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MU330 stream new single “Don’t Worry Don’t Stress”

California ska band MU330 have released a brand new song called “Don’t Worry Don’t Stress.” The single was released in response to the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, including the rise of neo-nazi groups. In conjunction with Asian Man Records, all of the proceeds generated from this single will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center in the fight for peace worldwide.

A statement from the band reads:

MU330 rejects the violence and hate speech of alt right nazis in Charlottesville. White supremacy must be stomped out and uprooted from this country. Let’s throw these tired ideas in the garbage once and for all. There should be no safe space anywhere on the political spectrum for a group of people that advocate genocide, anti-Semitism, and the oppression of minorities. As a country, we need to stop defending such vile behavior. This has to stop, and our president must be held accountable for defending such hateful ideology. Are you thinking, “wait, I’m a conservative and I’m not a racist!”? That’s great! The good news is that you can be a conservative while rejecting nazis and a racist president that defends them.

100% of all donations from downloading this new MU330 tune will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Peace, MU330

You can stream the song below and make a donation directly to the Bandcamp page.



Dan Potthast releases music video for “Thank You”

Dan Potthast has released a music video for his song “Thank You,” featuring a bunch of clips from shows he’s played in fans’ living rooms and backyards over the past year. You can check it out below.

The track appears on Dan’s latest solo album My Living Room, which was released on CD last year, and will be released on vinyl this March through Asian Man Records.



Voodoo Glow Skulls announce December tour

SoCal ska-core veterans Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced a southwest US tour this December, with Mustard Plug and Dan Potthast (of MU330) on select dates. Check out the dates below.

The band’s latest full-length, Break The Spell was released in 2012 on Smelvis Records, and they’re supposedly working on a new album to be released through  California Street Music.



Stream new solo songs by Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Dan Potthast, etc on new benefit comp

So this is pretty cool.  Russ Rankin of Good Riddance along with Dan Potthast, Johnny Dodds of Tater Famine and a couple others have contributed some acoustic songs to a little compilation benefiting the Neighborhood House Charter School.  Here’s a not from the organizer regarding what its all about:

“On April 15th, 2013, Martin Richard was tragically killed in the Boston Marathon Bombing. He was 8 years old. Around the same time, our good friend Bryan McPherson was heading towards Santa Cruz on tour. Originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts, the same area of Boston as the Richard family, he recorded a song with all proceeds going to a fund set up for Martin Richard through his school. Inspired by this and the actions of other close friends and family in the Boston area, we decided to record a short compilation record of a few of the many talented musicians in our hometown of Santa Cruz.

This mini-comp will be a digital only release with 100% of proceeds going directly to Martin’s school, the Neighborhood House Charter School. All the songs are acoustic, original and unreleased! We encourage you to buy the comp and/or donate directly to Martin’s school and family.”

Give the comp a listen below.



Contest: See Reel Big Fish at Irving Plaza in NYC

Hey, NYC ska fans! We have a contest for you. Reel Big Fish is playing a gig at Irving Plaza on January 28, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets. Just fill out the form below. We’ll contact the winner on Monday.

If you don’t win, you can always buy tickets here.

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Dan Potthast (of MU330) and Pilfers to support Reel Big Fish on U.S. tour

Third-wave ska punkers Reel Big Fish have announced that they will be supported by Pilfers and Dan Potthast (of MU330) on their U.S. tour.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

 

 



Free music: Members of Bouncing Souls, Aggrolites, MU330, more play children’s music for Mike Park’s Fun Fun Records

Click here to check out some free tracks from 3rd-wave ska punk icon Mike Park (of Skankin’ Pickle, The Chinkees, Bruce Lee Band, more) and his new label Fun Fun Records (opposite of Park’s long-running label Asian Man Records), focused on releasing children’s music from primarily well-known punk musicians.

The sampler features tracks by Dan Potthast (Mu330, Dan P & The Bricks), Kepi Ghoulie (Groovin’ Ghoulies), Jesse Wagner (The Aggrolites), Greg Antonio (The Bouncing Souls), and Mike Park himself.



