23min of Ska : Keeping it Hep

On January 23rd, 2010 I posted my first episode of 23min of Ska online. It was a bit of fun and I thought I’d do a few episodes a month for a few years, get it out of my system, and move on. Get what out of my system? Why, to share ska w/ folks! Well, I should’ve known that idea was flawed, if I wanted to end after a short time, because (spoiler) I LOVE SHARING SKA w/ FOLKS, so here we are, 12 years later… and whoa… yeah… 12 years… I’ve moved 3 times and have gotten married since I started this thing… I don’t know what to do w/ that info other than say, I hope all of you all are enjoying it, and happy anniversary to 23min of Ska!

00:00 – Voluntary Hazing – Reciprocate Some (Reciprocate Some ’22)
03:10 – the Slackers – I Almost Lost You (Windowland / I Almost Lost You ’21)
05:43 – Norsk Råkk – De Beste Laget (Balansekunstnere ’20)
07:09 – the Co-Operators & Perkie – Concrete, Steel & Stone (Beating the Doldrums ’20)
12:22 – the Operators – Lil Darlin’ (Leave the Light On ’21)
16:32 – Smoke & Mirrors Soundsystem – I’m a Man (Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor / I’m a Man ’21)
20:11 – the Third-Rates – Roller Coasters (Fate Fell Short: a Blink-182 Compilation comp ’22)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Rude Ambition

Here it is, another golden episode full of fantastic ska music for you all. Listen, enjoy, check out the bands, and lead a good life. That’s all I want from all you listeners, and if all you want from me is ska podcasts, well, you’re in luck!

00:00 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Tell Another One (These Tracks have Energy: A Tribute to MU330 comp ’22)
02:29 – the Tics – Soberbone (…DREGS ’22)
06:05 – Tipe-X – Kisah Cinta Kamu Dan Aku (Kisah Cinta Kamu Dan Aku ’21
09:46 – Sgt. Scag – One More Parade (Viva!: Songs of Freedom comp ’22)
12:30 – Stop the Presses – Rude Skank (Money in the Bank ’19)
16:25 – Inspector & the Delirians – El Relato (A2Í 5Uena!, Vol 1 ’21)
20:17 – assemble – New Reality (Play for Keeps ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Louie and the Rude Girl

Hey everyone, thanks for tuning in to a new session of 23min of Ska! I’m going to try for the next 23 weeks to keep it fresh, current and fun, so that all of you all are finding some killer new songs to dance to and rad new bands to become a fan of. Deal?

00:00 – Kmoy – Since 1989 (The Precure Album ’21)
01:59 – Eastern Standard Time – I have Something to Say (Still Stubborn – Volume 1 comp ’22)
05:03 – the Von Tramps ft. Rundown Kreeps – Sunflower (Sunflower ’21)
08:17 – Millington – Don’t Let Me Cave In (Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m 36 comp ’21)
11:37 – Radio Rocksteady – Dear Murov (Toska Po Domu ’21)
15:14 – the Upsessions – Walk don’t Run (SoundClash Series Vol.2 ’22)
18:07 – Maxwell Smart – Made (Made ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

You Call It Vol. 22

I asked my listener base for what they thought was the best song they heard in 2021. It didn’t need to have come out in 2021, but that was the year they heard the song. I got a TON of great songs to pick from, so here it is! If it’s a good episode, then I picked the best from what was suggested, and if it isn’t, I blame all the people that told me what to play… just kidding, I love you all!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Med Her Lazy (DO YOUR OWN ART ’21)
01:56 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Monolith Ska (Tombstone ’21)
06:31 – Catbite – Excuse Me Miss (Nice One ’21)
09:30 – Death Rosenstock – NO TIME TO SKANK (SKA DREAM ’21)
10:56 – We Are The Union – Morbid Obsessions (Ordinary Life ’21)
13:56 – the Interrupters – Bad Guy (Bad Guy ’19)
16:30 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Toss and Turn (Afterglow ’21)
20:12 – the Best of the Worst – Better Medicine (Better Medicine ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : I’m a Rudie, You’re a Rudie!

Here it is, we’re closing out the year on a high note! All these songs rip! Hope you had a good year and listened to a lot of great ska! 2021 brought us great music, a handful of shows, but not much else. Let’s hope everything continues to get better next year!

00:00 – Pinnacle Sound, Jr Thomas – Thankful (Thankful ’21)
02:45 – JER – Ska has Progressed Past the Need for Incels (The Shape of Ska Punk to Come Volume II comp ’21)
05:29 – the Replicators – Ass(istant) Man(ager) (Don’t Take Me Home ’21)
09:12 – Eichlers feat. We Are The Union – 2 OF US (2 OF US ’21)
12:03 – Fink’s Constant – Last Call (Hanging on by a Thread ’20)
15:42 – Threat Level Burgundy – Sweating to the ’80s (Silver ’21)
19:36 – Lollypop Lorry – You’re Wondering Now (You’re Wondering Now ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Ska’s Got Moxie

Woah, what a year it’s been! There’s been so much great and fun ska that’s come out in last few years! Oh yes, it’s been an embarrassment of riches and never been a better time than to be a ska fan! And blah, blah, blah, it’s late, I’m tired, I don’t think anyone reads these, so I’m gonna be direct… I think these songs are all both and worth your ear’s time, so listen up you slackers!

