A new documentary exploring third-wave ska is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray today. Rancid and Operation Ivy lead Tim Armstrong provides the narration for Pick It Up! Ska In The ’90s and the story is told by various members of key bands from the scene. Expect cameos from members of Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less Than Jake, and a host of others.
The documentary is the work of PopMotion Pictures and was directed by Taylor Morden. After proving popular during showings on the summer festival circuit, fans of the genre can now own the documentary themselves. Check out the movie’s official website for more details.
As well as the release, there will be official screenings of the film at various locations as part of the Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour in the new year. You can see the dates below.
Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour
JAN 18 Twilight Cafe and Bar- Portland, OR
JAN 19 924 Gilman- Berkeley, CA
JAN 20 Holy Diver- Sacramento, CA
JAN 21 Thee Parkside- San Francisco, CA
JAN 22 Fulton 55- Fresno, CA
JAN 23 The Siren- Morro Bay, CA
JAN 24 Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA
JAN 25 Pub Rock Live- Scottsdale, AZ
JAN 30 The Bluebird Theater- Denver, CO
FEB 1 Backstage Bar & Billiards- Las Vegas, NV