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

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Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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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)

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

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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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 10/28 feat. Eric Abbey

AfterPartyBasicThe Ska After Party welcomes Eric Abbey to this week’s show! Eric is a member of J. Navaro & the Traitors, the Tellways, 1592, Detroit Riddem Crew and Superdot! We talk a bit about how he got started, how he got into many of those acts and find out the stories behind a few songs that he’s written.

Find Eric and everything he does here: https://abbeyproductions.bandcamp.com/

SHOWS:
the Big One 8:  https://www.facebook.com/specializedprojects/
the Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour / Pick It Up Blu-Ray Release Tour: https://www.facebook.com/Ska-Parade-123085751054800/

RELEASES:
Big D & the Kids Table – Strictly Covered: https://bigdandthekidstableofficial.bandcamp.com/album/strictly-covered
Bruce Lee Band – Rental!! Eviction!!: https://asianmanrecords.limitedrun.com/products/653817-bruce-lee-band-rental-eviction-12
Death Rosenstock – Thanks, Sorry!: http://www.quoteunquoterecords.com/qur104.htm

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 BIB Records / DVS Media Special!

23skaBIBDVSSo BIB Records and DVS Media are two different record labels… but they seem to be a bit intertwined. A handful of albums seemingly came out around the same time on each label, both operated seemingly out of the Boston area and they co-released at least one ska compilation. In the end, I don’t know the true story behind them (and I think that I’ll probably be finding out from the slightly older, or more “in-the-know” ska crowd as soon as I publish this) …but I do know this, and this is the important part, they both put out some killer ska music!

00:00 – Bim Skala Bim – Skeleton (Eyes & Ears ’95)
03:06 – Steady Earnest – Please Go Away (Out of Line ’93)
06:15 – Dion Knibb & the Agitators – Caribbean Eskimo (Driving Me Mad ’98)
09:10 – the infamous SHOELESS JOE – Back On Up (diversionary tactics ’00)
13:02 – Johnny Socko – Madame Blavatsky (Oh, I do Hope it’s Roast Beef! ’95)
16:13 – Metro Stylee – 13 Blackbirds (Soul Garage Ska ’98)
20:21 – Six Foot Deep – Skankin’ in the Boneyard (It Came from Six Foot Deep ’97)

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 October Issue!

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cover photo by Andrea Hunter

Here’s another one of those episodes where I play around with how far I can stretch the definition of “ska.” If I was more interested in that concept I should’ve made the song sequence go from least to most in terms of ska, but I opted, as always, for song flow. Also, about half these tracks I’ve been trying to find a home for for months and I’m so glad I found the best episode to put them in! Thanks for listening, now go do something amazing!

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Big Bad City (Pit Stop at the Moon ’19)
03:14 – Eat the Evidence – Fruit of the Loot (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
06:01 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – American Hero (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 ’19)
09:13 – K-Man & the 45s – Get Outta My Head (Stand with the Youth ’19)
11:18 – Jay Parade – Jimmy (Crying Over Spilt Coffee ’19)
13:54 – Santo Remedio – Paramis (Si Se Acaba la Vida ’19)
17:29 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
20:39 – Derrick Morgan & the Aces – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court) (Tougher Than Tough / Song for My Father ’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.

What 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 10/14 feat. Monkey!

IMG_20191014_215437This week we welcome Curtis from the San Jose, CA band Monkey! Strap in, this is a long one! Curtis and I talk about the history of Monkey and their influences, the stories behind their songs and more. Warning: It gets a little political at times, but nothing that should be too surprising, because we’re most of us really aren’t all that different.

Find Curtis and the rest of Monkey at:  www.monkeyska.com

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 Stomp Records Special!

23skaSTOMPStomp Records was founded in 1994 by Matt Collyer of The Planet Smashers and Jordan Swift of The Kingpins, so you know, it’s gotta pedigree of greatness. It was THEE Canadian ska label as far as I knew when I was younger. I literally thought every Canadian ska band put out a record on Stomp. Well, not quite but hell, there’s a ton of Canadian quality on for you to check out and get down with!

00:00 – the Kingpins – Beat Girl (Main Title) (Watch Your Back ’96)
02:03 – Skavenjah – Liquid Lunch (All Dressed Up ’96)
05:03 – Gangster Politics – Nica’s Dream (Gangster Politics ’98)
08:13 – Subb – It’s Alright (Daylight Savings ’02)
10:38 – the Johnstones – Action! ($ Word is Bond $ ’06)
12:27 – One Night Band – Right On (Way Back Home ’06)
16:38 – Rude City Riot – DC Riot Stomp (Nothin’ but Time ’11)
20:08 – the Planet Smashers – Break My Neck (a Love Song) (Too Much Information ’19)

Visit Stomp Records to find more great music: https://stomprecords.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.

What 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!