Upcoming shows

  • 07/30/15 3 Minute Hero in St. Paul, MN at Mears Park
  • 08/01/15 Umbrella Bed in St Anthony, MN at St Anthony Villagefest
  • 08/01/15 GOULASH in St. Paul, MN at Turf Club Buy Tickets
  • 08/06/15 Mrs. Skannotto in Minneapolis, MN at Driftwood Char Bar
  • 08/06/15 ReggaeSonic Boss Sound – Jamaican Independence Day in Minneapolis, MN at Clubhouse Jager
  • 08/07/15 Dred I Dread in Minneapolis, MN at Uptown Art Fair Performance Stage
  • 08/10/15 Dred I Dread in Minneapolis, MN at Nicollet Island Pavillion
  • 08/11/15 Dred I Dread in Minneapolis, Mn at Luxton Park
  • 08/12/15 Heather Augustyn in Minneapolis, MN at Magers and Quinn
  • 08/13/15 Legends of Ska Film Screening in Minneapolis, MN at The Parkway Theatre


Photo courtesy of Umbrella Bed.

20th Anniversary Interview with Umbrella Bed

Local ska band Umbrella Bed has played hundreds of shows, released five full-length albums, and been a fixture in the local scene for many years. 2015 marks their 20th anniversary as a band. To celebrate the occasion MNSKA caught up with drummer Mitch Thompson and talked about sweaty basement shows, a risky gig in Bosnia, and possible plans for […]


Legends of Ska Documentary Screenings in Minneapolis

After screening at theaters and film festivals around the world, former Rude Radio host Brad Klein’s documentary film Legends of Ska will be playing at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis on two dates this summer. The film focuses on the birth of ska music in Jamaica and according to the film’s Facebook page, “intersperse[s] old and new […]


Just Announced — The Crombies at the Acadia

Chicago two-tone group The Crombies will be returning to Minneapolis at the Acadia this September. Joining them will be local groups Whiskey City Tango, The Skruffians, and Secondhand Ska Kings. If you like The Specials this is a show you need to see! Check out the details: Who: The Crombies (Chicago), The Skruffians, Whiskey City Tango, Secondhand Ska Kings Date: Friday, […]

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