The PopMotion Pictures’ third-wave ska documentary ‘Pick It Up! Ska In The ‘90s’ is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray and will be available on Vimeo and Amazon soon. The film was directed by Taylor Morden and features interviews with members of bands such as Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, No Doubt, Mustard Plug, blink-182/The Aquabats, and Sublime.

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The feature-length documentary explores the third-wave ska explosion of the 1990s and tells the story from a wide variety of points of view including dozens of the key figures who lived it such as members of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, No Doubt, and Sublime.

Serving as a love letter to that era of ska, the film delves deep into how the genre evolved from its original Jamaican form, through British “two-tone” in the ‘80s, and into an entirely new global sensation in the ‘90s when it became wildly popular for a brief moment in music history. It explores the early years of bands like No Doubt, Fishbone, The Toasters, Let’s Go Bowling, and Skankin’ Pickle to the radio success of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Save Ferris.

The “skacumentary” is narrated by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and features commentary from members of the bands mentioned above as well as Goldfinger, The Pietasters, Dance Hall Crashers, The Specials, Hepcat, The Slackers, Kemuri, The Hippos, The Skatalites, and many more.

Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
1/18 – Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe and Bar
1/19 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
1/20 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
1/21 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
1/22 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
1/23 – Morro Bay, CA – The Siren
1/24 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
1/25 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
1/30 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
2/01 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards