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The Adjusters

The Adjusters, a socially conscious Chicago ska/soul/funk band, formed out of a group of college acquaintances from the University of Chicago. The band consists of Jason Packer, Daraka Kenric, Larimore-Hall, Jessica Basta, Matt Parker, Rench, and several dozen friends and guests. The Adjusters' style fuses many genres, from ska to funk, reggae to soul, witha bit of jazz. The tempo of their music ranges from the upbeat anthem Armstrong, a street level narrative about a neighborhood hero, to the downbeat reflective Loose Roots and None but Heaven.

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Cherry Poppin' Daddies

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American band formed in Eugene, Oregon, in 1989. Since 1990, they have released seven albums, with an eighth due out in mid-2012. The Daddies' music is primarily a mix of swing, ska and rock, characterized by a prominent horn section and sardonic, often morbid, lyricism. While the band's earliest albums were rooted predominantly in punk rock and funk, their subsequent studio albums have since incorporated influences from many diverse genres of popular music and Americana into their sound...

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Bim Skala Bim

Bim Skala Bim formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983, was one of America's initial responses to Britain's 2-Tone movement in the early '80s. They made several albums, started their own music label to release the music of other aspiring Ska bands, and remained active through 2002. Also inspired by the Clash, UB40 and Bob Marley, the group became one of the longest-lasting ska groups in America. Formed by vocalist Dan Vitale and bassist Mark Ferranti...

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