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Big D and the Kids Table



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Hometown: Boston, MA (USA)

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Like another important Ska band, Big D & the Kids Table make sure everyone knows they're from Boston. From covering Johnathan Richman's classic "New England," to having their annual Skalloween show, the band holds it's hometown close to it's heart.

With a lineup that consists of graduates of the prestigious Berklee School of Music, it's no wonder that they sound more like the Ska bands of yore than the legions of marching–band–kids–gone–punk that dominated the late 90's ska scene. While the band has never shied away from the scene, they have definitely blazed their own path, owing as much to Scientist, the Specials, and Lee Perry as they do to the Bosstones and Operation Ivy.

While waiting what seemed an eternity between 2nd and 3rd full–lengths, the band has been steadily on the move since the release of 2004's How It Goes, a document of a group of mid to late 20 somethings trying to make it honestly in a music business that has largely forgot the honesty and intensity that brought us all here to begin with. On the band's limited release Salem Girls, they expanded on their already impressive repertoire, giving us all an example of what Dub music sounds like when filtered through some punks from Boston.

You'd think after around 10 years as a band they'd be slowing down, but they're currently writing and recording for their upcoming album, and although it has no set release date, you can bet it won't be another four years.


Reviews

Big D and the Kids Table Built Up From Nothing [DVD]

Big D and the Kids Table

Built Up From Nothing [DVD] (2014)

Silver Sprocket

Big D and the Kids Table Stomp / Stroll

Big D and the Kids Table

Stomp / Stroll (2013)

Strictly Rude Records

Big D and the Kids Table Built Up From Nothing: The D Sides and Strictly Dub

Big D and the Kids Table

Built Up From Nothing: The D Sides and Strictly Dub (2012)

SideOneDummy Records

Big D and the Kids Table For the Damned, the Dumb & the Delirious

Big D and the Kids Table

For the Damned, the Dumb & the Delirious (2011)

Side One Dummy

Big D and the Kids Table / Brunt of It Ska Is Dead, Vol. 2 [7-inch club]

Big D and the Kids Table / Brunt of It

Ska Is Dead, Vol. 2 [7-inch club] (2010)

Underground Communique / Asbes

Big D and the Kids Table Fluent in Stroll

Big D and the Kids Table

Fluent in Stroll (2009)

SideOneDummy

Big D and the Kids Table Strictly Mixed and Mashed

Big D and the Kids Table

Strictly Mixed and Mashed (2008)

Fork in Hand

Big D and the Kids Table / Catch 22 live in Northampton

Big D and the Kids Table / Catch 22

live in Northampton (2008)

live show

Rancid / Big D and the Kids Table live in New York

Rancid / Big D and the Kids Table

live in New York (2008)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table Strictly Rude

Big D and the Kids Table

Strictly Rude (2007)

SideOneDummy

Brain Failure / Big D and the Kids Table Beijing to Boston

Brain Failure / Big D and the Kids Table

Beijing to Boston (2007)

Bad News

Big D and the Kids Table / The Skunk 11 live in St Mary's

Big D and the Kids Table / The Skunk 11

live in St Mary's (2007)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table / Set Your Goals live in New York

Big D and the Kids Table / Set Your Goals

live in New York (2007)

live show

The Phenomenauts / Big D And The Kids Table live in San Francisco

The Phenomenauts / Big D And The Kids Table

live in San Francisco (2005)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table Salem Girls

Big D and the Kids Table

Salem Girls (2005)

Springman

Catch 22 / Big D and the Kids Table live in Reading

Catch 22 / Big D and the Kids Table

live in Reading (2004)

live show

Streetlight Manifesto / Big D and the Kids Table live in Long Island

Streetlight Manifesto / Big D and the Kids Table

live in Long Island (2004)

live show

Streetlight Manifesto / Big D And The Kids Table live in Minneapolis

Streetlight Manifesto / Big D And The Kids Table

live in Minneapolis (2004)

live show

Big D And The Kids Table How It Goes

Big D And The Kids Table

How It Goes (2004)

Springman

Big D and the Kids Table/Leftover Crack live in Boston

Big D and the Kids Table/Leftover Crack

live in Boston (2002)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table The Gipsy Hill EP

Big D and the Kids Table

The Gipsy Hill EP (2002)

Fork In Hand

Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween live in Boston

Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween

live in Boston (2002)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween live in Boston

Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween

live in Boston (2002)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table The Gipsy Hill EP [2]

Big D and the Kids Table

The Gipsy Hill EP [2] (2002)

Fork in Hand

Big D And The Kids Table Good Luck

Big D And The Kids Table

Good Luck (2000)

Asian Man

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Interviews

Picture of Big D and the Kids Table

Big D and the Kids Table

Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 12:14 PM (EST)

Picture of Big D and the Kids Table

Dave McWane (Big D and the Kids Table)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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