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Mustard Plug announce West Coast tour

Ska warriors Mustard Plug continue to skank on. The band has announced a run of West Coast tour dates, including the 16th annual run of Midwestern holiday shows.

You can check out the full list of shows below.

Mustard Plug last released Can’t Contain It back in 2014, and continue to tour North America and beyond like a ska Santa that delivers tidings and good cheer all year round. 



The Sensations (ska) stream new album “Just Let Me Turn You Up’, announce tour dates

Japanese ska band The Sensations have released released their new album, “Just Let Me Turn you Up”, which you can stream below. The album is their Paper + Plastick debut.

Later this week, The Sensations will be appearing in the US with the Michigan punks of Mustard Plug. Dates and locations can also be found below.

“Just Let Me turn You Up” is a followup to 2017’s “Dig Your Own Grave” EP, released via I Hate Smoke Records.



The Planet Smashers and Mustard Plug to tour Quebec and Ontario

It’s Tuesday that means a little maple syrup for your morning eh? The Planet Smashers, Mustard Plug and K-Man & The 45’s have announced a short run of shows through Quebec and Ontario.

In case you were unaware Mustard Plug and The Planet Smashers have been running mates for a long time on the ska scene so these promise to be entertaining shows.



Initial lineup for Fest 16 announced

The initial lineup for Fest 16 has been announced! Bands playing the 2017 edition of the massive Gainesville punk festival include Against Me! (playing Reinventing Axl Rose in its entirety), 88 Fingers Louie, Smoking Popes, The Lillingtons, Mustard Plug, and many others.

Many of the bands playing this year’s Pre-Fest Ybor City have also been announced.

The currently lineups for Fest 16 (October 27-29) and Pre-Fest 5 (October 25-26) can be viewed below. For more info, visit the festival’s official website.

We’ll keep you posted as more bands are announced and schedules are revealed.



Grey Matter (ska-core, Michigan) stream new EP “Visitors”

Michigan ska-core four-piece Grey Matter are allowing fans to stream their latest EP, Visitors, for free. The release features five tracks of experimental, crusty ska-core and was recorded by Mustard Plug‘s Rick Johnson.

You can listen to Visitors below. If you like it, support the band and grab a copy too.



Lagwagon, The Flatliners, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and more among first wave of Pouzza Fest bands

The first batch of bands has been announced for the 2017 installment of Montreal’s Pouzza Fest, and it’s already a pretty great one. Leading the charge none other than Montreal’s adopted son Joey Cape and his pals in the almighty Lagwagon! Also announced are heavy hitters like The Flatliners, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Mustard Plug (performing “Evildoers Beware”), The Slackers (performing “Redlight”), Red City Radio, and more.

Pouzza Fest takes place May 19-21 in various Montreal venues. Check out the full rundown here.



The Suicide Machines, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, and more to perform at Black Christmas in Detroit

The holidays are well and truly on their way now, and what better way to begin than for the people at Black Iris Booking to announce the lineup for the annual Black Christmas event. The show is scheduled to take place on December 30th at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

This year’s stacked lineup features The Suicide Machines, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, Fucked Up, Mustard Plug, Koffin Kats, Flamingo Nosebleed, HIFI Handgrenades, Tart, The Bison Machine, Dirtwolf, The Idiot Kids, S.U.B., Cheapshow, Madhouse, Rebel Spies, The War Between, and J. Navarro & The Traitors.

If you are interested in going, you can learn more about the event on the official event page on Facebook here.



DS Photo Gallery: Mustard Plug, Dan P & The Bricks, Monkey at Thee Parkside SF (1.23.16)

Last weekend was a crazy busy concert weekend in San Francisco, and it actually involved picking and choosing which bands to see, and which to reluctantly shelf for next time. When I saw that Mustard Plug, Dan P & The Bricks, and Monkey were sharing the same bill though, there was at least one easy decision. ‘Twas to be a night of ska and horns, skanking and slipping, and a visit to one of my favorite venues in the city, Thee Parkside.

