sábado, 28 de julio de 2018

The Interrupters Give Explosive Performances of 'She's Kerosene' & 'Take Back The Power' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

California ska punks, The Interrupters brought their explosive energy to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of "She's Kerosene," and "Take Back the Power," on Thursday night (July 26, 2018).

Revitalizing the third wave ska sound of the '90s and early 2000s, the group combines reggae rhythms and the blistering speed and attitude of skate punk for a fresh take on the genre. Comprised of the three Bivona brothers and lead vocalist Aimee Interrupter, they hit the stage in sharp suits and in the singer's case, a leather jacket. With their name projected repeatedly in big white letters behind them, Interrupter got her face right into the crowd as she screamed rebellious lyrics including, "I've been burned for the last time" from "She's Kerosene," and "Whatcha gonna do/ When they show up in black suits/ On your street in army boots," from "Take Back The Power."  

sábado, 19 de mayo de 2018

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Preview New Album With 'Wonderful Day for the Race'

Fresh off their performance at last month's Back to the Beach Festival, a SoCal throwdown featuring many of their '90s ska peers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the June 15 release of While We're At It, their first new album since 2011. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the leadoff single, "Wonderful Day for the Race," below.

The new song is classic Bosstones: a rush of big-hearted brass and frantic guitars inviting you to dance your face off while contemplating larger issues. The multi-racial Boston nine-piece has always broadcast messages of tolerance - the "it" in the title of their 1997 blockbuster Let's Face It refers to bigotry of all kinds -and "Wonderful Day at the Race" hints at those same ideas. The "race" in the lyrics ain't the Kentucky Derby - it's the human one, a noun people always seem to forget is singular.

viernes, 18 de mayo de 2018

Reggae Label Trojan Records Details 50th Anniversary Releases

Label helped introduce Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry to mainstream audiences

The seminal reggae label Trojan Records will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a slew of musical releases, a new documentary and a handful of live events.

Founded in 1968 by Lee Gopthal and Chris Blackwell, two Jamaican ex-pats living in London, Trojan helped introduce an array of reggae artists to mainstream audiences. The label's catalog includes music from Lee "Scratch" Perry, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, the Pioneers and the Maytalls, while its Upsetter imprint was responsible for releasing much of Bob Marley and the Wailers' music in the U.K.