl and can’t wait to own it all! This album will be mastered for vinyl. Continued →
November 1, 2016
March 28, 2015
Check out the debut music video from Little Blue Light! They’re an up-and-coming band from the UK, and they play a fun and eclectic mix of Ska, Swing, Folk, Rock, Reggae, and Ragtime! It appears that they don’t have an official release out yet, but the word is that they’re going to be heading into the studio to record their debut album in the near future! Continued →
November 23, 2014
In honor of Five Iron Frenzy Day yesterday (the day of their breakup back in 2003), the band has posted a new music video. The video is for the great punk with horns track “So Far” and can be seen below. The band’s latest album “Engine of a Million Plots” is available now wherever fine music is sold. Also, head to their webstore here for some awesome merch and special deals. Continued →
July 30, 2014
November 22, 2013
Five Iron Frenzy returns after ten years “in the grave,” but is this the comeback album fans are hoping for? Read on to find out.
May 20, 2013
[Update: You can now purchase on iTunes here] IVM Presents: No Lost Cause “Ep” Stream. This is the final mixed/mastered version. NO LOST CAUSE is a New Jersey based independent punk-ska band, who will release their debut self titled ep in June. More info coming soon. You can check out the ep stream below. [Facebook] [Twitter] [Purchase on iTunes] Continued →
May 15, 2013
November 8, 2012
November 4, 2012
The OC Supertones “For the Glory” review. Disagree with the score all you want, it’s not going to change the fact that I absolutely LOVE this album and will listen to it for years to come…..
October 31, 2012
Check out my interview with Jason Carson (Drummer) of The OC Supertones
October 30, 2012
October 26, 2012
October 13, 2012
September 17, 2012
The return of ska is in our scope. Prepare for it’s comeback in the form of “The Sinner’s Songbook” by long running ska-core band, The Insyderz.
August 27, 2012
July 2, 2012
June 5, 2012
Destroy Nate Allen is back with their first studio quality full-length, backed by a full band! Check out this review of what may possibly be the funnest album of 2012.
May 11, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from The Dingees for their track “Chaos Control” (off “Armageddon Massive 1998 BEC Recordings). These guys were somewhat of a “super group” when they first formed. The band originally had members of The OC Supertones in the band before they were signed. Then Ethan Luck (Relient K, Demon Hunter, Value Pac, Project 86, Pax, etc.) and Matt Hernandez (Ex-Unashamed) joined, and Dave Chevalier (formerly of OC Supertones). The band had a very Rancid-esque sound when they made their major label debut in 1998. By the time “Crucial Conspiracy” hit, most of that “punk” sound was gone in favor or reggae-dub. The band last released “Rebel Soul Sound System” in 2010. I booked these guys a few times when I was a teenager in the 90’s before they were signed and they always put on a fun show. [Wikipedia] Continued →
April 15, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Detroit Ska band, The Insyderz, and their song “Jigsaw” from the 1998 album “Fight Of My Life” (KMG Records). The band recently announced that they have begun recording their new album, “The Sinner’s Songbook” which will hopefully see a release later this year. Continued →
March 31, 2012
March 25, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Five Iron Frenzy for their song/video “Handbook for the Sellout” taken from the album “Our Newest Album Ever” (1997 5 Minute Walk Records). There were only a few Five Iron Frenzy music videos made and this is one of them. This album and “Electric Boogaloo 2” rank as my favorite FIF releases. Check out the video below. Continued →
March 5, 2012
So the O.C. Supertones are back together. And Five Iron Frenzy just wowed the world by showing that they have more supportive fans than anyone else. And I think somewhere, the Insyderz are doing something ska-related.
What the heck?
I considered ska my favorite music in early high school (1999-2002) and for most of that time, the Supertones were my favorite band. Continued →