Lightyear were a hugely popular ska punk band who blended elements of ska, pop, hardcore, punk and occaisionally hip hop who were probably best known for their intense live shows that regulaly saw members of the band (and unfortunately crowd) getting naked. Hailing from Derby and previously split up, they reformed briefly for the summer of 2006 in which they played a whirlwind UK tour which included both the Reading and Leeds carling festivals.
Dashboard Confessional was started in 2000, by Chris Carrabba in Boca Raton, Florida, as a side project from his band Further Seems Forever. Chris recorded his first album, The Swiss Army Romance, in 2000. The following year, he recorded Further Seems Forever's debut album The Moon Is Down. However, he left the band soon after the album's release, instead recording and releasing his sophomore album The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, as well as a follow-up EP titled So Impossible.
Band bio from their web site reads:
Fatter Than Albert has been throwing punches, exploding faces, and playing rock guitar since January of 2004. Pulling inspiration from their home town of New Orleans, the band has set out to challenge themselves musically and has created a unique blend of jazz influenced ska-punk music. They have displayed their energetic live show numerous times locally with crowds of over 400 in attendance.
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.
Born during winter 1997, Les Skalopes, a band from Bures sur Yvette (Paris suburbs) strides fervently over concert halls, festivals and ballrooms to make people know their music : ska music mixed with a punkrock spirit, and powered by a boosting rhythm section, a generous brass section and the energetic voice of their female singer, mocking the shortcoming of modern societies. The 10 musicians share their passion of music through more than 150 concerts, sharing the stage with The Toasters, The Slackers...
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.
This Day Remains are a 4-piece band from Grantham Lincolnshire. Catchy melodies and guitar riffs make sure their songs get stuck in your head. An authentic live british band with an incredible show history. This Day Remains are sure to give you a buzz with their lates single and a forethcoming E.P. produced and recorded by the band.
Punk Oi N Roll Poets from Yorkshire that play 'brassy, northern, psycho, ska punk rock'. The Dead Pets have released two albums on their own label Village Idiot records; 'Too Little Too Late' (2001) and 'Revenge of The Village Idiots' (2003). Both albums have been re-issued.
UNWRITTEN LAW Biography Scott Russo
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.