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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 theĀ . 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
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toasters-skankbankNYC’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.

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The DuppiesThe 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.

Click Here and like them on Facebook to support and get up to date information on the Duppies.

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Dave Hillyard

Dear Californians,

Dave Hillyard of the Slackers is Playing in Cali for his new album California. Skank on over to these two locations to watch an incredible line up of Ska greats. You’ll sure to miss out if you don’t show up.

June 22nd Santa Ana @ Constellation Room at the Observatory

June 23rd Hollywood @ the Roxy

Click here to view a promo video.
Facebook Event Page

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Version City /King Django ShowWatch out Ska fans in Florida, King Django is about to skank it up in here!

May 30th in Orlando @ Wills Pub
May 31st in Jupiter @ Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar
June 1st in Miami @ Chrurchhill’s Pub
June 2nd in Coral Gables @ Books & Books
June 3rd in Sarasota @ Tavern on Main
June 4th in Holiday @ Orbit 19 Lounge
June 5th in Tampa @ New World Brewery
June 6th in Gainesville @ Loosey’s

for more info – https://www.facebook.com/versioncitytour/events

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Skamania Presents SKA CLASH Tonight in LA

If you are a SKA fan in the Los Angeles area tonight, there is only one place to be and that is at this show! Total Buster Doggie approval. Don’t sleep ‘pon it!

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Rare Early 80’s Fishbone Ska Demo Tracks Surface

Best. Old. Demo. Tape. Find. Evar. EvAr!!! Read all about it at Marco On The Bass.

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Uptones + Phenomenauts Touch Down @ Ashkenaz!

This just in! Berkeley Ska Legends The Uptones and East Bay Space Rock Heroes The Phenomenauts will land at Ashkanaz in Berkeley, California, for one night only, Friday, May 4th, 2012. Shake Me is celebrating their CD release and The Blood Types bring their sexy gore rock all the way from Portland, Oregon. What an […]

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The Skatalites Are Coming! The Skatalites Are Coming!

While this is an international Bloggy, I am a Local Ska Doggie, in the very fine Skan Franskasco Bay Area, skank you very much. As such I am THRILLED beyond woofs to announce the originators of EVERYTHING THAT FUCKING EVEN MATTERS, The Skatalites, are playing in Oaksterdam, just a wag down the street here, on […]

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Sir Unkle Fun’s new site is L!VE, Skiatches!

Step right up, don’t be shy, visit Rude Boy Rude Girl Social immediately. Listen to the podcasts and sideshows, check out the posts about new and old Trojan releases, meet other rudies and rockerz and generally have a good time. Check out the Skaliday version of the Last Supper! Your life will improve. Two paws […]

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