As an avid ska fan since 1998, I have always been frustrated with the popularity of the genre. While there was a modest surge in coverage during the '90s due to bands such as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Reel Big Fish, ska remains as more of an underground sensation. I have found that the average person off of the street is not even familiar with the word 'ska' and has not heard of even the most "successful" bands out there. This needs to change. For this music genre to survive, people need to be going to shows and buying "merch." But first, people need to be aware of the great bands that are out there. This is the goal of this site. Ska-boom.com is a place that will showcase bands, contain album reviews and a place to find tour info. Skank on!
What’s in a Name?
The underground ska scene continues to press on, where as mainstream popularity has waned over the years. Ska fans refer to the early popularity in the U.S as the 'third wave.' What we need now is something more powerful, like an explosion, to breathe some much needed life into the scene we all love. I also wanted to pay homage to the first band to play ska in the states, The Toasters. Skaboom is the name of their 1987 album.