Show: Propagandhi with Mobina Galore and La Armada

Propagandhi with Mobina Galore and La Armada at The Palace Theatre, Calgary AB June 16th 2018. I've seen Propagandhi play more times than I can count, but they always deliver an amazing show. Their performance at The Palace Theatre in Calgary this past Saturday was no exception. Right from the start, with openers Mobina Galore and La Armada, there was a tangible energy in the air. That energy carried right through the night and had the crowd chanting long after the bands had said their goodbyes. As always the band was engaging and appreciative of their fan base, jumping down to shake hands and thank the crowd as soon as they had finished. All three acts are ones I'd recommend seeing whenever

LAX to ATL

Music is a lot of things to a lot of people. It can be a way express ourselves, a way to amp ourselves up or to decompress. Sometimes, it's just background noise to our day. But as I’ve come to realize, it can paint a picture as to who you are, where you’re from and it can be a comfort. Growing up in the Los Angeles beach cities, it had never occurred to me that there were people in places that had never heard the same music that we had. Local all ages shows were a regular occurrence. Surf and skate videos were on in just about every house you walked into, with good old fashioned punk rock blaring in the background, and crazy shit would happen, like Pennywise, popping up at the beach for a s

It's All About Community: Supernova Ska Fest

As I’m writing this, I’m still basking in the afterglow from Supernova Ska Fest in Virginia May 26 and 27. There was plenty of ska punk -- the Suicide Machines, the Hub City Stompers, MU330, Matamoska and more. There was also some second wave 1980s-era ska -- two original members of the Specials -- and even a first wave 1960s Jamaican artist, Doreen Shaffer. What made the event extra-special was all the social interaction. You might be watching a band and recognize the people standing in front of you from when you saw their band last year and strike up a conversation with them. Or someone might recognize you from your posts in a ska-punk Facebook group and strike up a conversation with you.

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