Happy Skanko De Mayo! Classic UPTONES Live Footage from Jake the Skank

W00f! Ten years ago at the Oakland Metro Opera House. The UPTONES headlined and MINUS VINCE played their last show. It was a classic East Bay one-off and just happened to be captured by Jake Small, AKA Jake the Skank. He recently remastered the audio and visual and re-posted it in the Intertubes, so without further ado, here’s the skacument:

Two Paws UP! Way UP!

King Kong 4 Climbs The Empire Skate Building!

Check out this cool new record from King Kong 4. There are so many things I like about this. One is that they are called King Kong 4. I also like that their sound is “wedged uncomfortably between early Elvis Costello and the Specials first album” – as one of the Kongsters described. He’s right, by Jove. The dudes have a FB page and they’re on Bandcamp. The guitar playing is especially notable and the combo rocks. Really solid release, hot off the presses. Two paws up!

Here be they:
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