With ska gaining mainstream traction in the U.S. once again, we put together a list of 64 essential ska albums from 1964 to present, with albums released during each of the past seven decades by artists from all over the world.
The CA festival was originally scheduled for 2020, then rescheduled to 2022 with much of the same lineup, including Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church, The English Beat, and more
Originally set for 2020, the L.A. fest with an '80s alternative / goth vibe will now happen in 2022 with Echo & the Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, The Damned, Violent Femmes, The English Beat, PiL, Cold Cave, Black Marble and more also playing.
The narrative that ska comes and goes in ways in damaging to the genre, and not even all that accurate. Marc Wasserman's new oral history 'Ska Boom!' looks at the American ska scene of the 1980s, and the bands that bridged the gap between 2 Tone and the third wave...