"Just moved to Chicago (Deerfield) - also been looking for ska bands. Also been disapointed. I've been waiting for my first chance to see DGB again though, they're one of my favorites. I was thinking about starting up a more traditional…"
""But sometimes I do enjoy listening to the legit SKA like The Toasters,The Slackers,The Specials,Monkey"
Try Derrick Morgan, Symarip, Prince Buster, or The Skatalites for "legit" Ska.
"but as far as the Scene I don't…"
"I can't lie, though: bias aside, as far as ska-punk goes, 'Turn the Radio Off' is a classic album, and I personally liked 'Cheer Up!', and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Yeah, they used to be pretty good, I love Cheer Up…"
Desmond Dekker, Dandy Livingston, Prince Buster, Toots and The Maytals, The Pietasters, The Specials, The Skatalites, The Slackers, Madness, Bad Manners, The Slackers, The Clash, The Aggrolites, The English Beat, Hepcat, Symarip, Derrick Morgan, The Selecter, The Pioneers, The Ethiopians, etc.
Maybe I'll be able to go home the weekend they are playing in San Fran because the show they are playing in San Diego is at a 21+ venue... Too bad I am only turning 20 in April. this is pretty much the only reason I say FML