I've come across this question numerous times throughout my search for a band and it has made me wonder. Is ska dead?
MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS:
I believe that no music is ever dead. The United States ska scene is at an all-time low, but it still has bands such as Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto.
Therefore, ska is still huge. For example, Reel Big Fish has been around since I was VERY young. And they're not only still selling out shows, they are playing warped tour this year alongside some of the hugest "emo" and metal bands.
Also, the european and asian ska scenes, especially in tokyo and spain/mexico are HUGE. Just look at bands such as Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Ore Ska Band
they're shows are completely sold out and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has been playing since the mid 80's.
post them up, let's discuss
Also, i couldn't find a better thread to put this in, i believe it goes here, moderators, if there's somewhere it fits better, put it there.