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    54. Wednesday, October 22, 2003
    SUBURBAN LEGENDS (Orange County manic ska) w/ REVOLUCION POETICA (Syracuse poets run amok) at Happy Endings in Syracuse. All ages, $5 cover, show at 8pm. See why this band is on top of the MP3.com ska charts right now. High energy live show too. This is part of a national tour in support of their album, "Rump Shaker". Revolucion Poetica is making room on their regular night to fit the band in.

    The Boys of Allston

    53. Friday, August 22, 2003
    THE ALLSTONIANS (Boston trad ska masters), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Syracuse female-fronted reggae-ska), THE GLOW (last show ever!) at Happy Endings in downtown Syracuse. All ages, $7 cover, show at 8:30pm.

    52. Thursday, August 14, 2003
    BUM RUCKUS (South Florida rap-ska-punk), SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass. ska explosion returns), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska favorites), LAST 1 PICKED (Syracuse punky ska) at Happy Endings in Syracuse. All ages, $5 cover, show from 6-10pm. This ended up being the night of the now infamous "Blackout 2003". Nice turnout considering the widespread lack of power that night.

    Mustard Plug
    51. Sunday, July 13, 2003
    MUSTARD PLUG (Grand Rapids MI ska maniacs return), BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE (Boston MA ska-punk explosion), HED FIRST (Albany reggae-ska-punk w/ violin), RAZBARI SUMTHING (Syracuse ska-rock) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $10 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    50. Saturday, June 21, 2003
    DINKUS 9 (Buffalo high Octoberane ska-punk), THE MIASMICS (New Jersey kickass ska), HED FIRST (Albany reggae-ska-punk w/ violin), MONKEY GONE MAD (Albany ska madness), SAAA (Syracuse ska-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $7 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    49. Thursday, June 19, 2003
    AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Syracuse female-fronted reggae-ska), THE GLOW (Rochester horn-driven reggae-ska), RAZBARI SUMTHING (Syracuse ska-rock), LATE FOR LIFE (Miami FL intense ska-core), OUTSIDE IN (Middletown NY ska-punk) at Happy Endings in Syracuse. All ages, $5 cover, doors at 6pm, show from 7-11pm.

    48. Sunday, June 8, 2003
    I VOTED FOR KODOS (Wisconsin ska-punk craziness returns!), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska greats), MASS. HYSTERIA (Boston reggae-ska), RAZBARI SUMTHING (Syracuse ska rockers), TEAM IDIOT (Chittenango ska) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $7 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    Neville Staple of The Specials
    47. Sunday, June 1, 2003
    NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS (UK 2-Tone pioneer), THE HOT STEPPERS (Syracuse reggae w/ lots of soul), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Rochester reggae-ska) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. 16+ to enter, $10 in advance, $12 day of show, doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. Advance tickets on sale at Sound Garden.

    The Planet Smashers
    46. Tuesday, May 27, 2003
    PLANET SMASHERS (Montreal pop-ska masters return), THE KNOW HOW (Gainesville, Florida ska rockers), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse award-winning ska), THREE INCHES OF GLORY (Syracuse ska upstarts) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $8 cover, show from 5-9pm. This tour is in support of their newest album, "Mighty".

    45. Saturday, Apr 19, 2003
    THE TOASTERS (NYC ska legends), ROYAL NOISE BRIGADE (Allentown PA ska-swing greats), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska kings), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Rochester rocksteady sweetness) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. 16+ to enter, show at 8pm.

    Westbound Train
    44. Sunday, Apr 6, 2003
    WESTBOUND TRAIN (Boston trad ska), THE SCHEMATICS (New Paltz power-ska), THE BLACKOUTS (Rochester party-ska), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska faves), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. 16+ to enter, $7 cover, show from 5-10pm. Special release party for the "Still Standing" Monster 4 CD ska compilation on Megalith Records.

    43. Saturday, March 15, 2003
    TOO SHORT NOTICE (NJ girl-fronted ska), HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HEROES (Long Island ska-punk maniacs), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Rochester reggae-ska), THE GLOW (Rochester ska upstarts) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $7 cover, show from 5-11pm. ASOB had their van break down on the way, so they couldn't make the show.


    42. Tuesday, December 31, 2002
    NEW YEAR'S EVE SKA PARTY: MASS. HYSTERIA (Boston trad ska), DINKUS 9 (Buffalo ska-punk), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES, CLETUS DOESN'T CARE, SECTION 8, ENDIVE, SAAA, NO REFUND, RAZBARI SUMTHING, THREE INCHES OF GLORY at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, show from 6pm until 1am, $7 cover includes hats & noisemakers, no alcohol whatsoever. Join us as we skank in the New Year at this special party.

