This Friday, June 14th, Minneapolis, MN’s very own The Prizefighters will be releasing their eagerly awaited 45rpm 7” vinyl series, “A Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds!” These three records are the culmination of over a year’s worth of love and dedication to the sounds these ...
June 10th, 2013
MNSKA band The Prizefighters made an announcement this week that they will be releasing a 7-inch vinyl series called A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds! In preparation for the series, they have started a pre-order campaign on IndieGoGo, allowing fans to not only get all the ...
April 18th, 2013
Sammy Kay (ex-Forthrights) and his current band Sammy K and the East Los Three have started a fundraising campaign to support their upcoming album release Love Letters. The band is using Big Tunes to raise a goal of $3200. We got a taste of what the album would sound like ...
February 1st, 2013
There may be ice and snow on the streets of Minneapolis, so nothing like some red hot ska music to warm things up! This Saturday, February 2nd, we have a ska double-header that will help you shake off the winter blues. Starting things off, at 7 pm at The Honey Lounge in NE ...
January 30th, 2013
Sammy Kay and the East Los Three have their debut album Love Letters coming out in February! As a treat, Sammy has posted a B-side to this album, a cover of the Operation Ivy song “Bankshot!” done in an early reggae style. Enjoy!
January 9th, 2013
Greetings everyone! Courtney here, editor-in-chief of MNSKA.com. This site is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year. I wanted to take a little time to discuss the many successes of the past year and look ahead at what 2013 will bring for the MNSKA (Minnesota ...
January 4th, 2013
JUMP UP RECORDS is celebrating the beginning of it’s 20th Anniversary by creating JAMAICAN OLDIES PRODUCTIONS, a partnership with MAYNE STAGE to bring vintage Jamaican vocalists to Chicago every 3 months! The first event of this series was November 16th and November 17th ...
November 26th, 2012
As we all know, ska music dwells in the underground. Small pockets of communities and scenes around the country celebrate and promote this family of musical styles and actually broadcast this music over the airwaves. Here in the Twin Cities, we have terrestrial radio shows
October 31st, 2012
Being part of a ska and reggae scene takes a short-term memory, thick skin, and a whole lot of patience. The genre is often overlooked by the greater local music scene. You find yourself spending lots of time explaining to friends what it the music actually is; ...
October 12th, 2012
With their entire discography being re-released this year, The English Beat were featured in a story on NPR’s All Things Considered. Ed Ward tells the band’s origin story in Birmingham, UK back in 1978 and how the band blended into the Two Tone movement led by ...
October 3rd, 2012