Musicians Voice Support for Jailed Russian Punk Group – NYTimes …

Western acts on tour in Russia this summer have been vocal in their support for the band Pussy Riot, whose members are on trial for performing an anti-Kremlin song.

from http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/musicians-voice-support-for-jailed-russian-punk-group/

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Reel Big Fish – ‘Candy Coated Fury’ – Punk Music – About.com

Candy Coated Fury, the seventh studio album from ska punks Reel Big Fish, comes out today. How is it? It's more of what we learned to love about this band on their first two records – meaning, if you liked them, you'll love this

from http://punkmusic.about.com/b/2012/07/31/reel-big-fish-candy-coated-fury.htm

The 3rd Wave Ska Preservation Society releasing a second round of …

The 3rd Wave SKA Preservation Society is cooking up a second dose of old-school Ska on the platter. This is a joint project between Connecticut based Asbestos Records & Chicago based Underground Communique

from http://dyingscene.com/news/the-3rd-wave-ska-preservation-society-releasing-a-second-round-of-classic-ska-albums-on-vinyl/

Russian Dissident Punk Band Pussy Riot Goes on Trial – Hit & Run …

Today, over in Putin's unfree Russia, three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot go on trial for "hooliganism motivated by by religious hatred or hostility" for a February stunt where they performed "Punk Prayer"in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior during massive protests against then-nearly relelected President Vladimir Putin. The lyrics of the song include: St. Maria, Virgin, Drive away Putin Drive away! Drive away Putin! Black robe, golden epaulettes

from http://reason.com/blog/2012/07/30/russian-dissident-punk-band-pussy-riot-g

Storm readiness and recovery to be focus of SKA meeting |

The meeting also will feature reports from SKA directors on a variety of topics, ranging from the effort to illuminate Siesta Village crosswalks to the status of the Siesta Public Beach improvements to environmental and wildlife

from http://sarasotanewsleader.com/storm-readiness-and-recovery-to-be-focus-of-ska-meeting/