00:00 – Dani Radic with the Slackers – Let Me Be (Dani Radic with the Slackers ’21)
02:51 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Nostalgic Ska (Tombstone ’21)
05:26 – Half Past Two – Holiday (Holidays ’21)
08:14 – Paul the Kid – FUCK YOUR NEW TONE (FUCK YOUR NEW TONE ’21)
11:30 – THE JAMÓNS – Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia (Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia ’20)
14:04 – the Inevitables – When the Fever Breaks (When the Fever Breaks ’21)
16:48 – Flying Raccoon Suit – 3 Raceways & Wario Stadium (Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 comp ’21)
19:53 – Eskapart – gruba dupa (Wasted Brains ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Holiday Special!

I’m I getting cynical, or are the holidays just not what they used to be? Or is it that I’m old? Or out of touch? Or is this just bit because of the songs I picked for this year’s holiday special, and I actually enjoy the holidays? The world may never know…

00:00 – TAFB – Yule Be Sorry (Maybe Next Year: A Totally Awesome Fun X-Mas ’09)
01:49 – Backyard Superheroes – I Hate the Holidays (On the Upbeat Presents… Arose Such a Clatter 2021 comp ’21)
03:53 – Devon Kay & the Solutions – Christmas Wrapping (Christmas Wrapping ’21)
07:36 – Bryan Cranston Crayon Box – Sprite Cranberry (I Miss You) [Winter Spiced Remaster] (Sprite Cranberry (I Miss You) ’20)
10:20 – Common Sense Kid – You’re Not Ruining Christmas (You’re Not Ruining Christmas)
13:43 – Keegan ft. the Pressure Tenants – Lonely This Christmas (Block Buster – Tribute to Glam Rock comp ’21)
16:29 – the Third-Rates – Let’s Skip Christmas (Let’s Skip Christmas ’21)
19:08 – Inokasira Rangers – Wonderful Christmastime (Wonderful Christmastime ’20)
21:21 – Urban Crater – XMasX (On the Upbeat Presents… Arose Such a Clatter 2021 comp ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : An Empire of Ska

Hey everyone, there’s been some really great ska and ska/punk coming out lately, here’s just a small sample! Most of these songs were just released last week, heck the oldest one is only a few months old! So yeah, ska’s not dead, not by a long shot! So spruce yourself up, and get dancing, it’s time for ska!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – New Day (DO YOUR ART ’21)
03:34 – the Georgetown Orbits – Charlatan (Better Off Dead ’21)
04:14 – Tape Girl – Half Pipe (the art of vocal feminization) (The Shape of Ska Punk to Come, Volume II comp ’21)
11:10 – Something To Do – the Dilemma of Choice (On the Upbeat Presents… Arose Such a Clatter 2021 comp ’21)
14:07 – Malambo Ska Band – La Cuenta (La Cuenta ’21)
17:15 – the Operators – Cold Outside (Leave the Light On ’21)
20:19 – the Filthy Radicals – Scavenger (the Fine Line Between Real & Insane ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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23min of Ska : Y’all Get Yer Ska!

So I’m currently very busy with the big “Arose Such a Clatter 2021” comp coming out later this week, so that almost meant no episode… but thankfully I have an awesome listener in Enrique who made a killer episode for fun and sent it to me. It was SO GOOD that I thought it was time to share it with you all, enjoy!

00:00 – Skatsune Miku – リンダリンダ (Skatsune Miku ’20)
03:02 – Lil Deuce Deuce – Daddy Cat (Daddy Cat ’12)
04:58 – Lil’B – オレンジ (Orange) (オレンジ ’08)
09:58 – The Planet Smashers – My Obsession (Descent Into the Valley of The Planet Smashers ’11)
13:03 – Rei Mastrogiovanni ft. Nari – Surface Anew (Rei Mastrogiovanni ’15)
16:44 – Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis – Alcohol Is Free (Keep Up The Rhythm ’13)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Ska for Every Occasion

Here’s some excellent ska from around the world, hope you dig it, as I dig all these songs and bands!

00:00 – the Princetones – Again and Again (After the Rain ’09)
03:21 – the Intercepteurs – On the Upside (You Are Hear ’20)
06:27 – MAGUROJET – hurricane mixer (nanafushi ’21)
09:09 – Suspense Heroes Syndicate – No Ska At All (Big Shot ’15)
12:57 – the KING LION – Fiesta (BLANK SINGLES ’19)
15:30 – Skastra – Kuingin Kembali (Minor 7 ’17)
19:41 – Lo & the Magnetics – Greatest Hits (A Part ’05)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com