Monday, December 29, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Upbeat DVD/CD Now Available through the GOGO13 online store

GO! Buy! Merry Christmas!
GOGO13 Link

Disc 1

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)


Disc 2

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

*bonus tracks

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Merry Christmas Time

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.

Bye Now


for life

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!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Roosevelt Youtube clips

GOGO13 - Big Red Cup (The Roosevelt)

GOGO13 - Hello Goodnight

As always, thanks Tross!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stretch Armstrong & My Man Friday "One Night Only!"



with 2-1/2 White Guys and Arrogant

Saturday, November 1st

UVU Ballroom

800 West University Parkway

Orem, Utah

Doors 7:00PM

Admission $10

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More SKA in Utah!

Remember My Man Friday? Well, it looks like they're getting back together for a one time show in the beautiful town of American Fork Utah!

Check 'em out if you can!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

A Show a show A Show, and Merch

In promotion of GOGO13's upcoming show Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, we'd like to offer a $2 off discount of GOGO13 T-shirts to our friends the card-carrying Aquabat-Cadets!
Tell a friend!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Up Beat

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

Saturday, August 30th
Festival Cinemas
959 South 700 East
Orem, Utah
9:30PM $6

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Ska Parade Party Flyer!

Saturday Sept 6th, 6:30pm
The Ska Parade Party! with GOGO13, Starpool, Chase Long Beach, Half Past Two, Cellphish
$10 adv/$12 day of show
Announce: now
On Sale: NOW!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What's this ?

I stumbled across this rare Bodysnatchers clip on youtube.

Here's a little Do Rocksteady just for kicks

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Show!

Saturday Sept 6th, 6:30pm
The Ska Parade Party! with GoGo 13, Starpool, Chase Long Beach, Half Past
Two, Cellphish
$10 adv/$12 day of show
Announce: now
On Sale: Tuesday June 24th, Noon

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Goon Tees Available!

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

“Pick It Up” Wins ASIFA-EAST Animation Award!

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!!

I previously posted about this here: Link

Thursday, February 28, 2008

green island

Rico & Jazz Jamaica (feat. Courtney Pine) playing Don Drummond´s "Green Island".


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Aggro life

The Aggrolites Playing Countryman Fiddle at The Sundance Film Festival.

OMG and is that the bass player from Tiger Army?


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pick it up Makes Boing Boing!!

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!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Milky The Marvelous Milking Cow

G13 is still alive

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)