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Ep. 016: Taxicab Samurais w/ Dave Flores

By Mike Doyle

Taxicab Samurais were a ska punk band made up of members Dave, Dan, Chris, Mark, Mike and Roman. They were influenced by Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Youth of Today, Slapstick, Suicide Machines, Bosstones, LTJ, H2O, Face to Face. I asked Dave Flores if he’d grace the podcast with his words and he agreed. Here’s what we talk about - The North Jersey Pop Punk facebook group His daily life with Robert Heiner of Humble Beginnings His first band called Urine What made them go the Ska route Back to the beach introducing Ska to us Being courted by Some Records His uncle hand in Roulette Records became Pinball The demo he still owes Joe Pulito Ben from Random Task The benefit of compilations What was the dynamic like in the band Razza Jon bigwigs influence on Daves facial hair The Face to Face, Suicide Machines Show at Irving Plaza Getting merchandise printed on Workshirts The Tuesday Broadways West Orange Show The 2000 flushes incident The throw down at West Orange And a ton more Before we being, mark your calendars for July 21 at the Debonair Music hall in Teaneck NJ my old band Lanemeyer will be sharing the stage with our buddies Humble Beginnings and Jettison. Pre sale tickets are currently available for $15 and then $20 at the door. You can find them at thiswasthescene.com. Go there, scroll down and click on the purple button that says CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS. We’ll also be throwing an after party until 2 am at Debonair once shows is over. It should be swell As always, thank you to the people who’ve donated to the podcast. If you’d like to do so just go to thiswasthescene.com and send whatever you’d like. It helps me with the $20/month to keep this thing live. I’m still in the process of designing shirts to sell to help keep this thing alive so keep checking the this was the scene facebook page for updates.

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