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Peach Fest ska/reggae band Bumpin Uglies plays at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 3

Peach Fest ska/reggae band Bumpin Uglies plays at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 3

From a press release: Following their 2019 Peach Music Festival performance, it was announced today that Maryland ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies will return to Scranton for a show at Stage West on Friday, Jan. 3 as part of their 2020 Lava Sharks & Water Parks Tour. Wilkes-Barre reggae rockers Elephants Dancing will open the 21+ […]

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Reggae rockers Sublime with Rome return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 5

Reggae rockers Sublime with Rome return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 5

From a press release: It was announced today that Sublime with Rome, a collaboration between bassist Eric Wilson of multi-platinum ska punk band Sublime and vocalist/guitarist Rome Ramirez, will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. with The Expendables and Tropidelic. The reggae rock trio from Long Beach, […]

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Big D and the Kids Table brings ska back to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 3

Big D and the Kids Table brings ska back to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 3

From a press release: It was announced today that Boston ska punk band and Vans Warped Tour mainstays Big D and the Kids Table will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, May 3 with punk rockers Blanks 77 and New Jersey ska trio Disposable, both from New Jersey. Doors at […]

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Ska/reggae punks Bumpin’ Uglies return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 9

Ska/reggae punks Bumpin’ Uglies return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 9

From a press release: After performing there in February, Maryland ska/punk/reggae quartet Bumpin’ Uglies will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, June 9, this time with a new album in stores and online. Wilkes-Barre soul rock singer/songwriter Jordan Ramirez of Half Dollar and Fake Fight will open the show. Doors […]

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Ska bands Big D and the Kids Table and The Pietasters take over Jazz Cafe in Plains on Sept. 15

Ska bands Big D and the Kids Table and The Pietasters take over Jazz Cafe in Plains on Sept. 15

From a press release: Ska music is skanking back into the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in a big way – Vans Warped Tour mainstays Big D and the Kids Table, longtime ska outfit The Pietasters, and New Jersey’s Hub City Stompers will “pick it up” on Saturday, Sept. 15. Doors at the Jazz […]

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Bumpin’ Uglies and Elephants Dancing play ska and reggae at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

Bumpin’ Uglies and Elephants Dancing play ska and reggae at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

From a press release: Maryland ska/punk/reggae quartet Bumpin’ Uglies will be teaming up with Wilkes-Barre’s own reggae rock band Elephants Dancing and soul rock singer/songwriter Jordan Ramirez of Half Dollar and Fake Fight for a show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains this Friday, Feb. 9. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. […]

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NYC’s Mephiskapheles headlines night of ska music at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 1

NYC’s Mephiskapheles headlines night of ska music at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 1

From a press release: New York City “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles, featuring members of Dub Is a Weapon, will perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Dec. 1 with The Keystone Ska Exchange, Disposable, The NonRefundables, and the Francesco Marx Band. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) […]

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Horror ska punk band The Independents play at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 10

Horror ska punk band The Independents play at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 10

From a press release: Formerly managed and produced by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents have performed almost nonstop, touring with bands such as the Ramones, Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cheap Trick, and The Queers, just to name a few. The recipe is one part Ramones, one part punk, one part ska, and a […]

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Voodoo Glow Skulls headline night of ska punk at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 25

Voodoo Glow Skulls headline night of ska punk at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 25

From a press release: Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs, and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities, from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish […]

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Horror ska punk band The Independents punk up The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 21

Horror ska punk band The Independents punk up The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 21

From a press release: Formerly managed and produced by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents have performed almost nonstop, touring with bands such as the Ramones, Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cheap Trick, and The Queers, just to name a few. The recipe is one part Ramones, one part punk, one part ska, and a […]