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Friday, December 19, 2008
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The Upbeat : A Utah Ska Documentary
The Upstarts, a ska band from Salt Lake City, Utah, is getting ready to release their debut album. There is only one problem: there isn't much of a ska scene these days. This hasn't always been the case. In the 90's, Utah experienced an explosion of ska that some argue was comparable to the ska scenes in Los Angeles and Boston.
"The UpBeat" traces the history of ska and the influence the genre has had on the Utah music scene. Featuring interviews with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals), Buster Bloodvessel (Bad Manners), Vic Ruggierro & Dave Hillyard (The Slackers), and Robert "Bucket" Hingley (The Toasters). Also including influential local musicians Swim Herschel Swim, Stetch Armstrong, My Man Friday, Model Citizen, GOGO13 and Insatiable.
57 Minutes - color - stereo
(Includes bonus material and trailer)
The Upbeat Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. Breakout - The Upstarts with Ecks LeCroix
2. Ska Band - Insatiable
3. Shut Up - Swim Herschel Swim
4. Borisoglebska - Stretch Armstrong
5. Cantina Ska (Live)- My Man Friday
6. Main St.* - Model Citizen
7. Espionage - GOGO13
8. Clueless* - Swim Herschel Swim
9. Dirty Slag (live) - Stretch Magnico
10. Sassy Girl - My Man Friday
11. Don't Call it Anything - Model Citizen
12. Idiot Box* - GOGO13
13. Wandering & Wondering - The Upstarts
14. Rhyme & A Reason - Fews & Two
15. Down By The Beach - Super Hero
16. Stuff - Insatiable
17. William - 2 1/2 White Guys
18. Is It Too Late Now? - The Upstarts
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
All of us wish all of you the best holiday season ever! music, family, food, cartoons and other assorted holiday festivities. Stay Tuned for more from your favorite band of minstrel spies.
.......and may all your Christmases be full of espionage.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Just in time for the holidays, it's a new print from Parker Jacobs! Featuring one of his goons as seen on the hit TV show, "Yo Gabba Gabba". It's Fun! Fun? Fun! A brand new 6 colour, limited edition silkscreen print. Each print is hand signed & numbered by the artist for authentication. Easily framable, it measures 16" X 20" and makes a lovely edition to any study, boudoir, nursery or rumpus room. Available at www.goonholler.com!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
THE UP BEAT DVD RELEASE PARTY
STRETCH ARMSTRONG / MY MAN FRIDAY REUNION SHOW
with 2-1/2 White Guys and Arrogant
Saturday, November 1st
800 West University Parkway
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
By Popular Demand…
After a packed and riotous screening in Salt Lake City, THE UP BEAT will screen in Utah County on August the 30th. As the central location of ska in the 90's, Utah County seems fitting for such an encore event.
The screening will be followed by a performance from 2-1/2 White Guys, who also make an appearance in THE UP BEAT.
THE UP BEAT
UTAH COUNTY PREMIERE
Saturday, August 30th
959 South 700 East
Friday, August 01, 2008
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
The official Goon Holler, "3 Goons" tee is now available online only at the Goon Holler Store!! It's super fresh and you can't even buy it at Urban Outfitters. Buy it and then look SO COOL and then we can make even more cooler stuff that you'd like. Okay? Thanks!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Via: Channel Frederator Blog
This link shows a little behind-the-scenes on GOGO13's, "Pick It Up" jingle for Yo Gabba Gabba featuring Willy Hartland's story boards and earlier claymation concepts.
Check it out!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I'm thrilled about Brandon Smith's Utah Ska documentary, "The Upbeat" because it has so much do with my favorite music and even a little bit of my own personal history. It's centered around Utah's upcoming The Upstarts and the history of the Utah ska scene. It features interviews from The Slackers, Toots Hibbert, Bucket from the Toasters and Buster Bloodvesssel. Also, Utah ska legends, Swim Herschel Swim and Stretch Armstrong to name just a few...oh and then...GOGO13? I laugh. Many of the photos contributed are taken from my old pals; ska promoter, Racquel and her ex-Boyfriend Dustin "Skip" Blad of the early GOGO13 incarnation. I find it hilarious to see pictures of my younger brother in our teenage bedroom in the same documentary with likes of Toots and old fatty himself! HAHAHA! Tyler also had some involvement and is accredited with associate producer status! Way to go everybody!
Support The UP BEAT!!
OFFICIAL SITE LINK
I previously posted about this here: Link
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
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Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Our Yo Gabba Gabba contribution, "Pick it up" (on youtube) makes it's way to the world's most popular blog.
I am very pleased with this and I find it very appropriate on Martin Luther King's birthday.
Thanks again to Alex Desert for agreeing to voice for us.
Much love and respect!
Now go clean up your room!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Yeah thats right you heard me........we are like the power rangers, just cause we arent on the channel your used to doesnt mean we are gone, just wait patiently and turn to the 300's and youll find us.
um i dont know about all that babble, just know big things are around the bend.....
Let Down:Easy Star All-Stars(feat.Toots)