Rock & Pop

Reel Big Fish

When: Mon., July 23, 7 p.m. 2012

It turns out that after all these years ska is still, in fact, not dead. Nearly a decade after swaths of third-wave devotees stopped being teenagers and retired their checkered Chucks and So Cal-centric CD collections in favor of less wacky stylings, bands like Orange County pop-ska legends Reel Big Fish are still riding out the third wave to the last upbeat drop. With the release of Candy Coated Fury, their first studio album in five years, the band headlines the month-long "Summer of Ska" tour along with 1990s throwbacks like the frenetic Big D and the Kids Table, and fellow OC natives Suburban Legends. And while the band's two-decade career surely surpasses the average age of its fan base, singer Aaron Barrett said the love songs on the new album will ring true for jilted teenaged lovers and bitter middle-aged divorcees alike. Reel Big Fish plays t the Regency Ballroom (1290 Sutter St., San Francisco) on Monday, July 23, with The Maxies. 7 p.m., $20.

Cassie McFadden

Price: $20

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