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blackbear on the path that led from his emo roots to a new sonic lane

Born and raised in Florida, Matthew Tyler Musto—these days better known as blackbear—has been making music, and making music his life, since at least 2006.  With five studio albums and seven EPs under his belt (or should that be pelt?), releasing his latest extended play, misery lake, Aug. 13, this year finds blackbear riding high […]

10 alternative artists who have defined Riot Fest throughout the years

Over the years, Riot Fest has taken over Chicago’s Douglas Park with circus sideshows, carnival games and, most importantly, an incredible lineup. But its history stretches even further back, drawing people of all ages and backgrounds between its hub and offshoots in Toronto and Denver. The festival has been running for 15 years strong, solidifying […]

QUIZ: Can you pass this ultimate ska music trivia quiz?

Ska may be one of the most polarizing words in the English language. Many of its superfans have lived and died by the genre from the second they heard their first guitar upstroke, whereas some casual fans dug into it as a flavor of the week for a short amount of time and parted ways […]

10 ska songs about food to prep your appetite for that family picnic

Ska-B-Q: (noun) a social gathering taking place outdoors where food is prepared over an open flame, and music with reggae, punk rock and pop influence is played exclusively.  For your summer Ska-B-Q playlist, these songs are sure to put burgers in friends’ hands get them skanking all the way to the condiment table.  Read more: […]

Mustard Plug - Can't Contain It

Mustard Plug Can’t Contain It Michigan's long-running Mustard Plug are one of the best out there at combining high-energy ska with melodic pop-punk, but it's been a long time since they've put out a full-length. Luckily, the landscape of high-energy ska/melodic pop-punk isn't the most amorphous, so they still fit in just fine at the […]

Song Premiere: Mustard Plug, "The All-Nighter"

Mustard Plug are set to release their seventh album Can't Contain It on January 14 via No Idea Records. To get you excited for what's to come, we have the exclusive premiere of the album's second track, “The All-Nighter.” Pre-order Can't Contain It Mustard Plug are currently on tour in South America and will return to the states at […]

Mustard Plug announce new album 'Can't Contain It' on No Idea Records

Mustard Plug have announced Can't Contain It, their seventh studio album to date set for release on January 14, 2014. Pre-orders for the record are available today from their label, No Idea Records. “I think this record is going to force a lot of people to re-assess what Mustard Plug is,” says vocalist Dave Kirchgessner.  “I feel we've […]