California's Save Ferris are a ska and pop-punk outfit showcasing lead vocalist Monique Powell. Formed in 1995, the group initially came together after the breakup of the punk and mariachi-influenced band Los Pantalones. Naming themselves after the classic 1985 John Hughes comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Save Ferris released their debut EP in 1996. In 1997, they released their full-length debut album, the Peter Collins-produced It Means Everything. Buoyed by an exuberant cover of Dexys Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen," the album broke through. The band underwent lineup changes over the next several years, and eventually went on indefinite hiatus, regrouping in 2017 and releasing a new EP, Checkered Past. ~ Matt Collar.