Fall 2011 is looking to be a solid season for MNSKA! There are going to be a whole truckload of new releases from bands in the MNSKA community. Let me give you a run down of what you can look forward to:
Rocksteady Breakfast will be releasing their new CD on Saturday, September 3rd at The Rat Hole in South Minneapolis. The band has spent the past year and a half working on this album. It is a must-have for fans of raw energetic underground punk-ska! Details for the release show can be found HERE
The Prizefighters have been busy this past year putting together a special-edition vinyl LP of their recent release Follow My Sound via Jump Up Records. Along with songs from the album, side B of the vinyl will include new unreleased songs, instrumental versions, and even a dub from Anthony Abbinanti (The Drastics). The band will be releasing the album at special double release show with MNSKA band The Dropsteppers on Friday, October 21st at The Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis. The Dropsteppers spent the early part of 2011 in the studio to create their debut full-length CD Get Up In It via Megalith Records.
Veteran third-wave ska band 3 Minute Hero recently announced their triumphant return to the Twin Cities music scene. To commemorate being back in the saddle, they are hard at work on a new release that should be out this Fall. Stay tuned to MNSKA.com for more details!
Long-time Twin Cities reggae band Dred I Dread will be releasing their much anticipated follow-up to 2009′s Tribulation sometime in early 2012. The band previewed some of their new songs at the recent Jamaican Independence Day party at The Red Sea.