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Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake is a ska-punk band formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Florida. They were recently released from their contract with Warner Brothers. Their current line-up includes Chris (vocals, guitar), Roger (bass, vocals, guitar at certain live shows), Vinnie (drums, lyricist), Buddy (trombone, bass at certain live shows) and JR (saxophone). The band's name derives from a dog Vinnie had while growing up, which was treated better than the rest of the family. It's also a reference to the phrase "everything is jake," which is an old phrase meaning everything is cool.

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Once Over

Once Over were a Ska Punk band formed in October 2003 in Brighton, UK. The band played their last gig on the 22nd February 2009 to a sold out crowd at the Prince Albert, Brighton. Throughout their time as a band, Once Over achieved large critical acclaim and were rotated heavily on the Mike Davies' Punk Show on Radio 1. Being recognised as one of the UK's hardest working bands, Once Over toured constantly across the UK and mainland Europe both as headliners and as support for large acts such as The Toasters, Big D and the Kids Table, and Rentokill.

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BabyHead

Babyhead are one of the United Kingdom's fastest growing independent acts. Their appeal cannot be defined by one aspect alone; it’s not just the combination of the horn section with turntable decksterity that gets any crowd's attention, it’s not just the infectious nature of heavy dub bass and ska chops over a hip-hop backbeat that gets them moving, and it's not just the cutting edge lyricism delivered with unwavering tenacity that holds the attention until the encore.

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The Toasters

The Toasters came out of the lower east side of Manhattan, NYC in 1981 . Cutting their teeth at legendary punk rock clubs, like CBGB’S, the band has proceeded on to defy gravity and industry skeptics alike by staying true to their original 2-Tone roots and earning their rightful place in the history of international Ska music. In their role as consummate outsiders, the band has turned down major record deals and have opted instead to run down their own track where...

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The Foamers

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".

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The Eccentrics

Formed in November 2000, and had their first gig 8 days later supporting The Vibrators. Previous members include Trotsky (of the Subhumans), and Sandra (from Korrupt). Still unsigned, though have toured the USA and played in Europe - very DIY, releasing their own CD's and DVD's. They are a throwback to old school punk, with a hint of garage punk and ska in there for good measure.

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The Aquabats

The Aquabats are a musical ensemble from Huntington Beach, California formed in 1994 known for their humorous lyrics and outrageous live shows, during which the band is often attacked by supervillains onstage. Starting as a parody of the booming third-wave ska scene in Southern California (their first show, reportedly, was played with fourteen members, at least half of which were wielding horns), The Aquabats played third-wave ska with a surfy, b-movie-esque twist that set them apart from the sped-up two-tone/pop-punk mash-ups most bands of the time were playing.

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resolution 242

Resolution 242 is a 4 peice punk band from the UK. Most of their songs are about controvesial subjects such as aminal rights, human rights, anti-fascism, anti-war ect.
Many of their songs have a ska/reggae influence, many do not. They are very honest about their music and do not claim to have all of the answers to these problems. They are simply trying to raise awareness about these issues.

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