October
31: 2014 - Over 400 scary ska songs!
31: 1997 - GWAR, Mephiskapheles, Biastfear in Cleveland, Agora Theatre by Derek Hess; blue stock, black ink, offset-print
28: 1997 - Toasters 7th album, DLTBGYD, released on Moon Ska Records as MR123 today
27: 2014 - Hello! It's been 6 years since our last – shortest Rancid LP out today ...Honor Is All We Know
27: 1995 - Neil Strauss' SKA NYT
27: 1984 - orange postcard claims Toasters at CBGB 1AM. Their Beat Up 7" is $3, out now on Icebear Records
25: 2014 - Badfish (Sublime tribute) WSMH
24: 2014 - English Beat at Iron Works 49 Illinois Street, Buffalo NY 8PM $20
21: 2014 - Cheer up Charlie, new Primus record!
20: 2004 - Dub is a Weapon + GPGDS, Club at Water St
17: 1989 - Rico Rodrieguez turns 55; also the Loma Prieta Earthquake (California Skaquake) hits
15: 2005 - English Beat WSMH
14: 2014 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra w/ Pandemics at Irving Plaza NYC $42
14: 1981 - Madness' film out in theatres
13: 1997 - Selecter Rochester (monday night)
10: 2008 - R.I.P. Alton Ellis, O.D., age 70.
7: 1997 - Mephiskapheles' 2nd album, Maximum Perversion out on Moon
6: 2014 - Millie Small turns 67 today
4: 1994 - Ichiban/ Naked Language artist: Strange Tenants' Bluebeat Party UPC 019011612720 out in USA
Oct 1998 - Seven Thirty Seven #8 "It's about time"
Oct 1994 - Eulan's final Skaville Times newspaper out of Fort Collins, Colorado "all the Ska fit to print"
Oct 1989 - Record Collector #122 features Prince, Beatles and The 2Tone Story Part 1
September
30: 2014 - new GPGDS disc out (on EASYSTAR RECORDS!) today
29: 2008 - deluxe issue Skinhead Moonstomp 2CD of the 1970 Trojan Records reggae classic!
28: 2014 - variant of MR065 discovered in basement
28: 1995 - Fugazi, Blonde Redhead at Harro East Ballroom Rochester
27: 1980 - NME cover is a Specials stage invasion at Bristol
26: 1980 - Pretenders at Capitol Theatre 326 Monroe Street, Passiac N.J.; English Beat is support act
25: 1990 - The Ska Parade begins on UCLA radio
23: 1994 - Pulp Fiction is the new movie by Quentin Tarantino
21: 2014 - It's A Ska World After All 2014! 4th Annual Ska Day at Disneyland, Anaheim CA (@itsaskaworld)
21: 2009 - R.I.P. Brian CE Oster, aged 30; exactly ten years since his beloved Pilfers' Chawalaleng out
21: 1996 - The Chicago Scooter Madness rally was one of the satellite rallies of the InterNat Scooter Rally ‘96.
20: 2014 - Viva Ska Vegas '14, Fremont Country Club 601 Fremont St Las Vegas 89101
13: 2014 - Mephiskapheles, Mrs. Skannotto, B-Side Basterds, +2 at Waiting Room in Buffalo. Count Chocula® emigre Totally Gothic
10: 1999 - Perfect Thyroid w/ Mexican Cession at SUNY Geneseo
5: 2014 - R.I.P. Larry and Jane Glazer, aged 68 sudden crash off the coast of Jamaica
4: 2014 - R.I.P. Hopeton Lewis, aged 66
3: 1980 - The English Beat + John Peel's musical gravitas
August
30: 2014 - Aaron Barrett, voice of Reel Big Fish and its last remaining original member, turns 40
27: 1997 - Pietasters WSMH live taping and interview for Universal Buzz Radio/ VooDoo Glow Skulls, Snapcase and Union were not
25: 2014 - NYC cartoonist Bob Fingerman is 50
24: 1996 - Skunks monochrome No Apologies released as MR079
23: 1994 - Toasters' iconic 5th studio album DUB 56 released; snappy art by Blanquito Man & the return of Coolie Ranx on chats!
22: 2014 - Slackers Concert Cruise with the Screw-Ups, 7pm 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA, 02116 21+, $25-30 USD
21: 1988 - R.I.P. Ray Eames, aged 77
21: 1978 - R.I.P. Charles Eames Jr., aged 71
18: 2014 - SOUND SYSTEM ROOTS From American R'n'B To Jamaican Ska CD ESSENTIAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION CAT NO. PSALM2383
18: 1998 - Toasters Live in London w/ Dr. Ring Ding (MR-143) at Borderline, Charing Cross Road recorded
17: 1998 - Toasters Live in London w/ Dr. Ring Ding (MR-143) at Borderline, Charing Cross Road recorded
17: 1989 - Laurel Aitken 30th Anniversary Concert (at Gaz's Rockin' Blues SoHo) is recorded for the only Unicorn video, PHZV-51
16: 2014 - Ska Revival TOUR: The Snails, The Last Slice, Survay Says!, Kill Lincoln, Drake City 7pm All Ages at the Trocadero in Philly PA
16: 1998 - Perfect Thyroid plays Woodstock? A DAY IN THE GARDEN, Yasgur's Farm, Bethel, NY
15: 2014 - supposedly Prince Buster The Ska Singles 1961–1962, compact disc Digipak® out in UK today
15: 2014 - MISIRLOU? Let's get a taco!!!
15: 1998 - Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis together at Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd Westbury NY $40
14: 2014 - King Hammond and Bim Skala Bim tour New England
14: 1986 - N.Y. Beat Hit & Run record release party at the Cat Club NYC. $10/ show 10:30pm, Toasters on at 1am
13: 1982 - Jimmy Cliff + Peter Tosh Reggae Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles CA
11: 2014 - R.I.P. Mork from Ork, aged 63
11: 2014 - Stanley Turpentine is 60
10: 2014 - super moon tonight, also Ian Poulter's nanny in with the rabble
10: 2000 - Dave Hillyard brings his Rocksteady 7 to Rochester NY. They'll return 3/26/03
9: 2014 - Allstonians, The Change Up, Blanket Party, Root 150, Blueprint for a Riot - The Cavern Club, Hard Rock Cafe Boston $15, 21+, 7:30
9: 1996 - Hoi Polloi! meets Allstonians w/ Roger 'Pudge' Fisk and Johnny Too Bad & Strikeouts Styleen's Rhythm Palace in Syracuse NY
6: 2014 - Mighty Mighty BossTones on ABC-TV Jimmy Kimmel Live! Episode #106 2 songs
6: 1962 - Jamaican Independence Day; see Lord Creator's "Independent Jamaica" for more
5: 1995 - CQ the WiX sez In Hi-Fi will be better late than never
5: 1983 - The Police Picnic w/ Peter Tosh Simple Minds The Fixx Blue Peter King Sunny Ade CNE Exhibition Stadium Toronto, ONT, Canada
4: 2014 - Thommo Moughan is 36
3: 2014 - Lee 'El Thommo' Thompson - He Of Madness Ska Orchestra LIVE at Fiddler's Elbow Primrose Hill London UK Tickets from £10
2: 2014 - PRINCE BUSTER Fabulous Greatest Hits (1993 Sequel UK 24 tracks) used locally in Greece NY mall
2: 2014 - Heart of Ska Festival, Kingston Jamaica
2: 2014 - Leeds Ska & Mod Festival 2014 17:45 GMT
1: 2014 - Mrs. Skannotto live at the Montage Music Hall, Rochester NY; also Madness in Bordeaux? Reggae Sun Ska Festival
1: 1999 - The Ska Flames live at Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, Japan
Aug 2004 - JazzTimes cover: Ernie Ranglin & Monte Alexander Rocksteady! (new record out on Telarc Jazz label)
Aug 2002 - Mojo #105 - Bob Marley cover, Ezz Reco, Stranglers, Who and Skatalites
Aug 1998 - Evan Dorkin's Hectic Planet Book 2
Aug 1995 - Record Collector #192 BLUE BEAT - Mike Atherton & Laurence CH tell the story of ska's most famous label in 8 pages
Aug 1994 - Tazy & Albino's The Herenow of Ska appears in Mean Street
Aug 1994 - Mojo #9 The Clash
Aug 1986 - THE RISK record PHZA-2 at Mix Masters, San Diego California
July
28: 2014 - The Best of 2Tone is a new (old Toshiba JP) compilation release on CD, 2xLP, digital download and streaming
28: 2007 - Aggrolites Club Diablo Buffalo NY
28: 1979 - are you planning a bootleg L.P.?
27: 1987 - Laurel Aitken, Desmond Dekker, The Trojans and Maroon Town c/o Gaz's Rockin' Blues at Astoria London
26: 2000 - Full Tension Beaters the new CD by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra out on Avex Trax Japan/ Grover Germany today
26: 1969 - 'Sweetened Ska Beat could sweep the country claims Des Dekker's producer' (Graeme Goodall) NME newsprint by Alan Smith
25: 2004 - Ska Throwdown Jump Up Records' 10th Anniversary Sunday at Bottom Lounge by DJ Chuck Wren
24: 2004 - Ska Throwdown Jump Up Records' 10th Anniversary Saturday at Bottom Lounge by DJ Chuck Wren
24: 1964 - Rochester race riots begin, continue for 3 days until the National Guard arrives
23: 2004 - Ska Throwdown Jump Up Records' 10th Anniversary Friday at Bottom Lounge by DJ Chuck Wren
21: 2014 - Bigger Thomas is a triple stumper for $2000 on Jeopardy #6886
21: 1996 - Miggedys couple new songs at Wetlands; also TSPO techno single Rock Monster Strikes Back released in Japan
20: 2003 - obey via Buffalo NY
20: 1996 - we chose to go to the Moon store [150 E. 2nd St] for Porkers' Grunt, then to Toasters 7 Willow Street in Port Chester NY
20: 1969 - we choose to go to the MOON
19: 2011 - the Reverend Sam (baby yellow Miggedys CD design) talks on WHAM 13 TV news on the street because Borders Books is closing!
18: 2014 - Nelson Mandela Day? play SKAOS' 1988 'South African Struggle' for more detail; also Alex Désert (Hepcat) is 46
17: 2005 - R.I.P. Laurel Aitken, aged 78
17: 2004 - E. Mearns spies a packed Moon Ska bag next to a BOZE dumpster by the tire place on Astoria Blvd?!
17: 1993 - Midwest Fest 93 draws 1000+ rabid ska fans to Cafe Metro, Chicago IL
16: 2014 - fonts for Android?
16: 1995 - Miggedys w/ Skavoovie at Water St Music Hall - Spring Heeled Jack are no shows in Area Code 716
13: 2004 - There's a smart young woman on a light blue screen who comes into my house every night...
13: 2002 - Legends of Ska Palais Royale Ballroom Toronto ON, it's recorded
13: 1983 - 'Stepping Razor' PETER TOSH at Bogart's in Cincinnati OH, USA
12: 2002 - Legends of Ska Palais Royale Ballroom Toronto ON, it's recorded
11: 2014 - R.I.P. Tommy Ramone, aged 65
11: 2012 - Bosstones for $400 on Jeopardy #6418
11: 2002 - R.I.P. Roscoe Gordon, aged 74
11: 1999 - Laurel Aitken/Allstonians/Porkers Wetlands it's recorded - New York, NY
11: 1986 - Club Paradise opens in theatres nationwide
10: 2014 - Slackers at The Underworld Camden 174 Camden High St, Regent's Park, London NW1 0NE UK
10: 2000 - Bim Skala Bim American Playhouse (Dojo UK) found used locally cheap
8: 2012 - Le Grand Miercoles recorded Ghost Cowboys this week and Pablo Lacruz used House Industries fonts on package!
5: 2014 - 60 years since Elvis Presley recorded his first single, SUN209. Play the Steady Earnest cover for better detail
5: 1989 - A show about nothing? The Seinfeld Chronicles premieres on NBC TV
4: 1993 - Gettin' in free with a phony name? NY Citizens record 'Brooklyn's On Fire' w/ Michael Nucedar at Quad Recording (red Nosho 7")
3: 2014 - Madness/ Toasters at 6pm Arena Wien Openair in Vienna, Austria but CANCELLED
1: 2014 - 15th Annual Victoria BC Ska Fest with Shaggy, Aggrolites, Fishbone, loads more
1: 1995 - Big Hair, Can't Say (smAlbany's Heaviest SKA) + debut of The Veins at Milestones 50 East Ave
1: 1994 - Big Hair, Lethargy split 7" release party, HBB
July 2014 - Street Sounds #7 w/ Dave Wakeling & more
July 2013 - Street Sounds #3 w/ Pauline Black Made in Britain, also King Hammond
July 1999 - Everything Off-Beat Scenezine
July 1983 - wicked Lee Perry illustration on Reggae/African Beat summer issue
June
29: 2004 - GIVE ME AN "H" $4,800 (Daily Double): Often misused, this Greek term means the common people, or the masses. #4577
29: 1989 - Potato 5 live at Gaz's
28: 1997 - SKATURDAY airs on MTV (Music Television) in the States, Carson Daly as host
25: 2014 - The Dave Wakeling English Beat crowdfund NEW ALBUM For Crying Out Loud click here
25: 2004 - the night of the big fire at the Kleen-Brite factory; smoke for miles and 'Ghost Town' playing on 90.5 FM
22: 2014 - Primus + Fishbone $7 at Gratwick Park open-air, North Tonawanda NY
22: 1989 - Napoleon Solo (DK) live at Gaz's
21: 2014 - BossTones, Gaslight Anthem +1 play in Boston City Hall Plaza for Dicky's 50th birthday!
21: 1980 - Melody Maker, 64 page weekly rag, features 3 page interview w/ J Dammers. Neatly folded, copy remains in excellent condition!
20: 2008 - Skatalites Jazzfest free East & Alexander stage
20: 2000 - Toots & the Maytals Water Street
18: 1983 - Untouchables, Felony, Jimmy & The Mustangs show at Pico Rivera Sports Arena for KROQ 7pm - 2am PST
18: 1923 - Checker Cab Co. produces first taxi at Kalamazoo MI factory
17: 1994 - J.S. Hall/ King Missile instore Mount Hope Record Archive; get Lethargy Tainted tape/ OJ Simpson white Bronco chase
17: 1958 - nineteen men were drown when the bridge came tumblin' down
16: 2014 - Jah Crunchy can't drive 55! You might recall his SPECIALS Musicmass on WBER FM winter '93
14: 2014 - Jamaican Oldies Productions presents Dennis Alcapone w/Drastics MC Zulu, Akasha at Mayne Stage, Chicago. Aaron Cohen!
14: 2014 - Mrs. Skannotto new release party at Bug Jar, Rochester NY
14: 2003 - BossTones (Pietasters/VGS/ Catch 22) High Falls Festival site
14: 1994 - Charlie Dahan & Toots Hibbert outside JFK during the Rangers game?!
13: 2014 - full moon, also Toasters boat cruise departs Gloucester MA
12: 2014 - 25 years since Toasters + Potato 5 recorded in Islington London for Unicorn Records' live elpees!
11: 1983 - Untouchables instore at 2pm Moby Disc (6553 Topanga) Canoga Park, CA
8: 1988 - PHZA-21 Skankin' Round The World: The International Ska Compilation and dot-matrix press release via Unicorn Records
8: 2014 - Pueblo Fantasma? Desorden Publico (Venezuela Ska since '85) come to Brooklyn NY USA!
8: 1984 - "There is no Dana, only ZUUL!" Ghostbusters opens in theatres
7: 2014 - The Moonstompers, Riffs at 100 Club Soho, London UK
7: 1990 - Mark Foggo's Skasters live at Gaz's
6: 2014 - National Donut Day (what would Oscar Wilde say?)
5: 2001 - Bosstones' begin 3 Night Stand at Milestones Rochester NY
4: 1994 - "I'll be in your audience the Fourth of June"
4: 1989 - Deng Xiaoping Massacre in Tianamen Square China; The Trojans dedicate this to the victims
2: 2014 - If you see Ritchie Senior 'Dr. Ring Ding' Jung today, wish him a happy 44th
1: 2014 - APPLESTOMP 2 Irving Plaza NYC has been postponed, then cancelled
June 2007 - UNCUT (Macca cover) has THE SPECIALS 1980 rocking shots of the 2-Tone titans on a very British seaside tour 4 pages worth
June 1995 - Backflash! the Miggedys Skank 'til You Graduate by Ralph Tetta
May
31: 2014 - APPLESTOMP 2 Irving Plaza NYC
30: 2014 - banned Sin City 2 poster recalls Adam Turman/ The Toasters' One More Bullet artwork
30: 1994 - only time I ever saw G. Danzig perfom live
30: 1981 - Bad Brains + Subhumans (Vancouver) A171, L.E.S. NY NY $3 byob
30: 1964 - debut U.S. Release is titled England's Newest Hit makers: The Rolling Stones
29: 2014 - Some ska band (+ ex-Steakout Pat Coniff!) at Sticky Lips II, 830 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta NY 9-11pm. What a classy poster!
29: 1986 - Bad Manners at Gaz's
28: 2014 - Frantic Frank reviews The Outlier, latest CD/LP by Mrs. Skannotto in this week's City paper
28: 1992 - Prince Buster turns 54; Square Roots in the Los Angeles Times
28: 1983 - Prince Buster turns 45; also English Beat's 2nd appearance at woz's US Festival it's recorded
27: 2014 - R.I.P. Massimo Vignelli, aged 83. It was once said of his work “If you do it right, it will last forever”
27: 2006 - Os Mutantes in the news
26: 2006 - R.I.P. Desmond Adolphus Dacres, aged 64
25: 2014 - Towel Day
25: 1996 - R.I.P. Bradley Nowell, aged 27
24: 2014 - Mephiskapheles w/ Mill Bastards, The Newman Brothers HAUNT 702 Willow Ave Ithaca, NY 14850 doors 8PM 16+ only, $12
24: 2014 - Rude Boys Rule
23: 2014 - Rude Boy George plays Fontana's on the Lower East Side
23: 1996 - Toasters at Whiskey Los Angeles CA, it's recorded w/ multi-camera shoot for VHS tape greenshell (HBFD Tour)
22: 2014 - Jerry Dammers turns 59; he also just won an award
21: 2014 - 60,000+ likes can't be wrong! proclaims NYC SKA Toasters FB
21: 2003 - final episode of Jenny Jones Show airs
20: 1996 - CD GAZ 014 The Trojans' Cool Rulers release party at Paradise W10 London
20: 1980 - mastering label from the Sock It To 'Em, JB recording session at Wessex Studios. Half of the Specials' limited RSD2014 single too
18: 1974 - Erno Rubik's Cube
17: 2014 - Mosaic Foundation 2:30pm / the original Wailers at 106th annual Lilac Festival, 7pm Free
16: 2014 - Upstate NY Reggae guy is 46; also Thunderbody at 106th annual Lilac Festival, 7pm Free/ Cancelled due to rain
15: 2014 - Buddhahood at 106th annual Lilac Festival, 4pm Free
15: 2009 - out of my brain on the five-fifteen
14: 2014 - Full Flower Moon at 3:15 P.M. EDT
13: 2014 - Neville Staple solo Ska Crazy CD/LP released on Cleopatra Records UK, pre-release Amazon in U.S.
11: 1981 - Bullets couldn't kill Marley, but cancer did (12:30pm EST) aged 36, Miami FL
10: 2014 - R.I.P. Jadiel El Tsunami, aged 27, 4pm EST
10: 2014 - Brewtown ska? Max & The Invaders in the WI paper
10: 1996 - Scofflaws haunt Ithaca; you can read a review of it in HP#2
10: 1994 - JW Gacy "the killer clown" executed
9: 2014 - Noble Vibes has a new brickfilm for Reggae Highway! They also open this year's Lilac Festival at 4PM EST
9: 1998 - Mephiskapheles in the rain R.I.T. w/ Thommo, A Hitchcock, Peter Gollan, Sean McCausland, it's recorded
9: 1997 - Bim Skala Bim Universal tour stop; Professionals/ 5 Head openers at Water St Rochester
8: 1998 - Goldmine Magazine #464 has Sleater/Kinney, Moon Ska Records' Bucket, Elvis Costello!
6: 2014 - Mearns at 37. Also Aquabats 20th Anniversary tour stop Town Ballroom Buffalo NY
6: 1937 - Oh the humanity! Fiery crash of D-LZ129 Hindenburg, above Lakehurst N.J.; see Led Zeppelin 1969 sleeve for more detail
5: 2004 - R.I.P. Clement 'Sir Coxon' Dodd, aged 72
4: 2014 - May the Fourth Be with You
4: 1983 - 7:30AM, a tired New York band walked out after their 1st gig at Lower East Side’s notorious A7 Club with $30 – and a black eye
3: 2014 - Free Comic Book Day
3: 2003 - Blackouts' final show Jillian's High Falls - guest vox by JoAnn V. on the RBF cover
3: 1995 - scheduled to open for No Doubt tonight, the last anyone ever saw DJ Rob La Rock (Hoodlum Empire/ Oakland CA), aged 26
3: 1979 - The Specials Live at the Moonlight Club, London UK recorded. [CHR TTX 5011 180gm LP 2014]
2: 2014 - Bim Skala Bim at Freedom Sounds Music Festival, Cologne Germany
2: 1945 - Alexander Minto Hughes (bka Judge Dread) born
1: 2014 - "Mayday Mayday Cuba do you read me?" Slackers return to Buffalo NY, show moved to Town Ballroom
1: 1981 - The Beat begins UK tour behind their 2nd full LP, Wha'ppen?
May 2014 - Mojo #246 has Debbie Blondie, Terry Hall, Damon Albarn, more
May 2014 - Big Cheese #167 magazine (UK) has Less Than Jake, Brody Dalle, more
May 1997 - CMJ New Music Monthly #45 BossTones clarify "we love ska, but we are not a ska band" to Chris Nickson
May 1996 - Everybody must get Record Collector #201
May 1981 - Trouser Press #61
April
30: 2011 - Water Street Music Hall has The Pietasters w/H.R. (Bad Brains) 8pm 16+ w/ID $10 adv / $15 dos
30: 1994 - MM Bosstones, Shootyz Groove, Dracula Jones - Seymour Union Ballroom, SUNY Brockport
29: 2014 - R.I.P. Bob Hoskins, aged 71
29: 1995 - Yolk, Perfect Thyroid + Nazareth College Springfest
28: 2014 - King Hammond's new one, Cuban Missile, available on iTunes
28: 2001 - new Anthony Modano 1C devil graphic used for MM Bosstones, Kicked In The Head, Blackouts - Kuhl Gym, SUNY Geneseo
28: 1999 - First version of this site up
27: 2004 - Mustard Plug #1132 Rochester, Steel Music Hall (Ska Is Dead package tour)
27: 2000 - Spider Nick & Maddogs + Blackouts (Foot Locker) Water St. Music Hall
27: 1998 - Mustard Plug #586 Rochester, Water Street Music Hall (Ska Against Racism package tour)
26: 2005 - 40 more HP#8s copied, collated, folded, stapled/ then eventually packaged, addressed, stamped, and USPS mailed away
25: 2014 - 5Head at Abilene, 10pm
23: 2014 - Chas Benoit (Rochester NY) interviews Monty Alexander over on Joe Scholes' blog!
23: 1999 - (Friday) Roel from Skanky 'Lil Records Eindhoven NL makes contact
23: 1996 - Perfect Thyroid + Nazareth College Springfest (moved inside gym due to rain)
22: 2014 - 50th anniversary of 1964 World's Fair opening at Flushing Meadows Corona Park NYC; Hundreds of history buffs & tourists wait in line for hours!
22: 2003 - Randy Chin and The Rough Guide to Ska
21: 2007 - Fix-O-dent and forget it!
20: 2014 - what they do on that bus?
19: 2014 - JB? this year Record Store Day #RSD2014 has Specials vinyl on offer, limited edition 1000
19: 1997 - final Miggedys show is at SUNY Geneseo's annual Earth Day Fest. Oyer reports it as "the worst way to go"
19: 1980 - Specials on SNL
18: 2003 - Toasters Rochester (Easter weekend) by Fritz
18: 1988 - Toasters record "Thrill Me Up" in Brooklyn for their forthcoming (Skaloid/Celluloid Records) L.P.
17: 2014 - London Int'l Ska Festival runs 4 days, 50 acts from around the world across 15 events at famed and iconic London venues
8: 1997 - Mustard Plug #424 Rochester, Milestones with The Twistoffs (Bechle's van robbed)
8: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim, Arsenals, Skaface all at El Mocambo, Toronto ON
7: 1980 - 2Tone Ska in TIME®; Toots & the Maytals' Chatty Chatty out on Island 45
6: 2014 - Joe Gittleman, the bass fiddleman is 46
6: 1999 - HP bumperstickers made (in Reno) are still stuck 2014
4: 2014 - Doc Awk is 59! Also The Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA has Copacetics, Allstonians, New Limits, Screw-Ups for $6, 21+ 8PM
1: 2014 - Marco On The Bass celebrates 6 years of the very best in epic Ska/ Reggae web loggin'
Apr 1996 - A Clown Killed My Dad #2 is the ska 'zine devoted to the life of John Wayne Gacy/ by Andipantz Gingerich, York PA
March
31: 2014 - Jeopardy! 50 years
30: 2014 - Mr. Dick Storms turns 68! Perhaps in honour of this, Russ T. Needledrop is holding a record show at Zeppa Aud/ German House
30: 2014 - Batman turns 75; Detective Comics #27 on this date in 1939
28: 2014 - NY's Charles B and Duff Guy Steve X talk Rude Boy George!
28: 1980 - Duke Vin vs. Jah Shaka soundclash! Additional support from Brum's Wide Boys at The Electric Ballroom, Camden London
28: 1969 - Desmond Dekker & the Aces make their first London appearance at The Flamingo Club, according to Record Mirror
27: 1980 - Bad Manners/ Bodysnatchers/ Swinging Cats at The Electric Ballroom, Camden London
26: 2014 - Richard Saul Wurman is 79
26: 1998 - Rob Cullivan (City Newspaper) claims Bim Skala Bim is at old Milestones; I have no recollection
26: 1996 - MR067 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. Special Potato reissue 3/19/02 +3 bonus tracks from the original recording sessions
26: 1993 - King Missile in-store, House of Guitars
25: 2014 - new City Gardens book details 80's Trenton NJ scene! Gibby Haynes earnestly explains 'fanzines' to the audience!
25: 1999 - Bim Skala Bim + 5Head at new Milestones, it's recorded
25: 1998 - HP#5 out now
25: 1980 - Last Resort bassist Arthur Kay has his first solo single out Ska Wars b/w Warska (Red Admiral Records)
23: 1996 - hear Mr. Twist over the Davis Gymnasium public address/ MR-065 dayglo acid green press release arrives later
23: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim w/ Koo Koo Boy Boogie Bar Rochester
22: 2002 - Bouncing Souls, Pietasters w/Erick Morgan, Unseen, Arsons at WSMH Rochester $12, 7pm it's recorded for television
22: 1980 - She's got a loaded gun: Sara Jane Owen, Rhoda D. & Miranda J. (Bodysnatchers) water pistols on today's Record Mirror
20: 2014 - Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends WSMH $18, 16+ 7pm where Aaron Barrett remains the only original member!
20: 2014 - Rainford Hugh Perry, bka Scratch the Upsetter is 78
19: 2014 - Terry Hall (Specials/ FB3/ Colourfield) turns 55, meanwhile Jon Barra (Miggedys/ Good Samaritones/ Deltaforce 23) turns 37
19: 2006 - This Gun for Hire (original Moon Records/Important Dist. press) from FYE Eastview cutout room
18: 1994 - When I first noticed Ben Schlaver it was probably at Allstonians – Water St or HBB or whatever. I saw him a few times after that.
17: 2014 - (Monday) Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth is The No. 1 Ska, Mod, Skinhead, Scooterist, & Northern Soul weekender of 2014
17: 1995 - R.I.P. Ronnie Kray, aged 61
17: 1979 - Sister Denise starts up Reggae Sounds on WITR FM radio Noon-2pm today; this broadcast will run weekly for the next 28+ years
17: 1964 - The 'Ska' hits London – but they call it Blue Beat by Maureen Cleave in The Daily Gleaner
16: 2014 - Full Worm Moon at 1:08 P.M. EST
13: 2004 - handy with a knife? Finally cut me an alphabet
13: 2003 - Thursday/ Slackers/ Milestones/ $5
13: 1998 - Judge Dread died onstage at The Penny Theatre in Canterbury Kent; Rolling Stone talks to Duff Steve about it
12: 2014 - Winter Storm Vulcan? Celebrating 25 years of Sir Tim BL's big idea
11: 1997 - Mercury 314 534 472 2 makes an impression
8: 2014 - Pilfers, Mephiskapheles, Hub City Stompers, & Rude Boy George at The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY 16+/ $15/ 7pm/ some cancel DOS
5: 2005 - The Busters' Live in Montreaux 1995 (Weserlabel Germany) +3 more from FYE Eastview cutout room
6: 2014 - Fleshtones w/ Cianciola Bros. at Abilene
6: 2001 - Kingston to Brooklyn
6: 1981 - Pete Shelley's split from Buzzcocks now official
4: 2014 - It's A Ska World After All free compilation out on Bandcamp
Mar 2014 - Mojo #244 celebrates 50 years of 'Mod gone mainstream' with a hefty Small Faces cover story
Mar 1980 - Relix Vol 7 #2 Richard E. Aaron took this photo of Jerry Garcia and Raggedy Ann which graces the cover
February
28: 2014 - Noble Vibes at Firehouse Saloon in Rochester
28: 1998 - Cafe Metro, Chicago IL: Hepcat, Slackers, Gadjits, Deals Gone Bad, + DJ Chuck Wren
28: 1995 - Continuum Records' Ska The Third Wave compilation out (NJ label, later repressed via Shanachie/ Beloved)
27: 2006 - Everybody's so old now! All 3 my sisters & Jah Crunchy at Milestones
23: 2014 - 50,000+ likes can't be wrong! proclaims NYC SKA Toasters FB
23: 2010 - Kimberly Myers, 41, injured during tonight's Fishbone performance at WXPN World Cafe Live, Philly PA
23: 2005 - Toasters, WBT +1 Ska Brawl Tour at Castaways Ithaca NY
23: 1984 - 1st Technology/ Entertainment/ Design conference (TED talk). Also Times-Union tells about "The House That Armand Built"
23: 1983 - AQUARIAN #459 color cover English Beat and D. Wakeling interview
23: 1981 - Derek Block presents Bad Manners +1 at Hammersmith Palais, 7:30p
23: 1980 - Can't let the Russians win or the world will end/ also The Specials at Bookies Club 870 (870 W. McNichols Ave, Detroit!) $6
22: 1998 - Tramps, NYC: Hellcat Records recording artist showcase Hepcat, Slackers, Gadjits
22: 1996 - Sgt. Scagnetti (the CT SKA band, not Tom Sizemore) 114 W. Green Street, Ithaca
21: 2014 - 5Head Dinosaur BBQ Rochester 10pm
21: 1981 - Guns For Hire: Phil Sutcliffe reviews the 2nd Selecter LP Celebrate The Bullet (out 2/27) pg. 39 in this week's SOUNDS
20: 2004 - Salut Co. (BCN) Tribute to L. Aitken: D. Alcapone/ Sister Audrey/ Earl Sixteen/ Gaz Mayall/ Granadians/ Skarlatines/ Lord Kaya
18: 2014 - Greg Kot tries to figure it out
17: 2014 - R.I.P. Robert Edward Casale Jr. AKA Bob 2 (Devo), aged 61
17: 2014 - It is reported Amy Winehouse's earnings quadruple after her death in 2011
17: 2008 - Po Tragna meets the wedding D.J.?!
17: 1996 - Crawdaddy? WITR FM Lil' Davey loans WVBR FM IthaSka radio some of his prized vinyl! Prince Buster, Trojans + on playlist tonite
15: 2014 - SUSAN CADOGAN w/ The Drastics and Studio One ska/reggae legend Charlie Organaire at Mayne Stage Chicago IL
14: 2014 - 'Hunger Moon' AKA 'Snow Moon' turns full phase at 6:53 PM EST (2353 GMT) when it is exactly opposite the sun in the sky
14: 1986 - Floyd Lloyd Seivright and Potato 5 meet Laurel Aitken to record the 3 tracks released by Gaz 'Gary Vincent' Mayall on GAZCD001
12: 2014 - the woman who broke her skull and collarbone when Angelo Moore dived from a Philadelphia stage has been awarded $1.4M
12: 1998 - Scofflaws, Pilfers at Third Rail Cortland NY
11: 2014 - tumbleweed, tumbleweed, tumbleweed, the Toasters to play KRESS ULTRALOUNGE in Yuma, AZ tonight
11: 1995 - Miggedys HBB Rochester/ meanwhile Scofflaws live at New York Avenue, Huntington LINY
10: 2005 - Trojans' Wicked And Wild +2 more from FYE Eastview cutout room
10: 1996 - Dance Hall Crashers (Lockjaw tour) at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor MI
9: 2002 - Planet Smashers Milestones 170 East Ave
9: 1980 - Record Mirror Pauline Black/ Madness/ ACDC/ STYX/ Rats. New Musical Express has Specials in USA, Georgie Fame timewarp
9: 1979 - UB40 plays its first show; a birthday party
9: 1964 - Beatles to USA television; some say the second half of the 20th century starts here
9: 1928 - Frank Frazetta born in Brooklyn
8: 2014 - R.I.P. Greg Sullivan, aged 67. NRHS train enthusiast and Penny Arcade founder (and owner 1973-2K)
8: 1990 - Unicorn Records release PHZA-60 is 'FRANKENSKA'
7: 2014 - Roddy Radiation Byers announces to Coventry Telegraph news of his departure
6: 2014 - Jeopardy #6769: a British interjection, or a genre of skinhead rock for $1200
6: 2014 - Beat Brigade, The Ladrones, Rude Boy George, Sweet Lucy at the Grand Victory Brooklyn. 7pm Come out and hang with us!
6: 1996 - The Scofflaws live at New York Avenue, Huntington LINY
6: 1971 - Jerry Reed performs Amos Moses on American Bandstand
5: 2006 - Adam Turman predicts OMB album art on gigposter for Toasters WBT, GJG at Triple Rock Social Club MPLS MN, $12 All Ages 5pm
5: 1994 - Fishbone w/ guests Mighty Bosstones at Bayou City Theatre, Houston TX - official silkscreen print by Derek Hess is limited to 200
4: 2014 - Les Claypool's Duo De Twang Four Foot Shack out
4: 2004 - theFacebook founded by M. Zuckerberg with his college roommates at Harvard U.
3: 2014 - R.I.P. Bunny Rugs, aged 65
3: 1968 - Top Pops #15 Rare UK Music Paper Freakbeat Psych Mod Prince Buster Captain Beefheart (78,947 copies)
2: 2014 - R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman, aged 46
2: 2014 - Superb Owl XLVIII Ska Night: Toasters, Monkey, +3 more at the legendary Berkeley CA punk club 924 GILMAN ST.
2: 2004 - out of Favor Street basement cobweb, Destined for Mispronunciation, that ill-fated 2nd Miggedys CD (MR103) sees the light of day
Feb 1998 - Hepcat cover Mean Street Vol. VIII #8 by Patrick Green. Also stuff about LTJ and AAA inside
January 2014
30: 2014 - R.I.P. Arthur Rankin Jr., aged 89
30: 1998 - Scofflaws, Bim Skala Bim, Metro Stylee at Wetlands NYC
28: 2006 - OYER? recent Dom Bold sighting near Alfred NY is a good example why die-cut vinyl should never be applied to wooden surface...
28: 2006 - yes I'm a member of the [AU] knight club. All Ages Ticket Price Free show Doors open at 9:30P Ska Brawl Package Go Jimmy Go
27: 2001 - Bim Skala Bim and special guests at Gray Cage! Bates College Lewiston, ME
27: 1996 - Yolk at Milestones 50 East Ave, and six miles walk home in the snow
27: 1990 - Laurel Aitken is a hardy perennial on page 30 of this week's New Musical Express (Ian McCann Goin' Rocksteady) Hardy har har
26: 2014 - Hey Radio DJ's, Press, Zines, Writers, etc....the big 600 pc promo mailing for Bim's new Chet's Last Call is finally going out today
25: 2014 - The Spirit Of Ska – Silver Jubilee Edition record release party at the Berlin Ska City Festival, Germany
24: 2014 - "Avenues & Alleyways" opening reception (DJ for the event Shepard Fairey?!) Valet available too, 1331 W. Sunset Blvd LA CA
25: 2001 - stub from a City of Ithaca parking garage
24: 2001 - Vic Rice Octet & The Bluebeats at Meow Mix, it's recorded
23: 1999 - Toasters w/Mexican Cession + Split Second at Showplace Theatre 1063 Grant St. Buffalo NY
22: 2014 - ReadJunk introduces Rude Boy George
21: 2013 - Toasters w/ Mrs. Skannotto +2, Dubland Underground Rochester
19: 2014 - National Popcorn Day!
19: 1980 - Record Mirror does The Beat, Pretenders, Clash, Kate Bush
16: 2014 - Toasters '14 World Tour kickoff (Rochester); it all starts at the Bug Jar w/ Mrs. Skannotto +2 more, $10, 18+
15: 1995 - VooDoo Glow Skulls, DHC, +2 at Palace in Hollywood CA sells out. Hand-pulled Matt Getz silkscreen is limited to 310 copies
14: 2014 - Mustard Plug KickStarter to fund the recording of a new album Can't Contain It, is released by No Idea Records today
14: 2000 - Allstonians U of R Coffeehouse, it's recorded; flyer by Liz
10: 2014 - R.I.P. Eric Lawson, 72 (COPD, San Luis Obispo). See the Toasters track "Marlboro Man" for more detail
8: 1990 - Skankin Pickle at Slim's 333 Eleventh St, SF CA - All Ages, no cover, 9pm PST
5: 2001 - NYSJE and King Django at Knitting Factory Leonard St

