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23min of Ska : Blackmailers Don’t Shoot

23skaGUNGIRLWelcome back to 23min of Ska! I’m really happy to be playing so many new bands on this episode! For me ska and ska/punk will never be a nostalgia act. Sure, there’s plenty of older bands that I dig, but man, nothing compares to sifting through the internet or used record bins finding new and interesting bands, the ones that are keeping ska alive! So I really hope you all dig this episode, a lot of “research” (sitting in my office jamming out to ska music) went into this one, and check these bands out!

00:00 – the Indecision – Swing Those Hips (Swing Those Hips / Atlantic Crossing ’16)
04:23 – Lo & the Magnetics – Pull it All Apart (A Part ’05)
07:27 – the Meow Meows – Pretty if You Smile (Go Boom! ’16)
10:23 – Last Edition – Can’t Let Go (Best Foot Forward ’16)
13:31 – Control This! – Long Road Ahead (Long Road Ahead ’16)
16:34 – By the Rivers – You Got it Wrong (By the Rivers ’13)
19:26 – Big D & the Kids Table – Moment of Weakness (Stroll ’13)

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23min of Ska : Behind the 8 Ball

23ska8BALLIs everyone ready for 2016? I sure am! Another year for some great ska music! I mean 2015 was a pretty damn fine year! Hell, just in December some truly great ska albums came out, some of them represented on this very episode! So strap in, 2016 looks like it is going to be just as awesome! Also, if this is your first time checking out 23min of Ska, well, I feel that this episode is pretty great and pretty typical, so if this is the kinda thing you like to hear, subscribe on up! This is the 200th one that’s been produced, so go download the other 199 (+ special eps)!

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes – Arcade Girl (Let’s Get Dangerous ’15)
02:21 – Night Gaunts – Let it Flow (Conversations with Creation ’15)
06:23 – Lo & the Magnetics – Never Let You Down (A Part ’05)
09:30 – Punch the Clown – 8 Ball (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
12:24 – Stacked Like Pancakes – It’s Too Late (This is Us ’15)
16:03 – By the Rivers – Run Home (By the Rivers ’13)
18:57 – Hooray for Our Side – This Planet Needs a Hero (Overture ’15)

Show support for the bands 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 : To Strike Out On Your Own

23ska-bwplaidMan oh man, do I love phrases that have double meanings! “To strike out on your own” mean either to leave everything behind and enter into the world, or it can mean to fail all by your self. I kinda like that, life always has more than one meaning, which is what makes it so great! Right? Well, I think I’m right at least. So hey, here’s a bunch of kick ass ska and ska/punk music for you! If you never heard of any of these bands before, you’re in for a treat! Also, if you know some of them, but not all, I’ll let know right now, they all measure up to each other. So sit back, relax and may your wins be more than your losses.

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnetts – I Do (Live Ya Life ’13)
03:34 – Bim Skala Bim – Wandering Soul (Bones ’92)
06:50 – the Bohunks – Momma (Knows Best) (In the Waiting Room ’11)
10:36 – Reel Big Fish – I’m Cool (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)
13:43 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Do What I Do (Don’t Fence Me In ’14)
15:55 – By the Rivers – Vulture – (By the Rivers ’13)
18:35 – Stand Out Riot – Ambush Paddington (Carnival Militia ’09)

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23min of Ska : Red Candy Hearts and White Wine

23ska-redplaidHey all you kids, here’s a special episode that’s close to my heart. Just kidding, it’s just a lot more great ska, ska/punk and rocksteady for you to listen you to on this Valentine’s eve. I guess I don’t have too much more to say about this one, I just hope that you have someone to enjoy listening to this episode with.

By the Rivers – This Love (By the Rivers ’13)
Big D & the Kids Table – Chin Up, Boy! (Fluent in Stroll ’09)
King Django – You Said You Love Me (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
Drewvis – Liberate, Never Hate (Disposable Pleasures, and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
the Scofflaws – After the Lights (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
the Toasters – Davina (What You Doin’ to Me?) (Rare as Toast ’03)
King Kong Girio – Breaking My Heart Again (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
the Heat Machine – Bottlerockets (No Coast Dance Party ’09)

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23min of Ska : It’s All You’ll Need

23ska-orangeplaidYup, back, sorry about the week off last week, doing 23min of Ska, running Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, producing the Grandpa’s Casino Radio Show all caught up with me! Last time I said I needed to bring back the ska-punk, and I’ve continued on that front! Also, getting in some classic Metro Stylee as well as all manner of UK ska from Drewvis & By the Rivers. Once again I hope that you all find this episode in good health and good times, and if not, may they come to you soon.

the Taj Motel Trio – God Save the Scene (Part of the Problem ’07)
Metro Stylee – Evil Eyes (Metro Stylee ’98)
the JB Conspiracy – the Manhattan Project (This Machine ’07)
Drewvis – These 3 Words (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
By the Rivers – Don’t Say You Love Me (Don’t Say You Love Me ’12)
the Pietasters – Late Night Call (All Day ’07)
Maddie Ruthless & the Secret Affair – Blood! Fire! (Hold the Phone ’10)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE – 葛飾ラプソディー -ヤムヤム (Orange Juice ’04)

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Midweek Ska World Update

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Sammy K and the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, seriously check it out, it will be awesome and needs just a little more help
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s stalled a bit but let’s push it over the line, lot’s of great acts (like the Slackers and such) contributing to this

It is the last week to cash in on some of the rewards that Big D & the Kids Table is offering to supporters of their kickstarter

Concerts
Mustard Plug JUST started a short string of West Coast shows today
Jamaican Oldies Weekend is this weekend in Chicago, buy a pre-sale ticket now before you get down to all this awesomeness! Eric “Monty” Morris w/ Soul Radics and Roy & Yvonne w/ the Prizefighters, what isn’t there to love?
By the Rivers is also kicking off a tour on March 1st in the UK that will run through the first half of this month

Midweek Ska World Update

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Big D & the Kids Table wants to make 2 new albums are over halfway to goal
Sammy K & the East Los Three want to make and album and are just $900 away from their goal
Blame Sydney is almost at the goal for their new album
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, check this out

New Music / Cheap Music
the new EP from the Snails, “the River”, is on sale for $3 until Friday
Jimmy the Squirrel has released the first single of their upcoming album
By The Rivers’ new single might be a few weeks old, but still worth your time if you missed it
Community Records will hold their 6th Download Day on Feb 14th w/ free downloads from Stuck Lucky & others
All the records from last year’s Big Ska Gamble subscription are in and ready to ship everywhere
New album from ska-core band Best of the Worst album is now streaming and available for pre-order.

Concerts
Fishbone are on tour and will continue to do so throughout Feb into early March.
This Saturday, Feb 9th, is SkaWars 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
The Suburban Legends are getting ready to head to the UK in 2 weeks.
If you’re in Germany on Feb 23rd head on out out to Viva Con Ska Punk
In that vein, it looks like Wisecracker will be all over the place after that show.
Jamaican Oldies Weekend will be on in Chicago on March 1st & 2nd.
Sometime in March the Specials will be touring America.
The London International Ska Festival starts on March 28th.

Other (We Should’ve Seen This Coming) News
Streetlight Manifesto’s newest album has been delayed… again.