|Origin||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Label(s)|| Dashiki Clout |
| Dave Kirchgessner|
| Bleu VanDyke|
Mustard Plug is a ska punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
They are known for happy-sounding third wave ska music. Their songs usually include raspy vocals, fast singing, sing-along choruses, an upstroke guitar technique, distorted guitars, power chords, walking basslines, 4/4 drumming, and catchy horn parts.
Formed in 1991, the band's original members were Dave Kirchgessner, Mike McKendrick, Colin Clive, and Anthony Vilchez. Currently the band consists of Dave (Vocals), Brandon Jenison (trumpet), Jim Hofer (trombone), Nate Cohn (drums), Colin Clive (guitar/vocals), and Rick Johnson (bass). The band has regularly toured throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. They have toured with the Warped Tour twice, and participated in the Ska Against Racism Tour. Brandon Jenison stated in an interview that their band name originated by:
A guy in the early stages of the band was making a sandwich and that crusty stuff that forms on the mustard bottle when you put it in the fridge without wiping it off first gave him an interesting idea for a name. It was up against some pretty stiff competition, but be glad that one got picked and we didn't call ourselves the "shrinky dinks" or the "wanker daddys."
Mustard Plug's sixth full length album, In Black and White, was released on September 11, 2007.
|1992||Skapocalypse Now!||Dashiki Clout|
|1993||Big Daddy Multitude||Moon Ska Records|
|1997||Evildoers Beware!||Hopeless Records|
|1999||Pray for Mojo||Hopeless Records|
|2002||Yellow #5||Hopeless Records|
|2005||Masterpieces: 1991-2002||Hopeless Records|
|2007||In Black and White||Hopeless Records|
|1995||"Beer Song"||Dashiki Clout||w/ b-side "Pick Pocket Man"|
|1998||"The Freshmen/You Single"||Hopeless Records||You w/ bonus track "The Freshmen"|
- Operation: Punk Rock Freedom (2003, Hopeless Records/Sub City Records)
- Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 6 (2006, Hopeless Records)
- "Mustard Plug Interview: Talks about New Album, Breakfast Cereals, and more!", "The Battle Of The Midwestern Housewives", July 6, 2007. Accessed July 7, 2007
- Official website
- Mustard Plug's Allmusic entry
- Interview from 2002
- Interview from 2005
- Interview from 2007 at ReadJunk.com
- Mustard Plug collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
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