3: 2014 - 20 Year Anniv Celebration of Jump Up Records' American Ska-thic compilation 6 bands + DJ Chuck Wren at the Metro, Chicago IL $15
Jan 2005 - Jimmy Page, Joe Massot and Me? HP8 review appears in UK! this month's Record Collector #306
Jan 2002 - MOJO #98 has a sizeable Specials article, wherein Alexis Petridis describes their SNL performance as akin to Ed Sullivan's Beatles
Jan 2000 - Do The Dog #16 has Aussie stalwarts The Porkers

December
29: 1990 - King Apparatus live at Lee's Palace, Toronto ON Canada, it's recorded
29: 1964 - XMAS BONANZA featuring Tommy McCook and The Skatalites, at the Astor Theatre, Spanish Town JA $7 adults, $4 kids
28: 2013 - Skankin’ Round The Xmas Tree w/ Freddie Notes +5 at Köln Burgerhaus Kalk
28: 2009 - BossTones' HomeTown throwdown #12. Bim Skala Bim reunion & Pietasters support HOB Boston
27: 1997 - Skankin' Round The Xmas Tree w/ Hepcat, Intensified, Malarians, Spicy Roots at Köln Burgerhaus Kalk
26: 1997 - Skankin' Round The Xmas Tree w/ Laurel Aitken, Skarface, Dr. Calypso + more at Köln Burgerhaus Kalk
26: 1996 - Studio One/ Heartbeat's ©1991 Ska Bonanza sixties ska 2CD from Media Play #8254 Ridgemont
25: 2013 - Merry Christmas baby!
21: 2013 - 25 years since thirty-five Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am 103
21: 2013 - 25 years since London Int'l Ska Fest crushed beercans at the Brixton Fridge - it's recorded for longplay vinyl
20: 2013 - Baked a la Ska (Christmas knees up) w/ DJs Martin the Mod and Coops, Manchester UK
20: 2009 - Reggae and African Beat magazine folds after 28 years by C.C. Smith, Minister of Information Glendale CA
17: 2013 - Mike Mills (R.E.M. bassist) is 55
17: 2000 - obituary of Moon Ska NYC posted on line
17: 1996 - BC Oster engineers the Professionals live on Lil Davey's WITR 89.7 FM Ska on my Radio 10pm
16: 2013 - 180gm Germans?
16: 1990 - R.I.P. Donat Roy 'Jackie' Mittoo, aged 42
16: 1969 - Gloria Emerson “British Youth's Latest Turn: The Skinhead.” pg. 12, The New York Times
15: 2001 - Long Island Ska Hootenanny AIDS charity featuring Toasters, Scofflaws, w/ Blackouts +10 more bands
15: 1996 - Professionals +2 Sunday Matinee Tea House Art Gallery
15: 1990 - Michelob Concert Series: Special Beat & The Toasters at The Ritz 254 W 54th St (old Studio 54) 16+ 8pm $18.50
15: 1966 - Walt Disney dies of lung cancer, aged 65
14: 2013 - 5Head holiday show at Sticky Lips II, also Marco OTB's Best of 2013
13: 2000 - R.I.P. Bob Duke (a Bug Jar founder) in car crash Ireland
12: 2003 - R.I.P. Unkl Roger McCall, (longtime WCMF FM nightshift) in a robbery
12: 1989 - Unicorn Records LP releases: Skaos record and PHZA-53 Laurel Aitken – It's Too Late: Personal Selections 1961-1984
12: 1980 - Ivan meets G.I. Joe/ at Version City? Clash holiday release Sandinista! triple as 3 pizzas in one box
11: 1964 - R.I.P. Sam Cooke, aged 33
9: 2013 - SMRSLT has Millie and her Boyfriends today
9: 1983 - illegal-teacup.za
7: 2013 - Electric Avenue at Characters NYC w/King Django, Rude Boy George, The Royal Swindle + selecter Steve on the decks
6: 2013 - Dave Wakeling's English Beat, The Pinstripes (Cincinatti) Iron Works 49 Illinois St Buffalo, NY 8PM $22.50 adv/ $25 DOS
5: 2013 - R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, aged 95; see that SKAOS tune for more detail
4: 2003 - Rancid Water St, their first time since 3/31/96
3: 2010 - Thunder Body CD release party w/ Mosiac Foundation + Sophistafunk $10, 16+ Water St Music Hall
2: 2013 - R.I.P. Junior Murvin, aged 67
Dec 2009: The WORD magazine #82 The Specials Madness Ska Chris Evans Jo Brand
Dec 1992: The Beat Vol. 11 #6 w/ Desmond Dekker and baked beans for breakfast – also our Rochester DJs get a mention inside!
Dec 1987: Jerome Wilson reviews SKABOOM! in this month's issue of OPTION
November
29: 2013 - 10:25 PM GMT during Esperanza's set, fatalities at Clutha Pub (Glasgow) when a police helicopter crashes through the roof
27: 2013 - HP7 #062/100 listed for sale online
27: 2005 - our mailorder ska buying capabilites explode
27: 1995 - purchase ticket to U of R for Dec 3rd
26: 2013 - return of Maroon Town
25: 2013 - Thanks Brandt Sean Abner Memorial, NYC
24: 2003 - Primus' Tour de Fromage Landmark Theatre Syracuse
24: 1999 - Mephiskapheles (live in Cleveland, Ohio) is recorded/ 18 tracks
10: 2013 - SMRSLT has a free Dave & Ansel Collins 45 from WMCR AM seventies Oneida NY
10: 1996 - Moon Ska NYC Skarmageddon III submissions deadline
9: 2013 - SMRSLT has the PIONEERS
8: 2013 - Northern Soul turns 40?!
6: 2013 - brand new Bim Skala Bim CD, Chet's Last Call lands in our mailbox!
5: 2007 - RHODA DAKAR CLEANING IN ANOTHER WOMAN'S KITCHEN available today from Moon Ska World UK
4: 1999 - Ronan O'Donnell (aka Dublinsax) and Gangsters live video, it's recorded PAL format
November 2012: Vive Le Rock #9 w/ Madness & The Damned
October
31: 2013 - Four hundred scary ska songs!
31: 2003 - Halloween Friday w/ Pietasters, (Brandon Sausner) Molotov Cocktail Inc., Trailer Park Mafia +1 at Continental - Buffalo, NY 16+
31: 1996 - Halloween fancy dress party w/ Rico + Band at Gaz's Rockin' Blues, London
31: 1995 - Radical Records' Oi/Skampilation #2: Skalloween at Coney Island High; select audio will be released on CD 10/29/96
31: 1995 - The Articles record Romanov's Bones 7" for Dave Kirchgessner's Dakishi Clout label
30: 1995 - The Articles record Romanov's Bones 7" b/w Black Eyes and Tijuana Toad at Tempermill in Ferndale MI
30: 1989 - (All ages) Ska Lo Ween Sunday at the Cat Club NYC: NY Citizens and the Panic! Doors 8pm/ show at 11pm
30: 1981 - Funboys split from Dammers' camp is made official
27: 1996 - Allstonians final draft (word .doc) for HP3
27: 1994 - HI-BOP SKA by Skatalites (30th Anniversary Recording!) Label: SHANACHIE Format: CD out today
27: 1984 - orange postcards claim Toasters at CBGB 1AM. Their Beat Up 7" is $3 out now on Icebear Records
26: 1996 - Moon Stomp Tour '96 Toasters Metro Chicago DJ Chuck Wren
24: 1997 - GWAR/ Misfits/ Mephiskapheles/ +1 at Roseland Ballroom NYC 7pm $17
23: 1999 - it took 3 years but Fritz makes good on the Showplace's "All Ages Local Ska-Punk Lineup" marquee, spoken of 10/23/96
22: 2013 - Big D & The Kid's Table to Waiting Room Buffalo NY
22: 1994 - Kendall sez "Chocolate pudding will only cost you a dollar"
22: 1991 - Let's Go Bowling full-length CD and chromium cassette on Moon Records 027
22: 1938 - Chester Carlson made his first xerographic copy in a rented second story room in Queens!
20: 2013 - It's a Ska World After All™! 3rd annual Ska day at Disneyland, 1313 Harbor Boulevard Anaheim 12-11pm
20: 1989 - PHZA-44 compilation of all French Ska bands, out on Unicorn Records
20: 1979 - "Rudies in a Rut" The Specials LP reviewed in Sounds
19: 2013 - the next Electric Avenue show (Scofflaws, Across the Aisle, Rude Boy George) at Characters NYC 243 W 54th St $8/18+
18: 2013 - Green Room Rockers at Monty's Krown in Rochester tonight! We play in 30 min come on out!
18: 2013 - SKAMOUTH '13 (Oct 18-21) at 5 star VAUXHALL HOLIDAY PARK at GREAT YARMOUTH in Norfolk UK
17: 2002 - Mr. Rico turns 68, just in time for the Blackouts to drink the Kool Aid acid green benefit showprint
17: 1967 - R.I.P. Don Holleder
15: 2013 - ten years since Erica Curtis disclosed STOP 176
14: 2013 - what a wonderful way to spend a Monday; play the Scofflaws' non-album track Christopher Columbus for more detail
14: 1967 - Tizano Ansaldi later clips today's article re: Laurel Aitken in the UK paper
13: 2006 - Pietasters Milestones by twitch
13: 1997 - Selecter Rochester
11: 2012 - Ebay gets new logo
11: 1996 - Let's Go Bowling/ Cherry Poppin Daddies/ Reel Big Fish/ Greenhouse/ DJ Chuck Wren/ Metro Chicago IL
11: 1994 - Selecter w/ Skapone at Cubby Bear 1059 W. Addison Street Chicago IL
11: 1985 - On yer bike! 2pm Friday Mod rally from Scooterville (Anaheim, CA) to Fenders (LBC) for an 8-14 band gig
10: 2013 - R.I.P. Scott Carpenter aged 88. Play Mark Foggo's 1995 "Not Scott" for more detail.
9: 1998 - RBF/ Pilfers/ Spring Heeled Jack R.I.T. Clark Gymnasium
9: 1991 - Murphy's Law/ BossTones/ Downside at 701 First Ave N. Minneapolis MN doors 7, show 8pm
8: 2013 - discover firsthand that HP's 1999 review of DLTBGYD made it into their new 15th Anniversary 2LP art!
7: 2013 - Madness re-release their 1981 film Take It Or Leave It
7: 2003 - Rochester NY garbage truck scandal in supermarket tabloid Weekly World News
7: 1997 - "Welcome to the darkest corner of our mind..."
7: 1995 - Dance Hall Crashers AFTER DARK 1130 N. Nimitz Highway Honolulu HI $15.50
7: 1994 - Specials /Let's Go Bowling/ Pacers/ WNUR DJ Chuck Wren/ 18+ Cabaret Metro. Steve Hockensmith Chicago Tribune
7: 1993 - The Regulators at Gaz's
6: 2001 - Millie Small turns 54, also Toasters at new Haunt in Ithaca
6: 1994 - BossTones Pictures To Prove It on Jon Stewart Show (then MTV)
5: 2013 - Mephiskapheles w/ Inspecter 7 in Philly PA; for some reason are hawking 16 year old MR-555 postcards for $1
4: 1994 - Alicia Silverstone turns 18. As if. also BossTones' 4th full length is in shops today
2: 2013 - Who Do Voo Doo We Do: VGS, Toasters +2 at Waiting Room Buffalo NY tix $15-17 DOS/ Justin Lloyd's in the crowd too!
1: 1997 - LTJ recorded at WSMH Rochester by Universal Buzz Radio = Live From Uranus limited ed. Japanese CD incl OBI + Kanji lyric sheet!
1: 1994 - Miggedys perform at their Pittsford Mendon High talent show/ Justin Lloyd's in the crowd too!
Oct 1996 - this month's Moon Skazette details Moonstomp Tour, also talks heavily about the Miggedys
Oct 1993 - The Shack international ska compilation released by BiB for the USA (Lol Dojo released it 9/93 in UK)
September
30: 2013 - SoulJazz Records UK Studio One Ska Fever SJRCD271 due out today
29: 2013 - Les Claypool at 50! also Toasters Lost Horizon Erie Boulevard Syracuse NY
29: 2002 - 35mm traffic on the way to Naples Grape Festival
29: 1995 - BOSSTONES AFTER DARK 1130 N. Nimitz Highway Honolulu HI $15.50
29: 1990 - Riverdale MD Skunks' copyright first demo tape, but it's never released
29: 1980 - Toots makes an LP in one day
28: 2013 - Derrick Harriott in Chicago as part of Jump Up Records' festivites
28: 2013 - Pepper Westcott Theater Syracuse NY
28: 2012 - Erin Bardwell Collective's Bringing The Hope released (Swindon UK)
28: 2003 - crklepad's car crash in Manlius NY 1pm
28: 1995 - Skatalites at Metronome, Burlington VT – 120 min. soundboard it's recorded
28: 1988 - GAZ003 The Spirit of Adventure out in Japan
28: 1964 - Millie Small scheduled to spend three days filming a musical in Germany
27: 2008 - Negative Image Scooter Club rally in Webster Park campground, 14580 USA
26: 1985 - Laurel Aitken at Gaz's Rockin' Blues SoHo
26: 1981 - Clash w/ The Beat at Le Palace presente au Theatre Mogador, Paris, France
25: 1987 - Ace Face In The Crowd (The Jam) in Goldmine Magazine VOL. 13 NO. 20 ISSUE 187
25: 1971 - Desmond crashed in on Boss who kept him waiting - and became a star! Reggae Roundup w/ Dekker by Rob Randall in this NME
24: 2005 - cut this
24: 2000 - Bosstones & Flogging Molly at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
23: 2000 - Bim Skala Bim release their Krinkle CD
23: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim Rochester
22: 1995 - FISHBONE AFTER DARK 1130 N. Nimitz Highway Honolulu HI $16.50
21: 2009 - R.I.P. Brian CE Oster, aged 30; exactly ten years since his beloved Pilfers' Chawalaleng out
21: 1993 - Moon MRO13 CD (re)release of Skaboom! is still in the works due to problems locating original artwork; thanks for your patience
18: 2013 - On this harvest moon!
17: 2013 - The Selecter / Pinstripes fall tour in Waterloo ON $32 CND
17: 1990 - Skatalites at World Financial Center, NYC – 45 min. soundboard it's recorded
16: 2013 - The Roots and E. Costello take the stage at Brooklyn Bowl for a live performance of their collaborative LP, Wise Up Ghost
16: 2000 - R.J. Reynolds Salem cigarettes presents Toots & Maytals w/ Stone Love Movement: free admission, WSMH Rochester NY
13: 2013 - R.I.P. Brandt Sean Abner, aged 43
13: 1989 - Skatalites at Propect Park, Brooklyn NY – 90 min. soundboard it's recorded
12: 2013 - R.I.P. Ray Dolby, aged 80
12: 1993 - Skatalites at Melkweg, Amsterdam NL – 30 min. soundboard it's recorded
12: 1977 - R.I.P. Steve Bantu Biko, aged 30
12: 1962 - we choose to GO TO THE MOON
9: 1991 - "We're prostitutes; we'll do anything" Mr. Bungle debut CD on Warner Bros. out today
8: 2011 - Too afraid to ask? after the show, Kevin Linear shows up at Other Side Cafe, says doorman's 10:07pm txt msg
8: 2005 - Dub Is A Weapon O'Callaghaans Rochester
8: 2000 - 3M SCOTCH® cello tape is 70 years old today, also conduct RH00
7: 2013 - Ska Brewing Durango, CO celebrates it's 18th Anniversary 3-8p, English Beat w/ 2Tone Lizard Kings $30 gets unlimited tastings
7: 1995 - Alicia Silverstone on the cover of the Rolling Stone #716 - see the Spring Heeled Jack song for more detail
6: 1997 - Montreal Ska-Kings Return: Planet Smashers live Mercury Theatre Military Rd Buffalo NY +3, 6pm $5
6: 1993 - AP reports Barney Bashers start a support group
6: 1983 - Gwen meets Gordie for the first time; Don't you talk to Billy Idol that way!
5: 1991 - Rolling Stone #612 (Fall Fashion '91) has that Converse Chuck Taylor sneaker ad w/ a young Dicky BossTone, page 43
5: 1964 - Millie Small flies to America for a tour until end of the month
4: 1999 - Skatalites at FESTIVAL NANTES, France – 45 min soundboard it's recorded
4: 1997 - BossTones perform hitsong The Impression That I Get on MTV VMA's
3: 1990 - Skatalites at RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD (20 min. video is later broadcast on 31 March '91 on BBC)
2: 1989 - Ska Train (fashion spread only) in this week's Record Mirror
1: 2004 - This Is A Modern Life: The 1980s London Mod Scene (Mod Chronicles) 1st edition paperback by Enamel Verguren
1: 1997 - Skatalites at Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA – 75min video/ DAT soundboard
1: 1979 - 2Tone in the NME today
Sep 2012 - MOJO #226 International Ska Wars with Ian Harrison and rhythm kings The English Beat; also Maytals and Ray Davies!
Sep 2002 - Scoot Quarterly Bad Manners' autographed LP giveaway!
Sep 1989 - Bob Guccione Jr., Jen Houlton & the Int'l State of Ska: Toasters USA plus Maroon Town UK in SPIN Magazine, Vol. 5 #6

August
30: 1993 - Dicky & Vegas (Bosstones) interview on MTV's 120 Minutes, remember 120 Minutes?
29: 2005 - Gaz's Rockin' Blues on ACE Records compact disc format (This is an update of his 1980 compilation L.P. of same name)
27: 1983 - NME MUSIC PAPER 27 AUG 1983 THE BEAT RANKING ROGER DAVE WAKELING SKA
25: 2009 - Kepi Ghoulie/ Vic Ruggiero split The New Dark Ages Asian Man 185 out
25: 2000 - Jimmy M. Marconi and Brian CE Oster in the same room!?
23: 1997 - UPS strike? the fat man sent me (to Medford, MA)
23: 1996 - Too Hectic, Miggedys, Inspecter 7 at Haunt Ithaca. 9pm $5
21: 1979 - Veronica Blake presents SPECIALS / JOHN COOPER-CLARKE/ LK JOHNSON / SELECTOR [sic] at Hammersmith Palais, £3
20: 2013 - tonight's full moon is not just a blue moon – it's also the Full Sturgeon Moon, Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon + Grain Moon!
19: 1985 - Stiff Records/ MCA Wild Child out today
18: 2013 - Provincetown II Cruise: Bim Skala Bim (CD release party), Superska, Dion Knibb, Ken Stewart 2pm, 21+, $25
18: 1994 - Stella's award is decided, because it's too hot!
17: 1989 - Laurel Aitken 30th Anniversary Concert (at Gaz's Rockin' Blues SoHo) is recorded for the only Unicorn video, PHZV-51
16: 2013 - Ranking Roger - Muscle Ska Cat. No. TU-001/REASON-014 Format: 7” limited 500 hand-numbered black vinyl
16: 2013 - Folkestone Ska Splash '13 is only £40 for another amazing three day weekend!
16: 2003 - Mass Hysteria, Miasmics, Amy Ryan & Operatives at Harmony House / the release of HP8
16: 1998 - C. Murray and Jeffrey R. Contray spotted at Wetlands
16: 1996 - Miggedys +4 Irving Plaza NYC, 9pm $12/$15 DOS
16: 1980 - this week's NME cover is Ranking Roger + Lionel 'Saxa' Martin
16: 1977 - The King is dead
15: 1993 - tonight's Skalapalooza in Trenton NJ is Bigger Thomas/ Dance Hall Crashers/ Mephiskapheles/ Skunks
14: 2003 - Northeast USA powergrid down 4pm: BLACKOUT!
14: 1998 - Toasters Popkomm Fest 50825 Köln, Cologne Germany
14: 1986 - N.Y. Beat Hit and Run record release party at the Cat Club NYC. $10/ show 10:30pm, Toasters go on 1am
12: 1999 - Dr. O's 1979 Vespa P200 might be for sale again, $1250 USD; ask the WXXI DJ, no bodywork needed
10: 2013 - Allstonians, Riki Rocksteady & The Arraignments TDIF 'zine release party at McGann's Pub, Boston MA
10: 2000 - Dave Hillyard brings his Rocksteady 7 to Rochester NY. They'll return 3/26/03
10: 1999 - Ken Boothe A Man and His Hits (Studio One, 1970) reissued on Heartbeat CD + extras
9: 2001 - Norman Oklahoma private function wedding
9: 1992 - first Madstock Finsbury Park London, it's recorded
8: 1992 - first Madstock Finsbury Park London, it's recorded
8: 1998 - Skatalites w/ Spider Nick & Maddogs at Knitting Factory
8: 1988 - Deltones, the girl group of ex-Bodysnatchers and Belle Stars, record their only LP in France [Boucherie Production FR]
7: 2007 - ORESKABAND-SELF TITLED-RARE ADVANCE PROMO CD-2007-J POP-Female Japanese Ska (USA release)
7: 1983 - The Police, The Fixx and Flock of Seagulls play in our neighborhood 8pm $15 (Fritz shows up years later)
6: 1990 - It's called boxer shorts: NY Citizens' Stranger Things Have Happened LP MRE020 out thru the Cartel
5: 2013 - she collects Unicorns too: What's up with Wordgirl week on PBS starts [Weekend in L.A.]
5: 2006 - HPSKA.COM ten year shirts get screened
3: 1997 - sweet diecut handbills for Specials MKII at Boston's in Tempe, AZ
August 2003 - Westbound Train takes the biscuit with Chuck, Buck and J.R. Griffin pages 34 + 36 of AP#181
August 1993 - Man on the Moon? Bucket speaks to
Skinhead Times #11

