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    Quite a few years ago I discovered Ska and started to kind of get into it a bit. I even played trombone for a dime-a-dozen mediocre ska band for a while. Then I graduated from college as ska's popularity started to peak. I grew up (sort of), got a job and completely lost touch. Lately, through the magic of streaming audio, I've been checking out some ska and finding that it's still kinda in my blood. Anybody here know what (if anything) is happening in the ska scene, or who to listen to?

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    Originally posted by cafn8
    Quite a few years ago I discovered Ska and started to kind of get into it a bit. I even played trombone for a dime-a-dozen mediocre ska band for a while. Then I graduated from college as ska's popularity started to peak. I grew up (sort of), got a job and completely lost touch. Lately, through the magic of streaming audio, I've been checking out some ska and finding that it's still kinda in my blood. Anybody here know what (if anything) is happening in the ska scene, or who to listen to?
    in my opinion it is dying out. i too used to listen to ska and punk. ska kinda dropped off for me a couple (~5) years ago. i dont even see the kids with the ska coats with all the tiny buttons on them anymore. but im sure ska, like all other forms of music, has a bit of a cult following in pretty much every area.

    not a terribly informative post.. but i hope its good for something...

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    • #3
      I miss ska. I live in mississippi, and why I say ska they hear "sky"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cafn8
        Quite a few years ago I discovered Ska and started to kind of get into it a bit. I even played trombone for a dime-a-dozen mediocre ska band for a while. Then I graduated from college as ska's popularity started to peak. I grew up (sort of), got a job and completely lost touch. Lately, through the magic of streaming audio, I've been checking out some ska and finding that it's still kinda in my blood. Anybody here know what (if anything) is happening in the ska scene, or who to listen to?
        anyone like ska... like you woulldnt belive

        (uk)

        tom.

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        • #5
          Uh, gag me. Punk rock and Ska are too often confused, I'm sorry but Ska is kinda wierd for my tastes, now good punk rock, I'll take that anyday.
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          • #6
            i used to be into ska a lot about 7+ years ago ... not so much anymore ... however the aquabats are still freaking awesome ... i don't care what anybody says.

            my old roomate is still big into ska and he listens to some streaming station where you can request a song to be played on the website and it usually is played in the next few songs. if i remember on monday i'll ask him what it was and post it.
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            • #7
              Sorry I haven't been around. I just got finished moving to a new house and my cell phone doesn't work well for posting.

              Hey guys, seems like Ska's popularity must be waning. I guess it started out as a kind of underground thing, and returned to that. I figured that if anyone was still listening to Ska it would be a small, fanatic group.

              As far as the punk/ska thing goes, that doesn't bother me a bit. I like both of those types of music to a certain extent and it's natural for any type of music to evolve and be influenced by other types of music. Some bands couldn't easily be classified as one or the other, but I still like them ("Voodoo Glow Skulls" and "Blue Meanies" are a couple of examples) I think it's the energy that appeals to me.

              Mutilator: What bands do you like? Any that might have any sort of presence on this side of the Atlantic?

              WizardPC: Do you mean that you miss Ska music, or has it been really cloudy lately in Mississippi?

              Anyone know of any other relatively well known (and currently still together) ska bands that I should check out?

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              • #8
                Cafn8, Oh, I love me some ska. The Vegas Ska scene is actually a pretty busy one, which keeps me happy. Although in recent years I have been learning towards more to old school rock.

                www.asianmanrecords.com is one of the bigger ska labels still around. Hell, it was started by Mike Park who played in Skankin' Pickle (if you don't have a SP CD, go ******* buy one...NOW!), and it was Less Than Jake's first label. Those guys started a label called www.fueledbyramen.com .

                Hellcat/Epitaph did a re-releasing Hepcat's first CD, I keep on forgeting to pick it up though.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Almost a Ghost
                  Cafn8, Oh, I love me some ska. The Vegas Ska scene is actually a pretty busy one, which keeps me happy. Although in recent years I have been learning towards more to old school rock.

                  www.asianmanrecords.com is one of the bigger ska labels still around. Hell, it was started by Mike Park who played in Skankin' Pickle (if you don't have a SP CD, go ******* buy one...NOW!), and it was Less Than Jake's first label. Those guys started a label called www.fueledbyramen.com .

                  Hellcat/Epitaph did a re-releasing Hepcat's first CD, I keep on forgeting to pick it up though.
                  Are you kidding? I could practically sing along with "Onyonghasayo" (I don't speak Korean though) Thanks for the links. I'll check 'em out later.

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                  • #10
                    Haha, I can sing along to the song perfectly! Then you gotta have Bruce Lee Band and the Chinkees.

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                    • #11
                      Ska is defenitely some fun stuff. I could defenitely use some suggestions too, the closet thing i listen to for ska is Reel Big Fish. There is defenitely nothing more fun than skanking though.

                      Originally posted by cafn8
                      Quite a few years ago I discovered Ska and started to kind of get into it a bit. I even played trombone for a dime-a-dozen mediocre ska band for a while. Then I graduated from college as ska's popularity started to peak. I grew up (sort of), got a job and completely lost touch. Lately, through the magic of streaming audio, I've been checking out some ska and finding that it's still kinda in my blood. Anybody here know what (if anything) is happening in the ska scene, or who to listen to?

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                      • #12
                        LOVE SKA, can you tell by my name?

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                        • #13
                          I too like ska. I even made custom ska inspired door inserts for my car. This was the smallest size print I could find after going to 5 of the biggest fabric places my mom and my friends mom knew of.

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                          • #14
                            I like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. So I guess I dig Ska too.

                            So Sad To Say is a great song. Now I must go find it on youtube and listen to it..lol
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                            • #15
                              Jeez you had to dig deep for this one

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