Seminal ska-punk posse BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE will be commemorating the 15th anniversary of their classic album Strictly Rude with a limited edition double LP that contains a 16-page booklet with handwritten lyrics and photos. This special edition includes all new gatefold artwork, 10×10 poster as well as five previously unreleased tracks. Preorders are now live via the SideOneDummy Recordswebstore. The album will be available in independent record stores on December 2nd as well.
Also, the band will be inaugurating their longtime support for Pabst Blue Ribbon with their very first merchandise collaboration. They’ve featured PBR cans on album covers and have sampled vintage radio commercials on albums. This time, they’ll be using PBR’s iconic logo for the exclusive Strictly Rude t-shirt and hoodie design.
In addition, the band will be teaming up with The Slackers later this fall for a run of dates in support of their most recent album DO YOUR ART. They’ll be hosting their 25th annual Halloween extravaganza at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on Sunday, October 30th as well. This year’s A Nightmare Before Halloween lineup features Left Alone and Warn The Duke. In the meantime, tickets can be purchased here.
“Strictly Rude was the album that was needed for the genre of SKA at the time,” explains vocalist David McWane. It redefined the look, the sound, and the swagger of SKA. The songs are a journey, from positive mental attitudes, fiery frustration, to encouraging pro-activism with finding your own voice in this world. The inviting album cover shouts ‘You think you know SKA, well here we are, take a good look at us and if you believe you may be one of us, then join us; You are welcome here.’”
Big D and the Kids Table formed during October 1996 in Boston, MA when its members converged in college. They have had major sales success which propelled them to touring throughout 25 countries supporting bands such as The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Suicide Machines and many others from the ska-punk and punk rock scenes. Festival appearances include Riot Fest, The Fest, Vans Warped Tour, Cranking & Skanking, Amnesia Rockfest, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Holidays in the Sun Festival, Boomtown, Hits & Pits Festival and Deconstruction Tour. They have appeared on twenty compilations between 1996 and 2013 as well.
Big D and the Kids Table is David McWane (vocals), Alex Stern (guitar, vocals), Ben Basile (bass), Alex Brander (drums, percussion), Casey Gruttadauria (keys, piano, melodica), Ryan O’Connor (saxophones), Jon Degen (saxophones), Paul E. Cuttler (trombone, flute) and Logan La Barbera (trombone).