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“Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s” documentary launches kickstarter campaign

A new documentary being made about ska in the 90s is currently the number one project in Kickstarter’s music section.  The film has already reached it’s goal and is working towards its stretch goals.  If you want to contribute and get some awesome stuff, you can do so here!

Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s will tell the story of ska’s history throughout the first two waves in the 60s and 80s and how the third wave turned ska into an entirely new sound in the 90s and became wildly popular all around the world for a brief moment in music history.  Bands interviewed will include Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, No Doubt, Save Ferris, Hepcat, Goldfinger, The Aquabats, The Mad Caddies, Fishbone, Sublime, The Toasters, The Specials, and many many more.

Pouzza Fest 8 announces secound round of bands

Montreal based Pouzza Fest has announced the second round of bands  for their eighth installment. Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag headline while the robust lineup is rounded out with bands such as: Cancer Bats, Get Dead, Tsunami Bomb, with even more to be announced. For more information on the festival which takes place May 18, 19 and 20th scoot on over here.

For a look at the lineup so far check out the poster below

Reel Big Fish announce US summer tour with The Queers & Expendables

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced a US summer tour with The Queers and The Expendables. Some dates on the tour dubbed “The Beer Run” will include an “experiential beer festival, with local breweries, tastings, lectures, drinking games and more”.

Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag announce co-headlining US tour

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced more tour dates for their US tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their second album Turn the Radio Off‘. This new leg will feature co-headliners Anti-Flag (playing their 1996 debut Die for the Government) and run from January 4th through mid February. Check out all the dates and locations below.

Reel Big Fish are playing their breakthrough album “Tun The Radio Off”  in its entirety each night of the tour, the first leg of which is in progress now with Masked Intruder, PPL MVR and Stacked Like Pancakes.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury came out in 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.

Reel Big Fish announce “Turn the Radio Off” 20th anniversary tour

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced a US tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their second album Turn the Radio Off‘s release. They will be playing the record in its entirety each night of the tour.

Taking place this October and November, the tour will see the band supported by Masked Intruder, PPL MVR and Stacked Like Pancakes. See if there’s a show near you below.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury came out in 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.

Rare Breed releases free summer sampler (Slackers, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, etc.)

Rare Breed, Paper + Plastick and friends have announced the release of their free summer sampler, creatively titled “The 2016 Summer Sampler”. The release features 21 track from bands like Less Than JakeBig D and The Kid’s Table, The Slackers and Reel Big Fish.

You can download the entire sampler here. Enjoy!

Less Than Jake, Teenage Bottlerocket, Reel Big Fish & more to play Warped Tour 2016

The first round of bands playing this year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour has been announced and, like the past few years’ lineups, it’s dominated by the unbearable sounds of bands like Falling in Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, and The Maine.

However, there are a few diamonds in the rough, including Less Than Jake, Teenage Bottlerocket, Reel Big Fish, Masked Intruder, and Sum 41. In other words, the half-dozen bands the Warped Tour throws in every other year in hopes of appeasing longtime fans of the tour.

The full list of bands currently on the lineup, tour dates, tickets, etc. are available here.

DS Photo Gallery: Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends, The Maxies at The Fillmore SF (2.22.16)

Last Monday was a night of ska and acting weird at the legendary Fillmore venue here in San Francisco. Headliners Reel Big Fish are always a little bizarre during their sets, and they had help from openers Suburban Legends, and the power/pop/punk band The Maxies – originally from Greenland, now based in Southern California.

I had never seen The Maxies before, but they put on one hell of a set, all while donning skull and theatre masks resembling Phantom of The Opera. The guys have great energy, crazy stage presence, and even manage to play keyboard with their feet. They’ve been on the road with Reel Big Fish for the last six weeks, and there is no doubt the bands are a good fit for each other. You can listen to some of the band’s back catalog on their Bandcamp page.

Next to the stage was Huntington Beach’s own Suburban Legends. I love the horn section in this band, and it really does a lot to drive the sound, and definitely adds another layer of harmony. The band played a rather interesting set, covering multiple Disney songs, as well as the theme for Golden Girls (my favorite). But this may seem to pale in comparison when placed alongside Reel Big Fish’s choice of set list.

You know going into a Reel Big Fish show that there is going to be some type of outlandish or bizarre behavior coming from the stage, and bleeding out onto the dance floor. Right out the gate, the band opened with a cover of Europe’s “Final Countdown”, and went right into some tracks off “Turn The Radio Off”. Towards the latter part of their set, the band did a little medley of sorts, stating they were going to play “their one hit from the ’90s”, which then included samples of “Teen Spirit”, “My Own Worst Enemy”, “500 Miles”, and “Impression That I Get”. I honestly got the impression that the cover medley was going to on the whole night, but it was fitting and humorous. What would a RBF set be like if they didn’t cover that infamous track “Take On Me”, which is alright in my book, but I left happy after playing one of my favorites, “Beer” (both favorite in song, and also in liquid).

You can have a look at all the night’s photos below.

Big thanks to Jason, Mike, and everyone who helped with this event.

The Maxies sign to Rock Ridge Music, announce new album

Greenland-by-way-of-SoCal pop-punk titans The Maxies have just signed with Rick Ridge Music, and have announced that their sophomore album “Nuuk Them All” will be released some time this year. “We’re very excited to have our new co-conspirators in Rock Ridge Music,” says Maximum Maxie of the signing. “We will surely spare them once our evil plans are in place.”

