On Tuesday night at Pop's Nightclub in Sauget, Illinois, it was proven that ska is not dead.
Unifyah -- a local powerhouse of a band that combines elements of ska, reggae, rock, dub and hip-hop with a touch of soul and funk -- has finally released its first full-length album, "HEAVYASSTONE."
These are my top picks for best ska albums of all time. The styles are all over the place on this list, some old, some new; some easy and some quite hard.
Hailing from Masaya, Nicaragua, Milly Majuc fuses ska, reggae, Latin music and contemporary rock in ways that few bands would dare, let alone imagine. Just try to keep from dancing along to the track "Giovana."
Dave Wakeling was instrumental in bringing the driving sound of ska and reggae to post punk in an otherwise bleak era of big hair, shoulder pads, MTV and Colombian No-Doz.
Wednesday was a perfect day for an all-day music festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.