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Mephiskapheles: Satanic Ska @ Manchester 65 | Facebook →

Mephiskapheles, Mr. Furious, The Screw-ups, and more play Manchester 65 in RI tonight.

— 8 hours ago
#manchester 65  #Mephiskapheles  #mr furious  #The Screw-Ups  #ska  #boston  #rhode island  #ri  #riska  #bostonska  #punk  #skapunk 
Coach Presents: The Takeaways, Everything Ever (RECORD RELEASE)(NJ), SPORTS, Germ Head | Facebook →

Coach & Sons Olde Time Family Booking’s event.
Coach & Sons Olde Time Family Booking presents The Takeaways, Everything Ever, Sports, and Germhead tonight in JP!

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#boston  #ska  #bostonska  #jamaica plain  #coach and sons olde time family booking  #the takeaways  #everything ever  #germhead 
Happy Record Store Day!
Find a venue near you!
Deep Thoughts and Nuggets are two of our faves.

Happy Record Store Day!

Find a venue near you!

Deep Thoughts and Nuggets are two of our faves.

— 13 hours ago
#record store day  #record stores 
Presskit of the Week: Big D & the Kids Table →

presskitto:

This is the third week we’re featuring awesome Presskit.to users that rep their projects and our new theme, Gray Steel, the best! Each week, we ask these talented creators one question: “What Drives You?”

Click around the Big D and the Kids Table’s Presskit embedded below and then scroll down to…

Big D featured here.

— 13 hours ago with 4 notes
#Big D And The Kids Table  #boston  #ska  #bostonska 
REVIEW: Meracula's "The Perils of Basement Culture" - Allston Folk/Punk/Ska | Boston Ska (dot) net →
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#basement shows  #allston  #boston  #fort the band  #meracula  #the takeaways  #bostonska  #folk punk 
val-eats-crayons:

good and cheap finds are for those who are willing to trough A LOT of “pop rock”

Happy customer.

val-eats-crayons:

good and cheap finds are for those who are willing to trough A LOT of “pop rock”

Happy customer.

— 2 days ago with 9 notes
#boston  #ska  #bostonska  #mighty mighty bosstones  #let's face it 

teenageguide:

"Someday I Suppose," Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Raise your hand if third wave ska played an important formative role in your life. (I’m looking at you, Travis Barker!) This is more or less the point at which I started developing my own tastes and standards, not just musically but pretty much across the aesthetic board. Before ska, it’s all just other people’s music. Sure, I had opinions about the stuff my parents would play in the car (never did get into Gloria Estefan…sorry, Mom!), and there were songs I’d hope to hear when I got control of the dial, but it wasn’t until a friend turned me on to ska that I felt like I was hearing something that really resonated with me, something that was truly mine.

Hang-UpsLosing StreakWhy Do They Rock So Hard?Life Won’t WaitLet’s Face It…feel free to substitute your own, but albums like these were my lifeblood by the time I got to high school. Ska had it all, man. It was snotty, it was catchy, it was goofy, it offered a way to sneak in the backdoor to punk without getting beaten up by those mohawk and leather types hurling themselves around VFW and KOC halls. Oh, and it had horns. What a sucker I was for the horns. Yes, for a few glorious years, we were, all of us, suckers for the horns. 

The Bosstones knew this. It’s why their videos focus on the brass the way some bands highlight guitar solos. Huge though their biggest single may have been, the video for “The Impression That I Get” is minimalism at its worst: It mirrors the artwork from Let’s Face It, but that just makes it a performance video set in some tedious purgatory of infinite white. In that sense, it’s kind of like a version of “Someday I Suppose” with all the liveliest bits removed. Before the suits got to them…rather, before they got to the suits, the Bosstones were total fashion victims. Or perhaps they would prefer “ensembly challenged”? Suspenders, windbreakers, a Stormtroopers of Death baseball hat, and so much goddamned plaid it’s even smearing its way onto the instruments. Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole classy, two-tone, “band in suits” schtick, but there’s something awkwardly endearing about the gangly pranksters on display in “Someday.” They’re cute, in a sort of sweet and nonthreatening way, like Tai in the seconds before she tumbles down those stairs. —Kylie

Thanks for sharing this!

— 2 days ago with 6 notes
#boston  #ska  #mighty mighty bosstones  #bostonska