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adombomb222
01-13-2009, 08:38 PM
So about this time, a week ago, my friend invited me to street team and to go to a concert, it was for a band that his trumpet instructor was playing in. I didnít end up street teaming, I did go to the concert with him, cause I had nothing to do on Saturday, plus it was at the Marquis, which is one of my favorite venues, and it was only ten bucks. It was an all-local show, four bands: The Allergies (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=12625043), Dendrites (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=247935628), Synthetic Elements (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=5677791) and the Potato Pirates (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=7833659). It was the first time Iíve seen brass instruments on a stage like that, when the first band began playing I was quite surprised with reaction from the people in font of me who began dancing, kicking their feet out and hands down. It wasnít a pit just a floor of people dancing. This basically happened with every band on every few songs, there were a few pits. But over all that was a pretty amazing concert and introduction to the Ska Genre of music. I had a lot of fun, it was a lot more relaxed then my normal concerts, I think I enjoyed just as much as a mosh pit.

What are your experiences with Ska, and what are some good bands out there?

jacknife737
01-13-2009, 08:47 PM
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Less Than Jake
Big D and the Kids Table
Streetlight Manifesto
The Specials

I usually cycle through these bands, every so often.

0r4ng3
01-13-2009, 08:53 PM
I'm kind of into ska, but not really. I like Streetlight Manifesto, but then again who doesn't. I listen to Big D and the Kids Table sometimes. I should get around to downloading a few more albums from other bands, maybe I'll like them.

I tried to listen to Catch-22 (I think it was about a year or two ago), but I found them incredibly boring.

adombomb222
01-13-2009, 09:05 PM
I'm kind of into ska, but not really. I like Streetlight Manifesto, but then again who doesn't.


Well I didnít really know if Iíd like it, in fact I went in knowing that I probably wouldnít have fun until it got to the more punk orientated bands/songs. I was pleasantly surprisedÖ it was really fun, energetic and different. From what Iíve listened to I like the sound of the Streetlight Manifest, theyíre pretty cool.

The Dendrites, is the band my friend wanted to go to see, by as far as I know theyíre completely instrumental. But they got the most people to dance.

WebDudette
01-13-2009, 10:15 PM
I don't really like ska, but everyone (myself included) enjoys Streetlight Manifesto.

Also, that dancing you were talking about has a name. Skanking is what makes every ska show fun.

nieh
01-13-2009, 10:30 PM
The first Suicide Machines album is really good, as are Streetlight Manifesto and most Reel Big Fish. Ska is pretty much always fun live, even if the band sucks and you've never heard them before.

adombomb222
01-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Also, that dancing you were talking about has a name. Skanking is what makes every ska show fun.

Thank you! I looked it up and that is what everyone was doing. It is pretty fun; I'm actually looking forward to the next Ska concert I can get into.

coke_a_holic
01-13-2009, 11:14 PM
Ska would be great if the bands didn't suck at it... I like Bomb the Music Industry!, but have otherwise nearly forgotten the genre. It can be fun, but for the most part, it just gives me a headache now.

To say it feels like a little person is scraping a chalkboard, but the chalkboard is in my stomach and so is the person. =(

Fucking ska.

RageAndLov
01-14-2009, 04:23 PM
As everyone else I love Streetlight Manifesto. I also like punk bands who are heavly influenced by ska, such as Operation Ivy (my fav band of all times), Common Rider, Authority Zero, Sublime and Rancid on two of their albums: "...And Out Come The Wolves" and "Life Won't Wait"


when the first band began playing I was quite surprised with reaction from the people in font of me who began dancing, kicking their feet out and hands down. It wasn’t a pit just a floor of people dancing. This basically happened with every band on every few songs, there were a few pits.


This is called skankin'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skanking

Two guys skankin' to Big D and the Kids Table - Little Bitch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYHfEw48HYo

WerGee
01-17-2009, 12:46 PM
La Ruda
Ska-p

Apathy
01-18-2009, 11:04 AM
Jah.

http://www.offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14768

Offspring-Junkie
01-22-2009, 02:45 AM
Well, I think there is a difference between Ska-punk and Ska. In Ska they don't use any guitar basically. It's more about bass and drums and trumpets. So Reel Big Fish and Sublime is Ska punk but in no way Ska, am I right?

RageAndLov
01-22-2009, 08:01 AM
Well, I think there is a difference between Ska-punk and Ska. In Ska they don't use any guitar basically. It's more about bass and drums and trumpets. So Reel Big Fish and Sublime is Ska punk but in no way Ska, am I right?

Well, sort of. You could use guitar and still be only ska, like The Specials, even though the trumpets are much more dominant.
And to be a ska punk band you must be playing punk and ska or punk incluenced by ska. I would therefor not consider Reel Big Fish as a ska punk band.

Al Coholic
01-24-2009, 04:38 PM
Sublime. Definately get into Sublime. They're more punk than ska but still. If you like them, you'll also like the expendables and Slightly Stoopid. Although they're more punk/reggae.

Less than Jake is good too. Lots of trumpets in their stuff. And I remember hearing a lot of Skankin Pickle as a kid, but I was too young to remember how good they were.