July
31: 1965 - Drinkin' beer for breakfast makes the whole day painless: Millie Small details her morning Guinness in today's Record Mirror
30: 1993 - Brett Milano "Mash I'tup again" Bim Skala Bim lead an international revival (this week's Boston Phoenix cover)! Preorder 2 new 2013 albums HERE
29: 1995 - Grounds-Keeper Willy trio headline at Java Cows coffeehouse, Canandiagua NY (after Miggedys ditch)
28: 1998 - Specials, Rancid + warped tour stop Buffalo
27: 2003 - 2.0MP digital camera is a Kodak CX4230
27: 2002 - Toasters at Migs Classic Roxx Walden Ave Buffalo / Bim at Harborfest Oswego
26: 1996 - Rancid, Dance Hall Crashers + warped tour stop Buffalo
26: 1980 - Selecter pull out of 2Tone label in order to take risks again according to this week's Sounds
25: 2013 - DJ '2Tone Ted' Morris joins club 67
24: 2004 - road trip to Ashland OH then on to Chuck W. Jump Up Records' 10th anniv weekend, Chicagoland
24: 2000 - Before they were slackers they were The Nods (Special Potatoe)
24: 1998 - $156.55 USPS money order from 14534 to 10276 (mailorder Hotknives, Ngobos, Foggos, Skunks, NYSJE, Strapped Live, ? etc.)
23: 2000 - Pilfers +3, Showplace Theatre 7pm it's videocorded
22: 2013 - MAN FROM WAREIKA 1977 VINYL REISSUE LP UNIVERSAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION CATALOGUE NO. 5342968 out today
21: 1997 - Hepcat, Professionals + warped tour stop Buffalo
21: 1996 - Y. Watanabe, Wetlands, and the birth of RimShot! e-zine?
20: 2013 - Slackers' annual booze cruise NYC
20: 2013 - Bosstones free on the Boston Common; also Mash it Up Fest at Middle East in Cambridge!
20: 2003 - 1st real life OBEY sticker via lamppost near Continental later to be used on HP8backcover; Body Count's in the house!
20: 1969 - weer on a SPACE RACE baby
19: 2013 - Roddy Radiation w/ Pandemics at Electric Avenue/ Characters NYC... DJ sets by Duff Steve + Marco on the Decks
18: 2013 - Nelson Mandela Day, play SKAOS' 1988 'South African Struggle' for more detail; also Alex Désert's 45
17: 1997 - Chicago Tribune Tempo section has "SKA SKA SKA – underground sound wave crashes top of charts" by Greg Kot
17: 1993 - Midwest Ska Fest '93: more than 1,000 people turn up to see Gangster Fun, Skapone, Mustard Plug +3! in Chicago
17: 1983 - Lord Tanamo & Skatalites' Big Trombone recorded (Blue Monk Jazz Gallery reunion, go you!)
16: 1995 - Special Beat tee? our first and only non-radio interaction with Lil' Davey, sometime WITR 89.7 FM ska guy 1993-98
15: 2013 - Remember that night? It seems so clear, now he's back and I'm glad he's here [for $1000]
15: 2010 - Shiv Hurrah? Jimmy Cliff free at Party In the Parkinglot Rochester
15: 1996 - All Skanadian Club Vol. #2 release party Toronto; we get it 9/6/97 Mercury Theatre instead
15: 1994 - Toasters 10th anniversary show is Dub 56 release party w/ Murphy's Law, Mephiskapheles at Irving Plaza NYC
13: 2001 - Pilfers break up (numerous reunions to follow)
13: 1997 - CNY Ska Fest // Too Hectic last show // at Chuck's Syracuse is EST, JTBS, Professionals +2 more; sweet poster drawn by E. Mattice
13: 1992 - Gator Beverage? What would later become Less Than Jake began today
12: 1998 - Bosstones H.O.R.D.E. Fest at Riverport Ampitheater (STL MO)
11: 2013 - John Brown's Body, SKATALITES, Mosaic Foundation $2 at Party In the Parkinglot Rochester
11: 2013 - Specials House of Blues 15 Lansdowne Street Boston
10: 1998 - Toasters +tba showcase at Wetlands
9: 2013 - 14th Annual Victoria Ska Fest runs four days!
9: 2002 - A Jackknife to a Swan is Bosstones #7, out on SideOneDummy Records
8: 2002 - Bosstones perform "You Gotta Go" live on the Craig Kilbourn Show
8: 1995 - Bosstones Lollapalooza Fiddlers Green Denver CO
6: 1987 - Mostly Mods? various artists compilation Unicorn 2: Modern Times LP out
4: 1996 - Spider Nick & Maddogs' early demos, aka Independence Day Sessions
3: 1978 - Madness' fourth ever gig is at William Ellis Secondary School
1: 2013 - 50 years since Zone Improvement Plan codes specify the entire USA into numeric delivery areas
July 1996 - Headdie Ocampo (Stubborn All-Stars) gets schooled by beat master Lloyd Knibb on front cover of Django's Black & White #3
July 1982 - Bad Manners' My Girl Lollipop, Portrait 4R9-05099 & produced by Roger Lomas, in UK charts
June
28: 1998 - Bim Skala Bim headline Love & Affection CD release party (Wetlands)
28: 1997 - SKATURDAY airs on MTV (Music Television) in the States, Carson Daly as host
28: 1969 - Dekker to stay on in Britain: Cancels his American tour to promote his next single "IT MEK" in United Kingdom
27: 1999 - Toasters 20th Anniversary reunion show at Wetlands w/ Unity Two and more 4pm, it's recorded
24: 2002 - Adjusters' Storm Warning anthology out on GRO-CD058 today
23: 2013 - Strawberry supermoon 7:33 AM EST, also Dave Hillyard California release party in Hollywood
22: 2013 - Dave Hillyard California release party in Santa Ana, also Jimmy Kimmel Live announcer Dicky turns 49
22: 2000 - $181 Jump Up imports?!
21: 2012 - First disc by The Sabaudians out, featuring Sheldon Gregg (NYSJE) w/ members of Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters
21: 1999 - Stubborn Records out with Vic Rice at Version City and Roots Branch & Stem Vol. 2 today
21: 1985 - The Untouchables are MODS (at Glastonbury Campaign for ND Festival Jun 21-23 it's recorded for play on the BBC)
20: 2008 - Skatalites free East & Alexander XRIJF
20: 2002 - Blackouts garden party on Eastman House Lawn 14607; admission steep
20: 2000 - Toots & the Maytals WSMH Rochester
19: 2013 - Reggae Steady Ska on the Return of BIM!
19: 1997 - couple weeks after their Rochester gig, Heidi M. Endo sends Moon Records a rough demo tape of Mephiskapheles' 2nd CD
17: 2002 - Peeping Toms (ex-Malarians) self-titled on GRO-059 CD today
16: 2013 - SKA in the Harbor w/ Westbound Train & Toasters all aboard cruise boat in Boston MA
16: 1997 - Let's Ska at the Ski Lodge: MassConcerts press release announces New England Ska Fest 8/23 at a resort in Westford MA
16: 1986 - Unicorn Records begins!
15: 2013 - Dirty Reggae Party #22 w/ Basque dub legend FERMIN MUGURUZA (ex-Kortatu) + more in Brooklyn
15: 2007 - Toots & the Maytals XRIJF East & Alexander free show
15: 1978 - Elvis Costello and the Attractions live at WDR Studio-L in Cologne
14: 2013 - Man of Steel? SCOOTER RALLY & SKA FESTIVAL WEEKENDER
14: 2003 - MM BossTones/ Pietasters/ VooDoo Glowskulls/ Catch 22 openair High Falls Festival site? Thanks Pete Spaker!
14: 1980 - Record Mirror has Peter Gabriel, Numan, Klark Kent, Selecter, Rush
13: 2013 - Malcolm McDowell is 70
13: 1997 - Bim Skala Bim/ Adjusters/ Exceptions/ Executives & DJ Chuck Wren at Metro Chicago
12: 2013 - DuffGuide's got the New York Fever again!
12: 1984 - Madness meet The Young Ones
11: 1998 - Spider Nick & Maddogs win "best ska recording" Long Island Music Awards
10: 2004 - R.I.P. Ray Charles, aged 73
10: 1996 - MR-PR02/ MR083, Toasters Hard Band For Dead promos go out to fanzines and college radio
9: 2013 - Primus free N. Tonawanda NY
8: 1999 - The Wailers Destiny: Rare Ska Sides From Studio One (CD New) label: UMGD/ROUNDER
8: 1995 - Toasters Murphy's Law Let's Go Bowling Troubadour West Hollywood CA
8: 1979 - Specials at Nashville (London)
7: 2003 - City News previews Mass. Hysteria show at Harmony House in Webster; they'll be back August 16
7: 2000 - imagine Wyclef in '88 with this ska-soaked track
6: 2001 - Celtic music via disposable Fuji camera
5: 1997 - Mephiskapheles live in Rochester / the release of HP4
4: 1997 - NYSJE & Adjusters (Politics of Style release party) at HOB Chicago 11pm, 18+
3: 2003 - "What I like most about you is your girlfriend it's true" Planet Smashers' Mighty out on Stomp /Union 2112 today
3: 1998 - premiere issue of Rude International shipped
3: 1943 - Zoot Suit Riots begin
1: 1994 - Stomp records? Arsenals (Toronto ON) debut out on MR044 today
1: 2003 - Adjusters' Otis Redding Will Save America released on Grover.de
1: 2013 - Apple Stomp Day 2: Slackers/ SHJ/ MU330/ Mephiskapheles/ Pietasters/ Scofflaws/ WBT/ Thumper/ Bigger Thomas Irving Plaza
June 2008 - MOJO #175 Prince Buster & Paul Weller
June 2006 - paper 'zine from Connecticut? Upbeat Ska zine #2 has Aggrolites, Johnny Too Bad, Coolie Ranx, LTJ and more
June 2004 - Ska In The World #11 Go Jimmy Go
June 1997 - Guitar World feature Ska Mania! w/ Bosstones/ RBF/ Toasters
June 1995 - 737 issue #5 Superman
June 1991 - Reggae Calendar International newspaper #5 by Barham Bowers
June 1990 - Reggae Calendar International newspaper #4 w/ Mighty Sparrow
June 1985 - Go Go Modzine #3 30p Ex Mods Small Faces Paul Weller Untouchables Jam
June 1979 - Nick Kimberley, Cecil Campbell & Cassius Clay in the NME
May
31: 2013 - Apple Stomp Day 1: Suicide Machines/ Pilfers/ Murphy’s Law/ Metro Stylee/ Inspecter 7/ + more at Irving Plaza NYC
30: 2013 - Toots & The Maytals 50th Anniversary Tour at State Theater of Ithaca. 8PM $30 & up --- but possibly cancelled?
29: 2009 - the final 3 Floors of Ska = Mustard Plug, King Django, Eastern Standard Time +7 more at Knitting Factory Brooklyn
29: 1998 - Laurel Aitken, The Trojans perform popskatic at the Borderline London W1, Doors 8-11pm
28: 2013 - Prince Buster turns 75
28: 2003 - Prince Buster turns 65; welcome our second Nissan Altima, the blue 2000 GLE 4DSD
28: 1995 - Prince Buster turns 57; Insteps (Ithaca NY) 45 minute set Wetlands NYC
28: 1989 - Prince Buster turns 51; Operation Ivy Lint Rides Again (CD) recorded on Panasonic SV-250 DAT w/ 2 Shure SM58 dynamic mics
27: 2013 - Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra cover of Desmond Dekker's "Fu Man Chu" due out today
27: 2000 - Heather & Christopher's wedding down in Binghamton NY; their DJ has this Curtis Mayfield-produced 1964 EPIC SKA
27: 1996 - Fishbone Wetlands $16
26: 2006 - R.I.P. Desmond Adolphus Dacres, age 64
26: 1990 - Feel the SKA sensation w/ Hepcat & guests at Stages Night Club in Fontana CA 8pm, All ages show
25: 2000 - Bosstones (So Sad to Say) on Tonight Show Jay Leno
25: 1996 - R.I.P. Bradley Nowell, aged 28
24: 2013 - Fistful of Ska (3 day weekend) at Gas Lamp in Des Moines IA, sponsored by Jump Up Records
24: 2004 - Moon Invaders, 9 guys from Belgium self-titled out on GRO-CD079 today
24: 2000 - This is Ska Too! second Music Club oldies hits w/ notes by Jo Ann Greene, via Record Town Marketplace Mall, 7pm
24: 1995 - Grounds Keeper Willy 'Made in Rochester' competition, Penny Arcade
23: 1997 - Paul Robicheau for Boston Globe – The Bosstones win turf war at Great Woods
22: 2011 - Urban Blight regroup for benefit at Webster Hall, NYC
22: 1999 - Porkers/ Buck O Nine & Ballistic Allshorts at Metro Theatre Sydney NSW
22: 1998 - Moon Showcase at Wetlands: Scofflaws, Allstonians, Dem Brooklyn Bums, Radiation Kings, Catch 22. 8pm $12
22: 1995 - Oolooloo out
20: 2013 - Megalith HQ spared by deadly EF5 (200+ mph) tornado!
19: 2003 - King Django meets Switzerland's Scrucialists on GRO-CD 068 today
19: 1998 - 21:00 Moon Ska Brasil apresenta The Toasters (Av Marq S Vicente, 1767 - CEP 01139-003 - Barra Funda - São Paulo)
19: 1994 - Brendog reports Mephiskapheles MR-666 God Bless Satan is done and going into production next week
18: 2013 - Hepcat Aggrolites Disneyland
18: 2013 - Jump Up Records 20 Year Anniversary festivities continue with Jamaican Oldies Weekend #3 Derrick Morgan!
18: 2013 - Funky vodka? drunk William C. Lewis, 19, arrested for throwing bottle injuring Toots Hibbert at concert in Richmond VA
18: 2013 - Some Ska Band @ Hot Shots VB Club (1046 University Ave) For a Cure charity tournament
18: 1997 - Armory Show, also Sarah Rodman for Boston Sunday Herald – Bim Skala Bim takes its ska trek 'Universal'
18: 1990 - BAM #333 (Primus cover) has a large UB40 article by Nina Ellerman + Skankin' Pickle at the Paradise Lounge, SF
18: 1980 - Welcome to Skamania County, Washington
17: 2013 - Derrick Morgan feature in the Chicago Tribune
16: 2013 - SMRSLT has Upsetters/ Heptones
16: 2013 - Ras Adam Simeon (Upstate NY Reggae Guy) celebrates 45 years, also Slackers & Skannotto Bug Jar Rochester
16: 2002 - Specials' UK issue CD from Lakeshore Records, 18:24
16: 2000 - Punk-O-Rama Tour stops at Water Street MH: Bouncing Souls, Dropkick Murphys, Dwarves, Brody Dalle & Distillers
15: 1999 - Pilfers haunt Ithaca; Oyer wants to know "when did ska fashion go Looney Tunes?"
15: 1996 - Too Hectic Viva Chez Slack MR-084 CD out, 4 date East Coast tour and postcards to promote it, at Mama Kin w/ Skavoovie
14: 1989 - Warzone meets NY Citizens in 'Ska-Core' at CBGB
13: 2013 - Dave Wakeling's English Beat visit Lilac Festival Rochester, exactly 30 years + 30 days since they first played UR Palestra?
12: 1942 - Ian Dury born in Essex England
11: 2013 - 5head Skylark Lounge
10: 2010 - Mark Foggo Mad CD new
10: 2007 - JAV "Geordi logo" for Fairport NY's LeVar Burtones gets produced on shirts
10: 2002 - (Fri) Redstripe w/ Dan & Doc/ Allstonians Mercury Star Lounge (Oster makes the zoomer swap w/ owner Kevin at Starbucks)
10: 1997 - Goldenvoice presents Toasters at Himitz Hall in Honolulu HI 7pm $15.50
10: 1996 - Scofflaws haunt Ithaca; you can read a review of it in HP#2
9: 1998 - Mephiskapheles outside R.I.T. w/ Thommo, A Hitchcock, Peter Gollan, Sean McCausland. Also Neville's wedding in Las Vegas!
9: 1997 - Professionals/ 5head/ Bim Skala Bim WSMH Rochester
9: 1997 - Colorado Daily weekend section: Connecticut Ska Heads West (SHJ article by David Kirby)
8: 1998 - Goldmine #464 feature on Bucket & Moon Ska by Irwin Soonachan
7: 1995 - Sunday matinee Miggedys CD release party at Milestones
7: 1990 - No Sports 12" PHZA-64 out; we got ours via Torino Italy just last year
6: 2003 - Allstonians III is Bottom's Up! on Fork In Hand Records, also Mearns celebrates 26
6: 2001 - Lord Creator Don't Stay Out Late + Selecter Hairspray from Olean Center Mall, 4:49pm EST
6: 1989 - The Mod/Ska show: Scofflaws, NY Citizens, The Grip Weeds 6-10pm at the Pyramid, 101 Ave A $6
5: 2005 - Christine 'Spike' Nelson & Mike 'Bruce Lee' Park, Water St
5: 2004 - R.I.P. Sir Coxone Dodd, aged 72
5: 2000 - Bosstones (So Sad to Say) on Late Show David Letterman
4: 2013 - Sunspot Records presents Toronto Reggae Explosion w/ BIG YOUTH!, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone & loads more
4: 2013 - Viva Ska Vegas '13!
4: 2007 - Slackers California Brew Haus Rochester
4: 1997 - Magadog Penny Arcade Rochester
3: 2013 - Ken Boothe 'Mr. Rocksteady' at Little Field (Brooklyn) backed by Crazy Baldhead
3: 2013 - R.I.P. Cedric 'Im' Brooks, aged 70 – recently seen in Rochester 6/20/08
2: 2013 - Noise complaint? Big D and the Kid's Table w/ Mrs. Skannotto WSMH
2: 2011 - Glen Dizzybeat likes our Unicorn record!
2: 1996 - Specials' USA issue CD from Fantastic Records, 16:58
2: 1992 - annual Pi Alpha Nu Toga Party always a major event at SUNY New Paltz; plenty kegs + Mighty BossTones
2: 1992 - Intensified at the Sir George Robey, London
1: 1995 - Although the iconic band has split up, Moon release MR056 is a 1988-94 compilation, the truth about the... NY Citizens
May 1981 - Neil Cooper begins his all-cassette label, ReachOut International Records in NYC
May 1964 - The Skatalites begin, some say June
April
29: 2008 - Slackers' Self Medication out on Indication Records
29: 1999 - Late Show w/ David Letterman #1393: Ted Danson, Sarah Duchess of York; MADNESS
28: 2013 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Dave Hillyard and Rocksteady 7, The Pandemics at Stage 48 Manhattan NY
28: 2003 - Apple Records, wot? iTunes music store opens
28: 1998 - Jazz Jamaica is set to release their second CD, Double Barrel on Rkyodisc today
27: 2008 - Ska Splash 2008: Prince Buster & The Delroy Williams Junction Band, Neville Staples, Dennis Alcapone +11 more
27: 1990 - Mayking Manufacturing Ltd. UK test press of MRE020 NY Citizens Stranger Things Have Happened 12"
27: 1967 - Prince Buster at the Ram Jam Club, London
26: 2008 - Ska Splash 2008: Skatalites, English Beat, Mark Foggo, Hotknives, +10 more
26: 2005 - Less Than Jake +3 Water Street Rochester
26: 1998 - Madness, Royal Crown Revue, DHC & Hepcat at Universal Ampitheater Los Angeles. it's recorded for MCA disc Universal Madness
26: 1998 - Bosstones MTV's Reverb live at Roseland Ballroom, NYC
26: 1969 - New Musical Express feature "Dekker Dekkos London" pics Stuart Richmand words Alan Smith
25: 2008 - Ska Splash 2008: at Fantasy Island Complex, Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, Near Skegness UK. Symarip +9 more
25: 1992 - George Carlin at Paramount Theater, MSG NYC it's recorded
24: 1998 - Bosstones perform hitsong 'Impression That I Get' Top Of The Pops TV in UK
24: 1989 - Andrew Penman reports in Western Mail Papur Cenedlaethol Cymru (Wales) 'Skinheads prepare to defend their Image'
24: 1981 - RARE ENGLISH BEAT WHA'PPEN? TEST PRESSING LP RECORD SIRE RECORDS SRK 3567
23: 2013 - R.I.P. Pedigo, James Eric, “Jimmy”, 50, Clearwater, FL. Co-founder of Magadog
23: 1993 - Lil Davey (WITR FM) obtains and henceforth heartily endorses 1990 Phoenix City/ DOJO UK compilation Max The Dog Says...
21: 2013 - Fitz & the Tantrums Westcott Theater Syracuse NY
21: 1966 - sort of a big deal, Haile Selassie I Emperor of Ethiopia visits Kingston Jamaica
20: 1993 - Pork Soda out today. Also Bim Skala Bim w/ Crumbs of Insanity (Buffalo) visit Boogie Bar
20: 1990 - Hepcat/ Donkey Show/ Jump With Joey with Rolando Alphonso at the Country Club in Reseda
19: 2011 - 8:05am, a 21 year old woman hits wrong pedal and blasts her Saturn through wall of our post office 376 Lexington Ave
19: 1997 - final Miggedys show is at SUNY Geneseo's annual Earth Day Fest. Oyer reports it as "the worst way to go"
19: 1994 - Jennifer Abbots to NYT: True 'Skinheads' Are Not the Racist Thugs of Media Fame
18: 2003 - Toasters Club at Water St with Fritz, Dan, Brie, Denis & Trish!
18: 1993 - Lil Davey + entourage kicked out of Denny's, 911 Jefferson Road (for playing Monopoly)
17: 1997 - layout Hepcat Deston Berry Q&A in QuarkXpress, [later Pagemaker and .AI] for HP4
17: 1993 - Toasters grabado el sabado Caracas Venezuela and you can later buy it on iTunes
16: 1999 - 5head, Verge, Fat Tsao, Blackouts, Motives ~ Token Joe's Rochester by Swanky Chris ~ no poster, just this
15: 1996 - Skatalites w/ Too Hectic Ithaca carnival poster
14: 2011 - RootsCollider, Skanntron and more. Thursday, Dubland Underground 21+
14: 2006 - unexpected lunch w/ Doc Awkward at Paola's Burritos Place
14: 1983 - 2 TONE'S GONE TO FAD HEAVEN BUT THE ENGLISH BEAT GOES ON by John Griffin/ Montreal Gazette
13: 1995 - Nicholas Salvatore Martielli, ex Buzzo Geneseo/ current sax for The (Ithaca NY) Insteps, thinks of starting his own band
13: 1983 - English Beat, openers R.E.M. University of Rochester
13: 2013 - Electric Avenue presents Beat Brigade, Across the Aisle + the debut of Rude Boy George! at Characters NYC
12: 1987 - Fishbone Tokyo Japan as seen here
12: 1984 - Smash Hits Special AKA
12: 1980 - NME feature Madness in Paris - cool Eiffel tower illustration
10: 1993 - Bosstones Lost Horizon Syracuse
10: 1990 - Camper Van Beethoven split
10: 1982 - Jackie #953 Meet The Easter Funnies (Bad Manners color centerfold pinup)
9: 1998 - JW Patton at 19. Slackers meet Lucy Cummins inna Cortland NY train station
9: 1995 - Bosstones Chucks Syracuse
8: 2013 - R.I.P. Annette Funicello, former Mousketeer and the most Utica NY has ever done or will ever do for SKA, aged 70
8: 2013 - R.I.P. Margaret Iron Lady Thatcher, dreaded former British PM, aged 87
8: 1998 - Hepcat No Worries (Hellcat Europe) All live songs were recorded at Schnitzer Auditorium in Portland, OR
8: 1998 - Neville, lead singer of the Specials, was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges following tonight's gig in Chicago
8: 1997 - DCE Bechle's van outside 50 East Ave burglarized
8: 1993 - Bosstones Boogie Bar Rochester (first time ever, historic floor collapse 6 months later)
7: 1980 - Specials by Jay Cocks Time® Magazine
6: 1999 - BUTLERS WANJA'S CHOICE out on grover.de today
6: 1980 - PostIt® Notes introduced by 3M
5: 2004 - The Stingers Austin Texas All In a Day out on GRO-CD077 today
5: 1980 - Fab208 magazine has Buggles, Tourists, Specials, The Beat - all in swingin' colour + Wonder Woman
5: 1969 - If he could, Desmond would sing 24 hours a day - Dekker by Gordon Coxhill in the NME
4: 2013 - Doc Awk at 58/ Slackers at Soundlab 110 Pearl St –> moved to Waiting Room 334 Delaware Av, Buffalo 14202 $15, 7pm-12am
4: 1985 - Doc Awk at 30/ Untouchables perform their No. 26 UK chart hit "Free Yourself" on Top Of The Pops
4: 1964 - Doc Awk at 9/ A Blue Beat Bombshell: Millie Small by Peter Jones in the NME
3: 2013 - R.I.P. Harry Johnson, studio boss, aged 68
3: 1998 - R.I.P. Tim Yohannan, punk boss, aged 52
2: 1996 - Weed beat? Joint Ventures in Ska compilation out (DVS Media)
2: 1987 - Bim at the Channel Boston; Vito with hair – photo by JJ Gonson proves it
1: 2013 - Green Day rain date Blue Cross Arena Rochester, also marcoonthebass.blogspot.com celebrates 5 years today
1: 2012 - Don't be a fool, get this book
1: 1997 - Bad Manners live at Atlantis, Breedstraat 33 1811 HE Alkmaar Netherlands
1: 1989 - Bim Skala Bim's new sponge logo Tuba City released on Celluloid Skaloid 8003. Tracks feature Roland Alphonso!
April 2012 - MOJO #221: Paul Weller 20 years solo
April 2009 - Record Collector #361: Pet Shop Boys/ Nick Cave/ Jamaican Ska L.P.s worth £400
April 2004 - Kanji/ Kana? Ska In The World #10 out now
April 2003 - Bootleg This! first of its kind MP3 mixtape, internet ska compilation limited 2 week download via DCSKA.COM
April 1999 - Pulped #7 Universal Madness/ Scootering #158 Ed Ball interview/ Duff Steve leaves Moon Records
April 1998 - Pulped #1 is the latest in a long line of street music publications by George Marshall
April 1981 - Nutty Boys #2 Madness comic book returns
March
31: 2013 - London International Ska Festival 25th Anniversary Edition
30: 1964 - Daily Mirror catchline screams "Wild Ones Invade Seaside - 90 Arrests"
30: 2013 - London International Ska Festival 25th Anniversary Edition
29: 2013 - London International Ska Festival 25th Anniversary Edition
29: 1991 - Toasters w/ The Busters (from Germany - their only USA tour) at City Gardens, Trenton NJ
29: 1980 - Jackie #847 articles include The Tops From 2Tone! & Should you chase that boy you fancy?
28: 2013 - London International Ska Festival 25th Anniversary Edition
27: 1991 - Toasters w/ The Busters (Germany) at S.O.B.'s on Varick, NYC $10 adv/ $12 DOS
26: 2013 - Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, featuring special ska zombie storyline airs on the Cartoon Network
26: 2006 - Michael Paul 'Brose' Ambrose (of Bigger Thomas/ NJ fame) in town with English Beat
26: 1996 - Ted don't forget to wind your watch! Slackers team w/ Victor Rice for Better Late Than Never, out the first time
25: 2004 - Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra at Water Street Music Hall (Thursday)
25: 1998 - HP5 completed!
25: 1997 - Scofflaws Live Vol. 1 taped 12/28/96, CD available from Moon today
24: 1998 - Specials MK II Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent first original stuff since '84 on Waycool/ MCA today. Art direction by F. Shepard Fairey
24: 1996 - Coolie Ranx fired from Toasters following upstate NY weekend gigs
24: 1984 - Paul Weller cover Melody Maker
23: 2013 - Electric Avenue presents The Rudie Crew and The Royal Swindle w/ DJs Duff Steve + Marco at Characters NYC 8:30p
23: 2004 - Hepcat Out Of Nowhere + Nigel 7" cuts, band history, vintage logos, art and a write-up about every song equals killer reissue
22: 2004 - Rude Rich & The High Notes' Soul Stomp, out on GRO-CD076 today
21: 2012 - Return of Supercharger? TSPO #17, Walkin' released on AVEX JAPAN
21: 1993 - Burning Scale? TSPO #4, Pioneers released on Epic Records/ Sony
20: 2013 - Lee Scratch Perry is 77
19: 2003 - Natty Parade? TSPO #11, High Numbers tour begins in support of the LP released 3/5/03
19: 1996 - MR-065 Louis Minott meets Let's Go Bowling on Mr. Twist w/ lime green sellsheet. Many songs are nearly a decade old!
18: 2002 - various Achtung Elmo sampler out ELMCD 1014 Germany
18: 1997 - Evan Dorkin & Emerald City? new Beantown collection, Mash It Up #4 (DVS Media) out today
18: 1994 - Irish Black Russian? Allstonians 90 minutes Horizontal Boogie Bar (Rochester) it's recorded
18: 1994 - moe. opens for Toasters at Icon, Ellicot St in Buffalo
17: 1997 - CMJ #513 reviews Isaac Green & Skalars' Skoolin'
17: 1988 - Operation Ivy "Old Friendships" live on FM 88.7 KSPC [Claremont CA], it's recorded
16: 2013 - Mephiskapheles, Bluebeats, The Reggay Lords at Mercury Lounge NYC $15adv/ $20 dos 21+ 10pm
16: 1999 - Mustard Plug Pray For Mojo
15: 2013 - 5Head plays w/ The Fox Sisters at Abilene 10pm, $8-12
14: 2004 - Jamdown UK's LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 3 w/ KING DJANGO/ PAMA INTL/ RIFFS/ SLAF/ REBELATION/ +4 at Underworld
14: 1987 - Live Aid for Scooterville: UTs/ The Crooks/ No Doubt/ The Key/ In Directions/ Upbeat + 4pm at Fenders Long Beach CA
11: 2013 - Specials begin North American dates at Vic Theatre, Chicago IL
11: 1998 - OUR NEW PAGE IS UP NOW!! (And coming together nicely) Direct yourself to moonska.com
11: 1994 - Steady E and Scofflaws HBB?
11: 1981 - Selecter + at Top Rank Suite in Brighton 8pm GMT
10: 2003 - WRUR FM 88.5 Ska & Roots Emporium presents its Judge Dread Special (R.I.P. 5 years gone)
9: 2013 - As scene on TV: the Action (ex-Skatos) play ska on a flatbed truck float in annual Syracuse NY St. Pat's parade
9: 2005 - Tongues of Fire? TSPO #12, Answer out on Cutting Edge/ AVEX JAPAN

8: 2000 - Rev Horton Heath w/ One Man Army & Dance Hall Crashers, WSMH 8pm
8: 1993 - MMB Ska-Core, The Devil and More E.P. debut on Mercury Polygram; start mini ten day UK tour to promote it March 16-27
7: 1995 - 02134? The Allstonians' (Tanamo-referencing) Go You! released via Studio Nun/ Moon Records 48
5: 2003 - Rochester City Newspaper: This 'zine rules in Hell
4: 2013 - PHZA-25, The Risk Bitter Sweet issued on limited quantity CD
4: 1995 - JAV hears B27 for the first time ever
4: 1989 - Deltones' Stay Where You Are (their first pic sleeve 45) release party & a cake at The Old White House in Brixton 3-11pm
2: 1996 - Allstonians Haunt
2: 2013 - Jump Up Records 20 Year Anniversary festivities continue with Jamaican Oldies Weekend #2
1: 2013 - Toasters w/ Mrs. Skannotto U.S.A. tour finale at TT the Bears 10 Brookline in Cambridge MA 9PM, $12
1: 2013 - Jump Up Records 20 Year Anniversary festivities continue with Jamaican Oldies Weekend #2
1: 2009 - snag Lily Allen's It's not Me, It's You/ Alfie E.P. from FYE Eastview
1: 1998 - Bosstones, Roseland Ballroom NYC
1: 1997 - first of 3 recording sessions which make up the DS Hillyard & Rocksteady 7 Playtime disc, at Coyote Studios BKLYN
1: 1996 - Dicky Barrett & Johnny Vegas on WBER FM radio
1: 1992 - Bosstones, Wetlands NYC
Mar 1995 - Mods con the jazz brigade? Tower Records' Pulse mag has Skatalites page 45 by Larry Birnbaum
Mar 1990 - Reggae Calendar International Vol 3 newspaper #8 w/ Nelson Mandela, Skatalites
Mar 1984 - T Fletcher (original Thrill Me Up jacket notes, 1988) presents a revamped Jerry Dammers on Jamming #18
Mar 1981 - FlexiPop 005 = Bad Manners' No Respect + Just Pretendin' clear powder blue LYNTONE9472 via UK newsagents

February
27: 1997 - Inaugural Ball? Our A. Blanco King Chango Q&A scrawled on a Holiday Inn notepad in Ithaca
27: 1980 - Ska Muziekkrant OOR: Specials/ Selecter/ Dekker cover (Dutch origin newsprint)
26: 1983 - TOASTERS at Interlude, 21 North Rte 303 Blauvelt, N.Y. Not 100% certain if this is our Toasters though
25: 2013 - Various: Island Records Presents Ska 1960-66 (40 track 2CD) out today on Spectrum UK
25: 2011 - Bluekilla Never Was A Ska Band on Yellowbird / Blue Esquire Records today
24: 2006 - Slackers, Operatives, Mechatama +2 at Club Infinity Williamsville 7pm. Artvoice blurb by Daniel B. Honigman
24: 1997 - CRILLE not just for Star Trek TNG credits anymore: MR101 Skarmageddon 3 is 45 up-and-coming bands out today
23: 2013 - Electric Avenue show w/ The Reggay Lords and The Copasetics at Characters NYC
23: 2007 - Westbound Train, Bluebeats, King Django, Bomb Town at the Knitting Factory BK, it's recorded
23: 2005 - Jägermeister presents Toasters Ska Brawl '05 Castaways Ithaca; WBT + RazSum open. This on moonlit drive there
23: 1998 - Forever Ska: The Skatalites Carry On by Brett Milano in Boston Phoenix weekly wire
23: 1996 - Skavoovie & the Epitones live at Tower Records Boston to unveil JIMBO STANDARD use on Fat Footin'
23: 1983 - AQUARIAN #459 cover English Beat and interview Dave Wakeling
22: 2013 - Stomp Records Ska Canada celebrates 18th Anniversary at Club Soda in Montreal w/Planet Smashers +4
22: 1996 - Sgt Scagnetti + Too Hectic haunt Ithaca
21: 2012 - Toasters, Mrs. Skannotto, Fever, Nyxon at Dubland UG. Poster sourced by Arthur Fraser
21: 2001 - via Jump Up mailorder: Floyd Lloyd & Potato 5 meet Laurel Aitken on CD from Grover Germany
21: 1997 - NYSJE w/ Insteps at the Fordham University Coffeehouse, Bronx NY
21: 1997 - Mephiskapheles, Inspecter 7, Bluebeats, Magadog, Edna's Goldfish, Metro Stylee at Wetlands
20: 1997 - Toasters live at De Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
20: 1986 - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames at Gaz's Rockin' Blues, Dean Street, London W1
19: 1988 - Skaos live at De Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL 45 min
19: 1983 - Saturday: Untouchables sign copies of new single The General at ACE, 7276 Melrose 12-6pm. TWIST #1 modzine out
18: 2002 - Busters 360º out
18: 1988 - Crazy 8's "Find Myself a Sunny Spot" (v/a Mashin' Up The Nation) recorded live at the Univ of Oregon
18: 1967 - see the Prince Buster 10 Commandments RCA Victor advertisment pg 6 of Cash Box
17: 2000 - Just like Buddy Holly? Blackouts + Mexican Cession + yuk shot girls at Tremors 1509 Scottsville Road, it's recorded
16: 1997 - Pietasters, Spring Heeled Jack, Isaac Green & Skalars, Step Lively (Wetlands, starts 4PM sharp!)
16: 1972 - Funky Wednesday: D. Dekker & Aces w/ Erasmus Corum at Top Rank Watford 8-12am
15: 2013 - Stomp Records Ska Canada celebrates 18th Anniversary at Opera House in Toronto w/Planet Smashers +2
15: 2000 - Big D and the Kid's Table's new CD is Good Luck
15: 1998 - Skavoovie & the Epitones/ Skoidats/ Rude Bones/ See Spot Wetlands
15: 1997 - Easy Big Fella Eat at Joey's MR105 release party RockCandy Seattle WA
15: 1996 - Mephiskapheles/ Can't Say haunt Ithaca
14: 2013 - Wall Street Journal goes retro Reggae!
14: 1998 - 2nd Annual Penn State Winter Ska Fest - HUB Ballroom, PSU
14: 1997 - New York Public Library is sponsoring an exhibit thru May. Moon Ska has loaned 'em old posters, LP's & rare memorabilia!
14: 1980 - Selecter, Holly & The Italians, Bodysnatchers at King's Hall, Derby England (Holly soon gets kicked off tour)
14: 1970 - NME: Millie releases My Love and I on Pyramid 45 / Andy Capp Popatop out on Treasure Isle
13: 2000 - Maude Flanders killed by flying t-shirt: "I'm really sorry to hear that. We just lost our drummer to a Pentecostal ska band."
13: 1998 - 2nd Annual Penn State Winter Ska Fest - HUB Ballroom, PSU
13: 1972 - Funky Sunday Club: D. Dekker & Aces w/ Erasmus Corum at Top Rank Reading 7-11pm
12: 2002 - Nothing Good To Eat? Hellcat Records bargain Give 'Em the Boot #3 out today
12: 1997 - Triple rowdy ska > D.J. Wade w/ Isaac Green & the Skalars/ DLO/ Gibsons haunt Ithaca during blizzard!
10: 1995 - Scofflaws haunt Ithaca, it's recorded 90 min
10: 1994 - SKABOOM! & RECRIMINATIONS MRO13 CD reissue for the nineties w/ graphic enhancement by Andrew 'Blanquito Man' Chango
9: 1999 - Bad Manners' superb Rare & Fatty 1976-97 MR131 out
9: 1996 - Toasters haunt; Coolie's vibes eulogize a bit about David Molina
9: 1978 - TOOTS & MAYTALS plus TRIPLE THREAT REVUE (the late Stevie Ray Vaughan) Armadillo World HQ, Austin TX
9: 1974 - Record Mirror reviews 28-track Double Dekker longplayer TRLD 401
8: 2000 - Busters' Welcome To Busterland
8: 1995 - On My Radio, long-running ska specialty show hosted by Lil Davey (also Ben + Matty) WITR FM 9-11pm, new timeslot
8: 1986 - Goldenvoice presents Bad Manners w/ Fishbone/ Question/ J-Walkers at Fenders in Long Beach CA
8: 1969 - NME: D. Dekker & the Aces will return to Britain March 14! Plus a new single called Israelites, issued to coincide
7: 1987 - Soul Shack DJ's at Vine & Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood $5
6: 2004 - The Lightbulbs (Fairport NY) call it quits, effective 3pm
5: 2013 - Jimmy Cliff sits in with the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman
5: 2004 - Bravo TV Original has Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music airing at 8/ 7pm and repeats all weekend
5: 1999 - rent passenger van to Penn State University Ska fest weekend! + Digital stairwell
5: 1986 - Bad Manners, Camper Van Beethoven and Affirmative Action at The Oasis, Sacramento CA 7:30pm
4: 1996 - Scofflaws, Big Lick, Stick Figure Stanley upstairs matinee Middle East Boston MA, 2pm $7
4: 1967 - Record Mirror: Millie Small and Jackie Edwards left for Ghana State Fair this week
2: 1996 - Scofflaws haunt again, not long since their last appearance early Dec
2: 1980 - SPECIALS RECORD MIRROR TERRY COLOUR COVER UK
1: 2013 - How'm I doin'? R.I.P. Ed Koch, aged 88. See Style Wars or this interview for more detail
1: 2002 - find Celluloid/M.I.L. Multimedia 2 fer 1 Ska Killers used $7 at LRE 20:03; Duff Steve sez don't buy this illegal Toasters bootleg 5/10/96
Feb 1998 - Hepcat cover of Mean Street Vol. VIII #8 by Patrick Green. Also LTJ and AAA inside
Feb 1995 - AP#79 cover is LINT
Feb 1992 - Moon Records release MR-031 is California Skaquake
Feb 1976 - Black Music magazine cover feature "In The Land of Reggae"

January 2013
31: 1995 - Set me up another one: Bim Skala Bim's sixth album, Eyes & Ears released on their own BiB Records!
31: 1991 - Derrick Morgan at Gossips, Dean St. London, 45 min it's recorded
30: 1998 - Scofflaws, Bim Skala Bim, Metro Stylee (cd release) at Wetlands NYC 7pm $12
30: 1996 - MR-061 Laurel Aitken for USA/ Exec Producer Shay Vishawadia. Sessions AKA The Story So Far (Grover Germany 1995)
30: 1980 - Specials at the Paradise Boston, 17 tracks it's recorded (and pressed into vinyl)
29: 2013 - International Blastbeat Celebration Day; also Dischord Records spent it all on the bag
29: 2013 - RBF Candy Coated Fury World Tour w/ Pilfers and Dan MU330 Potthast in Rochester NY
28: 2000 - Blackouts do double u ITR radio benefit
28: 1994 - Scofflaws (2 sets when Skavengers cancel) at Boogie Bar, Rochester 100 min.
27: 1995 - Too Hectic, Zopies Syracuse NY 10pm
26: 1980 - The Beat w/ UB40, Akrylykz at Electric Ballroom London 7:30
26: 1980 - Phil Sutcliffe traces the torturous roots of the Selecter in Sounds this week
25: 1996 - Conehead Buddha & Too Hectic haunt Ithaca
23: 1996 - Skavoovie & Epitones' Fat Footin' MR-062 out. Also Regatta 69 CD given away on WITR's Tuesday night ska show
21: 2013 - Toasters, Mrs. Skannotto, Uncommonly Smooth, No Collar at Dubland Underground 6-11pm, $10/$12
20: 1998 - Vive la Ska Revolution: Bad Manners 2xCD hits collection out on Recall in UK
20: 1996 - Toasters + SHJ at Lupo's HH in Providence RI, 7pm $7
19: 2013 - Electric Avenue presents The Scofflaws (LINY) + The Bullbuckers (Delaware) at Characters NYC 243 W 54th St
19: 2004 - MLK Day edition of Ska & Roots Emporium 88.5 WRUR FM
19: 1996 - Toasters, Skavoovie & Epitones, Nigel 6 at Mama Kin 36 Landsdowne Street Boston MA 19+
18: 1994 - Bim Skala Bim at Boogie Bar, Rochester 100 min
17: 1989 - Unicorn LP release The Busters' Ruder Than Rude. We praise it in HP#1 as well
17: 1980 - The Beat w/ Dominators at the Abbeymount Astoria, Edinburgh Scotland
16: 1996 - Ian Hodkinson's Ska Goes North #4 has seen the light of day in Montreal PQ H3Z 1J7
16: 1980 - Macca's Japanese pot bust – King Perry the Upsetter complains!
16: 1970 - Jimmy Cliff hit single Vietnam out on Trojan Records TR7722 today
15: 1994 - Kristen Lieb Ska for Billboard Magazine USA
15: 1981 - Specials w/ the Beat at Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin Ireland; a terrible fight broke out in the crowd!
14: 2000 - D-Train claims Allston sons'll be playing tonight at coffeehouse in UR student union?
14: 1996 - Mephiskapheles doom Burlington VT, 45 min it's recorded
14: 1989 - Bim Skala Bim, Zoot Skazine & Gaz Mayall in NME for Rude Awakening, a 2 page spread by Steve Lamacq
13: 1989 - Winter Surf Stomp with Square Roots, Trebels and Let's Go Bowling at Slims in SF CA
11: 1997 - Go Go Rays/ Lettuce Boy/ Creepers/ Too Hectic/ Miggedys at Mercury Theatre, Buffalo NY $5
9: 2006 - HP's ten year mark, also Slackers' Slack In Japan out in UK today
7: 2011 - The Steakouts at Dubland Underground, 10 songs it's recorded
7: 1989 - Potato 5 at the Pied Bull, London, 45 min it's recorded
6: 2003 - Ska Ska Skandal! #1–4 reissue in limited edition digipak from Pork Pie Records Germany
3: 2004 - Metro Chicago's MIDWEST SKAFEST '04 is 5 bands, all ages, with DJ sets spun by Chuck Wren
2: 2013 - Nadav Nirenberg (Streetlight Manifesto t-bone) takes the power back
1: 2000 - Bim, Allstonians, Jaya the Cat at Middle East Cambridge, MA
Jan 2006: Missing Words #2 (Norway)
Jan 1988 - OP IVY makes vinyl debut Hectic E.P. out on Lookout! Records as LK 003

