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The most notable aspect of punk rock in 2002 was the mainstream ascension of garage for the first time since…

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Ska's influence on punk

“We’re the Interrupters! We’re from Los Angeles, California!” the young guitarist announces over a fanfare, as the camera pulls back and reveals a four-piece band, plus a singer, and a crush of throbbing humanity in a tiny space. “And this first song is a protest song, but it’s also a unity song. Because there’s no […]

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riot fest concert crowd

The organizers of Riot Fest have announced that the festival is returning to Douglass Park in Chicago this fall. In typical Riot fashion, the lineup for Sept. 17, 18 and 19 is stacked. “We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see you this year,” the festival organizers shared.  Headliners include alternative veterans Nine Inch […]

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The ska-punk legends in The Mighty Mighty BossToneS (whose capitalization habits suggest that they’re fans of the Mocking SpongeBob meme) just announced their 11th studio album, When God Was Great, will be out on May 7 on Hellcat Records. Of course, the band most famous for never needing to knock on wood wasn’t about…

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Star Wars Green Day

It looks like the Star Wars and Green Day fandoms have crossed paths in an unusual way this week. As it turns out, before trailblazing their way into the Stars Wars franchise, one actor was actually in a ska band that once opened for the American Idiot trio. Read more: Did Billie Eilish just reveal […]

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Ska may be one of the most polarizing words in the English language. Many of its superfans have lived and died by the genre from the second they heard their first guitar upstroke, whereas some casual fans dug into it as a flavor of the week for a short amount of time and parted ways […]

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