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“Checkered Past: This band does the kind of third-wave punk/ska/rock/reggae/whatever mashup that was super popular in the late '90s. They remind me of bands I saw during that time (minus a horn section, I guess), without sounding dated. They just finished recording an E.p. ("Bag of Tricks") that will be released Feb. 9th.”
“Your music makes me feel very sexy and want to touch my own nipples.”
“It's a random Monday night at a punk club in China Town with a reggae band, a ska band, an indie-folk-punk something, a bunch of political street punks from Salinas and us. It's cold inside and the sound is spotty, but somehow there's a good, energetic crowd that's eager to dance and thrash around. Checkered Past: The aforementioned reggae band, though we're talking more Sublime than Lee Perry. Which means they have total crossover appeal. They played a show up at Eureka! Burger not too long ago and they probably fit in as well there as they did with the punks at the Infoshop.”
“Checkered Past is the shit!!! All you bitches betta' recognize!!”
“You guys are fukin awesome...”