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Smelvis Records have announced not one, but two release shows for their upcoming Rancid tribute album Hooligans United. Night 1 will take place on Friday, April 10th at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Bands playing include Voodoo Glow Skulls, Left Alone, The Phenomenauts, and a few others. Head over here for more info and tickets.

Night 2 will take place on April 11th at Dipiazzas in Long Beach, CA, and will see The Phenomenauts making another appearance alongside Oceanside Sound System, Motel Drive, and The Triggers, among others. More details and tickets can be found here.

Hooligans United is set to be released on April 14th. Pre-orders for the vinyl, CD, and digital releases are available on Smelvis Records’ webstore.

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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.

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Full album stream: Skankshot – S/T

Posted by Drea on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:17 PM (PST)

Hamburg ska punkers Skankshot are streaming their self-titled album, and you can give it a listen below.

Skankshot was released February 26th via Riot Ska Records

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The Interrupters extend European tour

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:04 PM (PST)

SoCal ska-punk act The Interrupters have tacked a few more dates on the tail end of their upcoming European tour. You can check out the updated tour itinerary down below.

The Interrupters released their self-titled debut album in August of 2014 through Hellcat Records. The album was produced by iconic Rancid co-frontman Tim Armstrong.

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All People release new song; announce US tour

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:15 AM (PST)

New Orleans ska-punk band All People have released a stream of a new song titled “Doubt”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Learn Forget Repeat. The band has also revealed the details of their upcoming US tour. You can listen to the song and find the dates and locations here.

All People will release Learn Forget Repeat on May 5th through Asian Man and Community Records.

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Streetlight Manifesto announce “The Last Good Fight” tour

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM (PST)

Streetlight Manifesto have announced “The Last Good Fight” tour. It’s happening this May and consists of 18 shows in 18 days. Check out the dates and show poster below.

The band released their latest studio album, The Hands That Thieve, on April 30, 2013.

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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!!***

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German skacore act The Prosecution are streaming their upcoming debut album, Words With Destiny in its entirety.

You can check it out here.

The Prosecution will release Words With Destiny on February 27, 2015 via Long Beach Records. It is the follow up to the band’s 2013 album At the Edge of the Day.

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The Resignators release music video for “I Bleed”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:43 AM (PST)

Australian ska-punks The Resignators have released a music video for their song “I Bleed,” which appeared on their 2006 EP Offbeat Feeling, and you can check it out below.

The Resignators’ latest album Down In Flames was released in February of 2013. The band announced they were writing a new record last July, but have said little about it since then.

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California ska-funk legends Fishbone are doing a web series titled The Fishbone Reality, which is based on songs from their latest EP Intrinsically Intertwined, and it’s ridiculous to say the least. Check the first part out below and stay tuned for future episodes.

Intrinsically Intertwined was released on April 22nd, 2014. The EP served as a follow-up to 2011′s Crazy Glue.

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I started the month of February off on a beautiful ska note. Local Dan P & The Bricks (of Mu330 fame), ska veterans The Toasters, and the legendary Mustard Plug were set to play a rocking show at Slim’s in Sam Francisco.

Due to public transit delays and issues at the door, I missed the Potthast. I fret not, because the Missouri transplant is set to play an amazing show with Japanese ska band Kemuri in April, who is playing in the US for the first time in 17 years. Dan P. released a solo album last year “My Living Room” that will be released on vinyl next month through Asian Man.

Next to the stage was The Toasters. What is to say about the Two-Tone Army that hasn’t already been said. They rock and get that dance floor bouncing. The band has been touring around the US, so don’t be stupid and go see them! The Toasters last released a seven-inch “House of Soul” through Megalith last year.

This was my very first Mustard Plug show, despite being a fan for well over a decade. I was pumped, and the guys delivered. I love ska shows and this one took the cake. Smiles, skanking, and ripping brass are the stuff I dream about. The band’s last album, “Can’t Contain It”, was released last January through No Idea.

Check out shots from the night’s festivities below.

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All People releases teaser for upcoming album “Learn Forget Repeat”

Posted by milhouse on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM (PST)

New Orleans ska-punk band All People is getting ready to release their upcoming album “Learn Forget Repeat”, on May 5th through Asian Man and Community Records. The band has announced plans for a lengthy tour during the months of March and April – details of which will be released next week.

A little teaser video for the album has been published, which you can check out below. Additionally, have a look at the band’s music video for their song “Fleeting”, which appeared on their “Communicate” LP.

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Less Than Jake release “Live On Mini-Disc Volumes 1-4″

Posted by hayley on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:21 PM (PST)

Gainesville ska-punk staples Less Than Jake have just released “Live On Mini-Disc Volumes 1-4,” which features four live sets from the band’s sets from the early 2000′s. The band posted the albums on there website stating:

These shows were all recorded from a stereo microphone built into a Mini-Disc recorder that Roger had with him on tour in the early 2000′s. Fast forward a few gray hairs down the road, and now Roger has brought them into The Moat House and cleaned them up a bit.

You can purchase all four live releases here. Less Than Jake last released “See The Light” in 2013. The band is currently on tour with Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero, check the dates out here.

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Echo & The Beats premiere video for “Clown”

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:11 AM (PST)

UK ska punk rockers Echo & The Beats have premiered an animated music video for their song ”Clown” and you can check it out below. The video was made by Kraken’ Animation and took 6 months to create.

The song is off the band’s debut album, Where There Is Discord…, which was released in 2013.

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Buffalo ska punk’s Seven Thirty Seven are offering a free download of their new single, “The Selfish/Ska-Boom.”

You can check it out below.

The album consists of a new original and a cover.The band released its last EP “A Little Bit of Impatience” on December 10th, 2014.

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