I am Buster the Ska Doggie. This is my awesome playlist. Every song in it gets my “Two Paws Up!!” Begin skanking.
Playing at The Roxie in SF, November 22 ONLY!
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Check out this great track and vid from STRANGE TENANTS, the “Godfathers of Australian Ska.” The message is spot-on and direct, as is the driving 2-Tone style beat. Brilliant, relevant, fun, and by gawd, even a dog can skank to it! Two paws up. Click the link below for instant ska satisfaction:
While I was out for my morning run thru teh Inertnets I did stumble upon this fascinating Reddit entry entitled Since it seems to be ska week, here is the history of ska music with well over 50 YouTube links. It’s a nice overview of the history of ska through the various waves and incarnations. Needless to say I sniffed every song on it, from The Skatalites to The Uptones to Op Ivy and beyond, and now I’m a bit exhausted from all the skanking and running. Imagine my shock when I pawed in “Ska” in a Reddit search and came up with a bazillion skankalicious entries. A ska doggie must be fit and ready to skank at all times. Here’s an actual photograph of me, this very morning.
San Jose’s MONKEY has been playing ska and reggae and with their food in the bay area and around the world for over 10,000 years. They are playing their super baddass 10,000th year anniversary gig this Friday night, January 31 at the Blank Club. OK I lied. It’s 18 years. But that’s still a long time. And they are a wonderful band so go see ’em and wish them a skappy birthday! Two paws up! W00f
NYC’s longest-skanking band, The Toasters, is doing a big ass tour and they will be stopping at this ska doggie’s own hometown of Berkeley, CA. Yes and opening the show will be Skank Bank, latest greatest heirs to the Gilman-y ska-punky Berkeley High School-y skank-o-sphere. And yes, the show is at 924 Gilman. South bay ska stalwarts MONKEY and Gilman skafficianados Jokes For Feelings, plus The Skunkadelics are also on this skawesome bill. I will be there, passing out ska-ggy biskits to all my Bitches.
The Duppies from Gainesville, FL have played Ska/Rocksteady for the better part of a decade and they don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The term Duppy is Jamaican patois for ghost or poltergeist, no doubt expressing their deep connection to Jamaican music and culture. They have been frequently compared to Toots and the Maytals, but this group is uniquely Floridian. They have recently played with the likes of King Django, The Slackers, Sammy Kay, and Chris Murray. The Duppies have evolved over the years and are on the verge of releasing a new record available only in vinal or digital copy.
There are plenty of songs available including their cover of Reggae Night Food. A live debut of their song Shake and Move was filmed recently. Their most recognizable original song to date is Two Things. All of the Duppies CD’s and Merchandise are available for purchase on their online store.
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