Here you can find a sampling of the videos I like best, made by me, Ska Bob, of our local Seattle area bands and a few National Acts.
For the entire list of videos look at my youtube page.
Bumpin' Uglies: Reggae/Rock from Annapolis, MD
Valley Green: Reggae/Rock from Covington, WA
The Skatalites: The one and only, almost 50 years strong.
The Aggrolites: Dirty Reggae from LA
The Mike Pinto Band: Reggae/rock/ska
Bad Manners: Great live 2tone from the UK.
Easy Big Fella: An all time great ska band from Seattle, toured internationally in the 90's & former Moon ska label artist.
Club Motor March 4 2011 - Long awaited Seattle reunion show @ Seattle Skafest
The Toasters: Long time New York SKA Legends
Studio 7 Feb 7th 2011 - On their 30th Anniversary tour
Passafire: All the way up from Georgia this is another excellent reggae/rock group.
Tomorrows Bad Seeds: Up from California on tour this reggae/rock band has a great style mixing this fast with the slow from song to song to keep it changed up.
Northwest Sons: A great reggae/rock group from here in Seattle. They just released their first full studio album and it's great. Sit back, turn it up and enjoy your favorite method of relaxation. Dropping it old style tonight with an acoustic set.
The Sentiments: Excellent traditional ska & rocksteady band from Portland, OR. Featuring a very experienced cast of musicians from past Northwest bands, including DJ Simmerdown (Host-Rude Boys Revenge & Coffee Hour on KPSU) on drums.
The Longshots: Great up and coming band from Eugene, OR who just put out their first EP.
Reggae On The Rocks: Great reggae band, covering rock songs. From Vancouver, BC.
Original Middle Age Ska Enjoy Club: Excellent new band from the Portland, Oregon area. Holding it down with the traditional style.
Moon: Great Seattle band keeping the 2Tone sound alive
Dubcar: According to their webpage, a vehicle for the delivery of dub
The Skarate Kids: New ska/punk band from Arlington, WA. Featuring several members from other bands.
Keyser Soza: A smooth sounding ska & reggae group from Reno NV.
Lurk Nasty: A young band from Puyallup,WA. They sound like they have playing for alot longer.
The Israelites: Holding down traditional ska from Portland OR for over 20 years now.
Skablins: From Arlington, WA. I am not sure what to call them, but I like their songs. 3rd wave or maybe that elusive 4th wave that may or may not exist ? Check it out and let me know.
The Valuables : A great ska, rocksteady & soul band from Canada.
The Diablotones: A Seattle band very active in the 90's. If you have never seen them they have a punkish\hard core sound maybe near the The Voodoo Glow Skulls (who they have opened for many times). Reformed in about 2006 and still going strong in their new life.
Rude Tuna: A fairly new band in the Seattle area, they have a great sound and these videos can't capture all the energy at their show.
Trutones: Out of Bellingham WA ( an hour or two North of Seattle) they started playing around 2005, took a break in 2008 , reformed then broke up again.
Chris Murray: from a one man band, to 3 person combo or as front man for King Apparatus everyone should know this guy.
Natalie Wouldn't: Introduced sometimes as your local Seattle SKA band, they take roots from Easy Big Fella among other places.
The Georgetown Orbits: Leaning more to the traditional side, anyone growing tired of todays mostly pop-ska-punk sound will find this a great band to come out and Do The Ska with.
Monkey: From CA, billed as the hardest working band on the West Coast have just released an excellent album.
Skalami: Formed in Idaho in 1998, broken up around 2002, back skankin in 2009.
The Skatomatics: From great Canada land
Get Down Moses : Not really SKA, although they did have a brief stint with a small horn section, this garage reggae rock group has a few members from the Georgetown Orbits.
Ideal Green: Island reggae sound