With almost 30 years in the Texas music scene, Los Skarnales was started in 1994. The band rose out of the ashes of local punk rock band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly,  cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico and has shared the stage with such artists as Flaco Jimenez, Ozomatli, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Aggrolites, Maldita Vecindad, the Slackers, the Specials, Fishbone, Agent Orange, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and many more.

By the mid 2000’s, the band had released three full length releases: Vatos Rudos, Suavecito Style, and Pachuco Boogie Sound System and had been featured on numerous compilations and live recordings distributed throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including the song “Demasiado Tarde” in the 1999 movie, “Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas”.  

In 2010, Los Skarnales released its Fourth studio album entitled “Dále Shine!” which was recorded in New Orleans. The Album retains the Ska/Reggae feel of previous works, but incorporates more Latin sounds for an energetic mesh that will most definitely keep the bodies moving.

Los Skarnales celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014 with the release of “Vatos Rudos Forever”, a collection of 34 songs spanning the band’s beginnings to the current line-up, demonstrating the band’s diverse sounds.

In 2015 the band released the EP entitled “Another Day, Another Borrachera” on Smelvis Records. Once again, the Vatos Rudos from Texas were at it again, mixing global roots music with their Chicano style showing off their Pachuco Boogie sounds.

Recently coming back from performing the massive Ska festival SKA-TEX in Texcoco, Mexico in Oct. 16th were they headlined and closed the festival in front on 40,000 eager fans and sharing the stage with international Ska bands as Inspector,  Los Intocables, Inspecter 7, Los Autenticos Decadentes, El Gran Silencio, Molotov, and many more.