The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are a ska-core band from Boston, Massachusetts, United States (Bosstones is a play on Boston). They are credited with creating the ska-core genre, a form of music that mixes, to various degrees, elements of modern third-wave ska along with hardcore punk, jazz, and other influences. Their current lineup is Dicky Barrett (vocals), Joe Gittleman (bass), Lawrence Katz (guitar), Ben Carr (dancer, "Bosstone"), Joe Sirois (drums), Timothy "Johnny Vegas" Burton (saxophone), Kevin Leaner (saxophone) and Chris Rhodes (trombone)
There are at least two artists by the name of Gaunt: 1) Gaunt was a garage punk band formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1991. The original lineup formed from the ashes of the short-lived and punkadelic Black Juju, and consisted of guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jerry Wick, bassist Eric Barth (who had also been in Two Hour Trip with the Spurgeon brothers, who would soon form Greenhorn) and drummer Jeff Regensburger (later of The Patsys).
With Rivka Gillieron doing vocals and guitar, Billy Easter playing bass and Sarah Datblygu is on drums, Wet Dog formed two years ago and have toured with The Long Blondes, Good Shoes, Pete and The Pirates and The Gossip. Single 'Alibi' has been an Artrocker single of the week and their MySpace top friends include No Bra and Black Dog Publishing's new Riot Grrrl book. The Band are signed to Angular records.
Faintest Idea is a punk band with a bit of 'agricultural ska' mixed in. They are signed to party house records. Members are -
Danni Camp - Bass + Vox
Sam Rayner - Guitar + Vox
Cheese - Drums
Danny Hill - Saxaphone
Ben - Trumpet + Vox
Dom - Trombone
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Blag formed back in the later part of 2003, after meeting at college. Since then. they've worked on getting the ska-core sound they'd always wanted. So far they have recorded 2 EPs and have worked with the BBC on a music video to the title track of their EP "Bling Bling". They have played with some of their favourite artists such as Capdown, Voodoo Glowskulls and Howards Alias. Blag Official Site.
THE FOAMERS first got together back in 1996, and were formed in a pub in Epsom, Surrey by Chris, Carlos and Kerem, soon to be joined by Tom. After a few months of writing and practising in true punk rock fashion they recorded a bunch of tracks in a local studio which had been converted from a public toilet. Tent City Records, from New York, got hold of the demo and asked THE FOAMERS to do a record for them, so in June 1999 the band jetted off to the USA to record their debut full length, "6 Pints None the Wiser".
Firing Blanks formed early 2006 and have moved on a lot since they began. Taking on a thrash/death metal style they have quickly become a recognizable name in the Edinburgh metal scene. By September 2006, the band had played at Studio 24 in Edinburgh with a following 300 strong, and then in February 2007 they played to a sold out crowd in Cabaret Voltaire. That night, the band were kicked out of the venue for various reasons the bassist at the time, Carlo left the band, they settled down a little bit, wrote new material and introduced new bassist Stewart.
From The Cradle To The Rave, is a Punk/Ska/DNB/Breaks/Hip Hop solo project from the Scottish capital Edinburgh. Producer/punk INFKTD has spent years writing, playing and DJing all genres of music and in FTCTTR takes experience from his previous bands and projects: My Own Religion, Capitol 1212, The Infekted and Cot Death, to mix all of these genres into a new sound, termed Riotstep.
Do The Dog Press Release This young 4 piece crew draw wide ranging influence from the likes of King Tubby & Augustus Pablo through to The Specials, Bad Brains & Operation Ivy & their highly infectious sound fuses together elements of chilled out dubby reggae with fast skanking 2 tone & blazing skacore. Although only in their line up for about a year The Skints have already notched up loads of gigs in & around London's squats, pubs & clubs & picked up some Radio 1 airplay for their first demo thanks to Mike Davies' Punk Show.