This documentary aims to tell the story of how the genre of ska evolved from its original form in Jamaica in the 60s, through two-tone in Europe in the 80s, into an entirely new sound in the 90s and became wildly popular all around the world for a brief moment in music history. You’ll hear the stories from the early years of some of the most well loved bands including No Doubt, Fishbone, The Toasters, Let’s Go Bowling, Operation Ivy, and Skankin’ Pickle, as well as how the rise to fame occurred for the radio success stories The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Save Ferris!

 

Film features interviews with members of No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, the Pietasters, Fishbone, Save Ferris, Let’s Go Bowling, Dance Hall Crashers, the Specials, Mustard Plug, the Toasters, Skankin’ Pickle, Hepcat, the Slackers, Kemuri, Blink 182/the Aquabats, the Hippos, The Skatalites, Sublime and many more!

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A “love letter” to third-wave ska, the film delves deep into how the genre of ska evolved from its original Jamaican form, through British “two-tone” in the 80s, into an entirely new global sensation in the 90’s, when it became wildly popular for an all too brief moment in music history; From the early years of bands like No Doubt, Fishbone, The Toasters, Let’s Go Bowling and Skankin’ Pickle, to the massive radio success of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Save Ferris.

‘Pick It Up’ is narrated by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and features commentary from the likes of No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, the Pietasters, Fishbone, Save Ferris, Let’s Go Bowling, Dance Hall Crashers, the Specials, Mustard Plug, the Toasters, Skankin’ Pickle, Hepcat, the Slackers, Kemuri, Blink 182/the Aquabats, the Hippos, The Skatalites, Sublime and many more!

Ska-punk titans Reel Big Fish are currently on tour in the UK with support from Lightyear and Spunge. Dates run through November 21.

General admission tickets for all shows are on sale now.

As one of the key mid-90’s ska-punk bands to emerge out of Southern California’s third wave ska scene, along with acts like No Doubt and Sublime, Reel Big Fish’s popularity hasn’t faltered over the years. Distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, sarcastic humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska, the group continues to tour the world playing shows to a hardcore fanbase that’s as devoted as ever. The band’s 9th studio LP, ‘Life Sucks…Let’s Dance’ was released in late- 2018 and has garnered some of the best reviews of their lengthy career.

Stream Reel Big Fish’s latest LP ‘Life Sucks…Let’s Dance’  Here on itunes and  Here on Spotify.

NOV 7 Concord 2- Brighton, United Kingdom

NOV 9 The De La Warr Pavilion- Bexhill, United Kingdom

NOV 10 O2 Ritz Manchester- Manchester, United Kingdom

NOV 11 UTC- Glasgow, United Kingdom

NOV 12 O2 Institute Birmingham- Birmingham, United Kingdom

NOV 13 O2 Academy Leicester- Leicester, United Kingdom

NOV 16 Roadmender (SOLD OUT)– Northampton, United Kingdom

NOV 17 O2 Academy Islington (SOLD OUT)– London, United Kingdom

NOV 18 O2 Academy Islington- London, United Kingdom

NOV 20 Epic Studios- Norwich, United Kingdom

NOV 21 Dreamland Margate- Margate, United Kingdom

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