2 Tone Runts
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2 Tone Runts

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
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"Review of 2 Tone Runts at the Triple Rock 11/8/08"

"...So we we're talking about the show last night, the big CD release party for Umbrella Bed's new album 'Go'. Pretty much every local band I can think of that's still pretty much together played the show... 2 Tone Runts, Small Kitchen Appliances, Rocksteady Breakfast, Sajak, and Umbrella Bed just played a fantastic show. I honestly think that every band there played as good or better then they've ever played before...2 Tone Runts continuously impresses me..."

~Reverend Evan
Host of Radio K's Rude Radio
Nov. 9th, 2008 - Rude Radio on Radio K AM 770


"MN SKA Mixtape: Volume One Album Review"

"It's Not Funny" by the 2 Tone Runts -- If the name wasn't obvious enough, yes 2 Tone Runts do play ska inspired by the Specials and English Beat. The song tackles a serious topic touching on the social issue of racist jokes which certainly isn't the most fun topic, but they were able to inject some fun into the song.

David T, Nov. 19, 2009 - http://dthrog-ska.blogspot.com/


"What's Bluesdaddy Listening To?"

On The Front Line
by 2 Tone Runts
Reviewed by Adriana Rodriguez

On this debut album, the Minneapolis based sextet explain America's weak points and their hatred of war, which is reminiscent of Anti-Flag's anti-capitalist view points. From acoustic numbers like "The Internationalist" to up-beat ska love songs like "Cute Girls In Combat Boots," they prove that revolution is just around the corner. Songs are complete with interesting trombone solos and this incorporates the need for solidarity and peace in this world. - http://listentobluesdaddy.blogspot.com/


Discography

On The Front Line (2009)
2 Tone Runts EP (2008)

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2 Tone Runts is a politically conscious ska/punk band from Minneapolis, who have built a dedicated following. Formed in November 2006, the Runts have blended ska, reggae, punk, funk and radical politics into a unique sound that they call "Rasta punk with a little funk." This sextet mixes catchy trombone riffs with guitar, keyboard and vocal harmonies to create a sound all their own. Their stage presence is nothing short of energetic and powerful. Despite being one of the younger bands in the Twin Cities, the Runts have earned a significant recognition within the Twin Cities social justice movement and have been requested to play numerous political demonstrations and fundraisers including a performance on the steps of the state capitol during the 2008 RNC protests. They view the band as a powerful way to promote the struggle against war and for workers' and human rights.

The band has toured across the U.S. and there's no slowing down in site. In 2009, 2 Tone Runts released their first full-length album "On The Front Line". They have played with such acts as Deals Gone Bad, The Briggs, Something to Do, Umbrella Bed, and even performed alongside members of the legendary boy band 98 Degrees at an Open The Debates Rally at Orchestra Hall. The hard work and dedication of the band landed them a date at Warped Tour 09 and other midwest festivals such as Skappleton and SkaFest.