Montreal’s ska legends Planet Smashers are a blast. Anyone who’s seen their live show can attest to the strength of their wild fun sets. They bring the same vitality to their eighth record, Mixed Messages. Raucous two-tone ska/punk rock/new wave tunes, such as “You Guys Are Assholes, Let’s Party”, “Dark Personality”, and “Never Die Old” can bounce between nostalgic, humourous, punk fury, to just straight-up party anthems, sometimes within the same sax-blasted number. Watch the new hilarious music video for “Tear It Up” featuring the girls from Montreal Roller Derby here. Dig out your favourite pair of checkered Chuck Taylors and catch the Planet Smashers live – dates include Ottawa April 25 @Maverick’s, Montreal April 26 @ Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile (this is their 20th anniversary show!), Toronto May 23 @Lee’s Palace, and Sainte-Therese April 24 @Monte Cristo.