    41. Sunday, November 24, 2002
    THE KNOW HOW (Gainesville, Florida ska-rock supreme), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska faves), AFTER YOU (Syracuse pop-punk), THREE INCHES OF GLORY (new Syracuse ska-rock), FALLOUT (Syracuse melodic metal debut) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 4-9:30pm.

    40. Saturday, November 2, 2002
    SKALLOWEEN VI : MUSTARD PLUG (Michigan pop-ska legends), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (award-winning Syracuse ska-punk), ROYAL NOISE BRIGADE (Allentown PA ska-swing), SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass ska-metal), HED FIRST (Albany NY reggae-punk w/ violin) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $10 cover, show from 4-9pm. The long-awaited return of Mustard Plug to Syracuse.

    39. Sunday, August 25, 2002
    THE SLACKERS (NYC ska-reggae kings on Hellcat Records), WESTBOUND TRAIN (Boston reggae-ska on Stubborn Records), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Syracuse rocksteady w/ awesome female vox) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. 16+ to enter, 21+ to drink, $10 cover, doors at 6pm. This is part of the Phoenix City series, featuring '60s style traditional ska, rocksteady and roots reggae.

    38. Friday, August 9, 2002
    DINKUS 9 (Buffalo ska-punk kings), DALYS GONE WRONG (NYC ska-punk), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska greats), ENDIVE (Ithaca ska-punk), SAAA (Syracuse ska-punk), LAST ONE PICKED (Syracuse ska-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    37. Friday, July 26, 2002
    WESTBOUND TRAIN (Boston reggae-ska), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Syracuse rocksteady) at the Stag Bar in Syracuse. 16+ w/ID to enter, 21+ to drink, $5 cover, show starts at 10pm.

    36. Friday, July 26, 2002
    ARROGANT SONS OF BITCHES (Long Island ska-punk returns), WESTBOUND TRAIN (Boston reggae-ska on Stubborn), NORMA'S LEMON STAND (Long Island ska-punk), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska faves), NO REFUND (Syracuse ska-punk debut), RAZBARI SUMTHING (Syracuse ska-rock debut) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 5-10pm. Katie hits another home run.

    Voodoo Glow Skulls
    35. Thursday, July 11, 2002
    VOODOO GLOW SKULLS (California ska-punk-metal legends on Victory), 10 FOOT POLE (California punk legends on Victory, formerly w/ Epitaph), DIGGER (Allentown PA pop-punkers on Hopeless), RIVER CITY REBELS (Vermont '77 style punk with horns on Victory) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $10 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    34. Friday, July 5, 2002
    THE SCHEMATICS (Poughkeepsie ska-rock), STU (Oneonta ska-rock), SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass ska/metal/punk), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 5-10pm. Experiments in Ska with Katie in charge.

    33. Sunday, June 30, 2002
    THE KNOW HOW (Gainesville FL ska-rock sensations return!), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (award-winning Syracuse ska-punk), ENDIVE (Ithaca ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse ska-punk), LAST ONE PICKED (Syracuse pop-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 4-10pm.

    General Rudie
    32. Friday, June 28, 2002
    GENERAL RUDIE (Montreal ska-jazz), THE MOTIVES (Rochester trad ska), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (Rochester rocksteady) at the Stag Bar in Syracuse. 16+ w/ID to enter, 21+ to drink, $6 cover, show starts at 10pm. This show is the first of the new Phoenix City series, featuring '60s style traditional ska, rocksteady and roots reggae.

    31. Sunday, June 16, 2002
    THE GOONIES (Rochester ska-punk insanity), THE MOTIVES (Rochester ska), SAAA (Syracuse ska), WHITEY & THE JETS (Syracuse pop-punk), PUNCH DRUNK (Syracuse punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 4-9pm.

    30. Saturday, June 8, 2002
    THE TOASTERS (NYC ska pioneers), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE, THE SUPERSPECS, SECTION 8 at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $10 cover, show from 4-9pm.

    29. Saturday, May 25, 2002
    I VOTED FOR KODOS (Wisconsin ska-punk), ROYAL NOISE BRIGADE (Allentown PA ska-swing returns!), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (award-winning Syracuse ska-punk), SKATOS (kickass Syracuse pop-ska), SLIGHTLY ASKEW (Mansfield PA ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 5-11pm.

