Do YOUR Part for the New England Ska Scene
Ska, since the 1950′s, has been an ever changing beast, swallowing fashion trends, political messages, and entire genres of music to grow into what it is today. As the scene expands, history has shown us that nothing is left behind. First wave ska is still alive, unchanged for 50 years. The styles of reggae, rock, punk, jazz, and countless others have left their mark, making it the massive, wondrous, all-encompassing genre that it is. New England and the east coast represent ska finely, with its own sprouting local bands, cover bands keeping classics alive, and large tours that come through the area.
What’s my point, you ask? This site is too large for one person to handle. If the passing weeks with no updates have been any clue as to the state of things at NewEnglandSka.com, my point-blank asking for for your help should be enough. Help this site represent the New England Ska scene with pride.
What can you do?
-Submit Blog Posts – Have news for your band or one you know? Find a tour that’s coming through your city? Have thoughts on a recent album release? Do a short write-up and send it to contact@NewEnglandSka.com. Send in a few good ones in a row and I will make you a site admin.
-Send in Band Profiles – Contact your favorite bands and tell them about the site. Ask them to send in a profile with a short bio, some links, and a picture, email it to contact@NewEnglandSka.com.
-Find Ska Shows – Any respectable ska fan can name a few venues where ska bands play, and a few bands that do shows. Upload those shows on the upload form.
-Street Team – Litter the streets and bars with NewEnglandSka.com stickers. Do it while repping a NewEnglandSka.com t-shirt. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Email contact@NewEnglandSka.com for details.
Do your part! Feel free to ask any questions or submit any other ideas you have as to how the site can grow.