Spring Thaw: Ska Comes Out of Hibernation

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A spring ska news round up with updates from The Planet Smashers, Fishbone, NY Ska Jazz, The Specials, Mad Caddies, The Pinstripes, Jesse Wagner, and Jump Up Records

Ska In the World News Round Up: Fishbone, Mustard Plug, Planet Smashers, Mad Caddies

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First off, sorry I fell off the planet the end of February. I got sick which meant going to bed at normal hours, not staying up late or waking up early to blog. (It’d be so great if I had some help, hint hint.)

Meanwhile, the bands we love have big things going on!

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Less Than Jake Added to Warped Tour 2014

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Long-time running Gainesville, FL ska/punk band Less Than Jake announced earlier this week that they would be joining the 2014 Warped Tour. At this time they’re the only ska band on the tour but it’s early yet. Warped Tour visits Massachusetts on July 10th at the Xfinity Center (formerly the Comcast Center) in Mansfield. Tickets are on sale now and stay at about $30. Once again, there is bus transportation available leaving from a variety of cities in Massachusetts, costing you another $20 for the round trip. The Boston stop is South Station and sounds worth it to avoid traffic.┬áTo hype the announcement the band produced the video above.

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