23min of Ska : the Winter Issue!

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cover photo: Gennadiy Kravchenko

Happy Thursday world and happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States! Once again, I’m bringing your ears the new ska! I’ve done new ska, I’ve done new ska/punk and here… here it’s ska, it’s got some punk, some rock… and something else! Oh yeah! I’m just so happy this episode came together, some of these songs I’ve been wanting to play for all of you for a while, but they just weren’t fitting in quite right… and now here we are! Love it! Love you! Take care of yourself, you rule!

00:00 – Simple Minded Symphony – Aimless (Places ’19)
04:46 – the Planet Smashers – Heart Like a Lion (Mixed Messages ’14)
07:58 – Drop Party – the Mountain (Lean into the Wave ’19)
15:26 – Black Square – Walk Away (To the Hills ’19)
19:16 – Prince Buster & the Prince Buster Allstars – the Appeal  (the Appeal / Land of Imagination ’67)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

the Ska After Party for November 25th feat. Skatune Network

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photo by: Nick Morales

On this episode, we have Jeremy AKA Skatune Network and We Are The Union band member talking with us. We talk about a lot of stuff, including how we each got into the scene, what we feel about the state of modern ska fans, confronting bigotry in ska, and a mutual admiration for Aaron Barrett.

Find Skatune Network here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCji2l5wcs6GoYJY1GgG_slQ
Find We Are The Union here: https://www.facebook.com/wearetheunion

SHOWS:
Skanksgiving: https://www.axs.com/events/383429/goldfinger-tickets
Tip the Van Reunion Show:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tip-the-van-reunion-show-tickets-82671932977
MAGfest:  https://super.magfest.org/ 

RELEASES:
Skatune Network – Pick It The Fuck Up: https://counterintuitiverecords.bandcamp.com/album/skatune-network-pick-it-the-fuck-up
We Are The Union – Self Care:  https://wearetheunion.bandcamp.com/album/self-care

Background music from Eric Daino: https://www.fiverr.com/ericdaino

If you would like to lend an instrumental track to use as bed music for this show, or heck, write a theme song for this show, please sent it to: podcast@skaafterparty.com

Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Want to submit your band for a future interview?
Email: podcast@skaafterparty.com

Let me know what you think of this show, or let me know of tours and upcoming albums!
Email: podcast@skaafterparty.com

23min of Ska : the Bad Time Records Special!

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photo credit: Shutter Crust

Ok, so Bad Time Records is a newer label, but I didn’t want to discount them. They are the ska/punk label to be watching! Now, yes, the catalog isn’t that big yet, but it’s getting there and with quality! I’m doing something I don’t normally do, and that’s including compilation tracks from the same compilation. I’ve tried to avoid this, but damn if “the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1” isn’t a killer comp, and the three songs included here are only scratching the surface of that awesomeness! They’ve done a few rereleases/first time on vinyl, so that’s why you see some records that are older than 2019 on here. It looks like they have some big plans for 2020 and I couldn’t be more onboard. If you have somehow missed these bands or Bad Time Records before, now you can safely be in the know with this episode an await their every release along with me!

00:00 – J. Navarro & the Traitors – No Control (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1 comp ’19)
02:31 – Catbite – Scratch Me Up (Catbite ’19)
05:10 – OMNIGONE – Six Feet Down (No Faith ’19)
06:20 – We Are The Union – MTV is Over, if You want It (Who We Are ’07)
09:10 – No Such Noise – Gorgon City (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1 comp ’19)
11:50 – Thirsty Guys – Bad Chemistry (Parched ’19)
14:23 – Kill Lincoln – Days I Spent Inside (Good Riddance to Good Advice ’15)
17:54 – Stuck Lucky – True Crimes (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1 comp ’19)
20:20 – DISSIDENTE / ДИССИДЕНТЫ – ‘Til Debt do We Part (Frontline ’17)

Visit Bad Time Records to find more great music: badtimerecords.com

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the November Issue!

23skaNOVWould you check this out? It’s a lot of ska… a lot of new ska! Oh yeah, that’s what I like to do over here at 23min of Ska! I like to introduce you to new and current bands while also digging up some great gems from the past. I hope you can dig it. Nothing I hate more than seeing people asking “where’s the new ska?” or “how can I find new ska?” Right here kiddos, each week! Get ready for some new ska for your ears!

