Tokyo-grown punk-ska heavies Oi-Skall Mates make their second, back-to-back appearance at the beachside Festa de Rama, now in its sixth year. The band hasn’t released a new album in five years (they insist it’ll happen this year), but they toured Hawaii last year and are regular fixtures at live houses and events around the nation. Inspired by Japan’s Ska Flames and England’s Bad Manners, the 10-member, third-wave ska tribe doesn’t disappoint. Adding a bit of sun and sand to their brassy, aggressive sound certainly won’t hurt.
Also check out: The all-Japanese lineup contains a healthy mix of summertime tunes from the likes of Okinawan punk-pop rockers Mongol800, jazzy “death rock” masters Soil & “Pimp” Sessions, Festa de Rama veterans Bagdad Cafe The Trench Town, Likkle Mai, Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro and even some hip-hop, courtesy of trio Scha Dara Parr.