Mustard Plug
Mustard Plug
Background Information
Origin Grand Rapids, Michigan
Genre Ska Punk
Years active 1991-present
Label(s) Dashiki Clout
Moon Ska
Dave Kirchgessner
Brandon Jenison
Jim Hofer
Nate Cohn
Colin Clive
Rick Johnson
Former Members
Bleu VanDyke
Mark Petz
Craig DeYoung
Nick Varano
Bob Engelsman

Mustard Plug is a ska punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

They are known for happy-sounding third wave ska music. Their songs usually include raspy vocals, fast singing, sing-along choruses, an upstroke guitar technique, distorted guitars, power chords, walking basslines, 4/4 drumming, and catchy horn parts.


Formed in 1991, the band's original members were Dave Kirchgessner, Mike McKendrick, Colin Clive, and Anthony Vilchez. Currently the band consists of Dave (Vocals), Brandon Jenison (trumpet), Jim Hofer (trombone), Nate Cohn (drums), Colin Clive (guitar/vocals), and Rick Johnson (bass). The band has regularly toured throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. They have toured with the Warped Tour twice, and participated in the Ska Against Racism Tour. Brandon Jenison stated in an interview[1] that their band name originated by:

A guy in the early stages of the band was making a sandwich and that crusty stuff that forms on the mustard bottle when you put it in the fridge without wiping it off first gave him an interesting idea for a name. It was up against some pretty stiff competition, but be glad that one got picked and we didn't call ourselves the "shrinky dinks" or the "wanker daddys."

Mustard Plug's sixth full length album, In Black and White, was released on September 11, 2007.



Year Title Label
1992 Skapocalypse Now! Dashiki Clout
1993 Big Daddy Multitude Moon Ska Records
1997 Evildoers Beware! Hopeless Records
1999 Pray for Mojo Hopeless Records
2002 Yellow #5 Hopeless Records
2005 Masterpieces: 1991-2002 Hopeless Records
2007 In Black and White Hopeless Records


Year Title Label Other info
1995 "Beer Song" Dashiki Clout w/ b-side "Pick Pocket Man"
1998 "The Freshmen/You Single" Hopeless Records You w/ bonus track "The Freshmen"



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