Well it's late enough here now that I can't really call this the band of the day now, so Instead this post is for the band of the day for today and tomorrow (June2/3 for me in New York, timezones are confusing so do the math yourself) and tomorrow I'll put up the next part of ska history instead of a band of the day.
So anyway the band of the day today is Big D and the Kids Table. These guys are great and their live shows are amazing =). These guys are from Massachusetts and have a very nice mix in their music ranging from a high energy punk driven sound to a more laid back classic two tone ska sound, and at times a reggae sound. They came together in 1995 and released their first large scale release album in 1999. Since then they've been putting out albums and touring pretty regularly. They often play on the Van's Warped Tour and are playing it this year along with a number of other ska bands (I'm going to post a full list sometime over the weekend) so if you have the chance to check out the tour this year! =)
You can find out more about Big D at their site: http://www.bigdandthekidstable.com/
Punk influenced Big D
A more laid back style