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As the headline should probably indicate to you, the lineup has been announced for Black Christmas, a kick-ass post-Christmas extravaganza at Detroit’s Majestic – Magic Stick Theater complex on December 26th. The lineup includes Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard Plug, Wilson, Meatmen, PEARS, Koffin Kats, and a bunch more. Click here for full event information.

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Interview / show review: Askultura (Miami 10 piece rumba, ska, worldly punk)

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM (PST)

I have had the good fortune of seeing Miami group Askultura twice now, and the only thing I’m left wanting after they play is to move to Miami and join the band. With 10 members performing their own unique rumba, ska, worldly, blend of punk (think Gogol Bordello), the energy is absolutely incredible.

During the last song they brought me up onto the already crowded stage to take Captain’s position playing washboard, so he could cover a bucket in lighter fluid to use as a flaming drum. They went on to invite the whole rest of the crowd onto the stage and for a moment we were all members of Askultura.

That is the essence of the entire band; it is a no bullshit, full energy party, where anyone and everyone is welcome.

I had my photographer friend, Jimmy Gorevski, document the performance, and I asked the band a few questions after the show. I wanted to gain some insight about what it’s like to travel on a converted school bus and what’s in the making for this group in the upcoming years.

Please give their music a listen here, and check out the interview and photos from the show below.

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If you like punk and food (and live in Southern California), this is the event for you! On December 12th, 2014, the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA will be hosting the Punk Rock Foodie Fest.

For the punk portion, 11 different bands will be performing including Left Alone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, DC Fallout, Joey Briggs, Eken is Dead, and more. Check out the full lineup on the poster above.

For the foodie portion, during the earlier acoustic part of the evening, Punk Rock chefs will be preparing food for the guests. Get there early!

Check out the promotional video for the fest below.

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Five Iron Frenzy release music video for “So Far”

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:38 AM (PST)

Denver ska-punk veterans Five Iron Frenzy have released a music video for their song “So Far” and you can check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Engine of a Million Plots, which was released on November 26th, 2013.

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Live Video: Mad Caddies perform “Monkeys” at KOI Music Festival

Posted by bob9746 on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:39 PM (PST)

A really high quality live video of California ska-punk veterans Mad Caddies performing their song “Monkeys” has surfaced on the interwebs.  Check it out below.  The song appears on their 1998 album “Duck And Cover”.

The Mad Caddies  latest album Dirty Rice, was released on May 13th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Reel Big Fish reveal details on holiday EP “Happy Skalidays”

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:07 PM (PST)

Ska legends Reel Big Fish have announced that their first holiday albumHappy Skalidays, will be released on December 15th. Just in time to get you in the spirit, the above artwork will mark this 6 song, digital only EP.

The band will also take part in a winter co-headline tour of the US with Less Than Jake and special guests Authority Zero. You can check out those dates below along with more info on the holiday album.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 on Rock Ridge Music.

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The A-OKs to release new album, launches crowdfunding campaign

Posted by vdubowner on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM (PST)

Denver, CO ska-punk veterans The A-OKs, are actually working on their fourth album which is set to be released sometime next year. They’ve also started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording, mastering and some other expenses.

Here’s a portion of what the band had to say about it:

…We have started a Kickstarter project with an ultimate goal of $4000 in donations. We have tried to avoid this model in the past and have fully funded our previous 3 albums with money from each band member’s pockets. This time around, we are asking for the support of our friends, our fans, and our scene to alleviate some of the costs and give us an opportunity to give you our absolute best effort.

You can read the full statement below and head over here to check out the band’s Kickstarter campaign.

The A-OKs last released a live album entitled “Are You Double Fisting Drinks Like I Am?” on January 12th. It is available to stream on Bandcamp.

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Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine perform new song “The Feels”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM (PST)

On their recent East Coast tour, Brooklyn ska-punk act Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine stopped in West Virginia to record a live session with slapSmackPUNCH. During their time there, they played a new song titled “The Feels” and you can watch their performance below.

Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine self-released Reasons to Leave on August 1, 2014. The album is available to stream or download here.

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Introducing Philadelphia Ska-Punk act: Behind Deadlines (Free EP Download)

Posted by vdubowner on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM (PST)

The first time I heard the music of Philly ska-punks Behind Deadlines, I was unfortunately stuck in my car during a never ending trafic jam. Not the best place for skanking but their pop-infused ska-punk anthems definitely made the drive more enjoyable! If you like horns and sing-along choruses (or Less Than Jake) you’ll want to check out the band’s debut EP entitled “Good Bye Drake City”, which you can stream below. If you like it, snag a free download or consider throwing in a fews bucks in support!

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Reel Big Fish announce holiday EP “Happy Skalidays”

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:05 PM (PST)

Ska legends Reel Big Fish have announced that they will release their first holiday album Happy Skalidays, as a digital only EP. According to a press articleHappy Skalidays will feature the band’s twisted spin on your favorite holiday classics, plus some original tracks that “your grandmother and drunk uncle will love skanking to at this year’s family gatherings”. The release date and track listing are to be announced soon.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 on Rock Ridge Music. The band just announced a U.S. tour with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero.

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Voodoo Glow Skulls announce December tour

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM (PST)

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.

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Live Video: Mad Caddies – “Down & Out”

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM (PST)

California ska-punk veterans Mad Caddies have released a live video for the song “Down And Out” as performed at this years Pouzza Fest.

Check it out below.

The track appears on the band’s latest album Dirty Rice, released on May 13th through Fat Wreck Chords. They have since released a 7-inch single for their song “Brand New Scar”.

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Gainesville ska-punk staples Less Than Jake have announced they will be spending the first two months of 2015 touring the US with Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero. Check out the dates and locations below.

Less Than Jake released their latest album See The Light in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. After wrapping things up on this tour, they will immediately head overseas to tour Europe with Yellowcard.

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FREE download of Pepper’s “Illuminate (live)”

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PST)

Hawaiian ska/reggae band Pepper are giving away a download of their track “Illuminate (live),” and you can get it below.

You can also find “Illuminate” on the band’s self-titled 2013 release, which came out on Island Records.

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Free EP Download: Abraskadabra – “Fun As In Fungus”

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:45 AM (PST)

Brazilian ska-core act Abraskadabra have just released a brand new EP titled “Fun As In Fungus” as a free download and you can stream it in its entirety below.

The EP is the band’s first released since their 2012 album Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden.

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