Continuing our week-long series of band member profiles from MNSKA band The Prizefighters, we introduce you to drummer Eric Whalen. Stay tuned for more bios from the band as Prizefighter Profile Week rolls on, culminating in the big Triple Record Release show on Friday night at the Triple Rock at 9pm!
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 six musicians have come to be known for. Whether you […]
[youtube]swNHlIon7uU[/youtube] 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 45rpm records before they are released, but other […]
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 when they released their EP […]
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 Minneapolis, Topper […]
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/74215277″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] 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!
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 Ska) community. 2012 brought an unprecedented number of ska-related events to […]
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 for JAMAICAN OLDIES WEEKEND! We at MNSKA have an exclusive stream and […]
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 like Rocket Ship Ska Trip on KFAI (Thursdays, 2am – […]
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; oftentimes over and over. A lot of […]