San Jose-based Monkey took to the stage first and played to a still-warming-up crowd. The band brings classic ska with a voice that reververates through the whole dance hall. I say that because the band has this old-school classiness supported by powerful organs, driving horns, and that traditional ska stroke we all love (and of course Curtis’ voice). The guys most recently released “Bananarchy” last April through Asian Man Records and it has become a major staple of their set. With tracks like “Blind Faith”, “Bicycle”, and “Bad Neighbor” (to name a few), the band has once again proven why they have remained a cemented force in Bay Area ska.

Next up was local supergroup of sorts Dan P & The Bricks, featuring members of Slow Gherkin and of course frontman Dan Potthast from MU330. Dan is legitimately one of the consistently nicest and genuinely positive, upbeat individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and that positivism resonates through his music, which always gets the crowd bouncing. The way the ska is sped up, slowed down, and can maintain and energy to delight the crowd is a great moment of which to be a part. Besides the actual set of course, is the obligatory opening freak-out session to get all the jitters out (so says Dan). With “Mess It Up” and “Watch Where You Walk” topping the list, there’s no wonder why I always leave a Dan P show with cheeks hurting from smiling and legs weak from dancing.

The set from headliners Mustard Plug was definitely a pleasant surprise and left me wondering why these guys have fallen off my radar. I remember seeing them last year or so and thinking that the set lacked something – some energy, or je ne sais quoi. This night was more of the Mustard Plug that I remember loving as a teenager, and indeed the band sampled from all of their albums, but played my favorites including “You”, “Lolita”, and “The Beer Song” to name a few. It had the energy almost of like a Voodoo Glow Skulls or old school Blue Meanies set and it was an amazing way to spend a Saturday night. Not a frown in the house.

Have a look at all of the photos from the night’s sets below.

Thank you to Curtis, Jordan, and Audra for a great horn-filled, skarrific night at Thee Parkside.



FEST releases this year’s schedule

The 14th annual FEST in Gainesville, Florida, will host a slew of bands in a whole bunch of venues from October 30th through November 1st.  You can now figure out when and where all of your favorite acts are playing.  Check it out here.

This year’s FEST features an almost-overwhelming lineup of bands, including Mustard PlugThe MenzingersTim Barry , Off With Their Heads, and a ton more.



Mustard Plug announce summer shows

Michigan ska-punk staples Mustard Plug have announced some shows they will be playing this summer leading up to their appearances at Victoria Ska Fest in Victoria, BC, and The Fest down in Florida. The full tour itinerary can be found below.

Mustard Plug’s latest album Can’t Contain It was released in 2014 through No Idea Records. It was the band’s first full-length in 7 years, serving as a follow-up to 2007’s In Black and White.



DS Photo Gallery: Mustard Plug, The Toasters, and Dan P & The Bricks at Slim’s SF

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.



The Toasters add west coast shows with Mustard Plug to US tour

NYC’s 2-tone touring machines The Toasters have added a few west coast shows with Mustard Plug to their current US tour, which will be stopping at Denver, Colorado’s Marquis Theatre tonight. Check out all the dates and locations below.

The Toasters released a new 7-inch titled House of Soul in 2014 through Megalith Records, and it’s available to stream/purchase on their website. Mustard Plug’s latest album Can’t Contain It was released last January through No Idea Records.



Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard Plug, and more to peform at Black Christmas in Detroit

With the holidays approaching, the people at Black Iris Booking have finally announced the lineup for the annual Black Christmas event. The show is scheduled to take place on December 26th at the Majestic complex in Detroit, Michigan. This year’s killer lineup features The Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard Plug, The Meatmen, Telegraph, Hellmouth, PEARS, The Creepshow, Koffin Kats, Walls of Jericho, Mrs. Skannotto, Fireworks, Wilson, Fordirelifesake, The Dewtons, Poison Tongues, Tharsis They, Cbj, St. Thomas Boys Academy, and Destroy This Place. In addition to these live performances, there will also be art shows from Signature Tattoos and Big Top Tattoo.

If you are interested in going, you can learn more about the event at this location.



Lineup announced for Detroit’s Black Christmas show (Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard Plug and more)

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.



Voodoo Glow Skulls announce December tour

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.