Monday: New Jersey ska septet plays Mill City Nights. Plus: Prof's sold-out Entry doubleheader.
Unless you were a band kid oblivious to the ridiculousness of checkered Vans, you probably missed the ska train. But as skanking fodder goes, the brawny punch packed by this New Jersey septet has some (some) broader appeal. Frontman Tomas Kalnoky's guitar work shifts from happy-go-lucky upstroking to distorted bounces and gypsy flitting, while the brass section sounds more like a seasoned street band than a giddy-and-geeky accomplice. Initially due this month, the band's first album of originals since 2007 has been delayed until next year, due to Kalnoky's studio finicking. Hostage Calm and Lionize open.MICHAEL RIETMULDER
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