December
31: 1993 - NYE at The Boston Garden; Bosstones open for Aerosmith
30: 1994 - Hepcat at Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica CA
30: 1994 - Ska-ma-geddon '94 megabill draws 1000+ to Manhattan Center NYC where the house sound stinks
30: 1994 - Slackers at the Ludlow Street Cafe, LES NYC 10pm w/ special guest percussion players + Jay Nugent of Agent 99
29: 1995 - Stubborn All Stars, SHJ and The Agents at Club Babyhead, Providence RI all ages
28: 2012 - 'Ey guy: Bim Skala Bim, Super Ska, Riki Rocksteady & The Arraignments at Middle East Downstairs
28: 1995 - R.I.P. David Molina, aged 26
28: 1993 - Scofflaws, RTY, the Slackers, the Pie Tasters at Sounds Of Brazil, NYC
27: 2012 - R.I.P. Lloyd Charmers Tyrell, aged 74
27: 1995 - Moon Ska holiday party at New Music Cafe NYC w/ NYSJE, Scofflaws, Pietasters
26: 1969 - Desmond Dekker, J. Cliff, J. Edwards, Count Prince Miller at the Christmas Carnival at Tottenham Royal
25: 2012 - Happy Christmas
25: 1982 - Untouchables live at Roxy Theatre 9009 Sunset Blvd 9PM $6.50
22: 2012 - Slackers at Bell House Brooklyn
22: 2012 - Pressure Cooker newest CD release party Middle East Upstairs
22: 1995 - Elevator Music's Skanarchy 2 compilation launch party = Skavoovie, Thumper and Nigel 6 (Lo Fi Big Band didn't show)
22: 1994 - Pietasters 2 sets Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
22: 1989 - Untouchables live at Roxy Theatre 9009 Sunset Blvd, 90 min it's recorded
21: 2012 - End of the world as we know it w/ Some Ska Band +2 at Tala Vera Rochester, $5
21: 2010 - NYSJE take five in Moscow
21: 1988 - Staccato Records Presents Christmas in Skaville at the Brixton Fridge (recorded for BBLP1 and Youtube)
18: 2007 - Chocolate pudding? a long-awaited MMB b-sides Medium Rare out now
17: 2000 - Moon throws in the towel Stateside
17: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim, East L.A. Syracuse 18+
16: 1994 - Hoodlum Empire, VGS, Mudsharks, Radio Noise at the Berkeley Square
16: 1990 - R.I.P. Jackie Mittoo
17: 1996 - Professionals guest performance on Lil Davey's WITR 89.7 FM Ska on my Radio 10pm
15: 1996 - screw Christmas this year: Professionals, Bob Barker and the Womanizers, Latchkey Kids at THAG Sunday matinee
15: 1994 - Let's Go Bowling return to Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO for 90 min. it's recorded
15: 1988 - Copenhagen Denmark's Napoleon Solo debut How To Steal The World out on Unicorn, produced by B. Bloodvessel
12: 1992 - Calling All Rude Boys and Girls Marcus E. Haupt (later VP Lehman Bros.) begins the alt.music.ska newsgroup, 8pm EST
10: 1995 - Bim, Mephiskapheles, Slackers at Wetlands $6
9: 2003 - Laurel Aitken suffers a heart attack at 79; he will recover for 18 months
9: 1979 - Selecter, The Beat UB40 Lyceum London
8: 2012 - Heavy Manners at Avalon 15 Landsowne St, Boston MA
8: 1995 - Scofflaws & Too Hectic haunt Ithaca
8: 1994 - GOODBYE, PORK-PIE HAT Arsenals hop one step beyond Two-Tone by Chris O'Connor (Indie Eye Weekly, Toronto)
7: 2012 - ROC the Casbah Clash Tribute Bug Jar
5: 2012 - R.I.P. Dave Brubeck, aged 1 day short of 92
5: 1996 - Scofflaws & Too Hectic haunt Ithaca
4: 2012 - after years of snubbing Rush, Cleveland skanks?
4: 2003 - Rancid, Water St Music Hall
4: 1982 - Ska Dance Party w/ The UTs, Jetz, Question, Modbeats, Underground, I-Spy at Concert Factory Cosa Mesa CA
3: 1995 - Broken yo-yo? Bosstones, U of R Alexander Palestra it's recorded
3: 1982 - Ska Dance Party w/ The UTs, Jetz, Question, Modbeats, Underground, I-Spy at Concert Factory Cosa Mesa CA
2: 1992 - Drugs and kittens/ I'll drink to that/ Howwhywuz, howwhyam (Ska-core, Devil & More E.P. encore) recorded live in Boston
1: 2012 - Intensified's annual xmas gig at Brass Monkey, Hastings UK
1: 1990 - Joy to the World: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra debut on Epic Records
Dec 1980 - Dzuboks #104 (Yugoslavian musikmag from Belgrade) jukebox SKA SPECIJAL + Iron Maiden w/o Bruce
Dec 1979 - Flexipop #1 out
November
30: 1987 - Fishbone release It's a Wonderful Life 12" E.P. for the holiday season
28: 1982 - English Beat live in Montego Bay Jamaica
26: 2007 - Slackers' Boss Harmony Sessions out
26: 1995 - Isaac Green & the Skalars record their Strikeout Summer 7" at Profound Sound in STL MO
26: 1994 - Steady E release party Take It, Take It, Take It! T.T. the Bears Cambridge MA; Gangster Fun + Beat Soup open
25: 2012 - Lint turns 47
25: 1995 - Lint at 30? Toasters, Mephiskapheles, Spring-Heeled Jack at Tuxedo Junction Danbury CT all ages
24: 1993 - SKAVOOVEE '93 package [Special Beat, Skatalites, Selecter, Toasters] wraps up at Manhattan Center NYC
24: 1989 - LGB, Potato 5, Sharkskin, Dance Hall Crashers +2 more at the Country Club in Reseda CA 6pm $14/16.50
23: 1996 - Moon Ska Showcase w/ Toasters, SHJ, Spider Nick Maddogs, Step Lively at 7 Willow Port Chester NY, $10/12
23: 1993 - SKAVOOVEE '93 package [Special Beat, Skatalites, Selecter, Toasters] at Icon 391 Ellicot St. Buffalo
22: 1996 - "Let the record show that this is the most diverse answer we've ever had"
22: 1962 - JFK in Dallas
21: 2012 - Thunder Body release party, 3rd CD Radio Active
21: 1996 - Pietasters entertain Eisner & Lubin Auditorium at 566 LaGuardia Place NYC
21: 1994 - Hepcat Out Of Nowhere (Japan Edition w/ OBI strip) on Parco / Nippon Columbia label QTCY-2050 out!
21: 1981 - VILLAINS PROMOTE SKA MUSIC in Winnipeg Free Press
20: 1996 - Hepcat/ Sensefield. Allison Mehr "Everything you wanted to know about SKA but were afraid to ask" Artvoice V7N26
19: 2010 - where's your 5head? A reunion, recorded for Kickstarter-funded DVD
18: 2012 - Aggrolites Badalona Spain!
18: 1996 - tIM Caron (RBDTC 'zine) postmark on missent pinup modgirl for use on HP#3 collector cover 2
18: 1989 - Milk & Cheese invite you to see The Steadys, Toasters, Let's Go Bowling, Potato 5 at CBGB, Bowery L.E.S. N.Y.C. 16+!!!
17: 2012 - Jump Up Records presents Jamaican Oldies Weekend w/ Stranger Cole + 1328 Morse Ave, Chicago
17: 1995 - Mearns vs. Martin Rich, Bart Mitchell Quad, Canisius College
17: 1979 - Garry Bushell devotes 2 pages to Skinhead in this week's Sounds
16: 2012 - Jump Up Records presents Jamaican Oldies Weekend w/ Pat Kelly + 1328 Morse Ave, Chicago
16: 2006 - Huckleberry 585 promotion: One Night Band, The Expos (feat Yvonne Moir), ROCsteady Allstars at Milestones
16: 2001 - Heineken? trade Bucket a finished HP7 for MR023 This Gun for Hire, Club at Water St
16: 1999 - Skandinavian Dance Craze out on Burning Heart Sweden
16: 1993 - The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past 2xCD out on EMI Chrysalis
15: 2012 - Mustard Plug w/ special guests; B-Side Basterds, Mrs. Skannotto, Run The Coast in Buffalo 6PM
15: 2002 - Joe Strummer's last gig, it's recorded
15: 2001 - 585 becomes official; it's the first new area code in upstate NY since 1954
14: 1993 - MR-045 Toasters Skavoovee Tour Live in L.A. recorded at the Palace in Hollywood (no Hawaii date)
14: 1989 - Duff Guy Steve, (at age 23) receives the above Unicorn catalog postmarked Northern Ireland
13: 1993 - MR-045 Toasters Skavoovee Tour Live in L.A. recorded at the Palace in Hollywood
13: 1987 - Ska Explosion '87 Toasters, Donkey Show and Underground at Kix in Long Beach CA
13: 1980 - Rolling Stone #330 has Bowie, BeeGees and The Beat!
12: 1994 - Steady Earnest/ Skavoovie and the Epitones' Mash it Up Vol 3 release party at Local 186 Boston MA
11: 2000 - Saturday. Bim Skala Bim, Blackouts at WSMH
11: 1999 - Thursday. Bim Skala Bim, 5head at Milestones
10: 2012 - Pietasters [reschedule] +4 at Dubland Underground, $10, 7pm Martyr Productions presents
10: 2001 - Just over a year in the making, HP#7 completed
10: 1995 - LGB/ Allstonians/ SHJ/ Edna's Goldfish at Wetlands NYC
10: 1994 - Miggedys/ Ansley Court at Boogie Bar, it's recorded
10: 1969 - Desmond Dekker & The Aces at Silver Blades Ice Rink SW16 LDN
9: 1996 - Rochester NY ska Professionals' first gig/ also Maxwell Smart Honolulu Hawaii
8: 1998 - Version City presents Skinnerbox NYC Demonstration release party w/ Radiatoion Kings, Metro Stylee! Coney Island High 6pm $7
8: 1996 - LGB at Sugarhill Skatepark; 'The boys are back in town' article by Ken Robison in the Fresno Bee weekend section
7: 1980 - Offs Live at The Mabuay Gardens it's recorded (18 tracks on CD in 2000)
5: 1994 - fresh from the Abyss, Ben from bean town guest DJs on WITR 89.7 FM ska show
3: 2012 - annual Symarip in London show w/ Trojans at 100 Club Oxford St
2: 2012 - Toasters World Tour concludes at Knitting Factory Brooklyn
2: 1994 - DJ's Jah Crunchy and Doc Awkward spin debut SKA at the Abyss, 240 South Avenue
1: 2012 - Matisyahu University Of Rochester
1: 2002 - It's sleeting out: Mustard Plug, Blackouts, Isotopes live Club at Water St
November 2000: Rude International #5 has Gadjits, DHC +more
November 1998: AP feature Too Much Too Soon: 2 Tone Ska Story by Chris Nickson
November 1995: Last Minute Gift Giving? This Skazette sez Moon Ska now takes credit card orders!
November 1994: AP has Mephiskapheles / Sassy Magazine has blurb about 60's Ska
November 1993: AP reviews Hepcat's Out Of Nowhere (Moon)
November 1993: Thrasher Mighty Mighty Bosstones
October
31: 2012 - Do the Creep!
30: 1992 - Mustard Plug unleashes its Skapocalypse Now tape. Reissued by the band on CD in '98
29: 2012 - Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da is the 10th Madness studio album, also V/A Trojan Presents Mod Ska 2xCD today
29: 1997 - Pietasters, Bouncing Souls, Smooths 9pm at Coffman's Great Hall umn.edu
29: 1992 - Trojans at Gaz's Rockin Blues NW1
28: 2012 - fifteen years since the release of their D.L.T.B.G.Y.D. album, Toasters are in Buffalo w/ Tad Dziekonski
28: 2008 - Randy's 50th Anniversary!
28: 2004 - Kingpins announce their next album will be released under the name Lo & the Magnetics
28: 1997 - Dynamite Ska Vol. 1 (old school sixties cheapo from BCI-Eclipse Distribution) out
27: 2005 - Mod Reggae Vol. #2 Box Set (Trojan) from Tower Records Newbury St, Boston
27: 1985 - Toasters Beat Up 7" promo postcard; CBGB 1am
24: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim American Playhouse from Lol Dojo in UK
24: 1980 - Bill Graham presents English Beat at the Warfield Theatre SF CA
23: 1996 - Mephiskapheles Buffalo
22: 2012 - PHOEDIGI35 = Toasters' 1st Pool Shark out on Phoenix City/ Cherry Red United Kingdom + 8 bonus tracks
22: 2004 - TSPO 15th Anniversary live since debut in National Yoyogi Stadium No.1 Gymnasium DVD recorded
22: 1994 - Penn State Skank! JC Superska, Slackers, Agent 99, Mephiskapheles, SHJ, Hub Ballroom $4
22: 1991 - Several songs are 4 years old on Music To Bowl By UPC 743748002720 but it prompts us to write POB 1412 NYC
22: 1982 - Untouchables, Exceptions + Strawberry Blue at Concert Factory in Costa Mesa CA
22: 1965 - Don't roll those bloodshot eyes at me - new Millie 45 out
21: 2012 - Asbestos Records presents Skalapalooza 2012 at Gramercy Theatre
21: 1997 - Moon SKA NYC out with helvetica black Real Ska Reel VHS magnetic tape!
21: 1985 - Dead Milkmen: "don't forget your Motley Crue t-shirt/ all proceeds go to get their lead singer out of jail"
20: 2004 - Dub is a Weapon + GPGDS, Club at Water St
20: 1998 - Loafers' Contagious (their 1989 Staccato LP) issued on CD by House of Ska / Slackers' Question out
20: 1994 - Bosstones, Total Chaos at the Fillmore in SF
20: 1994 - Specials, live at The Palace Hollywood [Home Records Italy presents 19 track CD]
19: 1994 - MR023C (Toasters' TGFH tape) reference cassette from Discmakers to Moon
18: 1997 - Billboard®: Ska Fever Surges Into A New Era/ Genre's Latest Revival Brings Music Stateside/ Current Craze Opens Doors
17: 2012 - Rico is 78 today
16: 2011 - English Beat, HOB Mandalay Bay Las Vegas NV; poster by Frank Kozik
15: 2010 - Mrs. Skannotto #5: The Long Dark Road CD release party Club at Water St.
15: 2005 - English Beat, WSMH Rochester 10/15 saturday night (but we went to the Mirage instead)
14: 2012 - R.I.P. Tommi Infamous, aged 29
14: 1991 - It's a whole new decade innit?: Selecter On My Radio '91 [remix single] out today
14: 1980 - Specials + guests, live at Rotters in Liverpool £3
13: 2012 - UTs at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach CA 7pm
13: 2012 - Destroy Babylon w/ The Frightnrs at Electric Avenue, 243 W. 54th Characters NYC $5
12: 2002 - Find a half dozen shrinkwrapped Cool Beginnings 81-83 discs at a shady DVD bootlegger's table in 14607
11: 2012 - Festival Ska de Montréal / Montreal Ska Festival IV weekend!
11: 1997 - Scofflaws live on tape
10: 1980 - English Beat at Tiffany's in Glasgow Scotland
9: 1993 - Steady E, Gangster Fun Boogie Bar / Mearns pukes
8: 1994 - Chucklehead + Miggedys Boogie Bar / Mearns poster

6: 2012 - Gaz and Nina Los Angeles!
6: 2012 - Millie is 66 today

6: 1990 - London Ska Weekend Alldayer 3pm-3am = Laurel Aitken, Riffs, Bugsy Malone + at the Robey London. DJ is Watford Jon
5: 2012 - Mrs. Skanotto/ Less Than Jake tour begins at Summit Music Hall, Denver CO
5: 2002 - the finished HP7 gets delivered to Dave Wakeling, Montage Grill Rochester
5: 1985 - OU818: the sizzling return of Fishbone w/ J Walkers and The Question to the Key Club Hollywood
4: 1994 - Stewiest band around? Question the Answers streetdate
4: 1969 - Because of recent disturbances in Ireland, Dekker has been insured for £250,000 during his current tour there this weekend
3: 2012 - John Barry paid Vic Flick $15 on NPR /see the Kingpins' track for more detail
3: 2008 - Caribbean Moonstomp Fest: Jump Up Records 15th Anniversary Weekend at the Bottom Lounge, Chicago

3: 1990 - Soirée Ska with Toasters, Dr. No, + support, live Paris France
3: 1980 - English Beat 888 Yonge Street Toronto
2: 1998 - Toasters haunt Ithaca
1: 2012 - Ed Ward talks Brum English Beat NPR
1: 2003 - Selecter Live in London DVD released (in Sweden)
September
29: 2012 - Untouchables +8 at Whisky Au Go Go 8901 Sunset Hollywood
29: 2012 - Toasters Bejing!
29: 1997 - Ram Di Dance out on Grover Germany. USA license as MR126 will follow in 1998
28: 1990 - Michael Loprete on Vinnie Nobile: "Bim's trombonist is 'bad'" page E-9 of Richmond Times-Dispatch
27: 2012 - Toasters Jakarta!
27: 2010 - Heather's book published by McFarland; Charles Benoit loves it!
26: 1991 - Special Beat at Variety Arts Center Los Angeles CA $19, 8pm
26: 1970 - Roy Carr in NME: "Desmond Dekker is set to reveal his two sides on Double LP"
25: 2012 - Can't get used to losing you no matter what I try to do, R.I.P. Andy Williams, aged 84
24: 2005 - Skatalites live at Teatro Armenio Buenos Aires Argentina 15 tracks it's recorded IN ORBIT VOL.1 Japanese Import
24: 1998 - SLC Punk initial release date
24: 1996 - Skank Down Under New Zealand & Aussie Ska compilation Moon Records MR077

23: 2005 - Skatalites live at Teatro Armenio Buenos Aires Argentina 15 tracks it's recorded IN ORBIT VOL.1 Japanese Import
23: 1997 - Slackers Redlight
21: 2009 - R.I.P. Brian CE Oster, aged 30; exactly ten years since Pilfers' Chawalaleng out
21: 1978 - Do you remember? EWF's huge hit?
21: 1969 - Carribbean Music Festival Empire Pool, Wembley J. Nash/ D. Dekker/ J. Edwards/ Max Romeo/ J. Cliff/ D. Morgan +10
20: 2012 - Toasters Down Under! at Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
20: 1996 - Scooter Madness Chicago/ backed by a large tobacco company, Bryan Bedell organized this weekend city rally
19: 1997 - "Don't Let Inspecter 7's Looks Fool You" inna New Brunswick NJ paper
17: 2001 - Carlos Malcolm Ska Mania new $6 used bin LRE 16:42
16: 1997 - Island Records' 40th Anniversary Vol. 1 1959-64 out
15: 2012 - Beat Brigade + Bigger Thomas + Mephiskapheles Unplugged at Electric Avenue Characters NYC $10
15: 2012 - Ska Nation 5 Esplanade Hotel St. Kilda Victoria, Australia
15: 1996 - Toasters w/ Murphy's Law, Shyster & Rocket 88 at Barbarella in Orlando, FL
15: 1995 - stroboscopic sound? Ska in Hi-Fi (Scofflaws) finally out on MR052
15: 1990 - Bosstones w/ the Hellcats from Outer Space at The Rat, Boston
14: 1995 - Stubborn All-Stars' first live appearance
13: 1991 - Special Beat w/ Bigger Thomas at City Gardens Trenton NJ; see Roger's autograph for more
13: 1979 - Selecter finish their first tour as headliners at Electric Ballroom (London); soon their 1st single on Two Tone out
12: 1962 - "We choose to go to the Moon!"
10: 1987 - Trojans celebrate their debut longplayer Ala-Ska [GAZ LP 002] with a record release party at Gossips NW1
9: 2003 - Slackers' velvet-wallpaper-motif Close My Eyes released
9: 1995 - Specials' Singles Collection F2 21823 from Fantastic Records 15:36
9: 1993 - Ska Flames at Gaz's Rockin' Blues NW1
7: 2000 - find Best of 2Tone Japanese Toshiba CHR TT 5012 cheap used at LRE
7: 1995 - Philip K Burke illustrates Lint on pg 54 of Rolling Stone
7: 1989 - Vernon Reid? No Sports' King Ska out on Unicorn longplayer PHZA-49 today; Judge Dread endorses
6: 2001 - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1977
6: 1986 - free show at Clapham Common bandstand with D. Dekker, Potato 5, Deltones, Nomad Pop, (London) 2pm GMT
5: 2012 - R.I.P. Joe South, aged 72. see Byron Lee, Deal's Gone Bad cover
5: 1989 - Selecter Selected Selections (best of compact disc) released by Chryalis
3: 1982 - English Beat live at Steve Wozniak's US Festival, it's recorded (out on CD 9/18/12)
Sep 2012 - Mojo #226 features David Bowie/ Kinks/ English Beat/ + CD
Sep 1989 - Scott Jackson reviews the Coxone Dodd compilation Musical Fever (Trojan) in Option #28
August
31: 2004 - Desorden Publico hits compilation The Ska Album on Megalith for USA
31: 1994 - Press release for the 40-date Skamageddon '94 tour = MU330 and Buck O' Nine
31: 1989 - Trojans Live at Gaz's Rockin' Blues, NW1 its recorded
31: 1987 - Trojans Live at The Notting Hill Carnival, London its recorded
30: 2003 - Specials' Skinhead Girl from Fantastic Records 12:23pm
30: 1996 - Citrus Records? Ed Lowery (Magadog) is the cover story of Jam Weekly VOL 8 ISSUE 204, in Tampa FL
29: 2001 - Clash London Calling deluxe, Waves Music Marketplace 5pm
29: 1995 - "They're on 510" DHC Lockjaw out on Fontana MCA/ 510 today
28: 2012 - Quadrophenia out on Criterion Collection DVD
27: 1996 - King Chango debut out on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label/ Warner Bros
27: 1989 - Ska Explosion III: Judge Dread Loafers Hotknives Riffs AKO live at the King's Hall - in our little part of Kent
26: 1998 - Skank Licensed to Ska / Ska for Ska's Sake / 15 Commandments of Ska all reissued on Snapper Music CD in U.S.
25: 1994 - Stephen Sherrill's Behind The 'Zines pg 73 Rolling Stone
24: 1998 - Spider Nick & Maddogs out with Voyage to The Palace of Kali
22: 2012 - ten years since Megalith Records founded in Norman, OK
22: 2004 - Ethiopians' Slave Call (Rohit 7716) cutouts x3 + 3 via Carousel Center Syracuse
22: 1995 - Rancid's outcome of the wolfs; but we get Dead Kennedys' In God We Trust Inc. from Lakeshore
22: 1995 - Less Than Jake's Pezcore on Dill Records
22: 1980 - Headline Oh Carolina b/w London City Strife 45 out
21: 1989 - Bim Skala Bim (w/ Roland Alphonso) Tuba City out on Skaloid vinyl and cassette
20: 1994 - Buck O' Nine Songs in the Key of Bree out on Immune
19: 2003 - DDekker double disc
18: 1998 - Toasters Live in London w/ Dr. Ring Ding (MR-143) at Borderline, Charing Cross Road recorded
17: 1998 - Toasters Live in London w/ Dr. Ring Ding (MR-143) at Borderline, Charing Cross Road recorded
17: 1998 - Mustard Plug: new Milestones location opens at 170 East Ave - venue lasts 8 more years
17: 1996 - Denton TX Grown-Ups last show ever
16: 2003 - Mass Hysteria, Miasmics, Amy Ryan at Harmony House / the release of HP8
16: 1998 - Laurel Aitken, NYSJE, Chris Murray, Strangeways, One Groovy Coconut Wetlands
13: 1988 - Untouchables & Avengers at Radio City, Anaheim CA
11: 2012 - Stanley Turpentine turns 58
10: 1999 - Ken Boothe A Man & his Hits (Studio One, 1970) reissued on CD by Heartbeat USA - complete with OG Star Trek font!
9: 2012 - Bosstones free Buffalo
9: 1971 - R.I.P. Leslie Kong, aged 38
8: 1995 - the iconic Mashin' Up The Nation 1&2 combined on one DVS Media CD
6: 1999 - Dance Like The Devil - our first ever PYE Northern Soul collection found in cutout bin Geneva NY
6: 1962 - Jamaican Independence Day; see Lord Creator's "Independent Jamaica"
5: 2002 - Trojan UK Hits box set Manifest Discs, Charlotte NC give away 6/03 to Drew Wayne
5: 2000 - Silence de la Rue: We Don't Skare from RAE (Eric sends his later)
4: 2012 - Geno Washington on SMRSLT
4: 2012 - King Django and The Snails at the first Electric Avenue ska/reggae night at Characters NYC
4: 2009 - HP on http://duffguidetoska.blogspot.com
4: 2002 - lengthtoavoid turns 24; also Pietasters Club at Water St
1: 2009 - Vic Ruggiero's first solo show in Belfast, in support of The New Dark Ages
1: 2003 - MMB's Question The Answers for the second time in 3,223 days
Aug 1996 - Soundviews #42
Aug 1995 - SkaOi! #2
Aug 1993 - Skinhead Times #11
July
30: 1989 - Bad Manners/ Laurel Aitken/ Donkey Show/ John Roy & Gangbusters/ at Iguanas, Tijuana Mexico $10
28: 2012 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at The Garage, London. Only club show/ Tickets sell fast so grab yours now!
28: 1995 - "Play one from the archives!" Miggedys are a no-show Java Cows Canadaigua / Grounds Keeper Willy videotaped
28: 1985 - Rhyth-O-Matics at El Rio in SF CA
27: 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad begin with a nod to Millie Small & The Specials
27: 2002 - Bim at Oswego Harborfest
27: 1980 - English Beat records 15 tracks Westdeutscher Rundfunk Studio B, (Rockpalast)
25: 1946 - DJ 2Tone Ted Morris born on this day
25: 2004 - Ska Throwdown JumpUp's 10th Anniversary Sunday at Bottom Lounge by DJ Chuck Wren
24: 2004 - Ska Throwdown JumpUp's 10th Anniversary Saturday at Bottom Lounge by DJ Chuck Wren
23: 2004 - Ska Throwdown JumpUp's 10th Anniversary Friday at Bottom Lounge by DJ Chuck Wren
23: 1980 - English Beat on Rockpalast (German TV) it's recorded 16 tracks for your listening pleasure
21: 1989 - Bad Manners, Bim Skala Bim, Laurel Aitken, City Gardens Trenton NJ $5
18: 2012 - English Beat w/ Bigger Thomas at Sellersville Theater 24 W Temple Av Sellersville, PA $33, 8pm
17: 2012 - New Jimmy Cliff record out today, produced by Lint w/ Egyptienne Condensed Bold & Busorama by J BONNER
17: 2005 - R.I.P. El Cubano, Mr. Laurel Aitken, Godfather of Ska, High Priest of Reggae
16: 2012 - R.I.P. Jon Lord, aged 71; play the TSPO track from Y2K for more
16: 1995 - Miggedys, Skavoovie & Epitones, SHJ at the rebranded "Water Street Music Hall" + carnival posters of it
15: 2012 - Bim Skala Bim announce annual NE tour dates
15: 2008 - Reel Big Fish w/ English Beat/ Supervillans at HOB Cleveland OH
14: 1989 - Toasters & Panic (nka Bigger Thomas), City Gardens Trenton NJ $5
11: 2012 - Bosstones for $400 on Jeopardy #6418
11: 2006 - Ay Caramba! by Ska Cubano out today (on Cumbancha Records in USA)
11: 2006 - Light in the Attic Records presents Jamaica to Toronto 1967-74
10: 2012 - 2000 Tons of TNT Reggae Mysteria

10: 2012 - thirteenth annual Victoria Skafest runs four days
8: 1995 - Potsdamer Skafest (Berlin) openair: Pioneers, Arthur Kay & Originals (it's recorded STEPCD-088), Intensified +
7: 1995 - Potsdamer Skafest (Berlin) openair: Specials, Bim Skala Bim +
7: 1995 - SUMMERTIME? Busters, Live at Jazz Fest in Montreux Switzerland (it's recorded WESERLABEL 2490-2)
5: 1980 - R. Farnum turns 3, Look-In has Specials w/ Pam Dawber (Mork & Mindy fame)
3: 2012 - Full moon 2:52 PM EST / R.I.P. Sheriff of Mayberry
July 2011 - Uncut #171 cover is the Small Faces & Steve Marriott
July 2004 - JazzTimes Christopher Porter
July 1996 - Spin Magazine embarasses itself with "Rudeboy Awakening" their history of ska; Grant Thayer complains publicly
July 1994 - 737 issue #3 out
July 1989 - Summer of Ska in Zoot #12
June
29: 2012 - Fishbone at Nietzsche's, Allen Street Buffalo
29: 2002 - Blackouts, General Rudie, Amy Ryan Club at Water Street / Pool party?
28: 2012 - Toasters live 6/28/02 at CBGB Bowery Collection arrives in my mailbox!?
28: 1980 - Chords' No One is Listening Anymore aka LIVE AT THE RAINBOW recorded [L.P. in 1986]
27: 2003 - acquire The Jam Sound Affects remaster LRE 20:55
26: 1991 - Up yours! In a contract dated today, No Doubt licenses Moon Records to use their song
25: 2012 - Beats deluxe
24: 1992 - No Doubt 1st record release party at Whisky a Go-Go (Up Yours it's recorded)
23: 2012 - buncha ska bands in Buffalo NY
23: 1989 - UTs w/ Limbomaniacs and Psychefunkapus at the Fillmore; poster by Arlene Owseichik
22: 2008 - hpska.com selects pressuredrop playlist #111
22-23: 2012 - King Hammond & Rosslau Germany Ska Fest 2012

22-24: 1990 - London Int'l Ska Fest IV at Shoreditch Town Hall
22: 1948 - first ever ship of Jamaican immigrants to the UK
21: 2003 - Trojan Mod Reggae box, Bop Shop Records 16:13
21: 1980 - the pressure of being someone special: J. Dammers plays piano on this week's Melody Maker
19: 1999 - get Untouchables' Wild Child hip-o reissue disc from HOGs
19: 2012 - Toots' Unplugged on Strawberry Hill Live Acoustic CD out today
18: 2012 - so many records, so few JOYCE BOND ones
18: 1990 - Skankin' 'Round The World International Ska Compilation Volume #4 + orange press release
17: 2012 - Summer of Ska Tour begins at Sound Academy in Toronto
16: 1986 - Unicorn Records begins!
15: 1995 - Montreal Hour photoshop cover
13: 2008 - Pauline Black Prime Cuts 1/ Perfect Thyroid/ Notables/ King Apparatus' Marbles from FYE cutout room
12: 1989 - Potato 5 and Toasters both tape live albums at Town & Country II for Unicorn LPs
12: 1988 - Ska Party w/ Dekker, Aitken, Trojans, Floyd Lloyd, Forest Hillbillies, Deltones, Maroon Town at Brixton Academy 6£
9: 2012 - The Untouchables, Undercover S.K.A. at Red Devil Lounge 1695 Polk St. San Francisco CA 9pm 21+ $20
9: 2012 - Pauline Black on my [National Public] Radio

8: 2012 - Skannibal Party #10 out today on Mad Butcher Records
8: 1988 - Skankin' 'Round The World International Ska Compilation on LP & cassette
7: 2012 - discover firsthand Hoi Polloi was mentioned in the LISF 2012 event programme!
7: 1998 - Madstock IV, Finsbury Park
6: 1989 - Deltones Make Me Smile 12" and Just Kidding Watch the Fires out
5: 1997 - Mephiskapheles live in Rochester / the release of HP4
4: 2012 - Madness play The Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, London
4: 2004 - Mass Hysteria's Of Mistress and Men in Boston Globe by James Reed
4: 1993 - Cool McCool? Mark Tinson records Porkers' tracks at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (later used on GRUNT!)
4: 1988 - Operation Ivy live at Gilman Street it's recorded on a 7"
3: 2005 - Porkers + Unpaid Debt at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
3: 1995 - SKAPARTY 2 featuring the BoilUp, Offbeats, Screaming Orgasms at Antipodes Bar in Wellington NZ (it's recorded)
2: 2001 - Bloo, Angelo Moore, Mephiskapheles, Toasters, Bosstones at Bowery Ballroom NYC
June 1995 - Miggedys on BackFlash v2 #6
May
30: 1991 - Rhyth-O-Matics at the 16th Note in SF, CA
30: 1986 - Max Arranby sez Toasters, Beat Brigade +3 more at Danceteria; DJs Gene Merideth and Jeff Baker spin inbetween
28: 2012 - Prince Buster turns 74, and a readmag playlist
28: 1989 - the final Operation Ivy show is also the first Green Day show /at 924 Gilman St
24: 2001 - MMB free LaFayette Square Buffalo NY
23: 1979 - first half of Specials' BBC Sessions recorded
22: 1986 - Moon Records' Annual Slugathon, $5 at the Cat Club NYC (Thursday)
21: 1980 - Lip Up Fatty b/w Night Bus To Dalston out on Magnet 45
18: 2012 - Lee Scratch Perry at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY
18: 1997 - Bim's Universal disc reviewed in Boston Herald (Sunday)
17: 1980 - J. Dammers Record Mirror
16: 1996 - MMB, Amazing Royal Crowns +1 at The Strand in Providence RI $13
15: 2012 - Steakouts perform Lilac Festival 4pm
14: 1998 - R.I.P. Francis Albert Sinatra, aged 82
14: 1994 - Skatalites w/ Hepcat +DJ Doug Wendt at Slims in SF, CA
12: 2012 - Version City presents Stubborn Recs 20th Anniv Party Skinnerbox, HCS, Rocker T +5 more Knitting Factory NYC
12: 1990 - Toasters record "T-Time" at Z Studio, Brooklyn NY
10: 2012 - Sooner or later

10: 1980 - Getting beaten up is part of growing up: The Piranhas release their debut LP today
9: 2006 - Aggrolites make their major-er label thundercat debut on Hellcat/ Epitaph/ Sony; 19 tracks patented dirty reggae
8: 1981 - The Beat release their second, Wha'ppen? on Go Feet /Arista (working title was Dance Yourself Stupid)
7: 2012 - Dualers release their Prince Buster Shakedown disc on Phoenix City/Cherry Red Records
6: 1981 - Pigbag's debut 45 out: Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
5: 2012 - full moon 11:34pm EST
5: 2007 - 25 Years of Ska with the Toasters! also Briggs, Steadfast United +4 more Knitting Factory NYC
4: 2007 - Thommo Skalapeño & Seth Voorhees Slackers/ +4 California Brew Haus, its recorded
4: 2006 - Energy has been officially removed from the Lookout! catalog due to unpaid royalties
4: 1999 - Skanatra releases its self-titled full CD
4: 1997 - Magadog +3 Penny Arcade Rochester $7
3: 2012 - the Ska Olympics?! London International Ska Festival TwentyTwelve begins [only £122 + a £3 booking fee]
3: 2012 - R.I.P. Lloyd Brevett O.M., aged 80. Play any Skatalites or MR104CD for details
3: 1992 - London Int'l Ska Festival has Bad Manners, Trojans, Apollo 7, The Skanksters (featuring a young Erin Bardwell) £8
2: 1997 - Bim Skala Bim in The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) by Rich Drees
2: 1992 - London Int'l Ska Festival has Selecter, Rico, Laurel Aitken, Intensified at the Robey £8
2: 1979 - fateful Special A.K.A. gig at London's Hope & Anchor; Madness' Chas & Lee happen to be in the crowd
1: 1997 - Bill Graham presents Bosstones Pietasters Swingin Utters at the Fillmore SF
1: 1992 - London Int'l Ska Festival has Special Beat, 100 Men, Club, BMJ at the Robey £8
May 2012 - Madness Speak Ska in Record Collector #401
May 2000 - Bosstones' Dicky cover of CMJ New Music
May 1996 - Everybody must get Record Collector #201

April
29: 2008 - Coolie Ranx in Grand Theft Auto IV, out today on PS3 and XBOX360; He voices Little Jacob, a Jamaican arms dealer
29: 2002 - Fishbone, Rochester NY $10 Monday night; we're busy gettin' our first Trojan Boxset (at Bop Shop) instead
29: 1991 - Soul Steppin' presents The Skeletones +1 at Bear's Lair Pub, UC Berkeley 9pm
28: 2012 - The Other Side Cafe (Boston MA) shuts its doors
28: 2012 - Viva Ska Vegas!

