Thanks to Jeremy Z Leo, an independent film maker from Austin, Texas, for using “Goin’ Down” by The Uptones in his short film. You can check it out here.

Big thanks to Joe Strummer for “getting it” and Jesse Luscious for sending us this gift from the mists of KALX past. Check out this snippet from Joe’s interview on KALX in 1984:

Tune in to Jesse’s 13th Annual Strummer Show Weds Dec. 24 to hear more of the interview with DJ Bikini Babs (AKA Mindela Ruby, and celebrate the music of Joe Strummer and his bandmates in The Clash.


The Uptones appreciate their Ska friends in Japan.


Thanks Nukui! Check out more of his art here:

OSM-200px“Berkeley California Ska band, The Uptones have always made their opinions about the world we live in known, while still rocking out. A feat that very few can achieve without sounding pompous.”

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It’s all about our song “T.V. Guns”