|Back to the Beach 2019|
This coming weekend, the gods of ska and pop-punk will consume my soul as I skank for 48 consecutive hours. Huntington Beach. Anybody else going?? Here are the acts I'm most looking forward to, ranked most to least.
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|1||Less Than Jake|
One of my first ska bands and probably my favorite. Never seen them before.
Everything Goes Numb
Closing in on a hard number two, these dudes are extremely talented. No frills here, just straight up sax/trombone insanity
|3||Reel Big Fish|
Turn the Radio Off
Yet another ska classic I've never seen live. Their discography has a lot more filler (why is every fucking album 57 minutes long?) but they've got some genre staples that I'm stoked to hear live. This band can be summed up in three words: "Beer" and "Fuck you"
Enema of the State
They're playing Enema of the State in full, and that's reason enough to go. Hell fuckin yeh. Wish we had the OG lineup, but this will be a helluva way to close out Saturday night.
|5||The Story So Far|
The band that truly got me into pop-punk. Seen them lots, but never on the beach (DOOT DOOT DOOT DOOOOOOO). Also their newest album kicks ass so give it a sniff
|6||The Wonder Years|
The Greatest Generation
PLEASE don't play all of your sad songs. Not at a ska/punk fest on the beach. Great band tho, yeet it
Honestly I'm not a big fan because John Feldmann is pretty much insufferable and everything he touches turns to shit nowadays, but they'll bring some good energy and Superman and Spokesman are great songs (where are the women songs? sexist assholes)
The Fury of the Aquabats!
Oh cool, ska for 5th graders. Kyle is gonna cream when they play Pool Party
Introducing Save Ferris
Only song I care about is the Come On Eileen cover
Demos From The Basement
Bands I don't care about and/or dont plan on seeing: The Used, Story of the Year, Anthony Green (sorry). I'll watch The English Beat but apparently there are two versions of this band? And the one whose frontman just died was the British version. Very confusing.