That’s right, ska rock vets Reel Big Fish and two-tone ska legends The English Beat, along with Orlando, FL reggae/ska punks The Supervillains, are on tour together this summer. Reel Big Fish front man Aaron Barrett says the band is amped to be touring with one of its musical idols. Barrett explains, “We are so excited to be playing with one of our favorite bands of all time and one of the biggest influences on our music!! We LOVE the English Beat. This tour is a dream come true for us!” Continue reading “Reel Big Beat!”
There are various theories about how the word “ska” came to be. Here is a fascinating discussion that tries to get to the heart of the matter.
San Jose’s Monkey have a message for a new era
BARACK OBAMA: the ska president? That’s what it seems like to Curtis Meacham, guitarist, vocalist and head songwriter for San Jose’s longtime ska band Monkey. In the final days of the Bush administration, he explains, the music’s popularity was at an all-time low.
“We’ve been through some pretty rough times, where people just expressed their desire to either not be in the band or to not continually beat Continue reading “Pick of the week: Monkey – Agents of Change?”