23min of Ska : the July Issue

23ska17JULYHere’s a great batch of ska for you all today! So this is the “off week” where I’m not exploring a specific label, just, you know, listening to some dope as hell ska! The last song here is the kick off for a “song war” between Derrick Morgan and Prince Buster. Provided I can track down all 11 tracks, they will be filling in the last track slot on episodes not covering a record label. Fun, right? Well, I think it is, so get ready for it!

00:00 – the Clockmakers – Le temps passe (Souvien-toi! ’18)
03:51 – Wild Mad Riddim – Jolly Rogers (Worldwide Frequency ’17)
06:24 – el Grande – It’s Alright (Brick City Sound ’19)
09:51 – the Magnetophones – Big Mama (Big Mama ’19)
13:32 – the Slackers – Axes (Close My Eyes ’03)
16:47 – Pitshu & Victor Rice – Nzela (Nzela ’19)
20:06 – Derrick Morgan – Forward March (Forward March! ’62)

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
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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 7/22 feat. the Prizefighters

AfterParty-LtBlueWelcome to the Ska After Party! This week we’re talking to Aaron, Courtney, and Tony from the Minnesota ska band the Prizefighters! We get the scoop on recording their latest album “Firewalk,” how they got onto Jump Up Records and their tour that starts this week!

Find  Aaron, Courtney, Tony and the rest of the Prizefighters at:  www.theprizefighters.net

Support our boy Sammy Kay’s new album:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sammykaynj/preorder-sammy-kays-new-lp

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 Ska After Party by donating on Patreon, listening on Spotify or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to both shows on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Want to submit your band for a future interview?
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Let me know what you think of this show, or let me know of tours and upcoming albums!
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23min of Ska : the Jump Up Special Issue!

23skaJUMPUPWelcome back to an all-new session of 23min of Ska! Here’s the first of several episodes this set featuring ska record labels! In doing this I knew, as a midwest native, I had to start out with Jump Up Records! I’ve been running into Jump Up head honcho Chuck for the better part of 20 years. He always has a smile and is happy to talk some ska. Here’s a pretty small sampling of what Jump Up has gotten out over the last several years, there’s so much other great stuff that I couldn’t fit in this episode, but I think it’s a pretty good representation of what I dig about Chuck and Jump Up records!

00:00 – Weaker Youth Ensemble – American Style (American Ska-thic comp ’94)
03:00 – Greenhouse – Too Late (Tomorrow the World ’98)
07:20 – Pressure Cooker – Walking in the Light (Burning Fence ’03)
09:19 – Deal’s Gone Bad – City City (the Ramblers ’07)
13:06 – the Crombies – Blood and Fire (Blood and Fire ’11)
16:57 – the Meow Meows – England is Over (Somehow We Met ’13)
19:56 – the Prizefighters – Fire Walk (Fire Walk ’19)

Visit Jump Up Records to find more great records! www.jumpuprecords.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!

the Ska After Party for 7/15 feat. the Pandemics

AfterParty-LtBlueWelcome to the Ska After Party! This week we’re talking to Chris from the Pandemics about their upcoming tour, how “Back to the Future III” inspired a song of theirs and his career in ska. There is also lots of Johnny Socko appreciation in this episode. All that and where you can find the Pandemics on tour this week!

Find Chris and the rest of the Pandemics at: https://www.facebook.com/ThePandemics/

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 Ska After Party by donating on Patreon, listening on Spotify or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to both shows on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Want to submit your band for a future interview?
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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 : You Call It Vol. 17

23skaBEERSI’ve done it again! I’ve managed to make you, my listeners pick out songs for this week’s episode. That’s right, if you don’t like it you have no one to blame but yourselves! Of course, if you do like then what the hell do I think I’m doing each and every week? Maybe you’re all better off without me! Oh man, I didn’t think that making a podcast this week and then writing this little blurb was going to send me into a crisis of self… well… damn…

00:07 – Simple Minded Symphony – King’s Malice (King’s Malice ’19)
04:26 – Show Me Island – Now I Know Better (Ring Around & Run ’16)
07:37 – Undercover S.K.A. – If Wolfy were Alive He’d be Playing in a Ska Band (We’ve Come for Your Daughter ’95)
11:36 – Skapulario – Vida en Espiral (Vida en Espiral ’94)
15:05 – the Untouchables – Free Yourself (Wild Child ’85)
19:18 – Bad Manners – This is Ska (Return of the Ugly ’81)

Audio clips taken from the Daily Guru‘s video “What is Ska

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 7/8

SkaAP-basicWelcome to the Ska After Party! This week I’m playing you a couple more “behind the songs” type stories from the bands Control This, Half Past Two and minivandal! Also included is information on Skaland II coming up next Sunday!

Find Jeff and Control This at https://www.facebook.com/ControlThis/

Find Max, Tara and the rest of Half Past Two at https://halfpasttwoska.com

Find Ben and the rest of minivandal at : http://minivandal.com/

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 Ska After Party by donating on Patreon, listening on Spotify or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to both shows 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 : You Call It Vol. 16

23skaBEERSFor this holiday weekend… I’m kinda taking the day off and I let the 23min of Ska listeners pick the songs this time. Also, I kinda gave them the day off too by collecting songs that had been suggested for this kind of podcast quite a while ago, but I never got around to playing. I plan on doing another one of these next week, so if you have any suggestions, comment below! Thanks again for listening and have a great day!

00:00 – the Hotknives – David Jones (About Time ’10)
03:55 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Silent by Your Side (Paradise Blue ’10)
08:55 – Mustard Plug – Jerry (Evil Doers Beware! ’97)
12:18 – Talking Heads – Totally Nude (Naked ’88)
16:21 – Farin Urlaub – Abschiedslied (Endlich Urlaub! ’01)
19:47 – Runaway Ricochet – Quicksand (Gas Station Culture ’18)

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!