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[07 Nov 2006|04:12am]

Friday, November 17th
Ska and Reggae on tour from Canada
The Expos, One Night Band, Chasing Trinity, The Uplifters, Lemon Lime Tennis Shoes
The El N Gee Club - New London, CT
Doors at 7

Seriously, if you live in the area, come on out. The El n Gee is this cute little club that just reopened, it's a really nice venue to have ska shows. Come see awesome bands at an awesome venue and meet awesome people.
Like me :)
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[30 Apr 2006|03:00pm]

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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Your toast is up [12 Jan 2006|10:57pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Ska Brawl- The Toasters, etc.

18 January 2006 @ The Webster in scary Hartford.

Anyone going?

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[27 Dec 2005|02:44am]

[ mood | sick ]

hey everybody..it's kate..i started the community..
well anyways, my computer died adn i went without it for a whole year, and i wanted to thank all you guys for keeping it alive....so with that out of the way..

whos going to see catch 22 today?!
i am..i can't wait

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[28 Nov 2005|05:40pm]

Boston Jolly Pirates
Axis of Evil!
Tri-State Conspiracy

December 17th, 2005
Toquet Hall, Westport, CT
$5 In Advanced, $7 at the Door
Open to highschool students only

Dudes! [21 Sep 2005|09:00pm]


When: Sometime in november
Who: The god damn father of ska
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[13 Jul 2005|03:39pm]

Cool a CTSka community.

Hi, I'm Derek. I'm 16 and I like biology, ska, and other stuff.
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[23 Jun 2005|01:08pm]

Manic Productions is based out of CT and books all types of bands from punk to hardcore to indie to ska, so if you are in a band or live near the CT area ADD US!

ADD US TO MYSPACE:http://www.myspace.com/manicproductions
Check out our website: http://www.manicproductions.org

Below is our current upcoming shows, check the website for tickets, mp3s and other info:

Upcoming Manic Production showsCollapse )
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[12 Jun 2005|11:49am]

o man. i'm so sad. i missed the big d show last night. does somebody have pictures/a great story to tell about it to cheer me up???

i'll love you forever
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[06 Jun 2005|12:56pm]

hey streetlight manifesto is this thursday, anyone going that wants to meet up or something?
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pictures :) [26 May 2005|08:34am]

[ mood | :) ]

Pictures of iv4k and the know howCollapse )


[10 May 2005|10:24pm]

Whos going to the Tip The Van show on saturday at Empress?
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[09 May 2005|09:35am]

Anybody wanna be my date to a ska show? Cause I'M IN SKA withdrawal! I need to got to a show, badly!
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Hartford Courant [01 May 2005|06:37pm]

Mustard Plug Proves That Ska Still Has Local Spice
April 19, 2005
By KENNETH PARTRIDGE, Special to the Courant

The ghosts of Spring Heeled Jack, Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts, and dozens of other defunct late-'90s Connecticut ska bands can rest peacefully and satisfied: There is still - almost inexplicably - a local scene.

The latest proof came Friday night at the Webster Theater in Hartford, where a respectable crowd turned up for Mustard Plug and the Pietasters, two bands that helped boost the sale of skinny ties and Specials records nearly a decade ago.

One reason ska still draws in Hartford is the existence of several local bands with loyal, ready-to-dance fans. More than the headliners, Tip and Van and Stealing From Peter packed the house with flailing-armed skankers, suggesting that homegrown acts have not lost their grip on punked-up Jamaican rhythms.

Following lively sets from both bands, Pittsburgh's The Code actually dared to play without a horn section, temporarily putting the kibosh on dancing with its crunching, hook-less punk.

Relief came with Mustard Plug, a Michigan band that made its name during ska's heyday with sing-along melodies and the kind of dork-punk flourishes you'd expect from a band with food in its name.

As always, the Mustard men trampled on ska's smooth, Jamaican roots with pop-punk choruses and matching black shirts and bright yellow ties. With "Mr. Smiley," and "Skank by Numbers," - both from the 1994 album "Big Daddy Multitude" - the group made goofy nostalgia come alive.

Mustard Plug and the Pietasters may be genre mates in a broad sense, but they have little in common musically. Closing with an hour of traditional ska and foot-stomping soul, the `Tasters took a more mature approach, which might have been why some band members didn't seem to be having very much fun.

Then again, singer Steve Jackson was having enough for everyone, staggering red-faced across the stage like he'd spent the afternoon open-mouthed under a beer tap. However soused, Jackson was on his game, channeling his lungs through the back of his throat like a '60s soul-man.

As the crowd thinned after midnight, stragglers were treated to a drink-hoisting "Maggie Mae" and punk-rock "Somebody," the latter featuring local trombone journeyman Chris Rhodes on guest vocals.

Rhodes, who's played with Spring Heeled Jack and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, completed the 1998 time warp, bringing fond smiles of remembrance to the faces of anyone in the audience old enough to remember a time when Connecticut ska could almost be taken for granted.
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[17 Apr 2005|12:41pm]

OK, so, if anyone was at the slackers/tri-state/flamingos/skaliosis show last night, tell me what happened at the end.

I left a couple songs into The Slackers because my knees hurt like whoa.

I heard they covered Super Orgy Porno Party by the Planet Smashers? is that true?
because that's my favorite song EVER. and if i missed it i'll be mad.
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[15 Apr 2005|04:53pm]

[ mood | wheeee!!! for concerts ]

ok ct ska kids
if you see an asian with a bright orange i love carbs shirt on at the mustard plug and pietasters shirt on, say hello cause i like to meet new people

peace out, i hope they'll let me take pictures...^_____^

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singers out there? [14 Apr 2005|08:04pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

hey guys, here's there thing: duanster, hug_your_cat, and myself, have been playing instruments for about a year, and we've been trying to get a band-thing going. the catch? no lead singer. we've posted on the webster message board, and the replies we got just didn't work out for whatever reason. if anyone's interested, here's what we need:

-a singer (obviously), perferably male, but we're not picky
-no one that's too into a single genre. we're not ska, we're not punk, we're not indie, we're not glam, we're not psychobilly, we're not metal, we're experimenting with differnt sounds
-flexible timing!
-no one expecting us to be able to play like a god. we're good, but not great. we're just trying to have fun & make fun music
-you need to be able to write lyrics, that can be fun or serious
-near the wethersfield area
-between the ages of 14-18 would be nice, we're still in high school!
-own equiptment nice, but not a mandate
-someone who just wants to have fun & make music

also, if you know any good message boards we can post on, leave it!

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[10 Apr 2005|07:30pm]

ok guys, can i have a rollcall to see who is going to the Mustard Plug show Friday night at the Webster?

I have a 6 pack of bubbles, and I went to CVS and bought a hula hoop.


say if you are going or not.
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[07 Apr 2005|08:24am]

hey...i was just wondering. how was the bubble blowing fiesta at the ttv and jay tea show. i didn't get to go cause i have an asian "conformation" party thingy
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[05 Apr 2005|08:18pm]

My band, Skaliosis (www.skaliosis.com, will be opening for Streetlight Manifesto on June 2 in Hartford, CT. IF anybody here would like to buy a ticket to this show, please contact me on aol (tmaclean11) and we can work something out. Here's all the information so far:

Thursday, June 2
7 PM
$ Not sure, but I think between $10-$12

Main Stage:
Streetlight Manifesto
Gym Class Heros
Whole Wheat Bread

Underground Stage:
Three Years Accident Free
more TBA

AIM: tmaclean11

This has been cross posted a bunch of times, sorry if I'm clogging up your friends page.
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