Voodoo Glow Skulls are an underground third-wave ska band. Their music is a mixture of old-style ska, punk, rockabilly/psychobilly/horror punk and metal. The band formed in 1988 in Riverside, California by brothers Frank, Eddie and Jorge Casillas and their longtime friend Jerry O'Neill. The Voodoo Glow Skulls practiced for two years in a sweaty back bedroom/practice space until they forged a taut unit that performed with demonic intensity and a demented sense of humor.
The story of Star Fucking Hipsters begins in 2004, when world renowned ska-punks Leftover Crack were about to head out on their annual European tour and singer/guitarist Sturgeon & then current LoC drummer Brandon Chevalier-Kolling started planning a new band for the new year which included writing a jump off track eventually documented with LOC when the band entered the BBCs world-famous Mada Vale studio to record several songs for the UK’s Radio 1 program “The Lock Up.
Once upon a time, my roommates and myself spent a magical summer in Mississippi with these guys and we kept in touch for a short period of time and now I have no idea what happened to them... they were AWESOME though and anyone who has any info about what they're doing these days gets a cookie!
The Cheapskates formed in Pembrokeshire, West Wales in 1998, and finally became a six-piece in 2000, after a few line-up changes. From the very beginning, The Cheapskates have played an uplifting blend of ska, punk and pop - lyrically sharp and witty, wh?le musically melodic, catchy and fun. The live show has always been inventive and full of humour - the band emphasising their twist on ska convention by dressing in suits cut off at the knee.
Picking up where the Voltigeurs left off (sort of), Pittsburgh's the Volts-- comprised of Rob and Lydia-- only sing covers. For now.
What has become of Heartbreak Club (HBC)? Once a straight-up parody of angst-ridden pop, HBC are rapidly becoming Australia's beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990's inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating punk-infused tunes. In doing so, HBC have recorded a new, darker and grittier album that is 'unapologetically melodic; adopting a brutally honest, confessional and grungier tone' than previous efforts, with the band noting their admiration for Weezer, Regurgitator, Blink 182 and Nirvana. They are still geeks, however.
There are at least 6 bands called Monster: 1) ska-soul-punk band from Sweden
2) heavy/hard/thrash metal band from Brazil
3) Los Angeles-based indie-rock
4) HC band Mönster from Germany.
5) band from British Columbia, Canada.
6) Korean pop boy's band group called 몬스터
7) Swedish chiptune artist called MONSTER 1) Monster a ska-soul-punk band from Sweden that split up in 2000. They released two albums: "Rockers Delight" (1997), "Gone Gone Gone/A Bash Dem" (1999) and some EPs.
Leftover Crack is an American Ska Punk band formed in 1999, following the breakup of the ska punk band Choking Victim. Primarily playing an amalgam of ska punk, and death metal with anarchist lyrics, they classify themselves as "Crack Rock Steady." The band is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords for CD releases, and Alternative Tentacles for vinyl releases. The band consists of Stza Crack (vocals), Ezra Kire (guitar, vocals), Brad Logan (guitar), Alec Baillie (bass guitar), and Ara Babajian (drums). Leftover Crack are typically associated with Morning Glory, and INDK.
Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk/punk rock band from San Francisco, California. During the 1980s the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys' songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a satirical and sarcastic left-wing commentary on social and political issues.