Tag: Ska

December 3, 2016

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November 23, 2016

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Five Iron Frenzy "Upbeats and Beatdowns" Get the Vinyl Treatment

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

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Little Blue Light - The Key

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

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Five Iron Frenzy - So Far

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 →

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The Dingees - Chaos Control

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

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The Insyderz - Jigsaw

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

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Metaphysical Monday: The Resurrection of Ska

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 →

February 16, 2011