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The Fenwicks: Home of "Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska"!
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Interview with Steven Schub by Yeram Reyes for "AbleKane Adventures".
On The Fenwicks, HaSkaLA and... How to Save the World :)
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The Best Tour Ever Begins Again Tomorrow- The Vans Warped Tour! Here's HaSkaLA with Fishbone's & Angelo Moore on the Ska Stage at The Vans Warped Tour 2010:
May the Party Rage in Perpetual Perpetuity!
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“When the bullseye becomes as big as an elephant in your mind, you won’t be able to miss it.”
― Alejandro Jodorowsky
The Fenwicks - Still... The World’s Greatest & Only Ska-Funk-Folk-Punk Amalgamation.
Hear/See them on YouTube:
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"The story of this band is legend... America's only Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska band is like Oingo Boingo on steroids... shifting seamlessly from circus music to booty shaking third wave ska at it's best. With an insane, hysterical, vaudevillian stage show, deranged lyrics and a frenzied assault on everything sacred, The Fenwicks will not disappoint".
Skratch Magazine
"Bold and powerful. Blew my mind. I have never heard anything like this before".
-Southern Ska Magazine
"How can you not like this band? A band that swings and rocks at the same time.... A lead singer, who is at heart a showman... the best live band I have heard".
-Silly Little Trouser Monkey Magazine
”What is this?! The Fenwicks are not a normal band. Blending punk, ska, pop and klezmer, they sound like something you'd hear at a mutant cross-cultural wedding. They are a band with a message: enjoy one's life! The songs ask you to live with integrity, love with sincerity, and act to make your life better. The Fenwicks promote joy both in theory and in practice they sing and perform with the joy they preach".
-G. Murray ThomasThe Independent
"Diverse and electrifying. These guys make you want to cavort with wild spasms of joy, ruthlessly kicking your legs up with reckless abandon. Their infectious grooves leave you begging for more. Spin this disc at your next big party, and it will not soon be forgotten"
-Glass Eye Magazine
"The Fenwicks are a twisted yet eloquent fusion...impossible to forget, and with a story the producer's of VH-1's "Behind The Music" would slaver over."
-Mark Faulkner, Florida Times Union
"Still reeling from their potent performance at the CMJ Music Marathon...
This 'Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska' band, known for its crisp brass section,
yelping vocals, groove-laden rhythms and kick-line friendly beats, is sure
to light a fire under your seat. Witty, vibrant and unorthodox. So grab a
cup of hot cocoa, and lace up your dancing shoes; the Fenwicks are back!"-Antonia Santangelo, CMJ New Music Report
"A jubilant explosion. The Fenwicks thrive on spontaneity better than most
improv comedy troupes, and play their "Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska" with the
urgency of a death row inmate trying to win his release".
"Fiercely original. The Fenwicks are today's postmodern Mothers of
Invention. Extreme funk driven by a killer groove. This is a genuine
all-star lineup. Pathfinding songwriters with visionary ideas, up there with
the best of the best... It's big, bold, and mind-blowing".
"The Fenwicks are iconoclasts who put the happiest of mediums to work for
them. An ever-changing landscape of ska, punk and folk. Ken Nasta and Ed
Richardson (drums and bass respectively) compromise the tightest rhythm
section on the planet, propelling the band like an over-fueled locomotive.
The songs sparkle with horn-laden hooks and Jimmie Corrieri's jangly folk
rock guitar. The combination is perfect. As the guiding light of The
Fenwicks, Schub is a found object in a monumental work of calculation. He is
at once raconteur, misunderstood literate and off-in-the-corner performance
artist. Far-removed from today's power-chord posturing, Schub is the "Rage
against the Machismo", and his shtick seems destined to become a new art
form. The Fenwicks blast off and then intoxicate".
-Arvid Smith, FOLIO WEEKLY
"SIGN THEM, DAMMIT! The Fenwicks have got great songs and that's the bottom line. Their material is catchy, fun, full of humor and appealing to a wide audience. The Fenwicks are the real deal, an oasis in a desert of mediocre poseurs."
-Neal Mirsky, Program Director WDIZ 100.3 FM Orlando FL
"The Fenwicks' show is a heady mixture of brilliant and extreme original music and impromptu community theater. They have created a striking blend of unpredictable rock that's something akin to Bob Dylan doing heavy metal accompanied by Monty Python. This package pounds with all the subtlety of a train crash, yet moves with the grace of synchronized swimmers in intricate cooperation. Expect anything and everything from the Fenwicks."
“Both live and on disc, this workaholic bunch of merry tunesters, churn out a quirky, angular mix of folk-rock, funk, ska and manic energy that's pulled along, kicking and screaming all the way, by Schub's satiric, hyperactive lead vocals. The combination really clicks for some high octane pop."
"Man, these guys are fun! They mix folk ballads, manic ska, and steel drums with punk energy and passion. The result compels you to jump around your bedroom making stupid faces."
"Live, the band is like a mummenschantz of choreography - a 22nd century three ring circus of the mind. The Fenwicks defy all expectation."
"Aggressively confident and wonderfully eccentric...pathfinding inventiveness... the overall sound is percussion driven which effectively melds The Fenwicks' influences into a cohesive and forceful orchestration. The effect is stunning. This is the band that could bridge the gap between the fringe progressive movement and the mainstream charts. I've extolled The Fenwicks' virtues in print so many times, I'll have to invent new laudatory adjectives to describe them."
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Consider This Our Rallying Cry for Reason at the ‪#‎ReasonRally‬:
“No One is Coming” words & music by Steven Schub
Performed by The Fenwicks
Sing it Loud! Sing it Proud!
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A Schub circa 2016.

