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Forthrights Tour Blog: Day 1 w/Free Download

For those that don’t know me, which is probably all of you, my name is Sammy. I’m a kid, born and raised in the great state of New Jersey. Yes, New Jersey. No, I don’t know Springsteen, but I have spent many a nights drunkenly singing…

Turntable.fm

I’ve lamented in a past blog entry about how some ska/rocksteady/reggae bands and labels have yet to jump into digital distribution. Jamaican music itself is already a niche genre of music, and I feel that bands and labels have to work extra harder to get their…

Stomp Records Still on Top!

Photo by JEN ARNOLD & KEVIN COLE (Montreal Mirror) Montreal’s long-running ska/punk record label Stomp Records is back on top! They just got voted the #1 Best local record label in the annual Montreal Mirror “Best of Montreal” readers poll. The timing couldn’t be any better…

His Story of U.S. Ska By David Hillyard Part 1

A little intro. David Hillyard is well known to general readers of this blog. He’s a very long standing OG member of The Slackers, founded his own Rocksteady 7, played on the now classic Hepcat album Out of Nowhere and even before that he was playing…