Memorial Day Weekend: Supernova International Ska Festival!

As many of you are already aware, there is a big, two-day ska fest coming up over the Memorial Day weekend–the Supernova International Ska Festival in Fredericksburg, VA (which is about an hour or so south of Washington, DC). There are many top acts that don’t make to the East Coast with much frequency (if at all), like Derrick Morgan, The Aggrolites (with Greg Lee of Hepcat), Sonic Boom Six, The Skints, Monty Neysmith–and there are tons of amazing acts always worth seeing,

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The Duff Guide to Ska NYC Summer 2017 Ska Calendar #47

The great Laurel Aitken!Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pmJ. Navarro and The Traitors, Fuck It I Quit, Public SerpentsCape House2 Knickerbocker AvenueBrooklyn, NY$12/21++ + + +Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pmSister Nancy and Friends, Rice and Peas, Queen MajestyBrooklyn Bowl61 Wythe AvenueBrooklyn, NY$15/21++ + + +Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pmMonty Neysmith Montgomery of Symarip, Consumata, The BishopsCape House2 Knickerbocker AvenueBrooklyn, NY$15/21++

….and sooooooooo much more!——>

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Let’s Go Bowling’s "Music To Bowl By" Revisited

Editor’s note: With the recent release of Let’s Go Bowling’s Music to Bowl By on vinyl–for the first time ever–through Mike Park’s Asian Man Records, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this essential American ska album. Despite issuing some incredible releases in the late ’80s–most notably The NY Citizens’ On the Move and Ska Face: An All-American Ska Compilation (The Toasters’ Skaboom! and Thrill Me Up were actually issued through Celluloid/Skaloid, since Moon was hard-pressed for cash)–by the end of the decade, Moon Records was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. A series of indie distributor failures–Greenworld, Rough Trade, and New World–condemned almost 75% of Moon’s pressed product to America’s landfills (and then Celluloid/Skaloid went out of business right after the release of Thrill Me Up, without paying The Toasters any royalties on either album–and Skaboom! had sold around 12K copies by that point)

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