‘Pick It Up! Ska In The 90’s’ – The Definitive Third Wave “Skacumentary” Out Now On DVD/Blu-Ray

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*

Film features interviews with members of No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, the Pietasters, Fishbone, Save Ferris, Let’s Go Bowling, Dance Hall Crashers, the Specials, Mustard Plug, the Toasters, Skankin’ Pickle, Hepcat, the Slackers, Kemuri, Blink 182/the Aquabats, the Hippos, The Skatalites, Sublime and many more!

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PopMotion Pictures’ critically-acclaimed third wave ska documentary ‘Pick It Up! Ska in the 90’s‘, directed by Taylor Morden, has been a fan favorite on the festival circuit and now the film is out on DVD & Blu-Ray now!

The feature-length documentary explores the third-wave ska explosion of the 1990’s, and tells the story of 90’s ska 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.

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

‘Pick It Up’ is narrated by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and features commentary from the likes of No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, the Pietasters, Fishbone, Save Ferris, Let’s Go Bowling, Dance Hall Crashers, the Specials, Mustard Plug, the Toasters, Skankin’ Pickle, Hepcat, the Slackers, Kemuri, Blink 182/the Aquabats, the Hippos, The Skatalites, Sublime and many more!

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Upcoming Screenings:

Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour (1/18-2/1)

JAN 18 Twilight Cafe and Bar- Portland, OR

JAN 19 924 Gilman- Berkeley, CA

JAN 20 Holy Diver- Sa2cramento, CA

JAN 21 Thee Parkside- San Francisco, CA

JAN 22 Fulton 55- Fresno, CA

JAN 23 The Siren- Morro Bay, CA

JAN 24 Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA

JAN 25 Pub Rock Live- Scottsdale, AZ

JAN 30 The Bluebird Theater- Denver, CO

FEB 1 Backstage Bar & Billiards- Las Vegas, NV

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Praise for ‘Pick It Up’:

“With narration by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, the documentary chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of third-wave ska.” – Billboard

“…a feel-good walk down nostalgia lane.”- Slash Film

“A love letter to the genre. Tthe documentary is a definitive time capsule on the origins of third-wave ska from the mouths of the people who inspired it, originated it and continue to stoke its creative fires. “- O.C. Weekly

“Engaging” – Amoeba Records

“The number one music project on Kickstarter” – Chorus.fm

“…the real deal” -A.V. Club

“ a bittersweet look at a more innocent time”-Orlando Weekly

“A joy to watch from start to finish!”- Readjunk

“What makes it such an excellent documentary is that it’s told from mouths of those that lived it, played it, and sang it.”- Film Threat

“Dance Craze for a new generation” – Jimmy Alvarez / TNN Radio

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