28: 2012 - Squeeze w/ English Beat Roseland
28: 2001 - Bosstones SUNY Geneseo Kuhl Gym; announce 3 consecutive nights at Milestones first week of June
27: 2011 - Everyday Sunshine screens at Geo Eastman House 360/365 Film Fest in Rochester, Q&A w/ directors afterward
27: 2004 - Ska Is Dead Tour, Steel MH 1509 Scottsville Road (+ we bring along Pat Steakout)
27: 2000 - Doc Awk offers to photoshop out the chain in Spider Nick Martielli's return to WSMH 35mm pics
27: 1998 - Ska Against Racism Tour w/Kemuri, Mustard Plug (deliver HP5 to Chris Demakes LTJ)
26: 1997 - Let's Go Bowling at Bluebird Theater (Denver), it's recorded by Tom Matott for Freeway Lanes, live AMR-024
26: 1996 - Allstonians return to Ritskeller taco bar; .JPEG by the Doc
26: 1989 - Mr. Review Walkin' Down Brentford Road on Unicorn longplayer today
23: 1995 - R.I.P. Cleanhead Gimura (TSPO frontman, brain cancer). Tribute here
23: 1983 - English Beat returns to American Bandstand just 10 days after they were in Rochester!

23: 1982 - N.Y.C. premiere of the Joe Massot-directed Dance Craze
22: 2012 - King Hammond's 50th birthday party at Buffalo Bar Islington, UK w/ Too Many Crooks, SkanX, Swagga +
22: 2003 - R.I.P. Nina Simone, aged 70
21: 2012 - Record Store Day Five
21: 2002 - JM Seidewand at 25
21: 1990 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra releases 1st single for Epic/Sony Japan, the superb "Monster Rock"
21: 1988 - Radio Daze (Operation Ivy) recorded live at KSPC FM, Claremont CA
19: 1980 - What we've got here is...failure to communicate Strother Martin hosts SNL #103 w/ musical guest The Specials
18: 2012 - R.I.P. Dick Clark shoeshine, aged 82
18: 2003 - Toasters Rochester (Easter weekend) by Fritz
18: 1988 - Toasters record "Thrill Me Up" in Brooklyn for their forthcoming (Skaloid Records) L.P.
18: 1986 - Bowie & Aitken meet Sade in fifties London!
17: 1996 - Chuck Jumpup mass email "Rare Odds & Ends List" to Skagroup listserv

17: 1995 - "Don't kick the girl in the front row" – a DM bootprint on RB Farnum's forehead /Bosstones Harro East Theatre 7pm
17: 1993 - Toasters en vivo Caracas Venezuela, it's recorded
16: 1999 - only ska ever at Token Joe's
15: 2012 - Bop Shop's grand reopening in a better neighborhood
15: 2004 - R.I.P. Phyllis Dillon, aged 59. "The Queen of Rocksteady" joined Duke Reid Studio in 1965
14: 2002 - No Doubt's Rocksteady tour stops at Barton Hall, Ithaca
12: 1986 - Ramones live UR's Alexander Palestra, Saturday 8pm
11: 1989 - Deltones record Owen Gray's "Running Around" at Studio 227 Finsbury Park for use on B-side of Unicorn PHZ-41
11: 1980 - Bad Manners' debut longplayer Ska N'B out today
10: 2012 - Doomsday! The Ultimate Mephiskapheles Unplugged Tribute at the Underground Lounge NYC, 7-9 PM
9: 1998 - H&R presents Slackers/ Rocksteady Commissary 3rd Rail Cortland, NY 16+, 9pm (Lucy Cummins buys our issue #5)
8: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim, Arsenals, Skaface at El Mocambo, Toronto ON
7: 1988 - Blue Chateau record their sinister dark-dealing "Steps In The Alley" at Delta Studios, Wilster/ Hamburg
7: 1980 - 2Tone Ska in TIME®, Toots & the Maytals' Chatty Chatty out on Island 45
6: 2012 - full moon
6: 1987 - The Key's Golden Age out on Unicorn
5: 2012 - Jim Marshall has died, all amps to 10 – A moment of Loudness for the Father of LOUD

5: 1985 - Strange Tenants at Pharoah's Nightclub in Adelaide, it's recorded
4: 2010 - Specials reunion featured in NYT
4: 2001 - R.I.P. Ed Big Daddy Roth. Juxtapoz has a ratfink cover for its April 2012 issue
3: 2004 - D. Trump hosts SNL #561 w/ musical guests Toots & the Maytals/ Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Bootsy, The Roots
1: 2004 - see Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad + Mountain Mojo Authority at Star Bar 123 Liberty Pole Way
1: 1991 - 2 Tone Easter Special: Buster's Bad Manners, Pauline's Selecter & Int'l Beat at the Ritzy, Nottingham (bank holiday)
Apr 1999 - Doll, a Japanese punk rock mag's cover story 'Ska Core Ska Punk Explosion'
Apr 1999 - Scootering #158 features Ronan O'Donnell & Gangsters, who just released A New Beginning on Beatville (D.C.)
Apr 1989 - Scootering #42 features Part 3 of Ska Story

March
31: 2012 - Rude Cat Festival in Salt, Spain: Mr. Review, Bad Manners, Dr. Ring Ding, Toasters, Mr Freak Ska. 20/25 Euro box
30: 2012 - This is a great blog!
29: 2003 - Ska Summit descends on a Las Vegas skatepark
29: 1982 - English Beat's third and final Peel Session for BBC
26: 2003 - Davids Hillyard and Hahn w/ Rocksteady Seven at Monty's Krown
26: 1990 - This Gun For Hire bonus track (East Side Beat) recorded live at the Cat Club, NYC
25: 1999 - Bim Skala Bim w/ John Ferry here; obtain Pilfers Oswego interview tape [10/10/98] for use in HP006
25: 1998 - HP5 completed!
24: 2004 - interview GW Pine in Buffalo NY, deliver HP8 to DS Hillyard
24: 1981 - Selecter w/ Au Pairs Hammersmith Palais
23: 1996 - Toasters/ Too Hectic Davis Gym, Alfred University
23: 1988 - Bad Manners record (Henry Mancini's) Baby Elephant Walk for use on a Unicorn compilation
23: 1967 - Prince Buster and Davy Jones together on the same small stage
22: 2011 - Aggrolites' Rugged Road out on CD
22: 2009 - The Sunday Times magazine (London Times) has Gavin Watson pics 6 pages on skinheads. His book is reissued
21: 2012 - Steakouts Water Street Music Hall
21: 2012 - Reggae in the UK on npr.org
20: 2012 - Lee Perry is 76
17: 2012 - PHZA-47 updated!
17: 1998 - Bosstones/ Pietasters' Wake Up Call Tour '98 Croatian Cultural Center, Vancouver BC
17: 1980 - Selecter, Holly & the Italians, Bodysnatchers at Hammersmith Palais
16: 1990 - L. Aitken & Derrick Morgan at Hackney Empire, London in support of their then-new Two Knights Unicorn 2XLP
15: 1980 - ain't it Dandy? get ready for The Bodysnatchers' debut single of TT9
14: 1997 - Jamaican Music employee discount 4:08pm
14: 1932 - George Eastman suicide, aged 77
13: 2003 - SAAB sticker? soon-to-be impresario Steven Ransel sees Slackers at Milestones
13: 1998 - R.I.P. Alex Dread; see Backy Skank's 2003 "The Smart Alec" / Skaville UK's "Dreader Than Dread" for greater detail
12: 2007 - Amy Winehouse Dave Letterman
12: 2003 - Toasters/ Skanktronic/ Hot Property at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland
11: 2001 - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle announcement: Bosstones at SUNY Geneseo Kuhl Gym 4/28
7: 2001 - Al Barr is fairly outspoken
6: 2012 - NEW! Story Of Blue Beat 1961 Best In Ska (2CD) on Sunrise Records UK
5: 2012 - Caroloregians' Fat Is Back new album available via Do The Dog Music
3: 2012 - Saturday morning cartoons when Aquabats invade! 11am EST
3: 1989 - Ian Gandalf Profumo SCANDAL now a major motion picture with ska soundtrack compiled by GAZ
2: 1997 - Professionals, Sinker +1 at Penny Arcade, 5pm $5
1: 2012 - PHZA-14 added to the crate
1: 1996 - "This town has some of the best mohawks" MMB/ Bouncing Souls/ H2O/ Marc Fleming, Water Street 7pm
March 2012 - Record Collector #399 Bob Solly's feature on Georgie Fame, The Flamingo Club and the birth of Mod
March 1998 - Niklas B. presents One Step Beyond #4 (skazine Lund Sweden)
March 1980 - Beat Instrumental #160 Blondie cover, interview + a Ska Special 4 pages w/photos
February
28: 2012 - the FB3 on SMRSLT
28: 1993 - WBER benefit nite in the tradition of English ska greatness... Bad Manners w/ Scofflaws HBB, 18+
27: 1997 - take the Greyhound: King Chango haunts Ithaca NY
27: 1993 - Skalapalooza! [Skatalites - Toasters - Bad Manners - RTY - Scofflaws - Skunks] @ Studio 54 (nka Ritz) NYC, 16+ 8pm
26: 1992 - BossTones' more noise... tour concludes in Buffalo NY
25: 1994 - NYC mainstays Urban Blight come to the old old Milestones for last time
24: 2006 - Slackers, Flashlight Brown, Operatives, Mechatama $10-12 Club Infinity Williamsville, doors 7pm
24: 2006 - Pietasters Rochester Insider by Kimberly Greene (of 2/27 show)
23: 1984 - Times Union section C tells all about "The House That Armand Built"
22: 2006 - #538159 from Armand's
22: 2000 - miss Primus' Antipop tour stop at Harro East Ballroom. Interview on WBER FM though
21: 2012 - Toasters, Fever, Mrs. Skannotto, Nyxon at Dubland Underground $10-14, 8pm!
21: 1997 - New issue of Ska-tastrophe arrives!
21: 1991 - Busters All-Stars live at Gaz's
18: 2000 - Pressure Cooker Empire Brewing
18: 1989 - Toasters, Donkey Show (Unicorn E.P. out week before), Citizen X at Country Club Reseda; a weekend in L.A. 8pm
16: 1989 - Potato 5 live at Gaz's
15: 2012 - Hey UTs: reunion show!
15: 1990 - Ska Boom live at Gaz's
12: 1998 - Scofflaws, Pilfers touch the Third Rail in Cortland, NY w/photos by Mearns
12: 1998 - Pietasters, Spring Heeled Jack, 5head at WSMH Rochester
12: 1997 - STL SKA: Isaac Green & Skalars haunt Ithaca
12: 1997 - Dan Bindert's On the Town (Professionals feature) in City weekly
11: 2005 - Doc Awk recalls WRUR radio
11: 2000 - Allstonians Empire Brewing
11: 1995 - Miggedys, Nerve Circus, Ansley Court at HBB
10: 2012 - Hooray it's Doug Schrank Day
10: 1999 - Skavoovie & the Epitones, Fenster 8pm at Little Brother's, Columbus OH $5-7
10: 1990 - Generations of Ska! [Skatalites - Donkey Show - LGB - Liquidators] @ San Diego State University. All ages $16.50
9: 1997 - Professionals, Snaggletooth, Mr. Fickle, Refuse & Resist + Danny Down in ARA Benefit at Tea House Artgallery
8: 2012 - VooDoo Glowskulls, Steakouts + more at Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY
8: 2000 - Mojo Records just mailed (Pilfers) Agua to all the modern rock/ alt radio stations in the USA
8: 1998 - Let's Go Bowling w/ Blue Collars at Roadkill Heaven Tulsa OK $8 7pm all ages
8: 1988 - Toots & The Maytals w/ Toasters City Gardens, Trenton, NJ
7: 2003 - English Beat live at the Royal Albert Hall it's recorded (20 song DVD of this is released 8/2005)
7: 1981 - Saturday Night Live #115 Jimmy Cliff performs
6: 1999 - find review of HP#5 in Skatastrophe #8 at Penn State Skafest III, State College PA
5: 1993 - Chris & King Apparatus come to old old Milestones
4: 2012 - PHZA-19 added to the crate!
1: 2012 - R.I.P. Don Cornelius, aged 75
1: 2005 - find review of HP#8 in Record Collector #306 at Lakeshore Record Exchange, 8:20pm
1: 2001 - Pilfers, Motives at Milestones
Feb 1998 - Alternative Press #115 Dicky Barrett
Feb 1994 - Alternative Press #67 United States of SKA-merica (all about Skavoovee tour) by Jo Ann Greene
January 2012
31: 2012 - R.I.P. Winston Sparks, aka King Stitt, aged 72
30: 2012 - TROJANUARY? Laurence Cane-Honeysett & Spectrum reissue of Club Reggae (TROJAN UK, 1971)
30: 1980 - Specials live at the Paradise in Boston, it's recorded. Some say the Rainbow in Denver instead
29: 2008 - aka Twitch auto accident I-490 eastbound
28: 2012 - Buddhahood's 4th annual January Thaw concert at Water St
28: 2006 - Toasters w/ Go Jimmy Go (Fernando Pacheco & Shon Gregory) Knight Club, Alfred University
27: 1997 - Bosstones, Shods, Pietasters at 7 Willow St. in Port Chester, NY
27: 1986 - Rhyth-O-Matics & Freaky Executives (Jay Lane on drums) at the I-Beam in SF, CA
25: 2012 - The magic of turning 40 = (MMB drummer) Joe "The Kid" Sirois
25: 2001 - Wakeling's Ithaca Beat Odyssey
25: 1980 - The Specials jetset to their first-ever U.S.A. date, at Hurrah, 36 W. 62nd Street, NYC
25: 1956 - Andy Cox (English Beat, FYC guitarist) born in Birmingham, UK
23: 2000 - Attack of the Planet Smashers (1997) from Borders Henrietta
23: 1995 - Bosstones prove it on the inside cover of CMJ #411
22: 1980 - (Dinsdag) it's Madness at Ancienne Belgique Rue Des Pierres Bruxelles 8:30pm
21: 1980 - Specials + Rico live, Paradiso Amsterdam, it's recorded
20: 2012 - Did someone say R.I.P. Winston Riley, aged 65
19: 2012 - Why wait? Eastman Kodak Co. goes chapter eleven
18: 2002 - HP fanmail by yvonne!
17: 1998 - Trojans record 'Snakecharmer'
16: 1982 - Jeannine Jones, age 9, has Bad Manners on the cover of Look-In
16: 1980 - Specials live at Markthalle, Hamburg it's recorded (German Import CD)
15: 1999 - Pietasters "party like it's 1999" Water St. Rochester NY. See here
14: 1984 - R.I.P. Ray Kroc, aged 81
14: 1965 - Georgie Fame's version of 'Yeh Yeh' released
12: 2004 - installment of WRUR FM Ska & Roots Emporium begins with Aquabats' Ska Boss
12: 1980 - (Zaterdag) Specials Ancienne Belgique Rue Des Pierres Bruxelles 8:30pm
10: 1991 - flyer by Dicky stuck to mailboxes, poles, buses, trashcans in Newbury Kenmore Harvard Square w/ Elmer's glue
9: 2001 - Apple itunes begins
8: 1981 - Lorraine TOTP
6: 2012 - Duff Steve sez New York Times uses hoi polloi in a sentence!
6: 1991 - Ska Fest '91 = 100 Men(UK) /Allsorts (Oz) /Liquidators (USA) Palomino Club N. Hollywood CA
3: 2004 - Young, Gifted & Black: story of Trojan Records in paperback from Barnes & Noble
3: 1991 - Mephiskapheles live debut is Hugo's on Long Island NY, Vic Rice plays bass
2: 2004 - Auld Lang Syne found on a Party Party Soundtrack (1982 Karussel Germany) cutout, FYE Eastview
2: 1998 - The Baghdaddies record 'Major Malfunction' for Gaz's Rockin' Records
2: 1965 - Don Drummond kills girlfriend (rumba dancer Marguerita), taken into custody
1: 1998 - Pilfers' self-titled CD out. Supposedly 20,000 copies sold primarily thru their website and live shows
January 2000 - The Porkers on Do The Dog #16
January 2000 - DC Vertigo comics presents Deadenders
January 1998 - Folk Roots #175 features Gaz Mayall
January 1995 - Seven-Thirty-Seven #4 out
January 1991 - The Noise #102 Bosstones on cover


December
31: 2010 - The Slackers beat snow to ring in new year on the West Coast, live at The Great American Music Hall San Francisco
31: 1995 - Dave Wakeling NYE at MoonDoggies San Diego CA
30: 1984 - Waterloo Station Presents Mod Nite w/ The Scene. DJ Captain Weems and W. Lee at Danceteria, 30 W 21st NYC
29: 1982 - Jamaica issues RN Marley postage stamp
28: 2002 - Rico & the Rudies (Trojan CDTRL361) + Ska All Mighty, both $5 used RAE
26: 1996 - Studio One/ Heartbeat's 1991 Ska Bonanza sixties ska 2CD from Media Play #8254 Ridgemont
26: 1995 - The Gathering issue #4 (Norfolk VA ska zine) out
26: 1988 - Operation Ivy somewhere in Sacramento, it's recorded
25: 2011 - Carols on 45!
25: 2006 - R.I.P. James Brown, aged 73
24: 1964 - Tommy McCook & Skatalites' present Bonanza Ska at the Bournemouth Club, Kingston JA 9pm EST
22: 2011 - R.I.P. William Duell, aged 88
22: 2011 - Suggs & Barso from Madness guest on absoluteradio.co.uk
22: 2004 - Garlic icecube?
22: 2000 - Suggs' I'm Only Sleeping/ No More Alcohol import singles, LRE
21: 2011 - Belle Stars' Hiawatha on SMRSLT! we get it 5/1/12
21: 2008 - Mudsharks Squalus Suculae (1995) from FYE Eastview
21: 1999 - Welcome To Beatville sampler, from Record Town Marketplace Mall, at 21:17
19: 2004 - If he clears one final medical hurdle, Army 1st Lt. William Reynolds III will be coming home for the holidays
19: 1986 - Paul O'Halloran benefit at The Rat (Boston MA), is to be the Bosstones' final appearance
17: 1995 - Specials MkII in Belfast, 23 tracks its recorded
16: 2011 - Pietasters, Slackers + 930 Club, Washington D.C. All ages, $15
15: 1982 - KYTD FM presents English Beat at Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara CA 8pm
15: 1970 - Blake Boy delivers at Lloyd the Matador's
13: 2002 - Godfather of Soul? Pietasters perform at WHFS Holiday Nutcracker Ball – as James Brown's back-up band!
12: 2011 - Expanded reprint of SOUNDS Dance Craze (the original 2 Tone book by Garry Bushell & Paul Hallam)
12: 1990 - Jackie Mittoo hospitalized
12: 1989 - PHZA-53 out
8: 2011 - Justin Hinds on SMRSLT!
6: 2011 - Sunspot Records UK reissue of Prince Buster's 1972 Sister Big Stuff on CD + LP, ebreggae.com
6: 2011 - Bosstones #9 out
6: 1995 - Rancid homecoming inna SF weekly
5: 1997 - Send Help? R.I.P. Stretch Armstrong, aged 7
5: 1996 - Scofflaws haunt Ithaca NY & we listen to this en route
5: 1985 - Under Me Sleng Teng is cut at Prince Jammy's
4: 2003 - Rancid, Water St Music Hall
3: 2011 - LISF Winter Special: Christmas Double Bill w/ Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Dualers plus DJs tba, London 7pm
3: 2011 - Stranger Cole, Queen P, Delirians, Penny Reel, Hashishans, at The Joint in Los Angeles
3: 2011 - King Hammond direct from England! w/ the Hard Times backing and more at The Lake in Brooklyn NY
3: 1976 - CIA attempt on Marley's life
2: 2011 - Vic Ruggiero solo @ The Record Collector, Bordentown NJ
1: 2011 - new Selecter single, Skank Til Christmas b/w A Christmas Fable out via Vocaphone Records, cdbaby, itunes...
1: 1997 - New Yorker Magazine SKINHEADS: Sharpies-vs-Nazis
Dec 2011 - Record Collector #395 interviews John 'Teflon' Sims about his career at Chrysalis' art department
Dec 1999 - Joe Behan starts up Ska Patrol on NEAR FM in Dublin, Ireland
Dec 1995 - "Sleigh Ride" +3 more make up Suggs' Christmas E.P.
Dec 1995 - Undercover S.K.A. performs "March Slob" on television in SF
Dec 1995 - Ska-tastrophe issue #1 tabloid newsprint (2,000 copies) out
Dec 1988 - Boots n' Booze #2 (For Traditional Lemonheads) by Joel Loya of Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 1973 - Black Music issue #1 features Stevie, Isleys, Wailers, Sly Stone
November
30: 2000 - Bosstones, Mexican Cession, Dinkus 9 Sideshow Music Hall, Lackawanna NY
29: 2011 - remember when Rancid performed The Harder They Come for Tibet? new Jimmy Cliff EP produced by Lint out today
29: 1996 - Mearns & Macallister meet Big D
28: 2011 - Marco's interview with Caplis on the Bass (Desorden Publico at 25!)
27: 1982 - Urban Blight + Bop Apocalypse at CBGB 315 Bowery NYC
26: 2011 - Rochester NY current Skanksgiving portion
26: 2011 - Go Jimmy Go celebrates 15 years of rocking steady! Anna O'Briens Honolulu HI / 21+ / $8
26: 1983 - This Are Two Tone compilation UK 2 Tone CHR TT 5007 LP/CASS out in either pink or blue sleeve
25: 1997 - Neal's wheel fell off so we truck to Buffalo in Shotgun Jimmy instead; NYC SKA MOB!
25: 1987 - No Doubt (9 piece band) Thanksgiving Eve w/ Big Express, Crooks, Exception + TBA at Fender's Long Beach CA
24: 2011 - Ronnie Stackman has been spinning at Abilene three years and ten days!
24: 1999 - Mephiskapheles live in Cleveland Ohio, its recorded
24: 1995 - TURKEY JAM w/ Ground's Keeper Willy, Boutros Boutros, Initial Doubt, Al Beaman Band, + Lethargy. Club Zei 2pm
24: 1993 - Skavoovee Tour [Special Beat, Skatalites, Selecter, Toasters] hits Manhattan Center, NYC
23: 2011 - R.I.P. Barry Llewyn (Heptones), aged 64
23: 2007 - Prince Buster at Fairfield Halls, Croydon UK
22: 2011 - Ska Flames' drummer Shimura Hitoshi is 40 today
22: 1982 - War Crimes The Special AKA UK 2 Tone CHS TT23 7"
22: 1979 - Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba, Canada): "The Specials mix punk, reggae music" by Robin Denselow
21: 1999 - Spider Nick & Maddogs Water St by Fritz
21: 1997 - Scofflaws, Varicoasters, and the new Franceska at Roseland Theater Portland OR
20: 1998 - R.I.P. Roland Alphonso, aged 67
20: 1996 - Deston Berry (Hepcat) wants a Nintendo64 interview Ogden St. Buffalo / the release of HP3
19: 2011 - Jason Lawless' launch party for his MOONDUST imprint
19: 2011 - David Katz on Jimmy Cliff
19: 2011 - English Beat, Rudie Crew and Top Shotta Band, Irving Plaza NYC 7pm $27
18: 1989 - Milk & Cheese invite you to see The Steadys, Toasters, Let's Go Bowling, Potato 5 at CBGB, Bowery L.E.S. N.Y.C. 16+!!!
18: 1988 - Bim Skala Bim at Edible Rex 251 Old Concord Road, Billerica MA 01821
17: 2006 - Skatalites + Aggrolites + Le Chud at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA
17: 1995 - Murphy's Law, Toasters, Too Hectic - Water St. Music Hall
17: 1995 - Scofflaws w/ Desorden Publico (10th anniversary) at 1900 Wall St in Caracas, Venezuela
15: 1980 - Melody Maker "Tracking the new Selecter" also Neil Young, Dire Straits, SLF, J. Jackson, Bauhaus, PIL, Madness
14: 2004 - R.I.P. Errol Thompson, aged 55 - considered to be Jamaicas's greatest engineer
12: 2011 - Queen P and The Shifters at the Shop in Brooklyn
12: 1991 - Where'd You Go? E.P. out the first time
10: 2011 - Ken Kesey has been gone 10 years
10: 1985 - Rhyth-O-Matics present their Sound of Afro-Ska at San Francisco's El Rio
9: 1996 - Professionals' first show at Riverton Community Center
8: 1980 - what's a Sony Stowaway? Bad Manners on Record Mirror
5: 2011 - Skalloween with The Pandemics (as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones) at The Blue Parrot Long Island
6: 2011 - Toasters, Obi Fernandez & Royal City Riot, at Highline Ballroom Manhattan, NY doors 6pm, concert 8pm, $12
6: 2009 - Adrian Young (No Doubt drums) at Gordon Field House, Rochester Institute of Technology!
6: 2007 - Energy reissued by Hellcat Records as a self-titled compilation album (1991) now in Digipak® format
6: 1995 - Specials' mk II Hypocrite CD single in board sleeve
3: 2011 - Trojan Lucky Sevens box set out
October
31: 2011 - It was a graveyard SMASH!
30: 2011 - PHZA-52 LP added to the crate
29: 2011 - Specials' Reunion Tour Farewell hits Coventry's Ricoh Arena
28: 2011 - Pietasters, World/Inferno Friendship Society Irving Plaza NYC 16+
27: 2011 - marks twenny years of Mustard Plug
27: 2011 - Duke Vin & The Birth Of Ska screening
27: 1979 - Specials' Odeon rooftop Sounds
25: 1984 - Desmond Dekker at the Wag in London
18: 2011 - Slackers Mohawk Place Buffalo NY
18: 2011 - new Fishbone EP Crazy Glue out
17: 1994 - Specials, Let's Go Bowling at Roseland Theater in Portland OR; Rico Rodrieguez MBE turns 60
15: 2011 - Ex-Morphine + Ska in Boston
13-15: 2011 - Skatalites, Toasters, Mr. T-Bone, Aggrolites, EST & many more at the 3rd annual MSF
11: 2011 - Toasters 30th Anniversary Tour stops at Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY
11: 1996 - The Specials free, Heckcher Park in Huntington, Long Island 8pm
11: 1989 - Unicorn PHZA-52 released; Skankin' Round The World #3 - Shot Black & White is only USA band onnit
8: 2011 - Primus returns to Rochester NY
7: 1989 - London Int'l Ska Festival III
6: 2011 - Millicent Dolly May Small can now collect social security
6: 1979 - Sounds reports on the upcoming 2Tone tour
6: 1966 - Millie is 20. Desmond Dekker records "007" arranged by Lyn Taitt
5: 2011 - R.I.P. Steven Paul Jobs
5: 1997 - Slackers, Venice Shoreline Chris, Adjusters & Step Lively Wetlands matinee $7, 1pm
3: 1981 - Bad Manners' Record Mirror & flexi!
2: 2010 - Leicester UK New Walk Museum
Oct 2011 - Vive Le Rock#4 cover The Specials + 2Tone past & present
Oct 2010 - Waxpoetics #43 the Reggae Issue & Gregory Isaacs
Oct 1994 - Record Collector #182 Butcher sleeve + mod/ ska rarities
September
30: 1980 - The Beat, live in Boston MA (17 tracks); also Ethernet specs published by Xerox working with Intel and DEC
28: 1997 - Articles, Magadog Rebound Ska Tour, Rochester NY
28: 1964 - The Real Jamaica Ska (BN 26119) Epic Records USA MONAURAL L.P. [Tracks jumbled up & reissued on compact disc in '93, '01]
27: 1980 - Specials Bracknell Sports Centre
26: 2010 - R.I.P. Johnny Edgecombe
26: 1980 - Specials' More Specials / Madness' Absolutely hit shops
25: 2010 - Ska Parade celebrates 20th Anniversary! Glass House, Pomona CA
25: 1987 - The Jam on cover of Goldmine #187
24: 2011 - Ska Brewing's 16th Anniversary Party and Brewer's Invitational 4-9pm MST
23: 1980 - Uprising tour, Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh / Marley's last performance
21: 1985 - "L.A.'s Untouchables Do It Themselves" in Billboard Magazine by Ethlie Ann Vaire
18: 2003 - Town of Irondequoit proclamation House of Guitars Day
16: 1997 - Ska Island compilation release pairs classic artists with young cubs/ wide distro; A major finally gets it right!
14: 2007 - Lily Allen & DJ Aaron Lacrate Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
11: 1997 - WRUR FM General Admission DJ's Liz Mazucci and Skazzy Jeff debut SKA BEETS dance Thursdays at freakazoid
9: 1997 - Heartbeat issue Skatalites' Foundation Ska, a 2 disc set
9: 1993 - Ska Flames at Gaz's London W1
9: 1989 - This is SKACID Rave: Potato 5 & Laurel, Longsy D, Rude Girls, Deltones + at Town & Country Islington London UK
9: 1974 - Toots & the Maytals at Hammersmith Palais Ballroom, London
7: 2008 - They call me Mr. Popcorn: R.I.P. Richard Wylie, aged 69
6: 1993 - Barney bashers start club
6, 7: 1982 - English Beat Peppermint Lounge NYC, $12
5: 1985 - Rhyth-O-Matics at the 16th Note SF, CA  9pm-midnight, $3
4: 2011 - Quicksilver Pro, Long Beach NY
4: 1982 - Peter Tosh & Heavy Manners at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago
3: 1992 - Intensified at Gaz's London W1
2: 1994 - Skankin' Pickle at 924 Gilman
Sept 2011 - Vive Le Rock #4 cover The Specials + 2Tone past & present
Sept 2004 - Discoveries #196 Collecting Nirvana + Hunting 45s in Jamaica
Sept 1997 - Alternative Press names Bim Skala Bim's Universal "Essential"
Sept 1980 - NY Rocker #31 features The Selecter
August
30: 2011 - Aaron Barrett, voice of Reel Big Fish, turns 37
30: 2011 - SKA-B-Q Naperville, Illinois
30: 1997 - Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Strand, Providence RI 8pm by Tweeter Music
29: 2011 - Toots & the Maytals kick off their FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at the Great Hall, Cardiff Wales UK
28: 2009 - Skaville UK w/ Jennie Bellestar, Swagga, Meow Meows at Fiddler's Elbow NW5
28: 2007 - Toots' release Light your Light with Rochester's Mike Cacia as executive producer
28: 2000 - Specials' Sterotypical A's B's Rarities compilation out
28: 1983 - Tommy McGloin nutty with a videocamera
27: 1996 - maybe you heard Sublime's second single, 'What I Got'?
27: 1996 - King Chango s/t out on David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint of Warner Bros
27: 1989 - SKA EXPLOSION III: Judge Dread, Hotknives, Loafers, Riffs, AKO, Skaboom, Winston & Churchills. Underworld London
26: 1981 - 8pm Berkeley Community Theatre Odin Productions presents Peter Tosh (Wanted Dread & Alive) + special guest
25: 1981 - 8pm Circle Star Theatre Odin Productions presents Peter Tosh (Wanted Dread & Alive) + special guest
25: 1979 - The late Don Drummond considers Peter 1 day old
24: 1989 - Natural Rhythm, live at Gaz's
24: 1969 - Johnny O. gets on a plane and leaves Jamaica ten years; sleeve to Come Back Darling employs Davida typeface
23: 1994 - Dub 56 released
22: 2006 - Radiodread out
22, 23: 2003 - Toots & the Maytals, Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
22: 2002 - MEGALITH founded in Norman, Oklahoma
22: 1995 - Rancid's outcome of the wolfs
22: 1965 - "Skatalites Are No More" reads one headline. This break up comes after just 14 months together
21: 2007 - Pietasters' All Day on Indication label
19: 2011 - SUPERSKA at Sally O’Brien’s in East Somerville MA
19: 1990 - Woodska '90 Guerneville CA concludes: 22+ bands incl Skankin' Pickle, Rudiments, Specs
18: 1994 - Skunks' Mixed Nuts release party at Black Cat Club in D.C. - by June '95, it's in the Moon catalog as MR040
18: 1992 - 90.7 FM welcomes Toots & The Maytals + DJ Mistifiya!, Freedom Band to Roseland Theater in Portland OR
18: 1990 - Woodska '90 Guerneville CA continues: 22+ bands incl Skeletones, NY Citizens
17: 1990 - Woodska '90 Guerneville CA begins: 22+ bands incl King Apparatus, LGB, No Doubt
17: 1980 - Empire Strikes Back opens at the London Odeon
16: 2008 - R.I.P. Dizzy Moore (Skatalites trumpet) aged 69
16: 2005 - Madness' Dangerman Sessions Vol 1
16: 2003 - Miasmics/Mass Hysteria, the release of HP8
15: 1992 - R.I.P. Jackie Edwards. His 2005 Trojan collection employs Davida typeface
14: 2003 - Richard Jobson's 16 Years of Alcohol out!
13: 1983 - Untouchables & Avengers at Radio City in Anaheim CA. Gwen's 13
12: 2007 - J Bonner quits Aggrolites
12: 2000 - first Victoria Ska Festival a one-day event at Market Square, Victoria BC
12: 1993 - 100 Men live at Gaz's London NW1
11: 2011 - RBF Thu Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
11: 2011 - David Ian "Joe" Jackson turns 57
10: 1998 - Buster Bloodvessel (wears a Moon Ska Europe jersey) in The Sun's Sally Ann Volk Monday Slimming Club!
8: 2009 - English Beat at the Rock Theater Oklahoma City OK
8: 1980 - English Beat are donating all proceeds from today's single, Best Friend b/w Stand Down Margaret to CND
7: 2011 - London's burning
7: 2003 - Charlie Hunter Trio, Manhattan Square Park Rochester NY
7: 1971 - Dave Barker & Ansel Collins' Double Barrel peaks 22 on US chart
6: 2011 - Tokyo Ska Jamboree #3 with TSPO & Fishbone, Blue Beat Players, Oiskallmates
6: 2006 - Ska Cubano on NPR! & Aggrolites, Chris Murphy Combo [sic] Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA
6: 2003 - Jimmy Cliff awarded the Order of Merit (O.M.)
6: 1962 - see Lord Creator's "Independent Jamaica" or Derrick Morgan's "Forward March" for more
6: 1929 - Mike Elliott born in JA
4: 2011 - Pauline Black (Selecter)'s memoirs Black by Design published
4: 1985 - UB40 at Santa Fe NM's Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
3: 2009 - English Beat w/ Reel Big Fish at the Regency in San Francisco
3 1996 - George Carlin w/ Dennis Blair at FLPAC 8pm $26
August 2011 - Uncut #171 presents maximum R&B, the Who, + Specials Ghost Town revisited
August 1971 - The Best of The Wailers is not a compilation album
July
30: 1993 - Entertainment Weekly #181's Ska Steady is a UB40 article
29: 2011 - Jamaican record cover design legacy
28: 2005 - Clancy Eccles' obituary appears in Rolling Stone
26: 2000 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra's Full Tension Beaters out on Avex JP (3 years later on grover.de)
25: 1946 - Los Angeles' DJ 2Tone Ted Morris born on this day
24: 2011 - Lynval Golding (Specials/Fun Boy 3/Pama Int'l) is 60
24: 2001 - Slackers NPR
23: 2011 - R.I.P. Amy Jade Winehouse, aged 27 - scroll down to 3/12/07 news for more
23: 1999 - R.I.P. Justin Yap, aged 55
23: 1996 - Various Artists Closer Than You Vol. 1: Best of Florida Ska, out on Moon Ska NYC
20: 2007 - Rico Rodrieguez awarded MBE from the Queen for services to music
20: 1996 - Toasters w/Jack Ruby + J.C. Superska 7 Willow Port Chester NY
20: 1984 - General Public in a Canadian newspaper
20: 1969 - we're on a space race baby!
18: 1983 - Skatalites reunion the double live Stretching Out captured at Blue Monk Jazz Gallery Kingston JA
18: 1968 - Alex Désert (Hepcat) born
17: 2005 - R.I.P. El Cubano, Mr. Laurel Aitken – The Godfather of Ska, High Priest of Reggae
16: 1995 - Miggedys, Skavoovie & Epitones, SHJ at the rebranded "Water Street Music Hall"
16: 1990 - George Marshall's Phoenix City Records release the massive 2LP "Max The Dog Says... Do The Ska!" (now sells for $50)
13: 2002 - Legends of Ska, Night 2 Palais Royale Ballroom Toronto Ontario Canada
13: 1955 - the late Pablo Falconer born
12: 2011 - New album from Montreal PQ's #1 skaband, Descent into the Valley of the Planet Smashers!
12: 2007 - Culture clash all things considered
12: 2002 - Legends of Ska, Night 1 Palais Royale Ballroom Toronto Ontario Canada
12: 1994 - Moon Records' release Skarmageddon, an epic 2CD unification of USA bands
12: 1990 - Gangster Fun St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI
12: 1939 - Lloyd the Matador born in Kingston
10: 2011 - Sunday papers?
British tabloid News of The World collapses (after 168 years) amid scandals.
10: 2000 - Locate a copy of American Playhouse
9: 2011 -
Heather Augustyn to read from her book Ska: An Oral History at Quimby's Chicago
9: 2002 - Selecter's Trojan Songbook #3 out on Trojan Sanctuary
9: 1991 - Selecter at POWERHAUS London, 15 track boot
8: 2011 - R.I.P. Betty Ford, aged 93. See the Ska'd For Life (Cornwall, UK 1998) track for more detail.
8: 2011 - Blackouts reunion, SUNY Geneseo
8: 1997 - Brown Album released. Professionals, Skavoovie & Epitones Haunt Ithaca, $4
7: 2011 - stella sodorky turns 34
7: 1984 - Skatalites Reggae Sunsplash at Crystal Palace London, some w/Prince Buster
6: 2003 - Beat / Bad Manners / Neville Staples at Rock City Nottingham
5: 2011 - 12th Annual Victoria BC Skafest
5: 1990 - iconic pink Club Ska '67 (most recently issued as 1980 LP) released on Island/Mango compact disc
4: 2011 - Leggo Skanga! Rupie Edwards is 66 today
4: 2009 - Kid British release Our House is Dadless single from the forthcoming CD
4: 1992 - Special Beat at Pavilion Theatre, Hemel Hempstead
4: 1988 - Sublime plays its first show, at a club in Long Beach CA
3: 2003 - partial Miggedys reunion, Bug Jar
3: 1993 - Ska On A Summer's Day CD recorded live at Ska Explosion '93 Hibiya Yagai Ongaku Do, Tokyo Japan
2: 2011 - CD release party for The Steakouts at House of Guitars
2: 2011 - Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra plays a free gig as part of the Bermondsey Carnival, 5:15pm GMT
1: 1995 - R.I.P. Wolfman Jack, aged 57. Also Albany ska-core Can't Say at old Milestones w/ Veins debut
1: 1993 - Denton, TX's Grown-Ups have a fairly big article in a Dallas weekly
1: 1991 - Heartbeat Records release Original Club Ska: Best of Studio One on CS/CD/LP
1: 1963 - Roddy Bottum (keyboards, Faith No More) born
1: 1945 - Debbie Harry (Blondie) born
July 1997: Alt Press #108 reviews Isaac Green & Skalars' Skoolin'
July 1996: Spin Magazine embarasses itself with Rudeboy Awakening, their history of ska; Grant Thayer complains
July 1983: Bim Skala Bim forms and plays its first show two weeks later
July 1973: Jimmy Cliff part of Jamaica: the Wild Side of Paradise in RS139 (UK cover only)
June
30: 1979 - Matthew Paul Miller (bka Matisyahu) is born in West Chester, PA
30: 1977 - first Madness gig
28: 2002 - Toasters' Bowery Collection recorded at CBGB, L.E.S., NY, NY
28: 1998 - Love & Affection release party w/ Bim Skala Bim at Wetlands NYC
28: 1978 - Clash "Out on Parole Tour" at Friars Aylesbury; Automatics (Special AKA) open

