Dan P & the Bricks, The Stitch Up, Spitzer, Bagheera, Skankin' Pickle, Orange Tree, Mikey
St. Louis, Missouri, United States (1988)
Dan Potthast, Gerry Lundquist
Ska punk, Punk rock, Indie rock
Ultra Panic, MU330, Crab Rangoon, Chumps on Parade, "Oh Yeah!" Live
MU330 are a ska punk band from St. Louis, Missouri.
Formed by students of St. Louis University High School in 1988, MU330 played a self-described brand of music called "Psycho Ska", high energy ska punk marked by manic performances and humorous, often strange lyricism. Since 1997, however, the band's musical direction has shifted towards a more melodic and lyric-driven ska/indie rock sound, a combination that's been described as "Weezer meets The Specials".
Dan Potthast (guitar/vocals), Ted Moll (drums), Chris Diebold (bass) and Robert Bell (trombone) have remained with MU330 since the band's inception, while trombonist Gerry Lundquist has been a member for over a decade. Though several different frontmen have been featured in the past, Potthast has always acted as the band's principal songwriter and lyricist.
Mu330 baby rats
The original members met in St. Louis University High School music class 330 (hence the name of the band).
Singer Dan Potthast has released solo work and has also started a second band The Stitch Up with former Slow Gherkin frontman James Rickman. He also started a ska/rocksteady group called "Dan P and the Bricks" along with former MU330 saxophonist, Matt Knobbe. Drummer Ted Moll has a side project band called Bagheera.
Tune Me OutCrab Rangoon · 1997
Hoosier LovePress · 1994
KKK HiwayUltra Panic · 2002