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Less Than Jake - 100% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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One of the burgeoning army of American punk/ska bands to gain success in the wake of Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys’ breakthrough, Los Angeles’ Less Than Jake are led by singer Chris Demakes. The band was founded in Gainesville, Florida in 1992 by Demakes, Shaun (bass) and Vinnie (drums), and was actually one of the first proponents of the punk/ska style. Roger repla Read more

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - 88% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, during the mid-80s, by Nate Albert (guitar), Joe Gittleman (bass) and Ben Carr (vocals). They were joined by Dicky Barrett (vocals) and Tim ‘Johnny Vegas’ Burton (saxophone) completing the line-up of the original Bosstones. After a laconic lacuna during the Reagan years the band returned as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, having enro Read more

Goldfinger - 81% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
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Goldfinger sprang from a new wave of ska punk bands formed in California, USA, in the wake of Green Day and the Offspring’s international breakthrough. Based in Los Angeles, Goldfinger blend elements of ska and punk (à la Rancid and Reel Big Fish) with emocore (as pioneered by Guy Piccoloto’s pre- Fugazi group, Rites Of Spring). The band was formed in 1994 by J Read more

Big D & The Kids Table - 75% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Suicide Machines - 50% match to Reel Big Fish

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This ska/punk outfit was formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1990 by Jason Navarro (2 April 1973; vocals), Dan Lukacinsky (b. 26 April 1970, USA; guitar/vocals), Jason Brake (bass), and Stefan (drums). Originally called the Uglies, and then Jack Kevorkian And The Suicide Machines!, the band originally featured Navarro on bass, before Jason Brake was brought into the line-up. Read more

Buck-O-Nine - 49% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Pietasters - 47% match to Reel Big Fish

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Rancid - 42% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Lars Frederiksen (guitar), Brett Reed (drums), Matt Freeman (bass) and Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar) provide street-level punk with their ideas informed and inspired by a youth of blue-collar poverty in Albany, California, USA. Armstrong and Freeman (often under the alias Matt McCall) had formed their first band, Operation Ivy, in Read more

Voodoo Glow Skulls - 41% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The mid- to late 90s saw a mini-ska punk explosion occur in the USA, as countless bands from California stormed the charts, with one of the first to emerge being the Voodoo Glow Skulls. Originating from Riverside, the band was formed in 1988 by brothers Frank (vocals), Eddie (guitar) and Jorge Casillas (bass), and Jerry O’Neill (drums). They branched out from their hardcor Read more

NOFX - 36% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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NOFX was formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1983. Immediately, it was obvious that they were one of the few bands on the hardcore scene to embrace humorous lyrical fare to genuinely amusing effect. The original trio of Fat Mike (Mike Burkett; vocals/bass), Eric Melvin (guitar/ vocals) and Erik Ghint/Groggy Nodbeggar/Erik Shun/Smelly (b. Erik Sandin; drums), was joined b Read more

Operation Ivy - 36% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock
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US ska/punk cultish legends Operation Ivy were formed in 1987 by Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman aka Matt McCall (bass), Dave Mello (drums) and Jesse Michaels (vocals). Inspired equally by Britain’s first wave of punk bands and the 2-Tone ska revivalists such as the Specials, they blended these two musics into a fr Read more

The Vandals - 36% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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The archetypal southern California pop punk band, Orange County veterans the Vandals have maintained an irreverent position over their lifetime and while being avowedly anti-political, they nonetheless aim continuous pot shots at likely targets such as self-important punks, domestic violence, social inadequacy, the MTV generation, and the Rollins Band. Read more

Authority Zero - 31% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Interrupters - 31% match to Reel Big Fish

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RX Bandits - 28% match to Reel Big Fish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Playing an explosive mixture of ska, punk pop and reggae, this US band was formed in Seal Beach, California in 1997. Originally known as the Pharmaceutical Band, the first line-up featured Matthew Embree (vocals/guitar), Christopher Tsagakis (27 July 1979, USA; drums), Franz Worth (bass), Rich Balling (trombone), and Noah Gaffney (saxophone). After recording a demo tape, the Read more

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