Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bloc Party : So Here We Are

Today, Bloc Party released a trailer for their new album that will be released this year, Four. With that, it reminds me of the first song that I had ever heard from them. It was on some british music video … Continue reading

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The English Beat : Ranking Full Stop

I guess I have been on a big ska kick lately, and today’s post comes from the band who got me into ska, The English Beat. They were on the forefront of the Second Wave Ska, along with bands like … Continue reading

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Skanatra : Fly Me to the Moon

Well, as you might have guessed by the name of the band, Skanatra literally does ska covers of Frank Sinatra tunes. It seems appropriate, since they all come from Hoboken, NJ, Frank’s birthplace. Fran Azzarto¬†said that the band was actually … Continue reading

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The Stereo : New Tokyo is Calling

This post isn’t ska, but it relates to yesterday’s post on Animal Chin. When Animal Chin broke up, Jamie Woolford went onto form a new band, called The Stereo with Rory Phillips of The Impossibles. The record label, Fueled By … Continue reading

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Animal Chin : Bleed

Now we get to one of my favorite bands from the Minneapolis Third Wave Ska era, and that’s Animal Chin. They formed back in 1996 and released their first CD, All The Kids Agree a year later. As you might … Continue reading

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Suspect Bill : Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima and Benny Goodman Cover)

Suspect Bill was around the same time as The Jinkies, and were also swing ska, but took their influence from the swing era more passionately than The Jinkies did, and it is very apparent in their sound and especially this … Continue reading

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The Jinkies : Scooby Doo

Continuing with the Minneapolis Third Wave ska scene, next up The Jinkies. If you haven’t figured it out by now, they did take their name from a favorite exclamation from a certain Scooby Doo character. So, of course, they had … Continue reading

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