Showing posts with label ska. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ska. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It Twenty Years Later

Let's Face It - this twenty year anniversary is making us feel old

In celebration of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' twenty year anniversary of ‘Let’s Face It’, the band has announced a 7-stop July tour from Maine to New Jersey where they will be playing the record in its entirety.

Tickets go on sale noon Friday, June 2nd. The memory impaired can also sign up for email or SMS alert reminders before the public on-sale begins via the ticket links below.

July 21 Portland ME AURA 

July 22 Pawtucket, RI The Met Courtyard 

July 23 Huntington, NY The Paramount

July 25 New York, NY Webster Hall

July 26 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

July 28 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

July 29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The New Limits Release Live 'D.I.WHY' Recording

Recorded live in one take. It's like having a ska band in your house, but with a lot more elbow room.

Earlier this year, the 8-man Boston ska outfit The New Limits was invited to the WEMF studios to perform a set of new and old songs on the D.I.WHY segment, hosted by Andrew Lowery. The session resulted in a 5-song EP of one fluid, live recording that, in all honesty, sounds pretty damn good for an in-studio take and represents the integrity of The New Limits as a live act.

Live at WEMF’ is available on Bandcamp for free (at a name your price donation). While you're there, you can stream / purchase the band's debut EP 'Pressure Up' released in January of this year.

More than just the songs, D.I.WHY is about the process behind them and how music's better than your day job. Listen live Sundays from 2-4PM on

Track Listing
Pressure Up
Saturday Morning
Part of Me

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Hometown Throwdown #18 Announced

It's a very Rathskeller Christmas.

“If you weren't there back in the day, here's your chance to get as close to the full Rat experience as we can possibly provide."
-Dicky Barrett

It's officially the end of summer when The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce the annual Hometown Throwdown. The iconic Boston ska punk band took to Facebook to plug the upcoming 18th edition of the 3-night holiday event taking place at The House of Blues December 26th, 27th and 28th.

The 2015 lineup consists of acts that performed on the stage of Kenmore Square's infamous subterranean Rathskeller club. "We’ll be Throwing Down this year with groups that literally built Boston’s underground music scene while paving the way for future generations and inspiring countless bands including the Bosstones," the band states.

Shows are all ages. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 12th at 10AM EST via Ticketmaster.

The Lineup:

December 26th

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS
The Neighborhoods
The Upper Crust

December 27th

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS
The Real Kids
The Queers

December 28th

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS
The Outlets

Monday, September 22, 2014

Boston Ska (dot) net Presents 'Get It Together, a Ska and Punk Night'

A night of local ska and punk September 22nd in Allston.

Wagering they have a better alternative to your typical Monday night, Boston Ska (dot) net is presenting Get It Together!, a ska and punk night at O’Brien’s Pub (Allston) on Monday, September 22nd.

“Here at Boston Ska (dot) net, we think a lot about community: communities of musicians, communities of show-goers, the larger Boston music scene and our smaller ska scene. We set out to help build that community by promoting bands, telling stories, and keeping folks informed about shows in the area. We like to think we’re doing an okay job of that but we know we can do more.”

The line up for your better than average Monday evening includes:

The Pomps
The Srew-Ups (RI)

And more TBA, MCed by Boston Ska’s Jacob Wake Up! (8p/21+/$5). Horns and righteousness and good vibes to be had. Details surrounding Get It Together! can be found on the official event Facebook page. Follow Boston Ska for additional shows and local ska music news.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Fool’s Night Out April 4th

Download your free promo compilation, no joke.

Skank ‘n’ stroll your way over to The Midway Café April 4th for A Fool’s Night Out featuring some of Boston’s premier ska bands including The Copacetics, The Allstonians, The New Limits, The Screw-Ups and special guests Rude Sounds Selectors.

In celebration of the highly underrated April Fool’s Day, and Date Night Records have compiled a promo compilation containing a few previously unreleased songs from participating bands. It’s free. No joke. Get it now.

And a good time was had by all! May we add, ska music is excellent drinking music. The Midway Café is located at 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. Don't have a car? There's Lyft and Uber and no excuses. A Fool's Night Out is 21+, $6. Additional details can be found on the official Facebook event page.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Minor Revolution Launch Major Weekend Warrior Tour

Consexual Sense available March 14. Pre-order your copy today.

The live free or die New Hampshire punks in A Minor Revolution have been busy. From announcing their inclusion in this year’s Canadian punk rock Pouzza Fest, to putting the finishing touches on the band's second release, Consexual Sense (out this Friday 3/14), A Minor Revolution is preparing to rock out at a venue near you.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This Is New England - A 100% Benefit Compilation

New England bands come together to create a compilation
to benefit brain cancer research and the One Fund.

Earlier this year, Jeff Bernoth, guitarist for Boston punk band, Yo Ticonderoga, lost his mother to brain cancer. During his last few months with her, Bernoth recounts, “[My Mom's] memory got worse and worse, and her language was very limited, but curiously she was able to sing songs she knew from beginning to end.” While working on a project to benefit brain cancer research, the unfortunate events of the Boston Marathon occurred, and in an effort to focus on something positive, This Is New England was created.

This Is New England is a benefit compilation featuring a stacked representation of local punk and ska bands. Every last penny raised from it will be split between the One Fund and the American Brain Tumor Association.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Warming Up With The Screw-ups

Things I've learned this winter. My neighbors are allergic to shovels, the state of Massachusetts owes me at least $300 in pothole damages, and although drinking a Corona in the snow won't encourage summer to magically appear, it can make you feel warmer. Similar to when you listen to a reggae band like The Screw-ups.

The Screw-ups, Danbury, CT
warm you up during winter months (image credit)

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