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Ska

Flashback 1/24/14

Flashback featured the many different days of ska on this Friday night – Chelbucket played some original 1960′s ska hits from Prince Buster, 1970′s 2 Tone from Madness, and 1980′s European Third Wave from The Toasters and Mark Foggo’s Skasters.  We can’t forget about 1990′s US Third Wave ska – artists such as No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, and Goldfinger were also featured!!

Superman – Goldfinger

You – Mustard Plug

Don’t Speak – No Doubt

Madness – Prince Buster

Our House – Madness

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Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple

Most of us are aware now of the eccentric stylings of Gogol Bordello. Even though they sound like they’re straight out of eastern Europe, their music is perfectly representative of where they actually come from: New York City. The diversity of the lower east side of Manhattan shines through the music in every crash, clang, twink, and twog of a multitude of instrumentation. “Polka meets ska meets blues meets indie” might sound like a weird statement, but if you know Gogol Bordello, it doesn’t seem as strange. Check out the track “Start Wearing Purple” off their new album Pura Vida Conspiracy below. Read More…

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