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Midwest Ska Fest and Skappleton announce 2016 line ups.

Returning for its 4th year, Midwest Ska Fest is pairing up with Skappleton this year to bring Rude boys and girls, and other ska fans a full weekend of both local and national Ska bands.

Skappleton will be taking place on August 13, 2016 at Tanner’s Grill & Bar in Kimberly, WI. The Hub City Stompers and Dan Potthast (of MU330) will be headlining alongside Keep Flying (formerly Survay Says), Max and the Invaders, Run and Punch, The Bishops, 4 Aspirin Morning, Beat the Smart Kids, Be Like Max, The Holophonics, and Fairhaven.

Midwest Ska fest is being held at the Double Door in Chicago on August 14, 2016, and will be 18+. The Hub City Stompers and Dan Potthast (of MU330) will be headlining, with The Crombies, Keep Flying (formerly Survay Says), Something To Do, Run and Punch, Beat the Smart Kids, The 9 Spot, The Bishops, 4 Aspirin Morning, Evil Empire, and Bumsy and the Moochers.

Weekend passes for Skappleton and Midwest Ska Fest are currently available here. Single day tickets for Midwest Ska Fest will be available on Friday May 27, 2016.



CBJ (ska) stream new LP “Clockout”

Detroit Ska punks CBJ have dropped a new LP called “Clockout.” For those of you who miss Against All Authority or Sonic Boom Six, definitely check this out. You can stream the LP below.

CBJ’s last release was “Shot For Shot” in May 2013.



New Music: The Interrupters – “By My Side” from upcoming album “Say It Out Loud”

Southern California ska-punks The Interrupters have released the lead single from their upcoming sophomore full-length, “Say It Out Loud.” The sing-along new track is called “By My Side” and you can check it out below (see how long it gets stuck in your head for…).

“Say It Out Loud” is due for release June 24th on Hellcat Records, which also released the band’s debut album back in August 2014. Pre-orders for “Say It Out Loud” are available here.

The Interrupters are also playing this year’s Warped Tour. You can find the full list of dates down below the video.



Kill Lincoln release new song “Second Cities”

Washington, DC ska-punks Kill Lincoln have released a new song ahead of their upcoming tour.

Give “Second Cities” a listen below while you refresh yourself on the bands’ upcoming tour dates.

Kill Lincoln last released an EP titled Good Riddance To Good Advice through Jump Start Records. Their sole full-length album That’s Cool…In A Totally Negative And Destructive Way was released in 2013 on the same label.



SquidHat Records and Punks in Vegas unite to bring you Punk Rock Bowling Compilation

The guys behind SquidHat Records and Punks in Vegas have put together a sampler of some of the artists performing at this years festival just ahead of the annual shindig’s opening. “Locals Only” features the likes of Be Like Max and Rayner and should provide suitable road trip tunes for anyone making the pilgrimage to Punk Rock Bowling this year.

The full compilation can be listened to below.



All People stream self-titled LP

New Orleans’ All People are streaming their upcoming self-titled album in full. You can give it a listen here.

All People will release All People on May 20, 2016 through Community Records. They last released Learn Forget Repeat in May 2015 as a joint release through Community Records and Asian Man Records.



EXPOSÉ: Road to Pouzza Fest VI series Part 4 featuring: The Beatdown

Today we have part 4 of the Road to Pouzza Fest VI series with Minus2 Digital Media and Raw Cut Media. This episode features Montreal ska/reggae rockers The Beatdown (don’t be fooled by the name!). On several occasions, these lads have been accompanied by Hugo Mudie, one of the head honchos over at Pouzza Fest. You bring the ears, they bring the jams. Their smooth, easy going music will sooth anyone’s soul. Watch them as they play their song “The River” off their album Walking Proud. 

You can check it out below.

The group last released their album Let’s Go in 2014 as a follow-up to Walking Proud, which was released in 2012.



EXPOSÉ: Road to Pouzza Fest VI series Part 3 featuring: Les Happycuriens (ska)

Today we have part 3 of the Exposé series as part of this year’s Pouzza Fest. This episode includes Les Happycuriens, a 8-piece ska punk band from the town of Repentigny. Check them out as they rip through an untitled track in this horn-fueled, ska driven instalment.

You can watch the full video below.

The band released their most recent EP LesHappycuriens.mid in 2014.



The TiPS release video for “Leaving Home”

Düsseldorf reggae/punk band THE TiPS have released a music video for their song “Leaving Home,” which you can watch below.

“Leaving Home” comes from the band’s latest album, Twists’N’Turns, which was released on February 19, 2016 via Long Beach Records.



The Vulnerable (ska-core) release new EP “Is There Acceptance?”

The Vunlerable, an upbeat punk/ska-core band from Michigan consisting of mostly transgender, genderqueer and queer members, have released their new EP entitled “Is There Acceptance?” and it sounds really good; you can listen to it below.

This is the band’s second EP, following their 2014 release of “Goodbye Tramontelli”. 



Fireball whisky announce Less Than Jake for new “Fueling the Fire” UK tour

The Whisky company Fireball have announced Less Than Jake, The Skints and Mariachi El Bronx for their first “Fueling the Fire” tour taking place in the UK this Autumn. Along with this already tantalising lineup, Australian reggae/metal mashup pioneers The Bennies and Japanese ska-punks KEMURI will join the party at selected dates.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 13th May and priced at an incredibly low £10 fans of ska-punk would be mad to miss this one. A full list of the dates can be viewed below.



Voodoo Glow Skulls announce California shows

Skacore legends Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced a short run of California shows starting on May 5th. A full list of these dates can be found below.

The band’s latest album “Break the Spell” was released via Smelvis Records in 2012.



Album Review: The Rotten Blue Menace – “The Great Split”

I first learned about burgeoning skacore act The Rotten Blue Menace when researching bands for our monthly Hidden Gems article. After listening to a few tracks from their last EP Hail Sayetan I knew they would be a perfect fit for the list so, we featured them back in December. Since then, they’ve become a regular on my personal playlists. It’s not that the songwriting was groundbreaking or that the music was flawlessly executed with a German engineering like precision. It was a less tangible attraction than that. I’m a believer that “punk” is an attitude more so than just a musical genre. I identify more with that trenchant, indignant attitude that has become synonymous with the scene and if it’s one thing this frenzied fivesome has plenty of, it’s that acrimonious, “Fuck You” punk demeanor. When I heard that these delinquents from Denver had contributed six new songs to The Great Split, a split album (obviously) with Nevada hardcore outfit Couch Gorilla Squad, I knew it would have to be added to my collection. The split was available separately so I only got the half featuring TRBM, but it delivers on all fronts and shows a great deal of progression from their previous albums. If you’re a fan of the genre, this up and coming act needs to be on your radar. Check out the full review and stream the EP from these skacore phenoms below!



The Hostiles releases video for “To Err is Human”

Scottish ska-punks The Hostiles have released a new video for “To Err is Human,” and you can watch it below.

The single is taken from their new album Last Call, which lands via Bubble Tea Records on Friday, July 15th.  The Hostiles will be playing shows in the U.K. and Germany this May, and you can also find those dates posted below.



Less Thank Jake stream “Suburban Myth” off of upcoming live album

Gainesville ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake are getting ready to release a new live album, Live From The Astoria.  While the album is new, the material actually goes back 15 years, when the show was recorded at The London Astoria.

To give you a taste of the album, the band is streaming “Suburban Myth,” ahead of the April 29th release date.  Give it a listen below.

Live From The Astoria is being released through Rude Records and Saint November Records.