Music genres similar to or like Ska punk

Fusion genre that mixes ska music and punk rock music together. Wikipedia

  • Ska

    Music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. It combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Wikipedia

  • Punk rock

    Music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s. Rooted in 1960s garage rock, punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Wikipedia

  • A number of overlapping punk rock subgenres have developed since the emergence of punk rock (often shortened to punk) in the mid-1970s. Even though punk genres at times are difficult to segregate, they usually show differing characteristics in overall structures, instrumental and vocal styles, and tempo. Wikipedia

  • List of notable bands and musicians who performed primarily ska or ska-influenced music for a significant portion of their careers. Aubrey Adams Wikipedia

  • Timeline of punk rock

    Timeline of punk rock, from its beginnings in the early 1960s to the present time. Used during the era of their release. Wikipedia

  • Alternative rock

    Category of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1970s and became widely popular in the 1990s. "Alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream or commercial rock or pop music. Wikipedia

  • Sublime (band)

    American reggae rock and ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Eric Wilson (bass), and Bud Gaugh (drums). Wikipedia

  • Pop-punk

    Rock music genre that combines the textures and fast tempos of punk rock with the melodies and chord progressions of power pop and pop music. Defined for its emphasis on traditional pop songcraft and adolescent and anti-suburbia themes, and is distinguished from other punk-variant genres by drawing more heavily from 1960s pop rock and the music of bands such as the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Beach Boys. Wikipedia

  • Subgenre of reggae fusion and rock music that primarily uses the genres reggae, rock and ska. The term "reggae rock" has been used to categorize bands like The Police, Sublime, Sublime with Rome, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, Iration, the Dirty Heads, Rebelution, 311 and, to some extent, heavier bands such as Fishbone and Bad Brains. Wikipedia

  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    American ska punk band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1983. Since the band's inception, lead vocalist Dicky Barrett, bassist Joe Gittleman, tenor saxophonist Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton and dancer ("Bosstone") Ben Carr have remained constant members. Wikipedia

  • The Skints

    English reggae punk band from London, described by Clash Music as “the torchbearers for modern British reggae music.” The Skints mix reggae, ska, dub, punk rock, dancehall, soul, and rap, touring extensively across the UK, Europe and the United States. Their album Swimming Lessons (2019) debuted at number 1 on the Billboard reggae chart. Wikipedia

  • Music festival that takes place every summer in Victoria British Columbia, Canada. Organized and executed by the Victoria BC Ska Society, a non-profit organization, and over 200 volunteers. Wikipedia

  • Riot Fest

    Annual three-day music festival based in Chicago, Illinois, at Douglass Park. Riot Fest specializes in rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop. Wikipedia

  • Psychobilly

    Rock music fusion genre that mixes elements of rockabilly and punk rock. It's been defined as "loud frantic rockabilly music", it has also been said that it "takes the traditional countrified rock style known as rockabilly, ramp[ing] up its speed to a sweaty pace, and combin[ing] it with punk rock and imagery lifted from horror films and late-night sci-fi schlock,...[creating a] gritty honky tonk punk rock." Wikipedia

  • The Aquabats

    American rock band formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1994. Throughout many fluctuations in the group's line-up, singer The MC Bat Commander and bassist Crash McLarson have remained the band's two constant fixtures. Wikipedia

  • American rock band formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California, and disbanded in 2002. The band released three full-length albums. Wikipedia

  • Form of Christian alternative rock, and subgenre of ska and ska punk which is lyrically oriented toward contemporary Christian music. Though ska did not constitute a genre within the Christian music industry until after third wave ska had peaked in the general market, Christian ska continued to thrive independently into the early 2000s. Wikipedia

  • Radio program produced in Canada by Corus Entertainment and hosted by Alan Cross. Syndicated to several radio stations, mostly but not exclusively Corus-owned, across Canada. Wikipedia

  • History of the punk subculture

    The history of the punk subculture involves the history of punk rock, the history of various punk ideologies, punk fashion, punk visual art, punk literature, dance, and punk film. Since emerging in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in the mid-1970s, the punk subculture has spread around the globe and evolved into a number of different forms. Wikipedia

  • Reggae

    Music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. Wikipedia

  • Folk punk

    Fusion of folk music and punk rock. Popularized in the early 1980s by the Pogues in Britain, and by Violent Femmes in the United States. Wikipedia

  • Buck-O-Nine

    American ska punk band which was formed in San Diego in 1991. The band has toured internationally and released several albums and EPs, as well as appearing on compilations and film soundtracks. Wikipedia

  • Spring Heeled Jack (band)

    Third wave ska band based out of New Haven, Connecticut. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Ron Ragona and drummer Dave Karcich in 1991. Wikipedia

  • Genre of British popular music of the late 1970s and early 1980s that fused traditional Jamaican ska music with elements of punk rock and new wave music. Its name derives from 2 Tone Records, a record label founded in 1979 by Jerry Dammers of The Specials, and references a desire to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain: many two-tone groups, such as The Specials, The Selecter, and The Beat featured a mix of black, white, and multiracial people. Wikipedia

  • TNN Radio

    American modern rock radio program that broadcasts from station KX935 in Laguna Beach, California. The station serves the Greater Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego areas. Wikipedia

  • Emo

    Rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. Known as emotional hardcore or emocore and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace. Wikipedia

  • Goldfinger (band)

    American punk rock and ska punk band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994. Widely considered to have been a contributor to the movement of third-wave ska, a mid-1990s revitalization in the popularity of ska. Wikipedia

  • Hardcore punk

    Punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. Generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. Wikipedia


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