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Interview with BLACKWOOD KINGS

Blackwood Kings are one of the newer bands to emerge from Vancouver Island's ska and reggae scene, but these boys are bringing a whole new groove to the island. Their sound is hard to pin, but something totally all their own. We got a chance to talk wi

Album Review: The Drastics - Waiting

The Drastics are an amazing band to see live! While as a live band they usually count on improvisation to really nail the live experience, this album stands up to their live performance, if not makes it stronger. 

Album Review: 10ft Ganja Plant - Shake up the Place
10 Ft. Ganja Plant Have already earned the reputation for making some of today's best reggae beats as well as having stellar production, and this album carries on that tradition.
Album Review: The Beatdown - Walkin' Proud
The Beatdown Walkin' Proud CD - LP Stomp Records - STMP099   The Beatdown have become masters of their craft! Their 2010 debut album saw the group carry on the work put down with One Night Band and carried into into garage rock terri...
Album Review: Sticky Fingers - Caress Your Soul

This sounds like the clash between the end of the two-tone era with the sharp sounds of The Jam, The Clash, and the reggae influence from groups like Katchafire and 10FT Ganja Plant. The production is pretty smooth and really makes the album an above a

Album of the Month: December, 2013

We've been gone for some time, but we're back and ready with a review of a great ska record!

Album of the Month: July, 2013

Each month we pick one record to hold the title of "Album of the Month." This month we take a look at Early Reggae by The Revivers.

Recap of Victoria's 14th Annual Ska Festival

It is with a smile that we close the book on the 14th chapter of the Victoria Ska Festival. This entry is a look back on what made this year so special, and what we hope to build on in the future.

Ska Fest 2013 Playlists

With another year of amazing shows and musicians, so too is it another year of summer playlists to play in the car, at work, and wherever you go. We've put together a list of our playlists for our 2013 festival.

Ska Fest Memories #1

We've had plenty of awesome bands come through our festival, and here are just a few memories from some of the artists we've had come by.

How did D'Arcy ska?

In the "How did blank ska?" feature, we'll get into just how our organizing team got into ska and reggae music. This first edition features our merchandise coordinator, D'Arcy Briggs

Interview with Marcus Geard and Glen Pine of THE SLACKERS

This interview also appears in issue #51 of Absolute Underground.

New York’s The Slackers have been combining ska, dub, reggae, and rock n’ roll for over 20 years. The Hellcat Re


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