Ska Weekender Interview: Dan Potthast

So it’s sad to say that right now we’re wrapping up the Ska Weekender series but we’re happy that it’s with none other that Dan Potthast.  Now, these questions definitely weren’t written for the one man band that is Dan Potthast but he definitely gave us some of the best answers.  Check them out here.

The Ska Weekender kicks off TONIGHT in Adelaide and if there is one thing we know it’s that there isn’t any better way to kick off those winter chills than getting ridiculous and owning a dance floor.  It’s not too late so you can get more info here and come along to a show.  It’s going to be the best.



Video: Dan Potthast (MU330) performs 3 new solo songs

Dan Potthast of MU330 is the latest artist to appear on the Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Sessions.

He plays three new songs: “Beautiful Night,” “I Miss Missing You” and “Hold Me Now” and you can check them all out here.



Dying Scene Presents: Ska Weekender Festival 2012

Dying Scene is incredibly chuffed to announce that, for the second year running, we’ll be presenting the Ska Weekender Festival held over the 8th, 9th and 10th of June.  Also for the second year running the tour will take in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney over three crazy nights / hungover days.

In tow this year is a man who is no stranger to the Ska Weekender Festival and no stranger to Ska. Better known for his vocal contribution to MU330 but these days focussing on his solo material, Dan Potthast never leaves a crowd unsatisfied.

Then we’ve got the rest of the line-up which includes a raucous pool of talent from Australia and NZ.  The festival includes The Bennies, God God Dammit Dammit, Son of Dad, Phat Meegz, Roofdog (NZ), Give or Take, Area-7, The Operators, Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, Chris Duke & The Royals, Backy Skank, Kujo Kings, Sublime With Billy, The My Tys, Steel City Allstars, Jobstopper and Handball Deathmatch.  Get your head around these line-ups here.  Stay tuned to DS as we do another “all-ska-all-the-time” interview series with the bands.



Pentimento Music Co. announces “Campfire Tour,” feat. Toh Kay (Streetlight Manifesto), Dan Potthast, Sycamore Smith

Independent label Pentimento Music Company has just announced their 2012 “Pentimento Campfire Tour,” featuring their lineup of acoustic singer-songwriters, including Toh Kay (Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifest0,) Dan Potthast (MU330, The Bricks) and Sycamore Smith. You can find all the dates (U.S./Canada) here.

All three artists will be supporting new full-length releases: Toh Kay’s “Streetlight Lullabies” (our review here), Dan P & The Bricks with “Watch Where You Walk” and Sycamore Smith’s “Redux” collection. In addition, Pentimento will be working to help the release of an upcoming Streetlight Manifesto original album this summer.



Founder of Asian Man Records starts new label Fun Fun Records focusing on childrens music

Mike Park, founder of long running Asian Man Records has launched a new label called Fun Fun Records, which will focus on releasing music for children and “all things positive.”  There are already releases planned from Kepi Goulie, Dan Potthast, Greg Attonito and Shanti Wintergate but no specific details other than that.

Check out their facebook page here.



Album Review: Toh Kay / Dan Potthast split – You By Me: Volume 1

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Being a longtime fan of Kalnoky-related bands such as Catch 22, Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, and, of course, Streetlight Manifesto, I was happy to hear that singer/songwriter Tomas Kalnoky would be embarking on a solo acoustic project under the name of Toh Kay. I couldn’t wait to hear some new material.

So when Pentimento Music Company announced that Toh Kay and Mu330 singer Dan Potthast would be doing a split covering each other’s work, I immediately pre-ordered it, expecting no less than the best of both artists.

However, when the album’s single, entitled “I’ve Set Sail,” was released, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. The song was far too cute for me. While it’s grown on me since then, I still think it’s the weakest track of the album.

The next four Toh Kay tracks give us that Kalnoky style that we all know and love, while revealing some new diversity, as well. It’s clear that he spent a lot of time reworking these songs to form something unique.

Potthast, on the other hand, seemed to be more conservative with his covers. Now, tracks 6-10 are fine covers, but they just lack some originality. They all fall victim to the ska beat at some time or another. Which, again, is fine, but they just don’t have the same feel as the originals.

My personal favorites are Downtown, Got Through Another One, A Moment of Silence, and Watch It Crash.

Does this album break any new ground for either artist? Not really. But is it fun and worth a listen? You bet it is.