The band’s debut full-length Greenland Is Melting was released in 2011, and they’re in the middle of their nation wide tour with Reel Big Fish and Suburban Legends. Check out some of their upcoming dates shows below.

Reel Big Fish announce European tour dates

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced some European tour dates to take place this fall.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Reel Big Fish’s latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.

Lineup announced for Warped Tour UK (Anti-Flag, Reel Big Fish, Forever Came Calling and more)

Haven’t done a Warped Tour Wednesday post in a while, so here goes!

The initial lineup has been announced for the 2015 edition of the Vans Warped Tour UK Presented by Monster Energy. Co-headlining the event will be Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides. Amongst the other performers are Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Forever Came Calling, Rob Lynch, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Memphis May Fire and a bunch more. Check out the full rundown below.

The Vans Warped Tour UK Presented by Monster Energy takes place October 18th at London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets are available here.

Less Than Jake announce more US/Canada dates with Reel Big Fish

Photo credit – Jodie Cunningham

It might seem like Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish were just on the road together for a whole bunch of North American tour dates (because they were), but that’s not stopping them from getting right back out there late this spring!

Based on the overwhelming success of their six-week tour this winter, LTJ and RBF will head out for another six weeks-or-so in May and June. The jaunt kicks off May 7th in Tempe, Arizona, and runs through June 27th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (March 27th), but pre-sale bundles are available here today. Support on this tour will come from The Interrupters and Ballyhoo; head below to see the full rundown.

Less Than Jake released their latest album See The Light in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords.

Kemuri announce 20th anniversary Japanese shows with Skankin’ Pickle, Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish

Japanese ska-punk veterans Kemuri have announced they will be three shows in honor of their 20th anniversary this September, and they will be joined by a reunited Skankin’ Pickle, as well as Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. Dates and locations can be found below.

Kemuri recently announced plans to put out a new record in the United States through Asian Man Records this April. The band’s latest full-length Rampant was released in 2014.

DS Photo Gallery: Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Authority Zero at The Regency Ballroom SF

Last Tuesday, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco played host to three amazing bands – Authority Zero, Reel Big Fish, and Less Than Jake. The fans turned out in droves, and the energy exuded was something you would typically see at a weekend show, not on a Tuesday night. All three bands were meant to perform together – they share a similar style of music, and there was a definite progression from band to band. Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake have split headlining duties this tour, and during their SF stop, LTJ was tasked with rounding the evening out. Brilliant!

Authority Zero plays a unique blend of ska, punk, funk, and reggae, and is one of my favorite bands to see open a night. Half-full venue? No problem. No one dancing? Not yet. Authority Zero changes all that and before they’ve wrapped up their set, the crowd has filled in, legs are loose, and everyone is warmed up. I love the band’s intros and bridges and so do fans – with jumps, kicks, skanks, fists, and woah’s abound. I would love to see some new material from these guys.

It has been a couple of years since I last saw Reel Big Fish and I gotta say it was much better than I remembered. I’ve been a fan of RBF since my wee teen years, and have watched the band progress and really solidify their presence in the ska/punk world. It’s like a trip down memory land every time the guys come into town. The band played a lot of material off “Turn The Radio Off” and “Everything Sucks”, and during “She’s Got a Girlfriend Now”, saxophonist Matt Appleton filled in on female vocals. Amazing! He sounded like a young Gwen Stefani! The band seemed to really be enjoying themselves, and it shone through in the music. There was only one thing that could make this night better – Less Than Jake.

I was as happy as a little girl as the Gainesville natives prepared to take the stage. The band was fundamental in my musical upbringing, and really holds a special place in my heart. It had been several years since I last saw LTJ, and I admit I was a bit anxious to see what their set list would offer – but I was extremely pleased with the amount of ‘old stuff’ that they played. I always prefer that bands I like perform my favorite songs later in the event, so I can get my shots out of the way. Of course, I have no say in the matter, so it’s always a balance when I’m still in the photo pit and a song like “Nervous In The Alley” comes on. Do I dance or do I shoot? Why not a little of both? Alas, three songs are up and I’m out of the photo pit, time to secure gear and head to the dance pit, where I stayed the rest of the night. To my delight, the band played a substantial amount of songs from “Losing Streak”, “Pezcore”, and “Hello Rockview”, probably some of my favorite albums of all time. The climax of the night came with the performance of “Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts”. There’s nothing as saddening as seeing LTJ and them not performing “Johnny Quest”, and there’s nothing more gratifying than when they do. It was epic and that memory will remain with me forever.

Did you know there is a PacMan cereal? And did you know that Less Than Jake created its theme song? It’s called “Do The Pacman” and it is full of childhood fun. The band announced the news and proceeded to play the song no less than three times during the rest of their set, complete with choreographed dance. I love bands that don’t get caught up on all this punk politics, and just like to have fun. You can view the song, along with dance, here.

Have a look at all the shots all three bands below.

***Big thanks to Vinnie from LTJ, Vanessa from Fat, and Snodgrass for helping me with entry for this event. Much appreciated!!***

Reel Big Fish to play “Turn The Radio Off” and “Why Do They Rock So Hard?” at upcoming Agoura Hills, CA show

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced a special show at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA next Saturday, February 21st. What makes it so special is they’re gonna be playing nothing but their classic albums Turn The Radio Off and Why Do They Rock So Hard?.

Tickets for the show, which will take place the day after the band’s US tour with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero wraps up, can be purchased here.

Reel Big Fish recently released a holiday-themed EP titled Happy Skalidays, which you can listen to here. Their latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.