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UPTONES Live!! Sunday, April 22

UPTONES Live!! Sunday, April 22

One day only! Sunday, April 22, 2018 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA Early show! The Recyclists play at 3:30 PM The UPTONES hit at 5PM Skank Bank closes the show at 6:45 This show is most definitely for ALL Ages, so bring...

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A Flashback From Barrington Hall

A Flashback From Barrington Hall

Wayback Weds post! Paul found this poster from Barrington Hall, 1982. This was our 3rd "club" gig and maybe our 5th live performance ever. Barrington was a student co-op with a long and wild history which included many insane punk rock shows. We were the only ska band...

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Passing The Thanks On!

Passing The Thanks On!

We got this sweet letter in the mail from the North Bay Fire Relief fund folks. It's great to see they raised so much money for this cause, and we are glad to have played a small part with the help of our friends and fans and fam's. Passing this along to everyone who...

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WE ARE LISTENING

WE ARE LISTENING

Ladies and Gents, THANK YOU for your kind thoughts on the Interwebs, regarding our Nov. 5 fire benefit gig. Truth is, we didn't know if we were gonna play again. Our last gig was about four years ago. That's a long time no skanking! Well there were kids and teens and...

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Happy Skalentines Day!

Happy Skalentines Day!

An Uptones Valentines post? Sure, why not! We don’t have many love songs, do we? Usually more political and sometimes eccentric in our song lyrics, we only have a few tunes in our skatalog about affaires d'amour. This one is most definitely a love song. Penned by...

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New Uptones Pic

New Uptones Pic

We took this just before hitting the stage at Ashkenaz two weeks ago today. The Rev. Paul Jackson (seen here in full Ska Cowboy regalia) herded the cats, and our friend Andrew Dreskin snapped the shutter. More news coming soon! Join our email list and you'll be the...

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What Joe Strummer Thinks Of The Uptones

What Joe Strummer Thinks Of The Uptones

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...

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“Sitting down at an Uptones show is like keeping your eyes shut at a movie.”
– Rolling Stone

Skanking: A form of dancing practiced in the ska, reggae and punk music scenes. Derived from the verb to Skank.

Fool: Noun. One with a marked propensity or fondness for something.