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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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Come visit @HaSkaLAMusic now on @Bandcamp: It's like Summer Camp for #Ska. (But the Counselors are insane :)
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Tonight! My very own sister Karen Mitchell & her bad-ass ‪#‎Bugaloo‬ band The Mission Seven will be live on KZSU Stanford! 9pm PST!
Listen live hither:
Watch it live thither:
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HaSkaLA now on SoundCloud:
‪#‎Truth‬ ‪#‎Justice‬ ‪#‎Ska‬
The Soundtrack of Summer.
Listen to HaSkaLA | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.
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The Greatest Love Song Ever Sung? HaSkaLA's "Us Über Alles":
Lyrics by Steven Schub. Music by Curtis Pollitt.
#ska #Ska #SKA
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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.
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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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The Ballad of #JohnGalt
“Under the Thorns” by The Fenwicks
Words by Steven Schub Music by Jimmie Corrieri
For all our comrades at #FreedomFest
Under the thorns and chains lies a firm resolve
Beneath the files and laws a mind that won’t dissolve
Below the big regime a face without the fear
Underneath the meek & weak a face without the shame

Don’t ask him for forgiveness
Don’t ask him for spare change
He’s carried all your burdens
This man who knows no pain

Above the firm resolve a perverted scheme
Over the decided mind a parasitic dream
In the name of “mercy & humanity”
In the name of duty, so-called morality

Don’t ask him for submission
Don’t pray for his good grace
He’s witnessed all your purges
This man who needs no faith

And though they feed on guilt
It seems their food’s run out
He will not buy the myth
He will not bear their cross

Man may rise, men will fall
Bureaucrats and Priests expropriate your dreams

He shirks the density of the collective mind
Slinging the sacred filth of the collectively blind
They sink below the stench of self-sacrifice
Seizing salvation in their suicide

Don’t ask him for repentance
Don’t speak of moral debts
He’ll owe his life to no one
This man who got away
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They Stormed the Bastille of Life. Jimmie Corrieri of The Fenwicks (far left) Philip Hoffman (far right). Making a David Markowitz sandwich (middle). Happy Birthday & Bastille Day Jimmie!
Rest in Peace Brothers.
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On this day in history Ringo Starr, Robert A. Heinlein, and this Schub were born. Here's what happened next:
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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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The Fenwicks: The World's Greatest (albeit only) "Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska" Band!