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Old 01-25-03, 03:35 AM
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ska ska ska USA 2003...?

so, i have a question for those ska fans out there, what active ska bands do you know of (in the USA)?

here is my very brief list:
Chris Murray
The Slackers (and related bands - i.e. Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady Seven)
The Toasters

also, what type of ska are they? i.e. punk-ska, 3rd Wave, Old School, etc... (who are they comparable to? and you can get obscure: the Elevators, 3 Minute Hero, The Adjusters, etc.; or obvious: Hepcat, the Toasters, the Specials, etc.)

this comes up because i'm resurging into ska. i haven't listened to my ska cds in awhile.. but i recently started again beginning with early Johnny Socko! and moving into the (quite) short-lived Slapstick (excellent punkska).. i just listened to Mephiskapheles and am currently listening to ND's own (and late) ska band 3 Minute Hero. so...

anyway, the question still stands: what active US ska bands do you know of?

i noticed that the toasters are playing at the Skappleton Festival in Appleton, WI in May. I'm happy to know that this festival is still going on!

(on the international scene, i am depressed to learn that Dr. Ring-Ding and the Senior Allstars have parted ways, and that Buster Bloodvessel [of Bad Manners] has passed away - not that it is too much of a surprise...)
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Old 01-25-03, 10:00 AM
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heres punk ska thats awesome

big d and the kids table(great boston ska i just recently bought there cd good luck)

common rider(they play alot of different types of music some is ska rock some is ska punk and some is alternative)

op ivy (one of the first punk ska bands ever)

choking victim (skacore)

catch 22 (awesome ska band)

berlin project(good band)

suicide machines(good band)

rancid (there early stuff is ska

nofx (there early stuff is ska)

capdown(another great ska band)

distorted penguins(good ska band)

link 80(awesome ska band)

mad caddies(cool ska band)

hippos(cool ska band)

mustard plug(yet another good band)

reel big fish(another good ska band)

sublime(you should already know there great)

leately i have just been listening to punk ska there all awesome bands
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Old 01-25-03, 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by DrRingDing
[....] (on the international scene [....]
.... maybe after you have tried all the current US bands recommended in this thread at your request, you'd consider checking out the defunct Brit band The Ruts?

Might as well just get the "Best of"....

Best of: something that I said

.... as they didn't release much before the lead singer OD'd and the follow-up band moved in a different direction.

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Old 01-25-03, 04:05 PM
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Since I'm not a fan of ska, the only active ska bands I know about feature friends of mine:
First Grade Crush (ska-punk - have 2 albums on Jump Up! Records)
Corey Dixon and the Zvooks (traditional ska)
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