27: 1999 - Toasters' 20th Anniversary Show at Wetlands w/ Lionel (Undercovers, Israelites open)
27: 1989 - Laurel Aitken's 12" Everybody Ska b/w Skinhead on Unicorn
27: 1935 - the late, great bandleader Byron Lee born in Jamaica
26: 1980 - "The Selecter's working-class party" by James Henke, Rolling Stone #320
25: 2004 - night of big fire at the old Kleen-Brite factory; we drive around looking at smoke & 90.5 FM plays "Ghost Town"
25: 1988 - R.I.P. Jimmy Soul, aged 45
25: 1987 - Floyd Lloyd at Gaz's London W1
24: 1985 - Toasters w/ City Beat, Second Step, Unseen, Steady Action at Reggae Lounge, 285 W. Broadway NYC
23: 2011 - Ozomatli (Party in the parkinglot)
22: 2008 - R.I.P. George Denis Patrick Carlin, aged 71
21: 1995 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra release Grand Prix on Epic Records
21: 1953 - Horace Swaby (bka Augustus Pablo) born
20: 2008 - Skatalites free RIJF East & Alexander; Lloyd Knibb reads HP8 two thousand feet from my doorstep
20: 1999 - Toasters, Buford O' Sullivan, Bigger Thomas at Wetlands NYC
20: 1980 - Blues Brothers in theatres / Cherry Red Records release compilation LP Sent From Coventry
18: 2011 - Club Ska & Attic Promotions present SYMARIP at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London UK
17: 2011 - Elvis is in the XRIJF building!
17: 2011 - Slackers' 20 year anniversary, party at the Bowery Ballroom
16: 1999 - Toasters, live in Rochester 21+ Bug Jar / the release of HP6
16: 1988 - Maroon Town at Gaz's
15: 2011 - Mailorder is fun: Mike Park's Asian Man Records celebrates 15 years
15: 2007 - Toots & Maytals free RIJF East & Alexander
15: 1995 - Oh Skanada! Montreal Hour cover story on Stomp Records & the new face of Ska by Jamie O'Meara
13: 2011 - Steakouts at Bug Jar
13: 1999 - Mephiskapheles, Inspecter 7, Atwood 9 at Wetlands NYC
12: 1989 - Potato 5 and Toasters both tape live albums at Town & Country II for Unicorn
11-13: 2011 - Reggae On The Ridge festival, Prattsburgh NY
11: 2011 - Lily Allen's wedding
11: 2011 - Eric Donaldson turns 64
11: 2002 - Selecter perform the Trojan Songbook Vol. II
10: 2011 - Toasters' 30th Anniversary Tour, Dubland UG
9: 2011 - Django propaganda
8: 1999 - Wailers' vault Destiny: Rare Ska Sides From Studio One out on Heartbeat Records
7: 2006 - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra release Wild Peace on Cutting Edge Records
7: 2002 - Toasters, Blackouts, Sluts, Purrs WSMH by Fritz
7: 1998 - Stubborn All-Stars, Skavoovie, Skalars, RTY, Velveteens at Wetlands NYC
7: 1996 - Jeff Vice, SLC
6: 1999 - Toasters, Edna's Goldfish, Skanatra at Wetlands NYC
6: 1988 - Toasters article by Cathy Hainer in New York Magazine
6: 1964 - My Boy Lollipop reaches #2 in the U.S.A.
5: 1997 - Mephiskapheles live in Rochester / the release of HP4
5: 1992 - Bim Skala Bim, Live at The Paradise Boston MA, it's recorded
4: 1988 - Toasters at Tompkins Square Arts Festival

3: 2011 - R.I.P. Doctor Death, aged 83. See Square Roots' Dr. K, Pilfers' Dr. Kevorkian or Suicide Machines for more detail
3: 2011 - National Doughnut Day (73rd annual)
3: 1998 - Enclosed is your premiere issue of Rude International magazine, by Johnny Vegas & co.
2: 2011 - Jammin' For Jamaica benefit 6pm
2: 1988 - Alton Ellis at Gaz's London W1
June 2011 - Record Collector #389 Iron Maiden wherein Michael de Koningh picks 51 skinhead reggae rarities!
June 2001 - Sanctuary Group Ltd. paid £10.3 million for Trojan Records UK!
June 1996 - Flipside #102 reviews MR062 Skavoovie & Epitones' Fat Footin'
June 1981 - The Face #14 Ranking Roger & Beat

May
31: 1986 - Fine Young Cannibals rec'd live at the Ritz, CD unofficially released in '92 on the Not Guilty label
28: 2011 - Prince Buster "Voice of the People" is 73
28: 1995 - General Public live at the Heritage?
28: 1982 - Belle Stars' version 'Iko Iko' released on 45; it won't chart well until Rain Man 1989!
27: 1995 - Desmond Dekker scheduled at Tramps NYC
24: 2008 - R.I.P. Jimmy McGriff, aged 72
24: 1980 - Specials AA single 'Rat Race' as TT11
22: 1995 - Oolooloo, D.C.'s Pietasters' debut Moon CD released
21: 2007 - Buck & Chuck gate E8 St. Louis Airport!
21: 2002 - Selecter perform the Trojan Songbook Vol. I
20: 2011 - Let's Go Bowling celebrate 25th Anniversary with a show at the Fulton 55 in Fresno CA
18: 1999 - R.I.P. Augustus Pablo, aged 45
18: 1997 - Bouncing Souls/ Pietasters Main St Armory Rochester
18: 1993 - Larry Stessel parties with fanfare on a mighty major Mercury Record
12: 2011 - Skatalites' drummer Lloyd Knibb passes away (6:40 pm EST), aged 80. He is credited with inventing the ska beat
11: 1989 - Hotknives + Skandal at the Ska Bar London
11: 1981 - Bullets couldn't kill Marley, but cancer did (12:30pm EST)
8: 1989 - Blue Beat Records Ltd. presents crumpled beercans via the LP/cassette of London Int'l Ska Festival '88
7: 1986 - Toasters, Beat Brigade, In the Red, at the World NY, NY
7: 1980 - LKJ's Bass Culture released in England
6: 2011 - Mearns is 34 today. Buster Bloodvessel in Buffalo? Club Infinity Williamsville $15
5: 1998 - R.I.P. Tommy McCook, aged 71
5: 1997 - Bim Skala Bim's Universal in CMJ
5: 1991 - Chaos in Skaville copyright The Skunks
4: 2004 - R.I.P. Sir Coxone Dodd
4: 1983 - 7:30 am, a young Toasters leave NYC's A7 Club with $30 and a black eye
2: 2011 - Glen Dizzybeat likes our Unicorn record!
2: 2011 - Lily Rose Beatrice Allen is 26
2: 1999 - R.I.P. Tatsuyuki Aoki [TSPO drums] suddenly, aged 32. Struck by train at Gotokuji station yard, Tokyo
1: 1983 - Bad Manners headline Mayday Festival in Victoria Park, Hackney London
May 2011 - Boston's newest supergroup!
May 1998 - Anni Layne's "The Ska Parade Is Coming To Town" article in RS787
May 1980 - Chalkie Davies photograph of J. Dammers ascending staircase on The Face #1

April
30: 2011 - Water Street Music Hall has The Pietasters w/H.R. (Bad Brains) 8pm 16+ w/ID $10 adv / $15 dos
30: 1996 - Pietasters' Strapped Live! issued as MR081
30: 1987 - Trojans & Maroon Town at Gaz's W1 London
29: 2002 - Our first Trojan Box Set is the skinhead reggae one (Bop Shop Records, $18)
29: 2000 - foiled again! No Sports' Succe$$fools, Record Archive East with 2 booklets!
28: 1999 - First version of this site up

28: 1996 - Club Ska '67 from FYE Eastview 4:13pm, now OOB
28: 1988 - Desmond Dekker at Gaz's
27: 2011 - 7pm 360 365 film fest has Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
26: 1998 - Universal Madness recorded live at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles
26: 1996 - Allstonians' taco bar

26: 1980 - Headline's Baldhead Revolution cover/ centrespread of Black Echoes
26: 1980 - NME "Skankness is so bracing" with Bad Manners' Buster Bloodvessel
22: 2010 - The Specials reunion Terminal 5 NYC
22: 1927 - Lorenzo Aitken born in Cuba
21-24: 2011 - an Historic event by all counts, londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk!
21: 2001 - purchase OoLooLoo at Rotate This W. Queen Street, Toronto
21: 1990 - East Bay Wrecking Crew scooter rally as part of the huge Berkeley Int'l Earth Day Ska Festival
21: 1989 - Grounation Day!
19: 2011 - Big Audio Dynamite NYC
19: 1997 - Skarnival '97: IGatS, FIF, Model Citzen, 3 Ball Combo at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO
16: 1997 - Isaac Green Q&A in The Onion Vol 31 Issue 14
16: 1949 - Ansel Collins born
15: 2011 - Derrick Morgan's Forward March (TRO-38, 1970) just $5 at Archive East
15: 2002 - Bad Manners, Slaves, Inciters at DNA Lounge, SF CA $15
15: 2001 - R.I.P. Jeffry Hyman aka Joey Ramone, aged 49
14: 1965 - Millie performs on ABC-TV's Shindig! with her smash version of 'My Boy Lollipop'
13: 1993 - Snow certified platinum by RIAA
13: 1990 - Ska-tillating Melodies by Rosalind Salup in Trentonian re: Randy Ellis & Bigger Thomas
13: 1989 - Potato 5 gig in Glasgow, Scotland
13: 1989 - Skadows + The Tribe at the Ska Bar (Half Moon Club, Lower Richmond Rd London SW15)
13: 1983 - English Beat University of Rochester – R.E.M. opens
11: 2011 - Neville E. Staple is 56 today
11: 2011 - Get aboard that TRAIN
11: 1997 - cassette upgrade: Island/ Mango's Intensified! 1962-66 on CD from Borders
11: 1985 - Alton Ellis at Gaz's Rockin' Blues
11: 1981 - Belle Stars by Adrian Thrills in the NME
7: 1980 - Skatalites + Laurel Aitken + Mobster, Hastings Pier Ballroom (bank holiday, £2)
7: 1980 - Jay Cocks' full page on the 2 Tone craze in Time magazine USA
7: 1999 - Legend has sold 10 million copies and you probly own one
7: 1984 - J. Dammers rips it up + spray can culture in Record Mirror
6: 2002 - Beat This! hits compilation 8:59pm Ridgemont Media Play, now OOB
6: 1999 - HP bumperstickers made (in Reno)
4: 2011 - Kimiyoshi Nagoya, trumpet for TSPO, is 43 today
4: 2011 - radioland's Dr. Awkward is 56 today
4: 2010 - Specials reunion in New York Times
4: 1970 - Every Wednesday the papers came out / the Record Mirror / best thing about / Do you remember the Reggae page?
1: 2011 - marcoonthebass.blogspot.com turns 3 today
1: 1996 - Skavoovie debut CD Fat Footin' (Moon Ska) out to + reviews in CMJ, Son of Skam #5, Impact Press
1: 1995 - Toasters' Dub 56 released for the rising sun by Jimco Japan
April 1999 - Lip Up #9 (Texas) Scofflaws interview, Donkey Show, more
April 1981 - The Face #12 has Adam Ant, Beat, Selecter
April 1980 - Specials featured in USA's Creem
March
31: 1984 - UB40's Red Red Wine peaks at #34 on Billboard chart, but later goes to #1 in 1988
31: 1983 - Electric Avenue 45 by Eddy Grant released

30: 2011 - Dick the Dancing Record is 65
30: 1990 - Toasters, Bim Skala Bim at City Gardens Trenton NJ
30: 1989 - Hotknives at Gaz's W1
29: 1990 - Joseph Woelfel Inside Beat Weekly re: Bigger Thomas
28: 1982 - Beat's third John Peel Session BBC
28: 1981 - NME cover is Movie Madness - all about filming their Take It or Leave It biopic
27: 1997 - The Riffs live at Gaz's
27: 1981 - Belle Stars London Hope & Anchor
26: 2006 - Dave Wakeling's Beat (w/ Michael P. Ambrose), WSMH Rochester
24: 2001 - Apple introduces the OSX operating system for Macintosh
24: 1990 - Hepcat/ Toasters / Let's Go Bowling/ Dance Hall Crashers at the Country Club in Reseda, 8pm $14
23: 1996 - Toasters Alfred U
22: 1993 - MMB cover the UK with plaid Zippos of Ska-core, The Devil & More E.P.
22: 1980 - UK mod compilation LP Uppers on the South Downs is a.k.a. Oh No I Just Can't Control Myself for Canada
21: 1997 - Bim Skala Bim's Universal on page 3 of the Boston Phoenix
21: 1997 - Spring Heeled Jack in Iowa State Daily by Ben Jones
21: 1980 - Madness' Don't Quote Me on That
20: 1998 - Moon Ska Records present SXSW showcase w/ Scofflaws, Skalars, Robustos, Skoidats, Skanic & Mobtown 6:30p whew!
19: 2010 - Mike Fyler's Two Ton(e) Ska, El Kabong, Subsoil - Montage Music Hall Rochester
19: 1980 - Graduate Elvis Should Play Ska
18: 1981 - Bad Manners' Just a Feeling 45, reissue 2011
17: 1990 - Bigger Thomas record release party City Gardens Trenton NJ ((Skatalites headline!))
17: 1988 - Laurel Aitken & Pressure Tenants at Gaz's Rockin' Blues
17: 1980 - Selecter, Holly & The Italians, Bodysnatchers "Pressure Tour" hits Hammersmith Palais 7:30p, £3
16: 2011 - Gosh, it's thirty years since!
16: 1989 - Little Chief (PHZA-43) live from Leeds at Gaz's W1
15: 2011 - a new Maroon Town disc! First recordings since 1997's Don Drummond
15: 2008 - R.I.P. Mikey Dread
14: 1991 - Rico & his band live at Gaz's
13: 1998 - R.I.P. Alex Dread; see Backy Skank's 2003 tune "The Smart Alec" for greater detail
13: 1980 - Clash premiere their film Rude Boy
12: 1980 - BBC TV Arena Specials in barbershop for Rude Boys Come Back segment
11: 1990 - Greetings from Asbury Park Press? Bigger Thomas by Matty Karass
10: 1981 - Tiswas TV features Bad Manners' Flan Flan
9: 1994 - MU330 in Daily Star SW Texas State University by John Nelson
9: 1987 - Bad Brains Skibo Ballroom CMU.EDU
8: 1990 - Natural Rhythm live at Gaz's
7: 1995 - Toasters, The Business +1 at Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA $6
7: 1989 - Deltones' Stay Where You Are, an update of the Gloria & Dreamlets classic on PHZ-34
7: 1980 - Island issues Club Ska '67 (again) and More Intensified! compilations. Trojan rush reissue full Skinhead Moonstomp LP
6: 1980 - Bad Manners + support, Camden High Street
5: 1997 - Mailorder is fun
4: 2000 - LGB Stay Tuned / Busters' Make a Move from Soundgarden Geneseo
3: 2011 - R.I.P. Steve 'Cardboard' Eaton, aged 51
2: 1989 - Trojans at Gaz's W1
1: 1996 - Bim Skala Bim in San Bernadino, CA Weekend section
Mar 2005 - Mojo #136 Inside Studio One
Mar 1999 - Rude International #3 Joe Strummer
Mar 1998 - Skazette try our ska its delicious bonus: rude drawings of Cartman schweet.
Mar 1998 - Musician #232 Bosstones cover
Mar 1984 - Jamming #18 Jerry Dammers
February
27: 2006 - Pietasters 14607
26: 1994 - Mike Boehm reviews Sublime Robbin' the Hood in L.A. Times
26: 2011 - Skatalites, Itals, + Ronnie Stackman's Lawnmowers, advance tix $18, 9pm Haunt Ithaca all ages
25: 2011 - Toasters (30 years tour) + Steakouts + more at Haunt in Ithaca, $10 advance 18 plus
24: 2004 - R.I.P. Estelle Axton, aged 85
23: 2007 - Slackers' Big Tunes! Hits & Misses 1996-06 released for Japan
23: 1990 - N.J. Reggae Jam at Club Bene in Sayreville w/ Jah Love, Bigger Thomas, + Johnny Youth
23: 1980 - MELODY MAKER cover feature is "New Ska: Pauline's Story" – memoir in 2011...
22: 2007 - nostalgic Paul Weller blurb in Rolling Stone
21: 2011 - Wasted Days out in buyable format 10 years; but the otherwise respectable band used Mac OS9 Sand font. *PUKE!*
21: 2011 - Pressure Drop UK reissues Bad Manners' three and four on CD with bonus cuts
21: 1981 - NME article on sound systems
19: 1988 - Dutch Ska Festival is Mark Foggo's Skasters, Skaos, Trojans 9pm at De Melkweg, Amsterdam
18: 1993 - one of the rude boy brothers died in jail R.I.P. Patrick Waite (Musical Youth), aged 24
15: 2011 - Ali Campbell is 52
15: 1981 - Joe Massot (The Song Remains The Same) produces ska films now!
13: 2011 - Jump Up Chicago IL launches newest site – revamp in twelve years
13: 1990 - vintage Unicorn band Strange Fruit tapes 'Over The Border' at Pan Pot Studio Rome, Italy; lyrics swiped from T.S. Eliot poem
12: 2000 - 10:49am READ #16 is complete
11: 2000 - Allstonians Empire
11: 2000 - 10:45am R.I.P. Lord Kitchener, aged 77
11: 1990 - Nelson Mandela freed
10: 2003 - Prince Buster w/ Determinations live in Japan; captured by Drum n' Bass Rec / Rock-A-Shacka
6: 2011 - High in his mid-sixties? RN Marley O.M. woulda been 66 today
6: 2004 - R.I.P. Richie Restivo, aged 19. Knife fight in parking lot at Rockhurst Jesuit High in KCMO, see Uprights on Still Standing for more
5: 1993 - Chucklehead w/ Me, Mom & Morgentaler at the U of R
5: 1987 - Maroon Town live at Gaz's Rockin' Blues, Gossips 69 Dean Street London W1
3: 2004 - Upsettin' Ernestos, second of its kind live in NL, documents Slackers w/Capo doing multiple Lee Perry tracks!
Feb 2001 - Pulped #15 formally breaks the Moon Ska NYC fold
Feb 1974 - Black Music #2 is a Reggae Special w/ Dandy Livingstone, Maytals, etc.
January
31: 2011 - Less Than Jake, Water St Music Hall, Rochester NY
28: 1980 - Lambrettas' Poison Ivy out on pinball wizard 45
28: 1941 - King Tubby born in Kingston, JA
27: 2001 - Laurel Aitken backed by Rico & Freetown; captured Live at Club Ska (Trojan CD uses same ITC Pioneer as Echoes above)
27: 1998 - Skalars, Orbit Room Dallas TX
26: 1980 - The Beat, UB40 & The Akrylykz at Camden's Electric Ballroom, 7:30
26: 1980 - a rather large Selecter feature in Sounds "Pressure & Slide"
25: 2002 - Shanty Dan thanks HP onstage at their 9pm Rochester show; a big deal because BIM was one of our early inspirations
25: 2001 - Dave Wakeling Ithaca Beat odyssey
24: 2011 - Ten years since Buster's onstage heart attack Pressure Drop UK reissues Bad Manners' first two on CD with bonus cuts!
24: 1997 - John Buckley writes about Scofflaws in Colorado's Vail Trail weekly
24: 1987 - Ewan Kelly & the Glasgow Spy Kids' night of Moonstompin' Mayhem at the One Up Bar [Scotland]
20: 2011 - Desmond Dekker on SMRSLT!
20: 1998 - Hepcat's Right on Time on CD/LP/cassette; Mr. Lee praises his son on answering machine opening. Stogie by Greg Narvas III
20: 1958 - Adrian Sherwood born in London UK
19: 1980 - MELODY MAKER: BEAT "RANKIN' TO RICHES" GENESIS CLASH BLONDIE
17: 1981 - Black Echoes spotlight on Rico Rodrieguez
16: 2011 - Toasters kick off American leg of their 30th Anniversary Tour, NYC
13: 2011 - Suggsy is 50
12: 1980 - LOOK-IN TOM BAKER DR WHO SELECTER TWO TONE SKA
11: 1980 - Too Much Too Young Live E.P. out; Terry Hall Sr. praises his son in the Coventry Evening Telegraph, later the back sleeve
9: 1996 - HP1 begins with an interview of DF Macallister
3: 1980 - The Offs release You Fascinate Me 45
1: 1981 - Madness' fan club comix the Nutty Boys premiere issue of way too many (250,000) copies. A quarterly perhaps?
Jan 2005 - HP8 in Record Collector #306
Jan 1999 - Mind Toilet (NY, NY) editor Joseph Ananstasio announces #84 as their final print issue, in favor of large web .PDFs

December 2010
31: 1986 - Gilman Street Warehouse Project opens its doors
28: 1989 - 10:27 AM, Newcastle quake. Hear the Dan Rather stutter on the Porkers' Earthquakin' 7" for more details
28: 1979 - Madness w/ Bad Manners, V.I.P.s and Bodysnatchers at Lyceum WC2
27: 1995 - R.I.P. David Molina, suddenly
25: 2010 - May all your dreams come true
23: 1986 - Gaz Mayall's new band the Trojans debut at Astoria (London)
22: 1979 - The Beat / Bodysnatchers in Sounds
21: 1987 - R.I.P. John Spence
18: 1999 - R.I.P. Joe Higgs, aged 59
17: 2010 - R.I.P. Glen Adams, aged 65
17: 2000 - R.I.P. Moon Records, aged 17
17: 1996 - Professionals guest on air Lil' Davey's WITR 89.7 FM Ska On My Radio, 10pm
17: 1988 - The NME reviews Bim Skala Bim's Tuba City
14: 2010 - Dryden Theatre screening of the Clash's 1980 RUDE BOY, 8pm
14: 1943 - Robert 'Dandy' Livingstone Thompson born
13: 2010 - double JEOPARDY triple stumper mentions the Specials and 2Tone for $2000
12: 1963 - what a hard woman fe dead!
10: 2010 - Toots Hibbert (Clarendon, Jamaica) is 65 today
9: 1942 - Leonard Dillon born
9: 1940 - Clancy Eccles born
6: 1996 - Let's Go Bowling featured in Eureka CA's Times Standard
4 - 5: 2009 - Moon Invaders will be camping in the Ancienne Belgique Club (Brussels) for 2 days to record a live CD!
3: 2010 - Thunder Body CD release party, Water St 10pm
1: 1982 - English Beat at the Austin Opera House, Wednesday 9pm, $9
Dec 2010 - Scoot! Magazine re: August NISC rally Webster Park campground Rochester
Dec 1986 - NYC's Toasters release Pool Shark on Unicorn UK - there will be others
November
30: 1986 - Fishbone's first full L.P., In Your Face
27: 2010 - The Steakouts at Dubland Underground, as part of Skanksgiving 2010
27: 1987 - Operation Ivy Seedy compilation
25: 2010 - Lint turns 45
25: 2010 - Eric Barnet FAT TURKEY on Pama Supreme
24: 2010 - Magical feeling? Tony Beet turns 48
22: 1968 - Beatles cite Desmond Dekker!
20: 1998 - R.I.P. Rolando Alphonso, aged 67
20: 1998 - Slackers The Question out
19: 1995 - No Doubt single Spiderwebs b/w Oi to the World
19: 1982 - 'Get a Job/Stand Down Margaret' 6:40 (live in Boston)
18: 1976 - Dave McWane is born
17: 1979 - Record Mirror features The Specials and Queen
16: 2001 - Toasters Club at Water St / the release of HP7
16: 1993 - 4xCD Tougher Than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music (Island/ Mango)
16: 1989 - PHZ-54 is Laurel Aitken's Sally Brown / Hey Little Girl, limited edition radio 7"
12: 1982 - Madness release "Our House" 45, decades later it's sampled
6: 2010 - Ska Cubano returns
6: 1995 - Scofflaws' In Hi-Fi in CMJ #450
5: 1605 - Guy Fawkes night
5: 1965 - Dr. Madd Vibe born
4: 2008 - R.I.P. Byron Lee, aged 73
4: 1997 - Moon Ska release of Bad Manners' Heavy Petting
3: 2010 - R.I.P. Sonia Pottinger, aged 79
3: 1998 - Specials' beeb sessions 5/23/79 & 9/12/83, out on CD
3: 1997 - Annie Holub on Dave's Big Deluxe
2: 2010 - Princess Buster on SMRSLT!
2: 1992 - Madstock reunion CD & VHS out
November 1989 - Scooter Scene #36 has King Hammond!
November 1980 - Graduate Elvis Should Play Ska, on Pye Records 45
October
31: 2010 - smell my feet
30: 1988 - NY Citizens, The Panic (lka Bigger Thomas) Cat Club 13th St Manhattan 16+
27: 1996 - This video airs on MTV's 120 Minutes for the very first time
25: 2010 - R.I.P. Gregory Isaacs, aged 59
25: 2004 - R.I.P. John Peel OBE, aged 65
24: 1997 - Scofflaws Rochester Institute of Technology
21: 1988 - Fishbone at the Ritz NYC, 16+
21: 1985 - Untouchables, the Playn Jayn, Makin' Time at London's Electric Ballroom 8pm GMT
19: 2010 - Slackers /Green Room Rockers Mohawk Place Buffalo
18: 1980 - Nails' Trans Continental Ska 45 out today
17: 2010 - Rico is 76
17: 1989 - Ms. Rogers' neighborhood? This California skaquake inspires a regional compilation!
15: 2010 - Mrs. Skannotto latest CD release party at Water St. Steakouts too!
15: 1987 - Floyd Lloyd & Red Cloud at Gaz's Rockin' Blues
14: 2010 - Montreal Ska Festival Weekend
14: 1988 - Untouchables Crawford Hall UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
14: 1981 - Madness' biopic Take it or Leave it premieres in Camden Town
14: 1967 - UK news mentions Laurel Aitken and the launch of Siggy Jackson's Bluebeat label
13: 2008 - Dingwalls on SMRSLT
13: 2006 - Pietasters Milestones by twitch
12: 1988 - Toasters/ Great Train Robbery at Schine Underground, Syracuse University
11: 2010 - UB40 at B.B. Kings
9: 2010 - Justin Hinds on SMRLST!
7: 2003 - Fit to print?
7: 1997 - Pietasters' Willis on Hellcat is the one I like the least/ I've never seen this
7: 1997 - Mephiskapheles II: Maximum Perversion uses Eckmann D (classic Applebee's logotype)
7: 1995 - Ben Shields inna RS718 editorial
7: 1989 - London International Skafest III weekend at Sir George Robey maybe? There's a new one 2011
6: 1979 - Garry Bushell reviews Selecter "On My Radio" TT4 in Sounds
6: 1978 - The Jam goes down in the tube station at midnight
5: 1997 - Slackers, VSC, EST, Adjusters, Step Lively Wetlands 1 PM, $7
3: 2010 - Toasters @ Mohawk Place Buffalo 9pm, $10/13
3: 1990 - German reunification concluded
2: 1981 - Bad Manners Record Mirror w/ flexi
1: 2010 - ROUGHER YET!
1: 2010 - SKABOOK.COM!
October 2002 - Easyjet Suggs & Madness musical
Otoño 2001 - Liquidator features Symarip, Dave Barker + tons more
October 1994 - Record Collector #182 Terry Hall, Weller solo, Beatles butcher, Ska Reggae rarities
October 1990 - Music Collector #20 2Tone discography, Zoot!
October 1989 - Hotknives (Brighton, UK) record The Way Things Are. In 2010 they have a new one!
Autumn 1989 - new Unicorn catalog out
Harvest 1983 - Paul Weller in Twist

September
29: 1980 - Toots & Maytals Live! recorded for the Island L.P. Tour of UK features openers Bodysnatchers and Department S
26: 1966 - Venice Shoreline Chris Apparatus Murray out today
24: 2010 - Toasters Haunt, Ithaca NY
23: 2010 - Carlos Malcolm on SMRSLT
23: 1997 - cockadoodledoo! Slackers' Redlight emerges on the new Hellcat Records
23: 1980 - Marley's last concert is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23: 1955 - Bingy Bunny born
22: 1998 - Mighty Bosstones' Live at the Middle East streetdate
21: 1999 - Pilfers' Chawalaleng out on Mojo
21: 1979 - The Clash's iconic London Calling cover photograph shot (New York Palladium)
20: 2000 - Bosstones, Gadjits Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC
17: 2010 - Winston Sparks (aka King Stitt) is 70
17: 2001 - R.I.P. King Louie Nowell aka Lou Dog
17: 1970 - R.I.P. Hendrix in London
16: 1989 - CBS TV airs Rude Dog & the Dweebs
16: 1940 - Winston Grennan, one drop originator born
15: 2007 - Slackers' Boss Harmony Sessions
11: 2010 - Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's Live Up II out, Water St.
11: 1981 - Madness' Shut Up single released
10: 2010 - Millie Small on SMRSLT!
9: 1997 - Total Madness, an old eighties hits compilation revamped with new art
8: 2010 - ten years since y2K
8: 2005 - Dub is a Weapon at O'Callaghans
8: 1995 - Tin spam, caviar? Stubborn Allstars debut, Open Season out today
7: 2005 - (2nd) Ska is Dead tour begins
6: 2005 - as if we needed a Mustard Plug hits cd
6: 1958 - Big Macs beware: Doug Trendle born, Hackney London
5: 1980 - Baggy Trousers single
3: 1996 - Moon Records release the duality of California Skaquake 2; graphic design by Jamie Bogner
2: 2010 - Coxone's widow, Norma Dodd died
Sept 1999 - CMJ New Music Monthly: Soul Providers - 'For the Pietasters, soul and ska go together like Sammy and Dean-O'
Several years later, this pullquote will be used to sticker their latest CD, All Day

