Is There a Market for Ska Music?

The Masquerade on North Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia will be holding their first annual Mass Ska Raid on Friday, July 18 at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature twenty local and regional bands playing over seven hours worth of ska, punk, rock and reggae in an effort to amp up the ska music scene in Atlanta. YourFindit wants to know, is it worth the revival?

Originated in the 1950's from Jamaica, ska emerged as a mix of Caribbean mento, calypso, American jazz and rhythm and blues. Since then, the genre has experienced three movements, the last occurring in the 1980's with the introduction of The Toasters. The third wave Ska movement reached its peak in the mid 1990's with bands such as Sublime, Goldfinger, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

YourFindit wants to talk to you, the audience and the fans, about ska and its impact on the music industry. Is ska really great or does it need to stay in the past? Let us know!

Rebecca Firth of YourFindit will be discussing this tomorrow afternoon before the start of the Mass Ska Raid. To have your opinion heard, please call (404) 352-4949 and ask about the Mass Ska Raid conference call. The call will be recorded and broadcasted exclusively on

Space is limited as only four callers will be selected for the discussion. Musicians and devoted music fans are strongly encouraged to participate. Call in to YourFindit today on Thursday, July 17, 2008, to secure a spot.

Friday's band lineup is as follows:

Hell Stage:

4:20-4:40 - The Hazards

5:00-5:20 - In the Face

5:40-6:00 - APOB

6:20-6:40 - Stereohype

7:00-7:20 - The Hits

7:40-8:00 - The Disregardables

8:20-8:40 - Shut Up Travis

9:05-9:30 - 50:50 Shot

10:00-10:30 - The Taj Motel Trio

Purgatory Stage:

4:00-4:20 - Skank Juice

4:40-5:00 - That Band with the Fat Kids

5:20-5:40 - Marx Revolution

6:00-6:20 - Matt Wixson

6:40-7:00 - Call For Fire

7:20-7:40 - Cry Me a River

8:00-8:20 - The Carry-Ons

8:40-9:05 - Detonate

9:30-10:00 - Stuck Lucky

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