Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Written by: Mister Substitute Across the vast wastelands of hell, from the smokey pile of tired, skanked-out Rudies, comes a new challenger for the Devil himself: Hexadecibel. Hailing from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Hexadecibel is the workings of the talented Brandon Turner and labels themselves as “Electro-ska.” Their latest release is a single through Beautiful Rat … Continue reading Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Artist Profile: Nate Phung

Written by: Mister Substitute This is the inaugural Artist Profile where Mustard and I will be highlighting artists that we… well… want to highlight, and the person that inspired this idea is none other than Southern California’s own Nate Phung, front-person for Nate Funk and the Phunky Bunch. I first found Nate on a random … Continue reading Artist Profile: Nate Phung

Big Leap Collective Presents Skatember!

San Francisco's art collective Big Leap Collective, founded by Ellie Stokes, will be presenting the first ever Skatember on September 29th, 2022. Big Leap Collective provides independent artists "opportunities for diversity, accessibility, and education through immersive and community-focused events and collaboration in the Bay Area and beyond." The guest of honor at Skatember will be … Continue reading Big Leap Collective Presents Skatember!

Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Pre-order here Review by: Mister Substitute Righteous pessimism. Read that again. Cynicism that is just, scrupulous criticism on something long overdue for a calling out. Everyone, I present to you Bumsy and the Moochers' "Diet Violence" Hailing from Chicago, Bumsy and the Moochers are grade A, certified ska-punk: upstrokes and horns meets face-melting guitar shredding … Continue reading Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Press Play with Megawave

Mustard and Mister Substitute had the pleasure of speaking with New York's Megawave. Together we discussed their origin, their upcoming name change, sharing the stage with artists such as I Fight Dragons, and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have Megawave join them. How is everyone? Michelle: Everyone … Continue reading Press Play with Megawave

Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

Pre-order here Review by: Mr. Substitute Young Costello, so hot right now,” is what my first thought was when I had the privilege of listening to their latest EP entitled “Stories Told, Some New, Some Old” set to be released through Ska Punk International on August 30th. You know how a charcuterie board is supposed … Continue reading Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

Feel The Big Energy with Half Past Two

Featured photo by: @raemystic Mustard and Mr. Substitute had the pleasure of speaking with Southern California’s Half Past Two. Together we discussed their early memories, the inspiration behind their hit “Scratched CD”, and so much more! Mustard would like to thank Half Past Two for joining them. How is everyone? We are good, we are … Continue reading Feel The Big Energy with Half Past Two

Music Shelf’s August 5th New Music Roundup

It is Friday and you know that means, new music from your favorite independent artists from all over the globe. Check out Mustard's roundup of songs they believe your human ears will enjoy! I Need Your Touch - Sara Maatouk https://open.spotify.com/track/33v2nCRDRvZhxIZFBEQhaT?si=7a91302694564b27 With Summer approaching its end, Sara Maatouk provides us with a summer anthem that … Continue reading Music Shelf’s August 5th New Music Roundup