Prizefighter Profile Week: Meet Jordan Porter

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This Friday, June 14th, Minneapolis, MN’s very own The Prizefighters will be releasing their eagerly awaited 45rpm 7” vinyl series, “A Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds!”  These three records are the culmination of over a year’s worth of love and dedication to the sounds these six musicians have come to be known for.  Whether you […]

Sammy Kay posts Op Ivy cover “Bankshot!”

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[soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Sammy Kay and the East Los Three have their debut album Love Letters coming out in February!  As a treat, Sammy has posted a B-side to this album, a cover of the Operation Ivy song “Bankshot!” done in an early reggae style.  Enjoy!

State of the MNSKA Union 2013

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Greetings everyone!  Courtney here, editor-in-chief of  This site is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year.  I wanted to take a little time to discuss the many successes of the past year and look ahead at what 2013 will bring for the MNSKA (Minnesota Ska) community. 2012 brought an unprecedented number of ska-related events to […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jamaican Oldies Weekend feat. Pat Kelly and Stranger Cole sets streaming

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JUMP UP RECORDS is celebrating the beginning of it’s 20th Anniversary by creating JAMAICAN OLDIES PRODUCTIONS, a partnership with MAYNE STAGE to bring vintage Jamaican vocalists to Chicago every 3 months!  The first event of this series was November 16th and November 17th for JAMAICAN OLDIES WEEKEND!  We at MNSKA have an exclusive stream and […]