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7 INCH CLUB | posted 9.23.11
The final two 7" in the Ska is Dead series are now out. They contain exclusive tracks from The Slackers, Reel Big Fish, Bomb the Music Industry, and Tip the Van.
You can buy it here.

YOUNG GUNS 2011 TOUR | posted 2.1.11
Ska is Dead is proud to announce our latest project: The Young Guns 2011 Tour. The Young Guns Tour continues Ska Is Dead's tradition of spotlighting the best in the genre, this focusing on a new generation of up and coming bands including Detroit’s We Are the Union and New York City’s The Forthrights who will be teaming up on select dates with standouts of the American scene, including Nashville's Stuck Lucky (4/15-4/22), Boston's Brunt of It (4/23-4/28), NYC’s The Fad (4/19-4/27), and Indiana's Green Room Rockers (4/13 & 5/1) among others.

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SKA MASSIVE! 2010 | posted 9.28.10
Ska Is Dead is proud to present the Ska MASSIVE! 2010 Festival. Formerly known as "Skanksgiving," this fest takes place Saturday Dec. 4th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The bill featuresCatch 22, Pietasters, Mustard Plug, Deals' Gone Bad, Hub City Stompers, Forthrights plus Outnumbered, Survay Says, and The Waffle Stompers.

Tickets available now through Ticketmaster.

Coming this summer as a joint effort from Asbestos Records, Underground Communique Records, and Ska Is Dead, will be an amazing little project that combines our obsession with dead genres and dead formats. Each series will be a set of 6 split 7”s from some of our favorite bands that have the audacity to still play ska, and ska influenced rock in the year 2010. Available by subscription only, every other month you will receive two brand spanking new 7” records featuring both established, and up and coming acts including Reel Big Fish, Mustard Plug, Big D & the Kids Table, Deal's Gone Bad, The Slackers, Sonic Boom Six, and more!

How to order:

Go to and pledge your undying love and paypal based funds to us.

If you’re in the States -- $36ppd
If you’re in Canada -- $45ppd
If you’re in the UK/Austrailia/Japan -- $60

SID IV ROUNDUP | posted 1.16.10
The second leg of Ska is Dead IV is over but what a success! Over the course of 18 shows we sold over 6,300 tickets! And had a great show every night. Shout outs to all the bands on the tour: The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mustard Plug and Deal's Gone Bad. You guys rocked! Many thanks go out to all the local/regional band that played every night. You guys busted your ass on stage and off. Most of all thanks to all the fans who came to shows. You keep it all alive!

SKA IS DEAD AUSTRALIA | posted 9.24.09
Ska is Dead will be making it's first venture downunder this October/November!! The Resignators, Dan Potthast and One Night Band will be the featured bands. Click here for more info.

This July, Ska Is Dead is co-releasing a compilation CD of 23 of the best bands currently performing today. This promises to be the best Ska compilation CD in years and features many as yet unreleased and hard to find tracks. What's more, Ska Is Dead will have the pleasure of working with two of our favorite labels, Stomp Records who is releasing it in Canada and Asian Man who is releasing it in the U.S. What follows is an alphabetical track listing:

Against All Authority - Silence is Golden but Duct Tape is Silver
Big D & the Kids Table - Noise Complaint
Bomb the Music Industry - I'm Terrorfied!!!
Buck O Nine - I'm Not Dead
Catch 22 - The Spark
Chris Murray - Dangerous Hearts
Deals Gone Bad - Messin' Around
Fishbone - Skank N' Go Nutts
The Flatliners - Open Hearts and Bloody Grins
Go Jimmy Go - Don't Stop Everything (Dancehall Version)
The Johnstones - Action
King Django - Hard, Hard Thing
MU330 - Please Don't Run
Mustard Plug - Puddle of Blood
Pietasters - Don't Wanna
Planet Smashers - Raise Your Glass
The Porkers - Too Big For Your Boots
Streetlight Manifesto - A Better Place, A Better Time (Live in Boise, ID)
Subb - I've Got it All Wrong
Tip the Van - Circles
Toasters - Night Train to Moscow
Voodoo Glowskulls - DD Don't Like Ska
Westbound Train - Please Forgive Me

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