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They’re a punk band with a horn section and klezmer tendencies :P They get lumped in with the ska crowd because.. well.. horns. Every good ska band has horns right? (sarcasm) If you break down their songs and look at it purely from a music theory standpoint, their music shares nothing in common with ska music (other than the instrumentation). True, they do occasionally play songs styled like third wave ska, however on the whole they are not a ska band :)
Streetlight Manifesto isn’t ska. I love them to pieces, but they are no ska band.
Ok I actually mean it this time lol I didn’t get my email because BioWare’s emailing system took a dump, so apparently I’m not allowed in until TOMORROW. Yay! haha