Formed in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, the Planet Smashers
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...
Hepcat are a third wave ska band formed in southern California in 1989. Their soulful harmonies and mellow rhythms were unlike those of contemporaries and more akin to musicians from the heyday of 1960s jamaican ska, also referred to as the first wave. Hepcat's debut album, "Out of Nowhere" was released in 1994 on New York-based ska label Moon Records. Two years later, they followed it up with "Scientific" on BYO Records.
There is more than one artist with this name 1. an Australian, punk, ska punk band formed in 1994 2. A Peruvian all female Nu Metal band formed in 1999 1. Area-7 rose from the ashes of Madness cover band Mad Not Madness. In 1994 three members, Dugald McNaughtan (keyboards), Charles "Chucky T" Thompson (guitar) and Dan Morrison (drums) left the group and began to write their own songs. They formed a band and named it after a lyric from The Specials' Dawning of a New Era.
Singing songs about transport, heartbreak and homicide, the repertoire of The Dodge Brothers guarantees an evening of great entertainment. These guys are renowned for playing the hell out of classic Americana. With TV and radio presenter Mark Kermode thumping out the rhythm, and the melody and mystery from Mike Hammond and Aly Hirji, this roughneck trio have got feet stomping and hands clapping from California through the Natchez Trace to the South coast of the UK.
Formed in 1988, Skaface has a unique sound which combines ska with many different genres of music including rock, punk and jazz. They have toured extensively throughout Canada and New York State, including dates with popular 70s two-tone groups Bad Manners, and The Selecter. They were also honored to have old school great Laurel Aitken on stage with them earlier in their career and played with Toots and the Maytals at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Choking Victim was an American punk band from 1992 to 1999, formed in New York City. The band became notable around "C-squat," in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where they squatted and continue to inhabit and organize shows for their music, which blended ska punk with black metal, and anarchist lyrics. They also became known for Satanic imagery and numerous references to the vagrant lifestyle, such as crack-smoking, shoplifting, and squatting. They also, like many other bands in the punk scene, have violent anti-police sentiments in their songs.