THE PARKA KINGS – “Where’s the Afterparty?” CD – (JUMP024)

The Parka Kings formed in 1993 in one of the Midwest’s hottest music city’s: Detroit. Early appearances on the first two American Skathic compilations endeared the band to thousands of fans worldwide, paving the way for two successful albums, “23 Skidoo” in 1995 & “Bienvenidos” in 1997, plus recent tracks on Universal’s Ska American Style, Jump Up!’s Smash Your Radio, and Scoot! Magazine’s free April ’98 CD sampler. After dominating the Detroit scene for six years, the band Continue reading THE PARKA KINGS – “Where’s the Afterparty?” CD – (JUMP024)

THE PARKA KINGS – “Bienvenidos” CD – (JUMP012 – OUT OF PRINT)

Detroit’s PARKA KINGS are part of today’s American ska elite, establishing a world-wide fan base in (4) short years through top-appearances on American Skathic Vols 1 & 2 (combined 20,000 units), plus their great 1995 debut on Jump Up! called “23 SKIDOO” (JUMP004). The band has taken the last few years to fine-tune their range, and we’d have to honestly say that this album single-handedly captures all the styles that make today’s American Ska movement so strong! As we’d expect, the P.K.’s bring us several strong uptempo 3rd wave ska jams, complete with grinding guitar, horn-driven Continue reading THE PARKA KINGS – “Bienvenidos” CD – (JUMP012 – OUT OF PRINT)

PARKA KINGS – “23 Skidoo” CD – (JUMP004 – OUT OF PRINT)

The Parka Kings play a straight, up-tempo modern ska whose only gimmick is that they concentrate mor e on getting together some good songs rather than seeing how many genres they could cram into their act. Big ‘ol horns, a solid keyboard-bass-drums rhythm section, and solid production values make thi s one dependable disc. When they smooth out on a swingy jam like “Alone”, the urge to dance moves me. –Noah Wildman, Moon NYC Store Manager, printed in Sound Views Continue reading PARKA KINGS – “23 Skidoo” CD – (JUMP004 – OUT OF PRINT)