Area Blog Kinda Likes Ska

No joke! TheOnion.com’s serious media wing, The AV Club, has just picked ska as the subject for the latest Gateway To Geekery.   This is not the long-winded, comprehensive history of ska, that I usually link to- no.  This is a cursory overview- an introduction.  After all, this is the big idea behind Gateways To Geekery, to give an entry point into a densely geek-ified scene.

If Ska has never crossed your path, The AV Club recommends that you test the water with 70′s Ska- This Are Two Tone, in particular.  I don’t think I would immediately point the uninitiated straight to The Specials, but their reasons are sound.  I don’t want to sum up the piece too much, it’s not that long to begin with.

Be sure to keep scrolling for all of the comments, it’s amazing to read a wide sampling of opinions on the ever-expanding subject of ska music.  Less Than Jake fans that are more earnest than Scientologists- armchair musicologists brave enough to drop “mento” bombs- a thread dedicated to ska-pun band names- I’m telling you, the comments section is worth the visit.

The Onion’s AV Club, Gateways To Geekery: Ska

I hesitate to, but after several cringes, I’m filing this under Ska-Deprecation

-How to Spot a Shitty Ska Band Name
-More Ska-Deprecation
-Rudy’s In CT by Ansis

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