-The Best of Schub in 3 minutes & 36 Seconds:
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“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not."
—André Gide
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I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does. Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down…
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Breaking Movie News! Rock's All-Time Greatest Drummer Mr. Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd (the man who co-founded The Fenwicks) to tell the True Story of his time in America's Greatest Southern Rock Band Lynyrd Skynyrd:
EXCLUSIVE: Cleopatra Films, the upstart pic division of Cleopatra Records, has set a movie on seminal Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The film will be powered by the recollections of the band …
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30 years later we are #3 in the LA #Ska charts! To loosely paraphrase #Nietzsche: "Some bands are born posthumously."
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Looking for an anthem for the #ReasonRally?
Howzabout “The Revolt” by HaSkaLA:
Words by Steven Schub Music by David Mastas
Performed by HaSkaLA
On iTunes at: -The Revolt:
All over the world, the lamps are going out- again.
All over the world, the future of freedom's in doubt- again.
All over the world, the lights are coming on- we hope.
All over the world, it's in our hands- Revolt!

Chorus (2x):
Be destiny. Be dynamite.
Hold holy Your Highest Hope- Revolt!

The only weapon you need, is right between your ears.
The only weapon you need, the one that they most fear.
The only weapon you need, to see the truth and not blink.
To stand astride history screaming: "Think, just think!"

The source of your glory- the source of your shame
Is one and the same- how we use our brain.
To use your mind, or lose your mind.
You pick and choose the food you swallow
Pick and choose the ideas you follow.
Reason and Freedom or Faith and Force
When all is said, that is your choice.

You fight today or fight tomorrow
Eternity is Now- Revolt!
Eternity is Now- Revolt!
"HaSkaLA is explosive! Undeniably unique. A boisterous rallying cry for reason,
liberty, and freethought... HaSkaLA brings a jolt to the heart, and a tear to
the eye. If the world's current Endarkenment will ever transmute into another
Renaissance and Enlightenment, then it will be in no small part due to
Renaissance bands like HaSkaLA obliterating the false alternative of
profoundness and fun with increasingly uncommon skill, melodic sensibility, and
-Jeffrey Falk, "Menken's Ghost"
Artwork by Howard Teman.
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Supplies are lacking, electricity goes out, equipment is broken and patients lie in pools of blood as the country’s economic crisis has exploded into a public health emergency.
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#Ska! It’s better than coffee.
The Fenwicks on YouTube:
HaSkaLA on YouTube: #MerryMonday
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In their circles
1 person
Have them in circles
27 people
Tammie gooch's profile photo
Sweetjams Man's profile photo
Ainsley Kemp's profile photo
Jimbo Yohei's profile photo
HaSkaLA: America's Newest & Kookiest Ska Band!'s profile photo
David Berkowitz's profile photo
Hickory Slims's profile photo
Richard G. Lanzara's profile photo
Steven Schub's profile photo
The Fenwicks: The World's Greatest (albeit only) "Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska" Band!