First Intro To SkaI was dating a girl at the time who's older sister was dating the lead singer of a local Texas ska band named The Suspects. I'm fairly picky about my music tastes, but this particular band blew the doors off of any "suggested" or advised music other people had given me. After finally seeing them in concert, I was absolutely hooked.
There is something to be said about positive music lyrics and I'm happy to be a true fan. Check them out if you ever get a chance. They put on great concerts as well.