In celebration of their upcoming full length release “Last Place” , due out in February 2018 on Indie Vision Music, you can download Must Build Jacuzzi’s 2016 Ep “Chugz and Nugz” completely free via bandcamp here. Listen below. Fans of Ska-Pop-Punk will love this band and their catchy upbeat music. Get ready for all kinds of awesome when “Last Place” drops in 2018. The band’s first single will be released very soon and will stream right here on IVM as soon as it is ready. Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up! Continued →
October 20, 2017
October 2, 2017
Indie Vision Music is proud to announce the signing of Peoria, IL. based ska-pop-punk band, Must Build Jacuzzi to their growing roster of energetic, punk rock focused bands. Must Build Jacuzzi to Release “Last Place” on Indie Vision Music February 2018. Album to Be Available on CD/Tape/Digital and available through IVM Here (pre-orders launching November) Must Build Jacuzzi have been playing together for several years and released an ep late last year titled “Chugz and Nugz” (listen below).
Formed in a whirlpool of musical influences in central Illinois cornfields, Must Build Jacuzzi runs rampant with a wild live show and a unique take on the ska/punk genre. With influences from bands like Five Iron Frenzy to The Chariot and beyond, MBJ gives their all into their music, playing fast and fun for anyone who will hear them. To truly understand, ditch your inhibitions, jump in the pit, and start dancing! Continued →
September 10, 2017
Yep, the list you’ve all been waiting for (not really) is finally here. Feel free to offer up some laughs and critical remarks for the music I listened to the most 20 years ago. You’ll notice a heavy T&N presence and I just couldn’t help myself. There were a lot of albums and releases I found myself spinning back then and still getting plays today. I think that’s where this list falls in place, it’s the albums that had the longest lasting impact with me and had a catchy sound that I just couldn’t get enough of. I ride more on the commercial, melodic side of the market rather than all that arty ear splitting noise rock ;) I created a special Spotify play list that you can find near the end of the article. Some of these titles are out of print and only available in YouTube form so enjoy those unheard hits within the article. Remember kids, “some” of these releases may not have the best language so if you get queasy at the thought of dirty words from the general market (do we still use the word ‘secular’?) bands, you may want to skip those parts. So check out my faves below and don’t forget to check out “The Best of 2007” list which can be found here. Hop in your time machine and let’s get ready to party like its 1997! Continued →
August 31, 2017
August 9, 2017
Check out the brand new A Broken Line song titled “Teeth”. This energetic and raw punk/ska song showcases a talented band on the rise and makes for a unique listening experience not heard from a Christian band in years. Check them out and give this song a listen.
Five Iron Frenzy have just announced two upcoming California shows with those classic glam-punks, Squad Five-0. Shows will take place on October 13th in San Francisco at The Social SF and October 14th at The Roxy in Hollywood. Both shows will feature SQUAD FIVE-0, back in action after nearly a decade of hiatus. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am. More info below.
July 17, 2017
The O.C. Supertones are finishing up work on their final Live recording which will be called simply, “Live Vol. 2”. It was recorded and filmed at their final show on June 3rd 2017. There is also going to be a film to go along with it. It was a great show and a wonderful farewell to a band whose ministry has touched many across the globe. I am sure this recording and film will combine all the best elements of their final show and make it an unforgettable listening experience.
July 4, 2017
Mikee Bridges (Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann, Tom Fest Founder) is putting together a “Tom Fest Family Reunion” for this September up in Stevenson, Washington. He has posted a crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo to raise funds for this very special festival and to keep admission completely free. Find out more and contribute to the campaign right here. Continued →
June 6, 2017
The show this past Saturday night was an incredible experience. It was bittersweet in the fact that they put on a fantastic, entertaining, and emotional show while at the same time effectively ending their more than two decade career as a band. Continued →
April 21, 2017
Update: The “Red Smoke” FIF Vinyl of “Our Newest Album Ever” is now sold out. SMLXL Vinyl is on a roll lately with their fantastic vinyl releases. Today it has been announced that Five Iron Frenzy’s 2nd full length “Our Newest Album Ever” which released in fall of 1997 on 5 Minute Walk Records and includes my favorite song of all time, “Every New Day”, as well hits like “Handbook for the Sellout”, “Blue Comb 78”, “Banner Year”, “Oh Canada”, and “Most Likely to Succeed” is getting the vinyl treatment for the first time. Continued →
April 18, 2017
March 23, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 12, 2017
It’s bittersweet news I announce today. Well loved Orange County, CA. ska/punk band The O.C. Supertones have indeed announced their last show ever and 20th anniversary celebration of the classic album “Supertones Strike Back” taking place at Shoreline Church in San Clemente, CA. June 3rd with Pax 217 opening the show. Tickets go on sale March 17th at OCSUPERTONES.com for $20ea. There is also an awesome “Ultimate Fan Experience” ticket available for $200 that includes a whole bunch of fun activities and goodies that you can read more about below (on sale now). The band will be playing the whole “Supertones Strike Back” album in full plus plenty of other classic tunes. I grew up listening to this band and over 20 years later I can count myself (and a few of our family members) as fans. While I am saddened by the announcement that this band will be no more in the future, I am comforted by the fact that us fans will get one last opportunity to enjoy their music in a live setting. It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the release of the definitive Supertones album “Supertones Strike Back”. Join the event page on Facebook here.
March 6, 2017
March 4, 2017
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 →