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Tours: Chilled Monkey Brains / Mrs. Skannotto

Chilled Monkey BrainsSka-core band Chilled Monkey Brains has announced that they will be heading on tour in the US with Mrs. Skannotto.  The band will be supporting their 2015 full length, APEocalypse.  Check out our review.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Tours: Mrs. Skannotto

mrs_skannottoRochester, NY Ska-punks Mrs Skannotto has announced that they will be heading on tour in November.  The band is currently in support of their most recent full length,  Outlier, available now.

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Mrs. Skannotto

mrs_skannottoRochester, NY Ska-punks Mrs Skannotto has announced that they will be heading on tour in August.  The band is currently in support of their most recent full length,  Outlier, available now.

Mrs. Skannotto will also join Less Than Jake on night one of their annual Wake & Bake Festival on September 5 at the Hive Dive in Gainesville, FL, along with The Supervillains and Kash’d Out.  Night two (September 6) will feature MC Lars, The Attack and You Vandal.

Tour listings can be found below.  The band is currently finishing up their next LP.

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Mrs. Skannotto Supporting Less Than Jake At Festival

mrs_skannottoRochester, NY ska-punks Mrs Skannotto have announced that they will be joining Less Than Jake on night one of their annual Wake & Bake Festival on September 5, 2015 at the Hive Dive in Gainesville, FL, along with The Supervillains and Kash’d Out.  The band is currently in support of their most recent full length,  Outlier, available now.

Night two will feature MC Lars, The Attack and You Vandal.  Additional upcoming tour dates are below.

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Tours: Mrs. Skannotto

mrs_skannottoRochester, NY Ska-punks Mrs Skannotto has announced that they will be heading on tour this September.  The band is currently in support of their most recent full length,  Outlier, available now.

Tour listings can be found below.

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Mrs.Skannotto Stream ‘Games Without Frontiers’, Announce Summer Tour Dates

mrs_skannottoRochester, NY Ska-punks Mrs Skannotto are streaming a cover of Peter Gabriel’s Games Without Frontiers, a track taken from their most recent full length,  Outlier. The track clocks in at over 7 minutes and is a microcosm of the band’s sound, incorporating different musical elements throughout. The stream of Games Without Frontiers, along with the entire record, is available here.

Mrs Skannotto are hitting the road this summer tour in support of Outlier, check out the dates below:

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Mrs. Skannotto Full Album Stream

SkannottoRochester N.Y.’s ska punk band Mrs. Skannotto is streaming their brand new album.  The album is titled Outlier and was self-released earlier this month.  

Stream or purchase the full disc here.

Tour: Mrs. Skannotto (June/July)

Mrs SkannottoThe six-piece ska band from Rochester, NY, Mrs. Skannotto, have announced the dates for their upcoming summer tour. The band will be touring from June 28th in Pawtucket, RI up until July 28th in Pittsburgh, PA to support their most recent full length release, All These Evolutions. A stream of All These Revolutions can be found here.

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Tours: Mrs. Skannotto

Mrs SkannottoRochester, NY-based ska-punk veterans Mrs. Skannotto has announced that they will be heading on tour.  the band is currently supporting their latest album, All These Evolutions.

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Mrs. Skannotto - All These Evolutions

Mrs. Skannotto

All These Evolutions

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I won’t pretend to know much about ska-punk mainstays Mrs. Skannotto.  Apparently the lively six-piece has been kicking around since the late 90’s and has been sharing the stage for fifteen years with some of the biggest names in third-wave ska.  With their latest album, All These Evolutions, the band demonstrates a tight command of their brass and a very slick overall presentation.

Right from the start Mrs. Skannotto makes clear that they mostly align with modern music than with past trends.  Front man Joe Harmon projects a cool and capable vocal performance that seems to hit every note bang on.  Throw in line upon line of varied horn blasts, smooth sequenced slides, and you’ve got one heck of an energetic set piece.  The most frantic of the bunch will surely appease those that can never seem to get enough of Streetlight Manifesto or Catch 22.  Early on “Just As Well” and “Wage War” boast frantic upstroke-heavy verses paired with fleeting salvos of bombastic, pulsing brass.  Meanwhile, those like “Poll Dancer” speak to fans of 3rd wave classics like Buck-O-Nine or Mustard Plug.  This much attitude the rhythm sticks with listeners well after the music stops.

All These Evolutions avoids exhausting its audience by cycling through a plethora of styles across their lengthy fifty minute run time.   For “Lost & Found” Harmon dabbles in rough, pseudo-hardcore vocals to emphasize the final verse, whereas those like “Free Speech Zone” take a nod from smoky, fedora dominated jazz club sets. “Every Day” even builds an identity around the some psychedelic, Hendrix leaning guitar riffs and heavy distortion.  The instrumental and vocal contrast achieved between the smartly sequenced “Alone” and “Note Alone” demonstrate Mrs. Skannotto’s unmistakable consciousness of their craft.

And perhaps most crucial to any ska album, the band keeps the level of repetition to a minimum.  This isn’t to say that some tracks don’t drag, or that there isn’t some filler peppered here and there, but by and large the album never outstays its welcome.

The band identifies themselves as pioneers of the fabled fourth wave of ska.  While this might be a topic better left for related community discussion forums, there’s no denying that All These Evolutions marks one of the genre’s standout offerings over the past few years.  And while they do not reach the same level of experimentation and discovery as Bid D & The Kids Table has with “stroll” music, Mrs. Skannotto’s ability to engage their audience should not be over looked.

Album Stream: Mrs. Skannotto – All These Evolitions

Mrs SkannottoRochester, NY-based ska-punk veterans Mrs. Skannotto is streaming their new album, All These Evolutions, on its Bandcamp page in its entirety. The album is out today and it’s the seventh studio release for the band.

Listen to it below.

The record can be bought here.

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Mrs. Skannotto – Lost & Found

Rochester N.Y.’s ska punk band Mrs. Skannotto is streaming a new song titled “Lost & Found” right here at Absolutepunk.net. 

The song comes from their upcoming full length, All These Evolutions set to release February 26, 2013. Mrs. Skannotto hope to start a 2013 tour along with this release.

Upcoming tour dates can be found below.

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Stream: Mrs. Skannotto – Free Speech Zone

Rochester N.Y.’s ska punk band Mrs. Skannotto is streaming a new song titled Free Speech Zone right now at PropertyOfZack.com. Listen to the song here!

Free Speech Zone is the fourth track off the band’s brand new and upcoming album All These Evolutions set to release Feb. 26, 2013. Mrs. Skannotto hope to start a 2013 tour along with this release. Right now, the band is on tour with The Toasters. Check out the remaining tour dates below.

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