On Thursday, January 28th, 2021 Rock at Night got to sit down and have a long chat with Colin Clive, long time member of Mustard Plug, probably one of the first U.S. based ska bands hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan of all places. We talked about the origins of the ska genre, it’s relationships to punk music and the reggae genre, how the band was formed, touring and traveling world-wide and so much more. This band is absolutely the most fun to see complete with lots of crazy dancing and mosh pit included and they have fans from every corner of the planet! Like every other band and single musicians, Mustard Plug’s band members are still busy, writing music and taking personal precautions during the lock-downs. Everyone is looking forward to this year and being able to play to live audiences safely again. Click the arrow above to hear Colin and I and our great conversation and check out the band’s socials and music linked below.
Listen to the audio podcast and look for a feature article on MUSTARD PLUG in Rock At Night’s upcoming SPRING print issue (out on March 21st).
Anita grew up in a rock and roll radio station that her father owned and has a musical family. Spent a few years singing back up. Now sings in the shower! She is a USAF veteran and was elected to local office and worked as staff on three presidential campaigns as a Social Media and Virtual Outreach expert. Plays a variety of musical instruments including ukulele and she loves drum circles. Her fave music genres are all of them--Alternative to Zydeco. Promotes bands and independent artists through ANITA STEWART PROMOTIONS and independent female musicians, singers and songwriters through YES SHE ROCKS. She also brought SOFAR SOUNDS to Tampa. Writes, fights for peace, human rights, a green environment, pure water, clean food. Knits, paints, attends concerts and open jams and explores in nature with her camera. She has recently retired but no rocking chair for her! She has been reporting for Rock at Night since 2014.