This weeks RUNDOWN is personally my favorite so far. So many great posts from last week it was a close call for who made it. These are the viewers favorite posts, with sounds from all sorts of genres. Enjoy the TopCast.
The Skains performing live at Soma in San Diego, CA
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The Skains– “Today”
The Skains are a super ambitious band from Mission Beach, CA that have crafted a reggae/ska sound that makes them seem wise beyond their years. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention these kids are only 15-18 years old. It’s truly impressive how well these kids have honed their act at such a young age, but they all know how to play their instruments, and they play together damn well. Be sure to check them out at West Hollywood’s Whiskey A Go-Go on Saturday June, 4th.
This 8 piece punk/ska band out of Auburn, Alabama packs a serious punch with some kick ass rock tones equiped with an uplifting horn section consisting of 2 trumpets and a trombonist. Here is a video of “How To Start Again” off their their 2010 album, “In Memory Of Mutton Chops”.
Reggae lovers, listen up!Judge Roughneckis playing tonight. Hailing from the clean streets of Denver, Colorado, this band has got the goods that will put you in a swirling ear-gazmic trance of musical bliss.
Their Ska/Reggae sound will bring you back to the Jazz laced Ska roots of Jamaica and springboard you right into the current pop reggae of today. JR has an extremely wide range of musical ability that appeals to a large fan base of musical lovers of all genres. They truly are a must see act in Denver.
The band is comprised of sevenmembers, Brian Shaw (lead vocals/bongos/melodica), Jon Hegel (saxophone/keyboard/vocals), Zac Tschillard (guitar/vocals), Rofl Reitzig (Trumpet/vocals), Dave Dinsmore (trombone/vocals), Brian Handlos (bass), and Zach Pietlock (drums). These guys make up a deadly combination of harmonic sounds that mesh together like your mom’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Pink Flloyd made an everlasting musical impact on the world with the release of their 70’s hit album, “Dark Side Of The Moon.” For all of you Reggae and Dubstep lovers, Easy Star All-Stars do an amazing job of composing this sound with the platinum classic rock record. The “Dubber Side Of The Moon” happens to be a follow up to their first big release, entitled “Dub Side Of The Moon” in 2003. Other bigger albums, including “Easy Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band” have begun to set their reggae tone completely aside from the rest. All of these albums have been produced by the 3 original members, Lem Oppenheimer, Michael Goldwasser, and Eric Smith with multiple musical guests essentially helping to promote the reggae, ska, and jazz scene of New York City. Being released on October 19th, visit here to pre-order your copy. This is definitely one of the best albums I’ve heard in 2010. Sneak Preview of “Money”(the Alchemist Remix)
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