    28. Friday, Apr 12, 2002
    STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska), ENDIVE (Ithaca ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk), SAAA (Syracuse ska-punk), WHITEY & THE JETS (Syracuse pop-punk), SPIKE (Syracuse all-grrl pop-punk debut) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show at 6pm. Benefit for Syracuse Community Radio.

    27. Saturday, March 23, 2002
    THE TOASTERS (NYC ska pioneers), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska), ARROGANT SONS OF BITCHES (Long Island ska-punk frenzy), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. 18+ to enter, $10 cover, doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm. Double set experiment. The B-3s and Agent Double O Zero both dropped off the show last minute.

    26. Saturday, March 23, 2002
    THE TOASTERS (NYC ska pioneers), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska), ARROGANT SONS OF BITCHES (Long Island ska-punk frenzy), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $10 cover, show from 5-9pm.

    25. Friday, March 8, 2002
    THE GOONIES (Rochester ska-punk madness), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse ska-punk), 3 FEET SHORT OF A YARD (Kalamazoo, Michigan ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, doors at 5:30pm, show from 6-10pm.

    24. Saturday, February 23, 2002
    ROYAL NOISE BRIGADE (Bethlehem PA ska-swing), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk), SAAA (Syracuse ska-punk), A GUT FEELING (Syracuse ska-punk), JOHNNY ROCKET & THE REVOLUTION (Syracuse ska-pop-metal debut) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, doors at 5:30pm, show from 6-10pm.

    23. Friday, February 8, 2002
    PLANET SMASHERS (Montreal, Canada pop-ska), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $8 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    22. Saturday, January 26, 2002
    THE GOONIES (Rochester kickass ska-punk), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk upstarts), SAAA (Syracuse tight ska-punk), WHITEY & the JETS (Syracuse organ-driven pop-punk), SUPERSOAKER-2000 (Syracuse punk debut) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 6-10pm.

    21. Friday, January 11, 2002
    NORMA'S LEMON STAND (Long Island ska-punk), SKATOS, ENDIVE, CLETUS DOESN'T CARE, A GUT FEELING at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 6-10pm.

    20. Saturday, December 29, 2001
    THE MOTIVES, STRAIGHTER THAN PETE, SKARMY OF DARKNESS, CLETUS DOESN'T CARE, SECTION 8 at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 5-10pm. End of the year show.

    19. Friday, December 28, 2001
    THE MOTIVES, STRAIGHTER THAN PETE, THE GOONIES, SECTION 8, THE LIGHTBULBS at the White House Lodge in Webster Park, outside Rochester. All ages, $5 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    18. Sunday, December 9, 2001
    PLANET SMASHERS (Montreal, Canada pop-ska), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk), STU (Oneonta pop-ska), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages, $6 cover, show from 5-10pm.

    17. Saturday, November 17, 2001
    THE TOASTERS (NYC ska pioneers), THE BLACKOUTS (Rochester ska gurus), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska kings), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse ska upstarts) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. Almost 300 people came out and had a blast. The Toasters are back and so are bigger ska shows.

    16. Saturday, October 27, 2001
    SKALLOWEEN V : NOW SERVING #38 (NYC reggae/ska), THE MOTIVES (Rochester pop ska), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse pop-ska masters), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (exciting new Syracuse punk-ska outfit), SAAA (Syracuse punk-ska), AMY RYAN & THE OPERATIVES (debut of new Syracuse ska group) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. Return of SKALLOWEEN with a HUGE turnout.

    15. Friday, October 12, 2001
    THE LIGHTBULBS (Rochester ska-punk), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse pop-ska), SECTION 8 (Syracuse ska-pop-punk), THE YOUNG ONES (Olean political punk), THE ROGER BOX (Syracuse pop punk), RACHEL BASS (Syracuse acoustic solo) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.

    14. Friday, September 14, 2001
    STU (Oneonta pop-ska), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse punk-ska), SAAA (Syracuse punk-ska), SECTION 8 (Syracuse pop-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.

    13. Wednesday, August 8, 2001
    DE LA HOYA (NYC melodic punk/hardcore), EL SECONDHAND (NJ melodic hardcore), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska) at Planet 505 in Syracuse. All ages. A favor to De La Hoya on their national tour. When originally booked, we didn't realize this was the same day as Warped Tour in Buffalo, but went ahead with the show anyway and we did fine.