August
31: 2010 - Matt Freeman Devil's Brigade CD anticipated
31: 1997 - Ernie Ranglin in Times
30: 2010 - Sir Horace Gentleman (aka Stephen Graham Panter) is 57
29: 1980 - UB40 release debut Signing Offmore here
28: 1998 - SKA films' Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels is a Brit gangster flick
27: 1997 - VooDoo Glow Skulls, Snapcase, Pietasters, Union at Water Street Music Hall; Pietasters set recorded for T. Brunett's Universal Buzz Radio
26: 2010 - Specials on Letterman
26: 1979 - Bank holiday weekend at London's Lyceum w/ Secret Affair, Madness, Purple Hearts, Selecter, Back To Zero
25: 2010 - cartoonist Bob Fingerman is 46
25: 2005 - for more details, see the Jazzbo track "Hurricane Katrina Ska"
25: 1998 - Suggs' sophomore solo Three Pyramids Club released. We get it 8/5/02 at Manifest
25: 1981 - Specials at the Ritz
24: 1983 - Jon Pareles' NYT review of the nutty boys at Pier 84
23: 1994 - Toasters' superb Dub 56 released; it will get reissued a few different ways since
22: 1985 - typewritten records of Island Records?
20: 2010 - Three Mile Island SC Rally
18: 2004 - R.I.P. Elmer Bernstein, 82. See Scofflaws' 91 theme from Man with The Golden Arm, a fifties film where the Chairman shoots smack
16: 2008 - R.I.P. Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore (Skatalites trumpet) age 69
16: 2005 - Madness return with Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1
16: 1996 - Moon Ska festival at Irving Plaza with Toasters, Slackers, Insteps, Miggedys
15: 1992 - R.I.P. Wilfred Jackie Edwards, aged 55
14: 2001 - Hey Hey, the Planet Smashers show no self control
13: 1991 - Mr. Bungle Warners debut produced by John Zorn out
12: 2005 - Camille goes hunting
12: 1990 - skacid house Beatmasters in Record Mirror
10: 1984 - Bad Manners at the Ritz, NYC
11: 1921 - Jah Jerry Haynes (Skatalites guitar) born, 80 years and 2 days R.I.P.
9: 1971 - R.I.P. Leslie Kong
8: 2010 - Chrissy Boy Foreman turns 54
8: 1992 - Madstock Finsbury Park is Madness' original reunion show; VHS by November that year
8: 1980 - The Clash Bankrobber finally out
7: 1995 - Rancid's Roots Radicals single from the forthcoming outcome album (22nd)
6: 2010 - Bim in Boston Globe
6: 2010 - If you see Dennis Alcapone today, wish him a happy 63rd
6: 2002 - Pietasters' Turbo out on Fueled By Ramen today
6: 1990 - Potato 5's live recording Five Alive out as Unicorn PHZA-73
5: 2010 - reunited Bim Skala Bim to play 4 shows thru New England
4: 2002 - Pietasters Rochester
4: 1998 - Bib Records' release Mashin' Up The Nation Vol 3 & 4; a decade since 1 & 2
3: 1999 - Pietasters' Awesome Mixtape #6 is their final on Hellcat
3: 1985 - Untouchables, J-Walkers and The Question at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, 8pm
1: 2010 - Lloyd Brevette (Skatalites bass) turns 79
1: 2000 - Rancid release second self-titled CD
Aug 1995 - Gang riding Vespas shatter a passenger window in this month's National Geographic
July
25: 2000 - Hepcat Push n' Shove as Hellcat 80419-1, sporting Showcard Gothic and Ravie. We get it 4/21/01 Toronto
22: 1989 - Bad Manners w/ Laurel, Bim Skala Bim at the Elks Lodge in Syracuse, $8, 9pm
21: 1980 - The Ruts become Ruts DC following the overdose of singer Malcolm Owen a week earlier
20: 1996 - Toasters w/Jack Ruby + J.C. Superska 7 Willow Port Chester NY
20: 1994 - Cord Burk? Let's Go Bowling live at Fox Theater Boulder Colorado; 6 song cassette Does The Spiral
20: 1994 - I'm at Staples buying Wausau cosmic orange paper 500 sheet ream
19: 1978 - DKs live debut in SF
17: 2005 - R.I.P. El Cubano, Mr. Laurel Aitken – The Godfather of Ska, High Priest of Reggae
17: 1998 - Bosstones 9/94 photos & cover story Goldmine #469
17: 1985 - Fishbone's debut NYC performance is at Irving Place
16: 1941 - Desmond Dekker born
15: 2010 - Jimmy Cliff free show Rochester NY, David Letterman too
11: 2002 - R.I.P. Rosco Gordon, aged 74
9: 2010 - Dan Gilbert goes crazy
8: 2010 - ReadJunk news of latest English Beat tour
8: 1980 - Arthur Kay (bassist of Last Resort) Play My Record on Red Admiral 45, amongst the 2Tone fray
7: 2010 - 11th Victoria BC Ska Fest
7: 1998 - NYSJE's Get This as MR132
4: 2000 - Wyclef & Dwayne mention Kool Herc
3: 2010 - Gaz Mayall's long running London club night celebrates 30 years!
3: 1982 - Pato Banton & Roger Charlery ago talk
1: 1963 - Robert Moon, USPS worker considered by many to be the father of ZIP code, announces numbers for the whole country
July 2001 - Discoveries #158 features Marley and Reggae in America
July 1981 - The Face #15 is Specials' Terry Hall
June
29: 1964 - Millie's Lollipop hits #1 on the chum chart
24: 2010 - Vinnie LTJ is 40 today
22: 2010 - Marmalade mogul Chris Blackwell is 73
22: 2010 - Dicky Barrett is 46
19: 2010 - Ernest Ranglin OD turns 78 today
18: 2010 - Gladdy Anderson turns 76 today
17: 1981 - Pauline Black's last night with The Selecter is Bonds Casino NYC. 2010 sees her here
16: 1980 - Akrylykz release 2nd single, Juvenile Delinquent b/w Ska'd For Life
14: 2003 - Bosstones Pietasters VGS at High Falls festival site Rochester. HP7 delivered
12: 1981 - CHSTT17 Specials' funeral dirge Ghost Town released
10: 2000 - Jackie Mittoo 2CD from Soundgarden Geneseo
8: 2004 - Slackers' International War Criminal out. We get it 7/3/05, Boston
8: 1988 - Unicorn Records' first of 5 compilations - Skankin' Round The World
7: 2002 - Toasters, Sluts, Purrs at Water St by Fritz
6: 2001 - R.I.P. Ken Lack (Caltone label)
5-7 2001 - Bosstones 3 nights Rochester
4: 2010 - The Steakouts debut performance, Montage Music Hall!
2: 1980 - Reluctant Stereotypes release their 2nd single, Ben Shirtman
2: 2010 - Dr. Ritchie Ring Ding turns 40
1: 2010 - New Bigger Thomas album out
1: 2000 - 2Strokebuzz.com launched
June 1982 - Trouser Press #62
June 1980 - Bad Manners' single Lip Up Fatty
May
30: 1986 - Moon Records' Two Tone Two: Beat Brigade/ A Kings/ Toasters/ Daybreakers/ Boilers at Danceteria, 30 W 21 St NYC
30: 1981 - NME reports on Treacherous Three and the Bronx rapping revolution
29: 2010 - Skatalites' Navarone on SMRSLT blog
29: 1982 - NME Strummer quits Clash
28: 2010 - Cecil Bustamente Campbell, O.D. (aka Prince Buster) is 72
27: 2003 - Planet Smashers at the 505 in Syracuse
26: 2006 - R.I.P. Desmond Adolphus Dacres, aged 64
25: 1996 - R.I.P Bradley James Nowell, aged 28
24: 1980 - Specials' Rat Race out as TT11
23: 1981 - NME cover is the Beat's Dave & Roger
22: 2010 - SKAppleton ska fest (est. 1993) in Kimberly, WI
22: 1995 - Pietasters rush OooLooLoo (produced by Victor Rice) out on Moon
22: 1955 - Jeremy David Hounsell Dammers, aka General Dankey is born in South India
21: 2007 - A simple twist of fate with Buck & Chuck at the St. Louis Airport!
20: 1997 - Jo-Ann Greene's yellow This is Ska 16 track collection out on Music Club
19: 1998 - Moon Records release of Mobtown's 2nd Cactus Juice
19: 1979 - NME cover is Specials & Ska Rude Boys Don't Argue
18: 2009 - Madness' Liberty of Norton Folgate out in the UK
18: 1997 - Move To Larger Venue: Bosstones, Pietasters, Swingin Utters Main St Armory Rochester
13: 2007 - Toasters, Briggs, Clockers, Mechatama at Mohawk Place (Buffalo) by Sickboy Productionz
11: 1981 - R.I.P. Robert Nesta Marley OM
10: 2002 - Allstonians, Mercury Star Lounge by Fritz
9: 2001 - Babylon cookie jar a crumble in CITYNEWS
9: 1989 - Casino Royale's Ten Golden Guns out on Unicorn PHZA-32
7: 1990 - No Sports' Stay Rude Stay Rebel E.P. out on Unicorn
7: 1942 - Justin Hinds (Dominoes) born
6: 1980 - Madness Daily Mirror
6: 1969 - R.I.P. Don Drummond
5: 2010 - Roderick James Byers is 55 today
5: 2005 - Mike Park at Water St Music Hall; Amanda Stepto AKA Degrassi's Christine "Spike" Nelson drives down from Toronto
5: 2004 - R.I.P. Clement Seymour Coxone Dodd
5: 1995 - Bosstones, Miggedys R.I.T. Ritter Arena 8pm
5: 1995 - Allstonians, R.I.T. Ritzkeller 5pm
4: 2007 - Slackers, Phenomenauts, Mrs. Skannotto, LeVar Burtones at the California Brew Haus, 14615
4: 1997 - Magadog, Professionals, Skacho Cheese and the Verge at the Penny Arcade 7pm $7
4: 1996 - Bosstones, SUNY Fredonia
3: 2003 - Blackouts split
2: 1981 - Plaid knickers in the NME
2: 1945 - Judge Dread born
1: 1991 - Chrysalis releases CC5010 (the Specials singles collection) in the UK
May 2009 - Uncut cover story madness
May 2009 - Neville Staple releases his book, Original Rude Boy; inside a pic of Jeremy Patton!
May 2008 - Specials (+CD) feature in MOJO #174
May 1982 - Bad Manners' Got No Brains 45 out
May 1980 - The Face debut issue, w/ Dammers ascending a staircase
May 1980 - Hit Parader reports on UK ska as 'Eurobeat'

April
30: 1994 - Bosstones, Shootyz Groove, SUNY Brockport Union Ballroom
29: 1995 - Yolk, Perfect Thyroid, Nazareth College Springfest
29: 2001 - Pietasters, Blackouts Haunt Ithaca
29: 1992 - There was a riot on the street tell me where were you?
28: 2001 - Bosstones, Blackouts SUNY Geneseo Kuhl Gymnasium
28: 1989 - 1st Skankin' Pickle show
27: 2007 - Shane Meadows' autobiographical This is England (IFC Films) released
27: 1998 - Ska Against Racism Tour w/Kemuri, Mustard Plug (deliver HP5 to Chris Demakes LTJ)
26: 1998 - Universal Madness recorded live at Universal Ampitheater L.A., & released a year later.
26: 1996 - Allstonians at Ritzkeller Coffeehouse RIT + free taco bar; photo by Doc Awk
26-29: 1980 - Specials live Germany (Hamburg - Berlin - Munich - Neu Isenburg)
26: 1980 - Headline on the cover/ centrespread of UK paper Black Echoes
25: 1997 - Skatalites, Too Hectic Haunt Ithaca - they're traveling via an eighties Itasca RV
24: 2010 - All aboard the Reggae train! Derrick Morgan w/ Arsenals in Toronto
24: 2007 - One More Bullet released on Stomp Records Canada
24: 1998 - No Time For Plans
23: 2010 - NY Ska Festival featuring King Chango, HCS, Bigger Thomas & many more at B.B. King's
23: 1996 - Perfect Thyroid, Nazareth College Springfest
23: 1983 - Dexy's Come On Eileen tops Billboard Chart, preventing Michael Jackson from back-to-back #1s
22: 1927 - Lorenzo Aitken born in Cuba
21: 2010 - Barso (Madness' Mike Barson) is 52
21: 2002 - Flogging Molly, Slackers, AOT, Water St Music Hall
21: 2000 - Spider Nick & the Maddogs, w/ Blackouts, Mexican Cession, Water Street Music Hall
21: 1990 - East Bay Wrecking Crew scooter rally coincides with huge Berkeley Earth Day Int'l ska fest
20: 2010 - new PAMA INT'L release out in North America
20: 2010 - new Toots album out
20: 2010 - Slackers' Great Rocksteady Swindle (Hellcat) out
20: 1979 - 2Tone Records begins with release of Gangsters, rubber-stamped sleeves by the Special A.K.A.
19: 2010 - Specials in Toronto
18: 2003 - Toasters, Blackouts Club at Water St by Fritz (Easter weekend)
18: 1941 - Hortense Ellis born
17: 2010 - record store day?
17: 1995 - Bosstones are back, but will the floor survive? w/ Mung at Harro East Ballroom
17: 1987 - R.I.P. Carlton Barrett, one-drop originator, age 36
17: 1984 - Nelson Mandela by the Special A.K.A. as TT26
17: 1981 - Madness' Grey Day
16: 1981 - Seduced by Ska RS#342
16: 1979 - NME cover story on Mod revival
16: 1969 - Israelites is the top single in UK
15: 2004 - R.I.P. Phyllis Dillon, age 56
14: 1998 - 100% British Ska: Unsung Heroes of the 2 Tone Era, a collection of 45s on 2CD, by Captain Mod UK
13: 2010 - The Specials on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
13: 1983 - English Beat w/ openers R.E.M. live UR's Alexander Palestra, Wednesday 9pm
12: 1997 - Miggedys, Professionals, SMA, DLO, NC13s Syracuse
12: 1988 - Recriminations E.P. issued on Unicorn UK
12: 1986 - Ramones live UR's Alexander Palestra, Saturday 8pm
11: 2010 - Neville Euton Staple is 55 (Specials)
11: 1981 - NME features Belle Stars, James Brown
10: 2010 - Neville O'Riley Livingston, bka Bunny Wailer is 63
9: 2010 - Jeremy Jiant is 31
8: 1996 - B.P.M. The Very Best of the Beat released; we literally get it 4/9/06
7: 1980 - Jay Cocks' full page on the 2 Tone craze in Time Magazine USA
7: 1961 - DONDI born in Brooklyn – "I just couldn't see an adult putting that much energy into something that isn't going to pay"
6: 2010 - Joe Gittleman, bass fiddleman is 42
6: 2004 - Toots Hibbert duets album True Love out
5: 2010 - Everett Morton (English Beat/ Elevators drummer) is 59
5: 2002 - R.I.P. Dave Karcich (CT drummer for Spring-Heeled Jack, Pilfers, AOT)
4: 2010 - WRUR FM's dr awkward is 55, + sizeable Specials reunion article in NY Times
4: 1949 - Franklin Delano Alexander 'Junior' Braithwaite born in Kingston, JA
3: 2010 - Skinnerbox turns 21
2: 2010 - Jesse Michaels is 41
1: 2001 - B3's, General Rudie, Speakeasies Water St matinee by Fritz
1-11: 1997 - Attack of the Planet Smashers recorded, Chris Murray as producer
1: 2010 - James Chambers, bka Jimmy Cliff, is 62
Apr 2010: Ska Cubano III - Mambo Ska
Apr 1984: Skatalites record 2nd reunion album, The Return of The Big Guns29: 2001
Apr 1971: Dave & Ansel Collins Double Barrel #1 on UK singles chart for 2 weeks
March
31: 2000 - Pressure Cooker at Empire Brewing [Good Friday]
31: 1996 - Rancid, Water St w/ RFTC
30: 1988 - Toasters' Unicorn test press of PHZA 18 Recriminations E.P.
29: 2003 - Ska Summit, Las Vegas NV
28: 1997 - Scofflaws haunt Ithaca NY
27: 2010 - Time Marches On! Derrick Morgan is 70
26: 2003 - Rocksteady 7 Monty's Krown
26: 1996 - Moon Records release Static World View by CT's Spring-Heeled Jack. 2010 reunion.
26: 1990 - "It's 12:00, do you know where your girlfriend is?" NYC SKA LIVE recorded and mixed at The Cat Club, NYC
26: 1978 - Automatics make debut opening for Saints at the Marquee (London). Later Coventry Automatics, then Special A.K.A.
25: 2006 - English Beat's Dave Wakeling Water St
25: 2003 - Megalith & Jump Up Records release a massive 4 disc compilation, Still Standing
24: 1996 - Coolie Ranx departs Toasters/ Dub 56 tracklist gets retooled
23: 2004 - Slackers Nietzsches Buffalo
23: 1996 - Too Hectic Alfred University
23: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim HBB, w/ Koo Koo Boy
23: 1989 - SKA EXPLOSION mega-bill recorded at the London Astoria
23: 1989 - SKANKIN' 'ROUND THE WORLD VOL. 2 compilation out, liner notes penned by DJ BILKO
22: 2010 - 'Mr. Rocksteady' Ken Boothe OD turns 62
22: 2006 - Dicky B. fired from the Mighty Morning Show on Indie 103.1 FM in LA
22: 2002 - Pietasters, Water St w/ Erick
22: 1980 - Sounds cover, Fatty Dread (Bad Manners' Doug)
21: 1981 - Melody Maker cover "Pauline Bites the Bullet" (Selecter, Specials, Status Quo)
20: 2010 - Rainford Hugh Perry, bka Scratch the Upsetter is 74
19: 2010 - Terry Hall is 51
19: 1980 - Graduate 45 Elvis Should Play Ska
18: 1979 - Suggs witness to the Specials' RAR gig at the Hope & Anchor, after the show they trade addresses
18: 1967 - NME features Fats Domino & Prince Buster
17: 1995 - Toasters HBB, w/ BC Enterprize on St. Patrick's Day
17: 1995 - Gals Panic liner notes
17: 1992 - No Doubt Interscope debut out
16: 2005 - R.I.P. Justin Hinds aged 62
15: 2010 - Jimmy Cliff inducted in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame
15: 2008 - R.I.P. Mikey Dread aged 53
15: 1980 - Sounds cover The Specials in New York – they'll return April 20 & 21st 2010!
15: 1980 - Melody Maker cover March Madness in NY; Chas standing on the hood of a Caprice
15: 1980 - People get ready for The Bodysnatchers' debut on TT9
13: 2003 - Slackers Milestones
12: 2009 - Spatial AKA in the Independent
12: 1932 - Don Drummond born
11: 1997 - Bosstones' Let's Face It ships platinum, knock on wood
9: 1989 - The Braces Prime Cut LP as PHZA-30. After paying an obscene amount for this 3/08, we then find one locally for $5
8: 2010 - Lloyd Knibb is 79
8: 1980 - NME cover Birmingham Between the Lions (English Beat), + neckties
7: 1989 - Deltones' Stay Where You Are, an update of the Gloria & Dreamlettes classic, backed w/ Lemon Squeezy on PHZ-34
7: 1982 - Madness' House of Fun video filmed
7: 1981 - Shack Records (Specials Lynval & Bodysnatcher Stella) release 21 Guns
6: 2010 - NYSJE, Bluebeats, Hey Stranger, Freddy Loco, Silver Dollar at Kniting Factory Brooklyn
6: 1995 - R.I.P. Delroy Wilson, aged 46
6: 1980 - Mick Brown interviews The Specials, Gangsters of Ska - page 24 Rolling Stone
6: 1979 - Costello in St. Louis: offhand remarks escalate into infamous barroom brawl with Stephen Stills (over Ray Charles & JB)
5: 1982 - Fun Boy Three debut out
4: 2000 - Let's Go Bowling Stay Tuned (Liberation) & Busters' Make a Move (Moon) from Soundgarden Geneseo
4: 1995 - Toasters' NY Fever CD from Fantastic Records
4: 1988 - Toasters & Urban Blight play Boys Club of NY benefit, 8pm
3: 1948 - Donat Roy 'Jackie' Mittoo born
3: 1927 - Tommy McCook born
2: 1997 - Professionals, Danny Down & Sinker matinee at Penny Arcade
2: 1983 - Madness' Nutty Dread bootleg, 18 tracks live in London
1: 2010 - Harry Belafonte is 83
1: 1996 - Bosstones, Water St w/ Bouncing Souls and H2O
1: 1981 - Rico's That Man is Forward out today
1: 1980 - Sounds Def Leppard cover where Joe Elliott looks like Meryl Streep
Mar 2010 - Record Collector #373 features LCH piece on Millie Small
Mar 1984 - Jamming #18 Jerry Dammers homeless
Mar 1980 - Trouser Press #48 (Joe Strummer cover) has innards on The Specials and Tom Petty
Mar 1964 - Millie's smash single, My Boy Lollipop released

February
28: 1981 - Pauline Celebrates front cover of Record Mirror
27: 2006 - Pietasters, FCK, Mrs. Skannotto Milestones 170 East
27: 1997 - King Chango haunt afterward Mano's Diner Rt 13 Ithaca NY
27: 1993 - Skalapalooza bill at Ritz NYC (ex-Studio 54) - Bad Manners, Skatalites, Toasters, Scofflaws, Ruder Than You, Skunks!
25: 1994 - Urban Blight Milestones 50 East
24: 1998 - NY BEAT 2: Breaking and Entering MR099 out today (Megalith anticipates Volume III in 2010). Reunion April 10, 2010
24: 1980 - The Edge & Q107 FM is proud to present Specials, w/ The News at Maple Leaf Ballroom, Toronto
23: 2005 - Toasters, WBT, Castaways Ithaca. Full moon, listen to El Temperamental Sonido de Los Granadians Vol. 1 on the drive
23: 1980 - NME features Selecter / Madness, while Melody Maker features Pauline Black, Richie Blackmore and more
23: 1980 - Selecter is out with Too Much Pressure
23: 1967 - Prince Buster's Al Capone peaks #18 on the UK chart
21: 2010 - Ranking Roger Charlery is 49
21: 2008 - R.I.P. Joe Gibbs, aged 65
21: 2001 - Slackers' Wasted Days out on Hellcat Records 
21: 1986 - Toasters, A-Kings, Beat Brigade, Second Step, at Loeb Student Center NYU
20: 1980 - TT8, Selecter Three Minute Hero released
19: 2010 - Dave Wakeling is 54
18: 2004 - Fantastic Records to close
18: 2000 - Pressure Cooker Empire Brewery
17: 2004 - Big D, Mustard Plug, + Planet Smashers onstage in front of 400 kids in Buffalo for the first gig of the first Ska Is Dead tour
17: 2004 - The Know How at Bug Jar to no turnout; they break up exactly 3 years later
17: 1998 - Moon Ska releases the consolidated Essential Mr Review as MNR 120
16: 1989 - Deltones (ex-Bodysnatchers, Belle Stars) release their only LP, Nana Choc Choc in Paris, PHZA-31 recorded 8/88
15: 1995 - Bim's Eyes & Ears in Twin Cities Reader Minneapolis
15: 1990 - Laurel Aitken and Pressure Tenants release Ringo The Gringo, PHZA-50 on the Unicorn label
15: 1990 - Aitken mini E.P. Eskapade in France, PHZ-59; Twelve years later available on Grover's Rudi Got Married CD
14: 1981 - Dance Craze L.P. out as CHR TT 5004
14: 1929 - It was bootleg liquor! St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Chicago. See Mark Foggo's 98 album/ Gangsters A New Beginning for detail
12: 1997 - Isaac Green & Skalars Haunt Ithaca, pause left on and next day written out from memory
12: 1997 - On The Town by Dan Bindert, City weekly is of interest
11: 2010 - H.R. (Bad Brains) is 54
11: 2005 - Dr. Awk 'fondly recalls WRUR reggae radio' in the Insider weekly
11: 2000 - Allstonians Empire Brewery
11: 1995 - Miggedys, Ansley Court, Nerve Circus at Boogie Bar
10: 1998 - Washington DC's Eastern Standard Time reveal debut, Second Hand
9: 2002 - Planet Smashers Milestones
9: 1980 - Specials in USA, Georgie Fame timewarp
9: 1979 - UB40 plays its first show; a birthday party
9: 1964 - Beatles Ed Sullivan
8: 2008 - Dead 60s announce split
8: 1990 - From the desk of Mark Johnson, ten track undead album recorded in London 6/89 by America's No.1 Ska ravers is FRANKENSKA
7: 2003 - English Beat at the Royal Festival Hall, London - 20 song DVD 130 min
7: 1980 - Madness Invades America, on page 25 of Rolling Stone
6: 2010 - NME gives Specials another cover, now for the 30th anniversary
6: 1993 - King Apparatus, Nietzsche's Buffalo
6: 1990 - Patrick Shan (Squale Records France) compiles int'l ska collection Planet Ska for Unicorn, later on CD in 1994
6: 1989 - R.I.P. King Tubby, age 48
6: 1945 - Bob Marley born
4: 2010 - PHZA-49 arrives!
4: 2006 - Los Furios' Tread Lightly out
4: 1984 - Madness, Tracey Ullman Jr TV times Look In
3: 1959 - Buddy Holly / Richie Valens / Big Bopper planecrash
2: 2003 - R.I.P. Vincent 'Randy' Chin, aged 65
1: 2003 - R.I.P. Ramón 'Mongo' Santamaría, aged 85
Feb 2005 - YouTube begins; watch the f*ck out!
Feb 1987 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Common Rider) publishes his first fanzine, Kill Deal For Only 50 Cents
Feb 1964 - The Wailers' first single, 'Simmer Down' hits #1 in Jamaica

January 2010
31: 2007 - The Police announce reunion performance for the Grammys®
31: 1997 - Professionals, Al Beaman Band, Danny Down at Tea House; CITY listing
30: 2007 - Alright, Still released in US, to Billboard's top 20
30: 1980 - Specials live radio broadcast in Denver; Jah Chris found this cassette in an aptartment he cleaned out
29: International Blastbeat Celebration Day
29: 1990 - the NME shows favorable mention of PHZA-49, No Sports' King Ska
28: 2006 - R.I.P. Brent Dowe (Melodians), aged 59
28: 2006 - Ska Brawl Package: Toasters + Go Jimmy Go. Knight Club in Powell Campus Center Alfred University 9:30p
28: 1994 - Scofflaws HBB
28: 1986 - Challenger shuttle explodes. See Potato 5 'Shuttle Disaster' / Faith No More 'We Care A Lot' for detail
27: 1998 - Moon releases Authentic Ska Sound of Tommy McCook on MNR-122
27: 1996 - Yolk at Milestones 50 East Avenue & snowy walk 5 miles home 2 - 4am
26-28: 2006 - Radiola Records' Sao Paulo Brazil weekend DVD has Desorden Publico, Chris Murray, Firebug, Slackers, Vic Rice
26: 1980 - The Specials Too Much Too Young E.P. out
25: 2010 - Joyce Bond on SMRSLT
25: 2002 - Bim Skala Bim Water St by Fritz
25: 2001 - Wakeling's Ithaca Beat Odyssey
24: 1984 - Apple introduces Macintosh
23: 1999 - Toasters, Mexican Cession, Split Second, Showplace Theatre Buffalo NY
23: 1995 - Ms. Cordell Jackson of Moon Records Memphis writes Moon NYC, prompting Moon Ska name change
22: 1996 - Rancid's third, the Jim Carroll-referencing ...And Out Come the Wolves certified gold by RIAA
22: 1994 - WITR FM radio listeners rank DHC's My Problem #8 of the top 89 alternative songs of all time?
21: 1980 - Specials Paradiso, Amsterdam: blue backed disc with printed inserts on Nite Club (UK) label, it's recorded
20: 2010 - R.I.P. Nerlyn "Lynn" Taitt, Jamaican guitarist, aged 75
20: 1998 - Where's the beef? Oprah vs. Cattle industry
20: 1981 - Teenage Filmstars' second single, I Helped Patrick Magoohan Escape, out today
20: 1979 - Aaron Emerson
20: 1977 - DP Kress
20: 1952 - Stanley Eisen
20: 1928 - Rudy Boesch
19: 1998 - R.I.P. Carl Perkins
19: 1985 - Sounds interview Jerry Dammers
18: 2010 - Spectrum/ Universal release My Boy Lollipop, a Millie Small anthology in UK
18: 1991 - Bosstones Toronto
18: 1990 - D.C. mayor Marion Barry arrested for cocaine use; "Goddamn setup...I'll be goddamn. Bitch set me up!" See Pietasters track
18: 1980 - Elvis Costello and Warner Brothers legal misunderstanding about the TT7 single begins
17: 1999 - Pietasters, Skavoovie & Epitones Water St (Ron Hawkins' Rusty Nails no show). Video shot from riser which gets taken out soon
17: 1989 - The Busters' Weserlabel debut Ruder Than Rude, LP PHZA-27 on Unicorn UK
17: 1981 - Black Echoes has RICO O'JAYS SPECIALS JAMES BROWN
17: 1981 - Sounds "Dammers Cuts Another Tooth"
16: 1982 - Bad Manners centrefold, Magnum P.I., Junior TV Times Look In
16: 1982 - Sounds reports ex-Selecter Pauline Black, to be stage actress performing role of Cassandra in Trojans this month
15: 2010 - Willo is 43 today!
15: 2010 - Arsenals on Bloor?
15: 1998 - Neil Cooper & ROIR reissues 2CD of the 1986 double cassette release Skatalites live '83 Stretching Out
15: 1994 - USA Billboard Magazine cover story unearths American Ska underground
14: 2010 - It's madness: Chas Smash is 51 today!
14: 1989 - Chas at 30, NME's Steve Lamacq writes 2 big pages on Zoot! and the late-eighties London ska awakening
13: 2010 - Graham 'Suggs' McPherson celebrates 49
13: 1998 - Dr. Ring Ding (Germany)'s Ram Di Dance on MNR-126 out
12: 1980 - Dr. Who's Tom Baker and The Selecter share LOOK IN weekly with Smurfs
11: 2005 - Tom Dumont is 37. Fullerton Museum reports theft of the red vinyl dress worn by Gwen Stefani on Tragic Kingdom album cover,
sometime between 2:30-3:30 PST. Valued $5,000
11: 1994 - Voodoo Glow Skulls debut Who is this Is released on Dr. Strange Records
11: 1990 - Derrick Morgan's Moonhop release on PHZA-63
9: 2003 - Rancid & Vic Ruggerio NBC TV Conan O'Brien
9: 1996 - HP 'zine begins with an interview of DF Macallister
9: 1991 - Specials Singles Collection CD released on Chrysalis
9: 1981 - Rudie in Court! Specials' Jerry & Terry are fined for inciting a riot the previous fall
7: 2003 - The BlueBeat Lounge, a weekly live club night in Los Angeles starts, runs 6+ years
6: 1996 - Andrea Gingerich and RTY at the Trocadero
5: 1979 - Joe Jackson's Look Sharp! out today
Jan 1991 More Tea? Ska-Boom (Leicester UK)'s Lost In Ska Extremely Nice label sees re-release on PHZCD-66, with bonus cuts added
Jan 1989 Operation Ivy records Energy, splits within 5 months
Jan 1985 National Geographic interviews Jimmy Cliff

