'Third Wave' ska is the most common
these days, a combination of upbeat
music with meaningful lyrics.
The general message (when it's not about something random
like showers or pigeons) seems to be life has its downsides but we can still feel good
Less Than Jake, Catch 22, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Mustard Plug, Sublime, Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Spunge, NOFX, Pietasters...