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King Django w/ The Hempsteadys, the Snails and Matt MacLeod. $5-$10. 9 p.m., Dec. 15. The El 'n' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London. Also w/ Spring Heeled Jack and Vic Ruggiero. Free, 9 p.m., Dec. 19. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, manicproductions....
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticIn the mid-1990s, a curious sound infiltrated mainstream pop music: ska, the swingin’, pre-reggae dance style born in 1960s Jamaica. It was an odd turn at the tail end of the grunge era, and mirrored the rise of the late '70s British groups the...
L.A. NOWThrough seven years of disputes, a proposed rock quarry site in Riverside County has been called a job creator, an economy killer, an environmental disaster and even a creation site. The debate ended Thursday, when the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians...
The Hampton Jewish Mother is not a big space, but lately it's gone in big for local live music. This past weekend, the restaurant and deli hosted two shows featuring Hampton singer-guitarist Johnny Trash (a.k.a. T.J. Linkous). Friday, Trash played...
If you've heard a ska band on the radio or live, Tazy Phyllipz probably had something to do with it. After helping bands like No Doubt and Sublime find their place on the musical map for more than 20 years, Phyllipz, an Irvine resident, is hoping to...
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Yes, Halloween's supposed to be for kids, but some of us never grow up. Go get your boo on at Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on Wednesday, where NYC's Toasters (pictured) just might skank-rock your ass until you've shed those extra mini-Three Musketeers-...
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass. An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
It's dangerous to drive while listening to HB Surround Sound's latest release, "Get Your Dance On," because that's exactly what listeners will want to do. The album, which was released Sept. 4, features 10 original songs. Genres range from ska to pop-...
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Kids stayed up a little past their bedtimes this week as they watched the Aquabats perform fun ditties at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The Huntington Beach ska group played for free Thursday as part of the park's Summer's End Weekend at the...
Ska fans, ranging in age from young teenagers to their grandparents' generation, danced at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Saturday as Save the Swim Team performed a short set of original songs and covers. The Huntington Beach band opened up for ska...
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The Originalites' show calendar is not only booked on the band's website, but also in members' minds. "We already know which shows we're going to play, so that's money already made," said drummer Peter Fontes, 22. Booking as many shows as possible is...
Huntington Beach ska rockers Reel Big Fish have swum back into the music scene with their latest release, "Candy Coated Fury." The band's first album of original music since 2007's "Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free," "Candy Coated Fury"...
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