12/64
bobby darin
TP#48
PHZA-78
December
31: 2000 - Slackers NYE at The Cooler, it's recorded
31: 1982 - Happy New Year, Dick Clark shoeshine!
30: 1994 - 1st live performance of New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Manhattan Center
30: 1990 - London Int'l Ska Fest 5 at the Robey: Derrick Morgan, Hotknives, Mr. Review, Ska Fever, Ska Per
29: 1990 - London Int'l Ska Fest 5 at the Robey: Busters, Skaboom, Spy Eye, Natural Rhythm, Bugsy Malone, Tighten Up
29: 1979 - Elvis Costello debuts 'The Imposter' at a Christmas concert, benefit for Kampuchea (later on 2LP)
28: 2009 - Bosstones' Hometown Throwdown #12. Bim Skala Bim reunion & Pietasters support
28: 1997 - Toasters RTY Articles Derringers at Wetlands NYC
28: 1996 - Scofflaws Live, catalog no. MR097 recorded at New York Avenue, Huntington Long Island NY
28: 1995 - R.I.P. David Molina, ex-LGB lead guitar on Music To Bowl By, suddenly
28: 1981 - Rhoda w/ Special AKA 'The Boiler' sleeve + Sapphire deco typeface
26: 1973 - Toots & the Maytals at Coventry's Locarno -no
25: 2006 - R.I.P James Brown, Godfather of Soul, aged 73
25: 1987 - It's Christmastime in Hollis, Queens
23: 1986 - Gaz's Trojans debut at the London Astoria, supporting Potato 5 and ska legend Laurel Aitken
22: 2002 - R.I.P. Joe Strummer, singer frontman activist for the Clash, aged 50
22: 1980 - The Blackouts, a punk-pop band put together by three ex-members of the Telepaths (Seattle), release an E.P.
22: 1979 - Sounds Ranking Roger cover & Bodysnatchers feature. The Beat signs to Arista
21: 1996 - Toots' 2CD Time Tough Anthology
21: 1995 - GK Willy w/ BrainEaters at Penny Arcade (video)
21: 1988 - Int'l Ska Fest (BBLP001) Brixton Fridge with Bad Manners, Potato 5, Laurel Aitken, Deltones, Loafers,
Napoleon Solo, King Hammond. This is part of a Dec 7-23 UK tour which gets written up in the NME next month
20: 1989 - final Potato 5 gig, Town & Country II (Islington London)
20: 1988 - Int'l Ska Fest (BBLP001) Sir George Robey with Trojans, Bim Skala Bim, Braces, Skaos, Capone & Bullets, Skin Deep
19: 1982 - Madness' Smash Hits Christmas flexidisc
18: 1997 - R.I.P. Chris Farley, in Chicago IL
18: 1997 - Grand Opening of the 2nd Moon Ska storefront office, 6PM
17: 2000 - R.I.P. Moon Ska NYC, world's largest exclusive ska company since '83 announces demise effective immediately
17: 1999 - office party at Water St Grill (before the fire), and across street a blue Econoline van bearing HP sticker, no idea whose
17: 1996 - Professionals guest performance on Lil Davey's WITR 89.7 FM Ska on my Radio 10pm
17: 1995 - Bim Skala Bim, East L.A. Syracuse NY
16: 1990 - R.I.P. Donat Roy 'Jackie' Mittoo, aged 42
15: 2009 - 9 years since Moon, and the Voice weighs in
15: 1996 - One of several Professionals' Sunday matinee at the Tea House Art Gallery. Also Bob Barker + Latchkey Kids
15: 1988 - The Risk (third studio LP out last week) + Skaos (from Munich, UK debut) at the Sir George Robey
15: 1979 - Melody Maker is Jerry Dammers, 2Tone Dance Master
14: 1979 - Clash release a smashy double LP named London Calling. 2009 sees it as a replica
13: 2000 - Bug Jar founder Bob Duke killed in automobile accident in Ireland
13: 1998 - Slackers' Vic & Dave with Skatalites haunt Ithaca NY
12: 1989 - Skaos' sophomore entitled Catch This Beat, Unicorn PHZA-56, to be reissued in 1995
12: 1989 - Laurel Aitken It's Too Late 1961-84 compilation on Unicorn PHZA-53
12: 1980 - At Version City? Clash release Sandinista! as 3 pizzas in one box
11: 2009 - Bosstones Jimmy Kimmel Live, episode #7155
10: 1994 - Moon Skazette #14 arrives Saturday afternoon via US mail, feeding interest for years
10: 1990 - Hotknives' debut The Way Things Are depicts bleak council housing. Unicorn PHZA-47
10: 1990 - Fifth and final international compilation Skankin' Round The World released, Unicorn PHZA-78
9: 2009 - BNE in the NYT
8: 2001 - Planet Smashers at Statesmen Geneseo 9pm
8: 1987 - Baby Snakes' Impudent Reptiles E.P. Unicorn PHZA-15
8: 1980 - John Lennon murdered
8: 1979 - Beat Tears of a Clown TT6
7: 2000 - Pilfers Blackouts Motives /Milestones
7: 1978 - R.I.P. BCE Oster 9/21/09, aged 30
6: 2009 - impressed to find a blog like Matt Carl's OFFBEATSKA.COM exists!
5: 1996 - Scofflaws haunt Ithaca NY – we listen to this en route
4: 1980 - Do Nothing/ Maggie's Farm 45 out
3: 1995 - Bosstones, Alexander Palestra U of R
2: 1980 - FlexiPop premiere issue comes with a free Selecter remix
1: 1989 - Derrick Morgan's recording session for The Moonhop at Aosis Studios, Chalk Farm London (Unicorn PHZA-63)
1: 1980 - Specials and Selecter BBC John Peel Session
Dec 2009 Mojo #193 Terry Hall interview
Dec 1986 Toasters Pool Shark released in UK on Unicorn PHZA-5
Dec 1983 Trouser Press #92/93 double issue. Madness/ Peter Tosh/ Bad Brains
Dec 1982 Trouser Press #80 English Beat/ Joe Jackson/ Bananarama
Dec 1964 Keen Teen #1 features Beatles/ Millie Small/ Beach Boys + hipster slang dictionary
November
30: 2000 - Bosstones, Mexican Cession at Sideshow Music Hall, Lackawanna NY
30: 2000 - Bob Moog lecture at Eastman School room OSL101 as part of MoogFest
30: 1997 - Pilfers, Enrique Slavadas Funtime Trio, Professionals at Penny Arcade
29: 1996 - Big D interview
26: 2009 - Thanksgiving - Prince Buster \ Turkey Stomp - Hotknives \ She sure can cook - Skavoovie
26: 2000 - Slackers Water St by Fritz
26: 1996 - Madness' The Business 3CD box from Media Play Ridgemont
25: 1997 - NYC SKA MOB tour, Mercury Theatre Buffalo
25: 1996 - Toots & the Maytals, Hepcat, Insteps at Wetlands NYC
24: 2003 - Primus’ Tour De Fromage, Syracuse
24: 2001 - Knockout Ska $5 used, Record Archive East
24: 1994 - Big Hair, Grimskunk, Lethargy at HBB
24: 1993 - Skavoovee '93 package! Skatalites, Special Beat, Selecter, Toasters in NY
24: 1979 - People get ready: the all-girl Bodysnatchers debut at London's Windsor Castle tonight
22: 1996 - Toasters / Bim Skala BSU
21: 1999 - Spider Nick & Maddogs Water St by Fritz
20: 1998 - R.I.P. Roland Alphonso, aged 67
20: 1996 - Deston Berry (Hepcat) interview Ogden St. Buffalo / the release of HP3
20: 1982 - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS: Eddy Grant, Steve Van Zandt, Jah Wobble, Go-Gos, Musical Youth, Higsons, Black Flag
18: 2007 - FAME! Bowie's Rochester NY 1976 pot bust mugshot sells for $2,556.00 USD in Hilton
18: 1995 - Rancid on SNL with Roots Radicals + Ruby Soho
18: 1994 - Bim Skala Bim HBB
17: 1997 - Siren Six comes back and plays Neal's basement in Chili NY
17: 1995 - Murphy's Law, Toasters, Too Hectic Water St
16: 2001 - Toasters Club at Water St / the release of HP7
16: 1996 - Professionals, Latch Key Kids, Beat-Offs, PBT at the Claw in RIT tunnels
16: 1990 - Liquidators' solid Black And White Pictures, Unicorn PHZA-77
15: 2005 - Mighty Sparrow at Eastman
13: 2004 - R.I.P. Errol Thompson, aged 55
13: 1981 - Professionals' I Didn't See This Coming on Virgin UK
12: 1996 - Roseanne #206 'Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti' airs on ABC TV
12: 1995 - Mephiskapheles' Doomsday video premieres on MTV's 120 Minutes – we talk about it HERE
11: 1999 - Bim Skala Bim, Milestones
11: 1988 - Skaos' 11 track debut, Beware! is Unicorn PHZA-24
10: 2001 - R.I.P. Ken Kesey
10: 1994 - Hey stranger: Miggedys Water St
10: 1969 - Sesame Street pilot
9: 1996 - Professionals' first show at Riverton Community Center
9: 1983 - The Beat perform 22 songs in Geneva, NY it’s recorded
8: 1998 - Skinnerbox Demonstration release at Coney Island High, St Marks NYC. Radiation Kings + Metro Stylee support
8: 1988 - Jav in newsprint of Tenth Ward Courier
7: 1989 - Unicorn release PHZD-45, a gatefold 2LP of the London Int'l Ska Fest II, that May 27-29
6: 2004 - Harvey Pekar Night at Dryden Theatre
5: 2009 - Stephen Shafer, your Duff Guide to Ska, turns 43 today
5: 1982 - Bad Manners release Forging Ahead in UK
5: 1955 - "A red letter day in the history of science"
5: 1955 - Racial segregation forbidden on public transportation in U.S. interstate commerce. Play Napoleon Solo's 'Trains and Buses'
3: 1979 - Dead Kennedys, Prince Buster in this week's Sounds
1: 2002 - Mustard Plug, Blackouts 5 year Rochester by Fritz
October
31: 2009 - It's Halloween!
31: 1996 - Pietasters, Skunks, SHJ at D.C.'s Capitol Ballroom to 1,000 people
31: 1990 - Pietasters' first show
28: 1997 - Toasters' D.L.T.B.G.Y.D. out MR123
28: 1993 - Bad Brains in town
27: 1995 - New York Times Neil Strauss' big The Sound of New York: Ska. Ska? Yes, Ska.
27: 1979 - Specials Odeon rooftop Sounds
26: 1881 - Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, AZ. Play the Loafers song for more detail
24: 1997 - Scofflaws RIT
23: 1999 - Fritz's first promotion is 4 locals at Showplace Theatre (Buffalo)
23: 1996 - Mephiskapheles at Showplace
22: 1994 - Penn State Skank! JC Superska, Slackers, Agent 99, Mephiskapheles, SHJ, Hub Ballroom. $4
21: 1993 - Bosstones crowd breaks through floorboards at Rochester's HBB
21: 1985 - Untouchables, The Playn Jayn + Makin' Time at Electric Ballroom NW1
21: 1980 - Bodysnatchers announce split, their final show will be Halloween night in London
20: 2004 - Dub is a Weapon + GPGDS, Club at Water St
20: 1989 - Unicorn release Vive Le Ska, a French compilation plus a Laurel Aitken anthology
20: 1979 - NME Geldof interview and a night out with the Specials; Sounds has Selecter, Northern Mod
19: 2004 - R.I.P. Greg Shaw [BOMP!]
19: 1979 - Madness' One Step Beyond single and debut longplayer of the same name out
17: 1934 - Rico born Emmanuel Rodriguez in Kingston, Jamaica (75)
16: 1998 - George Marshall's Two Tone Story square format, found locally at Ultrasonic Sound
16: 1997 - Primus, Dome Arena, 7pm
15: 2005 - 10:15 saturday night? Dave Wakeling's English Beat, Water St Music Hall
15: 1999 - Ska is our Business released
13: 2006 - Pietasters, Flour City Knuckleheads, Hoboz at Milestones (9pm Friday)
13: 1997 - Selecter and The Friggs, Water St Music Hall; 30 people go (8pm Monday)
13: 1983 - First commercial cellular phone call made
12: 1997 - Mustard Plug, Telegraph, Mexican Cession, Major Healy (6pm Buffalo)
12: 1980 - Bahama Mama records most of their live In Concert LP at the Triangle Theatre in Rochester
10: 1998 - SHJ USA + FINK GOTHIC at SUNY Oswego
9: 1993 - Steady Earnest/ Gangster Fun HBB
9: 1979 - A Message to You, Rudy backed with Nite Klub released today – produced by E. Costello
8: 1994 - Chucklehead/ Miggedys HBB
7: 1997 - Mephiskapheles' Maximum Perversion out on Moon Ska MNR555, Pietasters' Willis out on Hellcat
6: 1946 - Millie Small born in Clarendon, Jamaica (63) - Trojan Records is compiling her anthology fall '09
4: 1994 - Give 'em enough rope: Question The Answers out
5: 2002 - Dave Wakeling's English Beat gets HP7, Montage Music Hall
3: 1993 - The Suspects played their first show at the 'club' Hoi Polloi in Houston, TX
1: 1994 - Miggedys PMHS talent show
Oct 2009: SPIN runs feature re: 30 years of 2Tone, unheard of behaviour for an American mag!
Oct 1989: Stones laid by our ancestors? Check the smeared concrete out front 234 East Blvd: "R.U.S.H. Oct-89", "SKINHEAD UNITY",
"MARY SKANK", "M-OI" – It's not council housing, but J. Nunno worked at Towners bikes nearby. Zoot ska zine is at its peak.
September
30: 1939 - The late Balford was born this day in Westmoreland, JA
29: 2008 - Ring the bell, school's back in!
29: 1982 - English Beat release Special Beat Service on Go Feet
28: 2007 - United Colors of Ska, the classic int'l compilation series, releases v4.0
28: 1997 - Moonstomp Tour package brings us Articles, Magadog
28: 1997 - Memorial for Alex Montalvo in NYC, singer for Defactos
27: 1980 - More Specials released. This goes to #5 in UK, #98 in US
27: 1980 - Melody Maker has Jon Anderson of Yes, + Specials
27: 1980 - NME cover is a Specials stage invasion at Bristol
25: 1979 - The Selecter TT4 climbs to #8 in the UK
23: 2004 - Buck in Calgary
22: 2007 - R.I.P. Hepcat bassist David Fuentes (1971-2007). Fuentes was on UK tour with Aggrolites.
22: 1999 - Pietasters Styleen's Syracuse
21: 2009 - Alex Désert stars on House MD
19: 1980 - Bad Manners' Special Brew/ Ivor the Engine out now. Reaches #3 in UK
18: 1982 - Ex-Specials' Roddy Radiation & the Tearjerkers debut 45 Desire out now
17: 2001 - R.I.P. Lou Dog
17: 1983 - Melody Maker's colour cover is J. Dammers AKA
16: 2009 - R.I.P. Mary Travers, aged 72
15: 1989 - Laurel Aitken's 30th Anniversary Concert at Gaz's is released on Unicorn videotape PHZV-1 
15: 1979 - Both Melody Maker and the NME report Madness signing to Stiff Records
11: 2001 - ReIssues: English Beat hits collection Beat This! + Ethiopians' Reggae Hit The Town
11: 1990 - Spy Eye (Trieste, Italy) Hot Pursuits PHZA-75 released; we caught up with Max and Lorenzo this past spring
11: 1987 - Peter Tosh killed. Born Winston Huebert Mackingtosh Oct 1944. See Liberator's "Night Johnny Tosh was Killed" for more detail
10: 1999 - Perfect Thyroid/ Mexican Cession SUNY Geneseo
9: 2007 - Memorial for Steven LaForge in NYC. Spider Johnson (Potato 5) namedrops him on 'Harvest in the East', 6/89 "Special dedication to all the ska followers, the man called Steve from the Toasters." Hex was an original member (keyboards on all the early records), and founder of the band
8: 2000 - Toasters UR Yellowjacket Day
7: 1992 - John Godfrey meets George Marshall, part II
7: 1990 - Derrick Morgan's Blazing Fire 2 compilation released PHZA-72
7: 1989 - No Sports' (Stuttgart, Germany) landmark debut King Ska on Unicorn PHZA-49!
6: 1997 - Planet Smashers live Buffalo NY
5: 1981 - NME reports Madness in the Bahamas
5: 1980 - Stereotype / International Jet Set 45 will get to #6 in UK. On the album cut, the plane crashes.
2: 2000 - Notables' Quite Notable, UTs' Agent Double O Soul + All Skanadian Club 1, sold by Greg Prevost
2: 1989 - Record Mirror contains interviews with, articles and photos on Adeva, Silencers, 80s UK Ska, Sigourney Weaver (honestly!)
1: 1979 - The NME proclaims Specials as "the most enjoyable British band since The Members"
Sep 2009 - Willo's Book sees a new deluxe edition out this month!
Sep 1988 - i.D. Magazine #62 pp. 68-75 is Ska Party by John Godfrey: The rise of anti-Nazi skinhead fanzines, aligned to a ska revival, is giving a rejuvenated identity.
August
26: 2008 - The PX retires
25: 2005 - Rolling Stone reviews Style Wars (1983) DVD reissue
25: 1979 - This week's NME cover is Neville and Lynval, Extra Specials Two Tone Extra + Island Mango Intensified compilations,
complete with a then-vintage photo of Don Drummond!
22: 2002 - Megalith Records founded in Norman, OK
22: 1998 - New England Skafest II, program by Grant Thayer
23: 1997 - New England Skafest I, program by Grant Thayer (Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Medford, MA)
16: 2003 - Mass Hysteria, Miasmics, Amy Ryan at Harmony House / the release of HP8
16: 1998 - Laurel Aitken, NYSJE, Chris Murray, Strangeways, One Groovy Coconut Wetlands NYC
16: 1980 - This week's NME cover is Lionel "Saxa" Martin and Roger for the cover story Beat Generations
16: 1977 - Elvis expires, the king is dead
14: 1979 - Madness record session BBC Radio 1 with John Peel. It'll air in 2 weeks
10: 2000 - Dave Hillyard brings his Rocksteady 7 to Rochester NY. They'll return 3/26/03
8: 2009 - NYSJE and TSPO live in Tokyo + devastating earthquake to follow
8: 1988 - The Deltones, a girl group featuring members of the Bodysnatchers and Belle Stars, record their pink album in France, Na Na Choc Choc in Paris [Unicorn PHZA-31/ ROIR USA as Oddball Boy cassette]
8: 1974 - Nixon resigns
8: 1969 - Iain Macmillan photographs the Abbey Road crossing, in London W8
7: 1987 - Frankie & Annette go back
6: 2009 - R.I.P. John Hughes
6: 2000 - All about Scotto Savitt
6: 1999 - Dance Like The Devil, our first ever PYE Northern Soul collection found in cutout bin Geneva NY
6: 1962 - Jamaican Independence Day; see Lord Creator's "Independent Jamaica" or Skatalites' "Independent Anniversary Ska" (borrows the Beatles' Love Me Do)
5: 2002 - Trojan UK Hits Box, Suggs' 3 Pyramids, The Conspiracy Too Far Gone, all haul from Manifest Discs in Charlotte, NC
5: 2000 - We Don't Skare, a compilation by Fred Skarface, found new at the Record Archive East
5: 1995 - Moon Records' Wix anticipates Scofflaws' Ska In Hi-Fi to ship mid-September!
4: 1995 - locals Grounds Keeper Willy w/ Miggedys at The Powderhorn Lodge, first of two annual
4: 1987 - NY Beat: Hit & Run statement of account & UK licensing
2: 1980 - NME's full report on the Selecter split from 2Tone. Also, El Buckito turns 25; he's coming to NYC soon to stay 20 years and bring ska to the nation.
1: 1981 - Music Television (MTV) cable network starts up
1: 1979 - The Prince/Madness released on the 2Tone label
Aug 2004 - Record Collector #300 cover story is a 25 years of 2Tone retrospective
Aug 2003 - Alternative Press #181 runs 2 pages on the 4x Still Standing set, with Bucket, Chuck Wren and the future of US Ska
Aug 2002 - MOJO #105 w/ free Trojan Reggae CD, has stories on Marley, Alpha Boys, Bluebeat, Ezz Reco, Stranglers & more!
Aug 1985 - Blue Summer is the first Bad Manners single which fails to chart
July
28: 1998 - Neville Staple interview, Buffalo NY
28: 1979 - Why must you record my phonecalls? Specials' debut single, Gangsters in at #7 on UK chart
27: 2002 - Bim Skala Bim live on the Oswego harbor
27: 1987 - Monday Night Ska Extravaganza c/o Gaz's Rockin' Blues at the Astoria, London.
Lineup is Desmond Dekker, Laurel Aitken, The Trojans and Maroon Town; I'm 10 and it's ONLY £5!
26: 2000 - Steve Fennessy writes about Negative Image SC in the local paper, and it mentions Mr. Sixties Gene Meredith
26: 1980 - SOUNDS reports The Selecter is pulling out of the 2Tone label in order to take better risks; Marco has a current interview with bassist Charley Anderson this month
25: 1989 - Unicorn releases IT'S A SKANDAL, the UK LP forerunner to Pork Pie Records Ska, Ska, Skandal all-German series of the nineties - bands include No Sports, Butlers, Braces, Skaos and El Bosso und die Ping Pongs (eighties Dr. Richie Ring Ding)
24: 1982 - English Beat toaster Ranking Roger Charlery is on cover of Melody Maker, in anticipation of the band's 3rd and final LP, Special Beat Service
21: 1996 - Under the boardwalk? Chris Apparatus brings Venice Beach to lower Manhattan
21: 1971 - New York Times runs article on front page of its inside section titled "Taki 183" Spawns Pen Pals.
20: 2005 - R.I.P. James Doohan, aged 85
20: 1969 - Satellites are important. Our top 40 songs celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission!
18: 2009 - Nelson Mandela turns 91 today. General Dankey has a new outlet in The Spatial AKA Orchestra performing live, according to DUFF GUIDE
17: 2009 - Brum bassie Geezer Butler is 60 today
17: 2005 - R.I.P. El Cubano, Mr. Laurel Aitken – The Godfather of Ska, and High Priest of Reggae!
10: 2000 - Locate a copy of American Playhouse
June
30: 2005 - R.I.P. Clancy Eccles, age 64. Shu Be Du
29: 2009 - ABC No Rio, the NYC mainstay 'zine library gets new funding.
25: 1995 - A parcel from Iggy Two Tone, the Passaic NJ mailorder supply
23: 2009 - Look-In #1: the 29 Dec 79 issue of this UK kid's TV guide has stuff on both Persis Khambatta and The Specials >> #2 has Dr. Who and The Selecter!
19: 1999 - Untouchables' 1985 Wild Child reissue on HIP-O from the H.O.G.
18: 2009 - Happy to report longtime UK ska heroe ARTHUR KAY has a flash new website!
17: 1994 - O.J. Simpson's white Bronco and we add the term 'hoi polloi' to our lexicon en route to Mount Hope Record Archive
16: 2009 - Jah Crunchy is 50 years old! You might recall his Specials Musicmass on WBER FM winter '93
16: 1999 - The Toasters live in Rochester 21+ jug bar / the release of HP6
16: 1986 - Unicorn Records, a small specialty mod label
releases its first 7" single by the pop art band The Times. The label grows to release mainly New Ska of the eighties.
12: 1988 - Toasters, Potato 5 plus Deltones perform at Town & Country in Islington London. recordings get released on Unicorn in 1990 as the live "Frankenska" and "Five Alive" LP/CDs
9: Spirit of 6/9 – the new Aggrolites disc "IV" comes out. Two years ago, the band's third was downplayed in Rolling Stone #1068 as being ‘good barbecue music’.
8: 1989 - Just Kidding from AU "Watch The Fires" PHZA-38 released on Unicorn
5: 1997 - Mephiskapheles live in Rochester / the release of HP4
"We always need a skinhead BBQ back in the month of June – to ward off all the bad feelings left over from the fall and spring" – Dance Hall Crashers, 1989
Their green MR024 arrives twice to replace my yellow Honest Don's issuance found used in Newbury Street Boston 10/05.
May
28: 2009 - Cecil Bustamente Campbell, A.K.A. Prince Buster, is 71 today.
This April, Sony's Reel Music has reissued his ultra-scarce 1967 US RCA/ Victor Ten Commandments [4/2009].

25: 2006 - R.I.P. Desmond 'Dekker' Dacres
Here’s ten songs which mention, quote or reference him in some way:

1. Maytals - Desmond Dekker Came First (1968)
2. Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (1968)
3. El Casino Royale - Housebreaker (1988)
4. Scofflaws - Night Train (1991)
5. Frank Black - Parry the Wind High Low (1993)
6. Undercover S.K.A. - Rude Girl (1995)
7. Rancid - Roots Radicals (1995)
8. Common Rider - Classics of Love (1999)
9. MM Bosstones - Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker (2007)
10. Sonic Boom Six - Rum Little Skallywag (2009)

19: 1979 - Rudy King Roots... Rudy Guys Are Back proclaims graffiti on a wall in Shepherd’s Bush LDN W12;
The Specials appear on cover of this week’s Melody Maker, along with The Story of Ska by Johnny Copasetic, a summation of everything historic up to that point. Thirty years later & they're on CNN!
18: Girlie and Laurel Aitken: Scandal In A Brixton Market
First time re-release of this hugely collectable album [Pama Economy ECO-08; can fetch in excess of £200 among traders]. Featuring many Skinhead favourites from the classic 1969/70 era. Most recordings new to CD, includes original 12 tracks + 13 bonus cuts, extensive liner notes and imagery from the period. On Pressure Drop / Cherry Red UK
12: Spencer Davis Group's Stevie Winwood is 61 today; Island Records founded by marmalade mogul Chris Blackwell in May 1959.
See the May '96 Record Collector #201 for more detail.
11: 1981 - R.I.P. Robert Nesta Marley, O.M.
9: 1989 - Mr. Spock never met Mr. Space? CASINO ROYALE's Ten Golden Guns was released on Unicorn PHZA-32
6: 1969 - R.I.P. Don Drummond
4: 2004 - R.I.P. Clement 'Coxone' Dodd
YOU WANT EGG SALAD? May sees release of a scorching live album on Do The Dog Music titled Return To The Planet Of The Bakesys! This 11 track release was recorded at the Batschkapp venue in Frankfurt, Germany 10/30/94 with lead vocals by future Pama International singer Finny. More on the Bakesys Midday Joggers page.
April
23: 2009 - Toasters live in London '89, Frankenska PHZCD-60 arrives here. Coolie Ranx appears the first time.
22: 1990 - 12,000 at the Earth Day International Ska Fest at Berkeley CA's Greek Theater
19: 2009 - Big Youth, the 1970s Jamaican toaster born Manley Augustus Buchanan, turns 60 today
16: 1981 - Rolling Stone publishes a pretty massive article, 'Seduced By Ska'
10: May '09 Q Magazine features spreads on the latest Specials reunion.
9: Full moon? a white Nissan Sentra Maryland plate, ska punk + more. All magnetics.
6: MR0036 The Busters' Dead or Alive again, this time with 1/1 booklet is not to be confused with MR036 (Moon Europe) Skappelation d’origine controlee.
3: Skaface (MR019, 1988) is the early US compilation LP we know as Roddy Moreno’s Skaville USA Volume III from a dusty upstairs Toronto shop, eight Aprils ago. The fact that some Orange County blonde’s vox is on there insures its resale inflation. Charlie Ahearn talks about his Wild Style at Dryden Theatre tonight
2: 2009 - Evening commute brings the VA vanity plate "PNKNSKA" on I-490 westbound
1972
March
28: 1979 - Radiation skank? Three Mile Island nuclear incident, and THE BEAT!
24: 1999 - BIM article, first appears in City
23: 1996 - Toasters at Alfred University
22: 2009 - William Shatner is 78 today.
21: Steady Earnest Take it, Take it, TAKE IT! is their mid-90s collection of tracks I know from compilations. Great band.
19: Trouser Press, Dec '83 double issue madness
14: Do The Dog Music channel
13: DREAD'S ALMANAC? Alexander Minto Hughes (W 2 May 1945 – F 13 Mar 1998), bka Judge Dread.
12: Frantic Frank goes AGGRO - Jesse Wagner interview/ cover story
10: TT18 Rhoda Dakar The Boiler $4 at Lakeshore Record Exchange
February
27: matrix no.s PHZA-26 and PHZA-32 arrive from Eden, Utah & appropriate info added.
16: Allsorts '90 trombone went to Easy Big Fella, and Off The Shelf went on to become Dr. Raju. Tracey THESE BOOTS Newman OZ.
9: 1997 - Professionals, Snaggletooth. Mr. Fickle, Refuse & Resist + Danny Down in ARA Benefit at Tea House Artgallery
9: 1989 - The Donkey Show's Bali Island E.P. released on Unicorn.
9: 1980 - Full moon? NME cover The 2Toning of America: Special A.K.A in USA, 29 years ago.
6: 2009 - Skavoovie (sans Epitones) plan a reunion and blog, as mentioned 5/2004
6: 1999 - Penn State Ska Fest III, Laurel Aitken video by Fritz. Same weekend I bought the Aussie compilation: Ska Skank Down Under #1, 1980-1990 (thanks to Pete Cooper’s Sound System Records, Sydney). Played it to death! It features bands like Off The Shelf and Naughty Rhythms. The 90's Moon Records US equivalent had art by done by Ans.
5: Potato 5 - Do The Jerk! Spuds 12" update of the classic 1965 Larks tune.
4: Typornography.blogspot.com/
3: WOT, NO SILVER PLATTER? "I know Americans can be slow on the cultural uptake, but this is ridiculous. Don't spoon feed them--make 'em work for it! If they don't know what something is, they should freaking look it up on the web or in a book! Knowledge is power!" DUFFGUIDE
January 2009
23: Melody Maker, 21 Jun 80 cover The Pressure of Being Someone Special
20: Toasters Thrill Me Up – Moon Ska reissue '95 has 3 more tracks than the Celluloid/ Skaloid one
TT16 Do Nothing/ Maggie's Farm picture sleeve. Got a website? Just want to again underscore what an amazing one this is = 2-TONE.INFO
4: R.I.P. Vincent T. Ford aged 68, some women must cry




December
19: We could be heroes just for one day? BILKO gets interviewed in The Guardian
15: Kevin Avery NEVER WILL CHANGE
14: Well rubaduck, The Harder They Scrub! E.R.N.I.E.
11: Aggrolites tickets go on sale. They're openers for Flogging Molly - March 11, 2009 at Water Street
10: vicruggiero.com
4: Shocks of Mighty! SPECIALS 30th Anniversary UK reunion tour tickets fully sell in under 5 minutes. CULT! no Jerry though
November
10: Prince Buster featured in SOUNDS November 3, 1979 alongside Dead Kennedys
4: R.I.P. Byron Lee, aged 73. Ska bandleader at hotels all across Jamaica for over 40 years
October
28: Unicorn PHZA-31 and PHZA-74 arrive on the turntable! Only been seeking 'em 14 years
10: R.I.P. Alton Ellis, O.D., age 70. Sweetest rocksteady, cry tough.
10: 1998 - Pilfers at SUNY Oswego
6: 2Tone CEO mug has the front of Melody Maker December 15, 1979
September
28: Planet Smashers' self-titled sounds so so 1995 in a mall cutout bin. Electric heat the shocking blue reign in blood.
26: ZOOT! #11 & #13 (89, 90) provide a splash of color, and detail the rise of King Hammond myth! An impeccable ska / street publication for the ages.
16: Laurel Aitken featured in SOUNDS July 26, 1980 – 25 years on, his obituary appears in the LONDON TIMES July 26, 2005.
August
UNCUT July '98 issue (whole) because Jerry Dammers only gives interviews every 10 years. Also innards on Lee Marvin, The Prisoner w/ Patrick Magoohan, and the movie Wild Style at 15.
24 - Our local "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" grocery sponsors a reggae Fest at CMAC ampitheater featuring Maxi Priest, Culture, UB40 and Matisyahu. WOW! IT'S DYNAMITE!!
July
TR-7849A The Maytals' "Johnny Cool Man" in Trojan company sleeve. First in UK 1971, a rework kicks off his latest Mike Cacia-produced CD, Light Your Light (2007)
Record Collector #182 – Oct 1994 talks not only of Beatles' scandalous butcher sleeve, but Terry Hall, Paul Weller, and vintage Ska / Reggae 45s
7: Vintage Italian ska band Strange Fruit's "Over The Border" was recorded 13 Feb 1990 [Unicorn Records] in Rome. The opening lyrics are swiped from a T.S. Eliot poem about April lilacs. I only bring it up now because this was the final Jeopardy answer tonight, Trebek!
June
Great new site up over at ROCKERSREVOLT.COM –– Also at some point GAZ got a redesign.

The Notables (lost instrumental trad ska Pacific NW, 1997) had a track on Season 2 of The Sopranos. Ten years passed and they re-emerged with a Christmas 45 featuring Specials guitarist Lynval Golding. Who knew?

MOJO #175 has an interview with Voice of the People himself, Prince Buster + a Paul Weller-selected compilation disc.

Wild Style is 25 years old. Nowadays, BOMBIT is quite the international documentary.

JAVA JUNKIE? Dance Hall Crashers? Starbucks now sells a 1981-lookin' ska sampler, "One Step Beyond" along the same lines as their Trojan Reggae compilation they did last year. Except that there's very little ska / 2Tone proper on it – Minor detail I guess.

It was written down. PRESSURE DROP >> was the world's reggae read London UK Autumn 1975 by Nick Kimberley & Penny Reel (later to write for the NME).

Now, June 2008, Gabe's PRESSURE DROP soundcast episode #111, can be found HERE.

May 2008
1: Heavy Manners is also an Eighties (2Tone era) band from the midwest. SuperDutyToughWork is reference to CASE in Style Wars, but is now a weblog comprised of graphic design projects, clothing, reggae/ Jamaican culture, graffiti, politricks, skinhead/ punk culture, and photography. No small wonder I'm interested. Check the Davida typeface at heavy-manners.com; American designer Louis Minott created Davida™ in 1965.

<< This month's issue of MOJO [#174] features a large story on The Specials and 2Tone, a current interview with Dammers + a free CD of songs which inspired the band 1979 and contemporaries. Its USA counterpart has grungy Neil Young on the cover 'cos we don't know who they are... Most bookstores will have it, and while you're there pick up Sir Horace Gentleman's hardcover autobiography if you 'aven't already. Has there ever even been a hardbound Ska text? What are you buying gas for?
"Walt Jabsco, I owe you" Nigel Ball


24: Adrian Frutiger turns 80 this year. Among his many other crucial typefaces, he gave us the Univers.
28: Prince Buster turns 70 today.
April
21: Helveticafilm screening at the Dryden Theatre. It is its second showing in under a year, and I already have the DVD, but wanna see the lecture by RIT guy Charles Bigelow.
15: Brazilian Tax? New Model Army at Bug Jar. "The Hunt" got covered by Sepultura in 1993
5: I went to the new huge Record Archive location for about 15 minutes – in under 60 seconds located a beat-up Dance Craze LP for $2. Tracklist varies significantly compared to UK press and my USA compact disc, due to Madness' subtraction + Specials' Too Much Too Young EP additives. Melting groceries in the car made me leave.
- TWO LLOYDS SOON COME! 2008 Rochester International Jazz Festival lineup announced and '60s Jamaican originators SKATALITES will perform in our neighborhood like Toots did last summer. Hear street corner classics at East & Alexander June 20, 7pm! IT'S FREE. (Recall this same intersection had been adorned with our prophetic sticker circa 1999-2K)
March
24: Unicorn PHZA-30 arrives! and only been looking for it 15 years
4: GWEN PLUGS HP!

Read Gabe's website/ ska blog with freshest interviews & news at musicaloccupation.com
February
The Face Issue 1 Gerald Dankey ascending the staircase, 1980.
The Ska Men - Jamaica Ska Newest Dance Craze 196? on Diplomat label
January 2008
5: Rude Awakening fanzine NYC SKA 10/87 issue.
Choice weblogs to check out nowadays include Marco On The Bass and The Duff Guide to Ska, both from the same NYC/NJ area.

December
20: Joe Strummer documentary The Future is Unwritten at Little Theatre. Clash DJ Mikey Dread is ill and suspiciously absent from it.
'Monkey Business' is a 1988 Trojan '69 compilation Django recommended 8/23/97
November

1: The Vulcans played sci-fi reggae inna UK 1972 and used a Bob Moog brand synthesizer. NME 1980.

FANZINE FEVER '85!
October
The New Music is a softcover New Wave/ Punk/ Mod encyclopedia from Australia ©1982. Not unlike that English Beat Twist & Crawl biography by Malu Halasa.
30: Unicorn's elusive Super Ska compilation shows up.
10: We found a Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces specimen book (1992)
5: This Is England opens at The Little Theatre, and runs a week. Do the reggae popcorn & trainspot the temporal discrepancies!
September
There's a new Pietasters CD out now on Indication Records. It's obvious these guys love The Zombies Jun '65 and All Day sounds lo-fi like an AM radio!
The duality of Adults Only + Reggae for Kids compilations on Trojan Creole budget line

<< Click for the Trojan Box Set statistics!
August
THE LOCOMOTIVE "Rudi's in Love" 45 on Parlophone 1968? isn't even a ska/reggae track. But the Tropical Bird 7" by The Untouchables is.
Alert Don Bruno Ferrari! The Aggrolites perform the Ed Kassner Bunch (Pyramids) "Banana" on Yo Gabba Gabba Nickelodeon television.
A Backyardigans toy has a pirate SKA button you can press.
July
28: 2007 - Brian Dixon & Aggrolites live in Buffalo 40 years to the day UK Trojan Records was founded
28: 1979 - The Specials entered the UK chart today
23: 2007 - 3 Bobby Jay & The Hawks records from PQ: The Watusi, The Ska, & The Monkey. High in the mid-sixties Warner Bros, no date listed. This is where Scofflaws got the logotype for their Sept '95 In Hi-Fi cover, and Victor Rice's tshirt mood, 10/23/96
June
15 - 9pm Toots is Roots - East & Alexander stage
Good to catch up with so many people!
7: Millie in TEENVILLE MAGAZINE #2, 1964

May
1: Prince Buster – The Prophet (Lagoon France 1994) has been scarce for far too long – ever since both Doc Awkward found it inna Borders cutout bin & Noah Wildman paid a lot for it, circa '96. This week brought 2 under $20 and It's Pure Soul!
April
27: Passage: Dave Cross, local musician & onetime contributor
14: Lily Allen has one L. Polloi has 2
March 2007
12: Letterman soul Amy Winehouse rehab live seems a bit too retro for usa
February 2007
6: World's oldest paper ditches newsprint


December
28: ALLNITERS' D-D-D-DANCE! LP AUSTRALIAN SKA GATEFOLD 80'S
Rare CD issue of the classic 80s ska album by the Allniters originally released on Powderworks Records in 1983 (POW6060).
Axis CD cdax #701470 excellent condition songs include:
Side 1 Allniters Theme, Love and Affection, Montego Bay, Revie Dub, Hey Tojo, Hold On,
Side 2 Juliette, Breakfast in Bed, Something, What gives you the right, Allniters Theme, Get It Together
October
6: got the Italian skaband EL CASINO ROYALE from 1988 in the mail for $6 so I'd better listen to that now. They’re remaking that very BOND movie for November this year
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7/8/06 - p.s. here's scan of a promo card I devised using the last 3 City weeklies, a knife and some glue.
I'm incredibly cheap when it comes to xeroxing & mailing stuff so I probably won’t send you one
January 2006
9: Current site upLoaded to URL only 5+ years in the making; I hope I see you ten years later
December 9, 2004 - CNN anchor Jack Cafferty has been caught misusing the term, he offers this retraction: "And hoi polloi refers to common people, not those rich morons that are evicting those two red-tail hawks from that Fifth Avenue co-op. I misused the word hoi polloi, and for that I humbly apologize."
So here you are. There's been a ton of ska/reggae goings on since [last issue] #8/2003 – deaths, births, and compilations.
We're sifiting through it all to make it a bit more managable/ thanks for waiting.
shirts are available again. $9 limited size quantities

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