SoCal natives Reel Big Fish bring their ska-heavy pop-punk to Club Nokia this Friday together with classics of the genre, The English Beat. While in my not-so-humble opinion most SoCal ska is a pale imitation of ska’s first & second iterations in Jamaica & England, Reel Big Fish have earned my respect with their years of dedication and their recent decision to drop off a major label & go independent. I’m not anti-major label, exactly–they fill a role, like getting U2’s albums out to Best Buy–but too often these days they just don’t serve the needs of the small, eclectic bands with niche fanbases. Going indie will serve RBF well.
Anyhoo, you wanna see the show? Tell me your favorite ska song in the comments, and why you like it (don’t forget that part & only give me a song name! that’s so annoying!)…we’ll randomly pick a few lucky winners to go check out the show. Show details are here.