Ska is overdue for another ironic revival, but until it actually happens, the average Warped-goer is going to wonder what the paunchy Ace Ventura impersonator playing music that sounds taken from the background of a Saturday-morning cereal commercial is doing onstage.
Motion City Soundtrack
Claiming such erudite influences as Sunny Day Real Estate and Jawbox while actually sounding like a warmed-over Weezer, these Minneapolis power-poppers were lost among the emo millions in the early 2000s, but they'll look like Elvis Costello and the friggin' Attractions with this crowd.
Another relic of the ska-punk '90s, Goldfinger's last dalliance with relevance was appearing on
soundtrack, which is also the last time anyone had positive feelings toward Adam Sandler. As I probably don't need to tell you, that was a long time ago.
When your band is thought of with faint, lukewarm nostalgia
, perhaps it's time to give dubstep a try.
Big D and the Kids Table