bands/musicians California Ska Bands List

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List of California ska bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as ska solo artists from California are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great California music that you've never heard before. The ska bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in California. If you think the best California ska band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Gwen Stefani is included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular ska bands from California?" and "Which ska bands started in California?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list California Ska Bands List
Reel Big Fish Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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The Aquabats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Ska Bands List
The Aquabats Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Sublime is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Ska Bands List
Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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Rx Bandits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Ska Bands List
Rx Bandits Ska punk, Ska, Rock music

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The Hippos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Ska Bands List
The Hippos Synthpop, Ska punk, Ska

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Ska Bands List
No Doubt Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Ska Bands List
War Chicano rock, Ska, Rock music

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Oingo Boingo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Ska Bands List
Oingo Boingo Synthpop, New Wave, Gothic rock

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Let's Go Bowling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Ska Bands List
Let's Go Bowling Ska punk, Ska

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Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Ska Bands List
Fishbone Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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Warren Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Ska Bands List
Warren Fitzgerald Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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The O.C. Supertones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Ska Bands List
The O.C. Supertones Christian punk, Ska punk, Ska

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Angelo Moore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Ska Bands List
Angelo Moore Ska punk, Spoken word, Ska

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Suburban Legends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Ska Bands List
Suburban Legends Disco, Pop music, Third-wave of ska

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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Ska Bands List
Camper Van Beethoven Pop music, Ska, World music

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Long Beach Dub Allstars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Ska Bands List
Long Beach Dub Allstars Ska, Rock music, Reggae rock

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Buck-O-Nine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Ska Bands List
Buck-O-Nine Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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Enemy You is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Ska Bands List
Enemy You Pop punk, Ska, Skate punk

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Tony Ashwin Kanal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Ska Bands List
Tony Ashwin Kanal New Wave, Pop music, Ska punk

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Critical Mass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Ska Bands List
Critical Mass Ska, Rock music, Rocksteady

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Ara Babajian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Ska Bands List
Ara Babajian Ska, Reggae, Punk rock

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Voodoo Glow Skulls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Ska Bands List
Voodoo Glow Skulls Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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OPM is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Ska Bands List
OPM Hip hop music, Pop music, Ska punk

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Hepcat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Ska Bands List
Hepcat Ska, Rocksteady

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John Spence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Ska Bands List
John Spence 2 Tone, Ska punk, Ska

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Michael Valladares is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list California Ska Bands List
Michael Valladares New Wave, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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Christian Richard Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list California Ska Bands List
Christian Richard Jacobs Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Dave Hillyard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list California Ska Bands List
Dave Hillyard Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Isaiah Ikey Owens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list California Ska Bands List
Isaiah Ikey Owens Hip hop music, Ska, Experimental rock

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Jared Gomes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list California Ska Bands List
Jared Gomes Hip hop music, Crossover thrash, Nu metal

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The Aggrolites is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list California Ska Bands List
The Aggrolites Ska, Reggae, Soul music

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Link 80 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list California Ska Bands List
Link 80 Ska punk, Ska, Punk rock

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The K.G.B. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list California Ska Bands List
The K.G.B. Ska, Rock music, Funk

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Jeffries Fan Club is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list California Ska Bands List
Jeffries Fan Club Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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Starpool is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list California Ska Bands List
Starpool Ska punk, Ska, Rock music

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Vincent Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list California Ska Bands List
Vincent Walker Disco, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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James Briggs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list California Ska Bands List
James Briggs Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Sr.Peppers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list California Ska Bands List

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Ellwood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list California Ska Bands List

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Los Hooligans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list California Ska Bands List
Los Hooligans Ska - Los Hooligans combines traditional Jamaican ska, modern and traditional jazz, Latin American music and rhythm and blues. (There is another Los Hooligans - a 1960s Latin-pop group with a doo-wop sound not in any way related to ...

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Out of Order is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list California Ska Bands List

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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list California Ska Bands List
Operation Ivy Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk