Mavericks & CHORD Productions Present
The Planet Smashers: (Montreal Ska Punk, Stomp Records)
Fast forward two decades, seven albums, one million records sold worldwide, six gazillion beers consumed, countless tours and one extremely blurry never-ending party to this futuristic and confusing present day. Who will save us from this current clusterfuck filled with beliebers, honey-booboos and bathroom selfies? Who will stand boldly in the face of the autotuned, deep-vee wearing douche chills crapping in the earholes of the world? Who will dare to play their own instruments while blasting out ska hooks so catchy you wish you could scoop them up and eat them like ice-cream?….You’re goddamned right it’s The Planet Smashers.
Mustard Plug: (USA Ska Punk, Hopeless Records)
Mustard Plug started out in the punk clubs, basements and dive bars of the Midwest, playing punk-influenced ska music before most people in the U.S. had ever heard of ska. They clung to a DIY work ethic that had been ingrained in them growing up in the 1980′s hardcore punk scene and applied it to everything they would ever do together as a band. Mustard Plug released their first cassette tape themselves (1992′s Skapocalypse Now!), and played constantly to earn enough money to record their first album – 1994′s Big Daddy Mulititude.
Kman and The 45s: (Montreal Ska)
Call it what you want, we call it a rocking Ska party. Straight out of downtown Montreal, K-Man & the 45s have been bringing an edge to the Canadian ska scene for a few years now. In 2011 the boys brought you their first full length album entitled Got Me Movin’ and released their first video and single The Red Guy Always Wins.Then they began playing non stop. They have now toured most of the country going from one ocean to another and word has been spreading quickly that when these guys hit the stage people tend to get wild. Is it the rockin vibe these people inject into their ska? Is it the volume and intensity for a ska show that gets them? Is it the sense of urgency they play with? Whatever it is, they tend to rock their ska so hard that people not yet familiar to ska are now getting into the wave. Often heard at a K-Man & the 45s show “man i didn’t even know i liked ska, this rocks”-random rocker in your city
Quinnzelle: (Ottawa Punk)
Quinnzelle’s three members: vocalist and guitarist Anndy Negative, vocalist and bassist Topher Bennet, and drummer Jordan Nelson; have been performing in bands for nearly two decades. With a background spanning from old school punk to theatrical horror rock. The trio came together at a local “Punk Rock Cover” night. They meshed, musically, and were inspired to create fun, poppy, music that maintained the punk rock edge on which they were raised.
The Sentries (Ottawa Ska)
Hailing from Canada’s capital, THE SENTRIES bring you some of the finest ska, reggae, and rocksteady the city has to offer! Whether we are serving up a hot helping of catchy originals, or taking you back to the roots with our ever expanding repertoire of ska classics, one thing is for sure…we WILL get you dancing to a darn good time!!