This year, the Orange County ska band, the Aquabats, celebrates their 25th anniversary. In that time, the band's sound has grown to encompass more than just the third wave ska sound, embracing rock 'n' roll, electronic music, dance tunes, and so, so much more. The even had their own TV show, The Aquabats! Super Show!, which ran from 2012-2014, and was recently revived via Kickstarter.
The Aquabats' frontman, Christian Jacobs -- also known as the MC Bat Commander -- was also one of the creators of the smash Nickelodeon kids' show, Yo! Gabba Gabba!, which itself incorporated a ton of music to teach and entertain youngsters and their parents.
It was a big thrill to sit down with Jacobs before the band played a show at Kansas City's Uptown Theater with Reel Big Fish earlier this summer. We spoke about the band's history, Yo! Gabba Gabba!, the Super Show!, and more.
The Aquabats, "Super Show Theme Song!" (The Aquabats! Super Show! Television Soundtrack: Volume One)
The Aquabats, "Pool Party" (Myths, Legends and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2)
The Aquabats, "Burger Rain" (The Aquabats! Super Show! Television Soundtrack: Volume One)
MC Lars feat. the MC Bat Commander, "This Gigantic Robot Kills" (This Gigantic Robot Kills)