    12. Friday, August 3, 2001
    THE MOTIVES (Rochester 3rd wave ska), DINKUS 9 (Buffalo ska-punk), SKASQUATCH (Vermont ska-punk), CLETUS DOESN'T CARE (Syracuse punk-ska debut), SAAA (Syracuse punk-ska), at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.

    11. Sunday, July 15, 2001
    THE KNOW HOW (Gainesville, Florida ska-punk), BAYSIDE TIGERS (Roanoke, Virgina ska-punk), SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass ska-punk fury), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse punk-ska) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. First time of having 2 shows in the same month.

    10. Wednesday, July 11, 2001
    DISASTER STRIKES (Boston political punk), JOHN WAYNE'S SEVERED HEAD (Syracuse punk), BURSTING MOSQUITOS (Syracuse psycho-punk) at OPL in Syracuse. All ages, $5 cover, show from 9pm-midnight. This show was a favor for Disaster Strikes on their national tour.

    9. Friday, June 15, 2001
    TEN CENT TIP (Buffalo ska-punk), STU (Oneonta pop-ska), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse pop-ska), SKATOS (Syracuse pop-ska), SAAA (Syracuse ska-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.

    8. Sunday, May 27, 2001
    DISTORTED PENGUINS (Morgantown WV ska-punk), DISASTER STRIKES (Boston political punk legends), SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass ska-punk fury), TOXIC NARCOTIC (Boston crust punks), PONTIUS PILATE (Minneapolis MN punk), JUST PASSED, STRAIGHTER THAN PETE, TROUBLE LOVES ME, STAB THE JUDGE, SAAA at Planet 505 in Syracuse. This was a great learning experience about how to say "sorry" when bands ask to play. 10 bands total -- yikes!

    7. Saturday, Apr 21, 2001
    THE CAPPUCINO JELLYBEANS (Western Mass ska-punk fun), THE MOTIVES (Rochester 3rd wave), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk hearthrobs), THE PINK CHEETAHS (Syracuse all-grrl pop-ska), SAAA (Syracuse ska-punk debut) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.

    6. Saturday, March 31, 2001
    SKA PROM : THE B-3s (swingy ska w/ blues harmonica from Pittsburgh, PA), THE SPEAKEASIES (ska/reggae/rocksteady from Connecticut), GENERAL RUDIE (traditional ska from Montreal), AGENT 000 (trad/pop ska from Ithaca) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. First attempt at a "dress up" event.

    5. Saturday, February 17, 2001
    MRS SKANNOTTO (ska-punk from Maine), CHINESE FINGER CUFFS (ska/metal/rap from Albany), STU (rocking pop-ska from Oneonta), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk), BURSTING MOSQUITOS (Syracuse psycho-ska).

    4. Saturday, January 20, 2001
    SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass ska-punk fury), THE CAPPUCCINO JELLYBEANS (Western Mass ska-punk fun), MISUNDERSTOOD (melodic ska from Cornwall, Ontario), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk), F BOMB (new Syracuse ska-punk) at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.

    3. Saturday, December 16, 2000
    STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk), STU (Oneonta pop-ska), JUST PASSED (Syracuse punk stars), THE RON JEREMY HORN STARS (Syracuse pop-ska composed of members of the Pink Cheetahs and Straighter Than Pete), COMMUNIST DAYCARE (Syracuse socialist punks) at the Westcott Community Center. All ages, $5 cover.

    2. Saturday, November 18, 2000
    MEXICAN CESSION (Buffalo ska/funk/rap), THE SCHEMATICS (Poughkeepsie 3rd wave), THE BLACKOUTS (Geneseo 3rd wave), AGENT DOUBLE O ZERO (Ithaca trad/pop ska), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk) at the Westcott Community Center. All ages, $5 cover.

    1. Saturday, October 21, 2000
    SKARMY OF DARKNESS (Western Mass ska-metal-fury), STRAIGHTER THAN PETE (Syracuse ska-punk), AGENT DOUBLE O ZERO (Ithaca ska-swing), PINK CHEETAHS (Syracuse all-grrl pop-ska debut), BURSTING MOSQUITOS (Syracuse psycho-ska) at the Westcott Community Center. All ages, $5 cover. This was the first attempt at a monthly ska series and everything went extremely well, setting the tone for future shows. Beginning of the "Experiments in Ska" series.

      "Stand there like parked cars if you want to. We can't force you to enjoy this music. Take it or leave it, we'll carry on regardless. If you don't like it, you don't have to use it. It's up to you, up to you ..." -- The Specials


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