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23min of Ska : B Complex

23skaVITAMINBringing you the best blue beat since 2010! Here’s another episode bursting at the seems with bouncing ska action! Brilliant bands like these deserve to be heard and blasted out of every boom box on the block. Now, banging out these episodes week after bloody week can drive one’s brain a bit mad, but fear not, the beginning of the end isn’t even in sight. Be well, my beautiful listeners!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Bender (How it Goes ’04)
03:27 – Big Mandrake – Burocracia (la Fantastica Maquina Magica ’12)
07:33 – Bombskare – Beatriz (Fistful of Dynamite ’09)
11:00 – the Bohunks – Back on Top (In the Waiting Room ’11)
13:49 – Backyard Superheroes – the Ballad of Troll (Backyard Superheroes ’14)
16:25 – Bim Skala Bim – Breakdown Lame (Eyes and Ears ’95)
19:36 – the Brass Action – Box Wine (Making Waves ’13)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is 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 : This One Time at Bandcamp

23ska-beerTry as I might to make it out to concerts, listen to other shows, check in on music news and purchase records from my favorite labels and stores to find good bands, sometimes it is just as much fun to dive head first into the internet and blindly sample a host of bands that I’ve never heard of before! This is the result of one of those searches. All except for Monkey, all of these bands were new to me! The Sentiments I found on elsewhere as a “suggestion” but the rest were all culled from a few days spent checking out various ska bands on Bandcamp.com. I certainly hope that site isn’t doing anything untoward or ripping off those bands, because I think it is pretty great! Then again, any site that can give fans easy access to great music will always be something that I’m a fan of! Now, go forth and check out these bands and think about grabbing some more of their music for yourself!

Monkey – Hot Lunch (Lost at Sea ’09)
the Sentiments – Please Stop Your Lyin’ (the Sentiments ’12)
Classy San Diego – Queen of the World (Last Call ’13)
Tree House Fire – Around Here (We Try Not to Think Like That) (Rocket! ’12)
the Brass Action – Jack Kerouac (Making Waves ’13)
Miserable Man – Rocksteady Beat (Meet the Shark ’13)
East Park Reggae Collective – Love Radar (Three Stripe Science ’11)
Big Mandrake – Yo Quiero (la Fantástica Máquina Mágica ’12)

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