00:00 – the Void Union – Kassablanca (the Return of the Super Vape ’19)
02:47 – the Steady 45s – Meaning of Love (Meaning of Love / Slow the Heart ’19)
05:56 – Stoop Steady – Runaway (Lonesome ’13)
08:52 – the Prizefighters – Just Let the Music Play (Fire Walk ’19)
11:34 – the Magnetics – Coffee & Sugar (Coffee & Sugar ’19)
13:56 – Skatax – el Cantinero (One Shot ’19)
17:17 – Jim Murple Memorial – It Could be Worse (Stella Nova ’17)
20:33 – the Defenders – Set Them Free (Set Them Free / Don’t Blame the Children ’67)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

the Ska After Party for November 11th feat. Alex Stern

skaafterparty-alexsternToday’s guest is a member of the Void Union, the Pomps, Big D & the Kids Table and the Doped Up Dollies! He’s Alex Stern and here’s here to talk about the new Void Union album, how he joined up w/ Big D and how the Pomps came to do a Smoking Popes cover EP!

Find more out about all of the bands that Alex is in these following links:
the Void Union: http://voidunion.com/
the Pomps: https://www.facebook.com/ThePompsBand/
Big D & the Kids Table: http://www.bigdandthekidstable.com/
the Doped Up Dollies: https://www.facebook.com/TheDopedUpDollies/

SHOWS:
the Void Union Record Release Show: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/the-void-union-riki-rocksteady-thunder-road-tickets/9894355
Skanksgiving: https://www.axs.com/events/383429/goldfinger-tickets
Hometown Throwdown 22: https://www.bosstonesmusic.com/2019/09/24/hometown-throwdown-22/

RELEASES:
the Void Union – Return of the Super Vape: https://voidunion.bandcamp.com/album/return-of-the-super-vape
Big D & the Kids Table – Strictly Covered: https://bigdandthekidstableofficial.bandcamp.com/album/strictly-covered
Buford O’Sullivan & the Robots – Stolen Soul: https://bufordosullivan.bandcamp.com/album/stolen-soul

Background music from Eric Daino: https://www.fiverr.com/ericdaino

If you would like to lend an instrumental track to use as bed music for this show, or heck, write a theme song for this show, please sent it to: podcast@skaafterparty.com

Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Want to submit your band for a future interview?
Email: podcast@skaafterparty.com

Let me know what you think of this show, or let me know of tours and upcoming albums!
Email: podcast@skaafterparty.com

23min of Ska : the Grandpa’s Casino Special!

23skaGRAMPSIn what has to be the most self-serving episode ever, I present to you the little label that thought it good, the one that flew too close to the sun on vinyl wings, the most failing-ist ska label around… Grandpa’s Casino Recordings… the label that I ran… into the ground. Actually, it wasn’t all that bad, in fact, the songs are pretty damn good, all the bands were top tier! So yeah, I had good instincts! And we started w/ a Kickstarter and earned the cash to make seven 7″ records, and we made them all and everyone seemed pleased, so you know… yay. So why no more releases? Well, see, this is where business comes in. The idea was to make some more copies of those records past the Kickstarter to sell and raise cash for more 7″ records from more bands… well… that didn’t work out and I still have a closet full of these records… quality records… but 7 years on, I can admit, I totally over-reached and fell on my face. In the end, hell, I got 7 more great records out into the world, releases I’ll stand behind. And hey, I still have some for sale, hit me up!

00:00 – the Shifters – It’s Been Too Long (the Big Ska Gamble: July 7″ ’12)
04:18 – the Action League – Space Attack (the Big Ska Gamble: August 7″ ’12)
07:41 – the Georgetown Orbits feat. Bridgid Roney – Jungle Happiness (the Big Ska Gamble: October 7″ ’12)
11:14 – Lockstep – the City is Burning (the Big Ska Gamble: September 7″ ’12)
13:47 – Do It With Malice – Show Me on the Doll Where Ska Touched You (the Big Ska Gamble: November 7″ ’12)
17:04 – Stop the Presses – Daddy Issues Vol. II / Bird or Plane (the Big Ska Gamble: December 7″ ’12)

Seriously, buy some vinyl ska records from me: GrandpasCasino.com

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Halloween Issue!

23skaHALLOWEENAs a matter of principle and as a matter of keeping this show as evergreen as possible from week to week, I actually try had to not make shows that are themed around holidays or other events. And if I do, I try had to make it not so obvious. And then we have this… so yeah… look at those titles and you’re all like “Yup! Halloween episode alright!” but is it really? Could I have dropped this episode at any time and would it make you think “Halloween-ish?” I guess that is up for debate. I’d say entirely possible, but I’ve been wrong, oh so many times before! At the very least, I hope you truly enjoy this episode, as I hope you enjoy every episode!

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Dead Man’s Party (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:17 – Ultima Caida – Twilight Ska (Easygrooves vol. 1 comp ’13)
07:37 – the Seattleites – the Thing (the Thing! ’19)
11:17 – Western Standard Time Orchestra – Lon Cheney (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites vol. II ’15)
16:26 – Laurel Aitken with the Court Jester’s Crew – Jamboree (Jamboree ’00)
19:24 – Prince Buster – Judge Dread (Judge Four Hundred Years) (Judge Dread / Waiting for My Rude Girl ’67)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!