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23min of Ska : Hate the Beach

23skaCOMICShecticSo for the first time in a long time I was up so late perfecting this episode. I thought I’d had the music part done several times. One time I even saved it for publishing. Thing is, it didn’t feel right, the next few drafts didn’t feel right either. It took time, but “Hectic Planet” is one of my favorite and well missed comics of all time. Trying to capture what I like about the book using the music I dig most highly, and trying to promote a load of current ska bands, it is something that needs perfecting and perfection. If you’ve never read “Hectic Planet” you owe it to yourself to dig up the 3 collections out there and enjoy. And if the art looks familiar, it should, “Hectic Planet” artist and writer Evan Dorkin did a host of ska compilation covers throughout the ’90s. He’s a staple of the scene and a staple of my life.

00:00 – We Are The Union – What’s Wrong with Me? (Self Care ’18)
02:23 – Kill Lincoln – Denial (Can’t Complain ’20)
06:01 – Upbeat Allstars – Breaking Point (Wake Up ’12)
08:26 – Fishbone – I Wish I had a Date (In Your Face ’89)
10:26 – Poindexter – Grounded (Poindexter ’20)
13:07 – Joker’s Republic feat. Dave Barry – Talking to Strangers (Falling Behind ’19)
15:47 – Offbeat Offensive – Lost in the Supermarket (Combat Cancer comp ’15)
19:08 – the Skalatones – House of Fun (House of Ska comp ’98)
21:33 – Half Past Two – Bitter (Camp Slushtone ’17)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork by: Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer
Based on: “Hectic Planet: the Young and the Reckless”
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23min of Ska : Both Feet on the Floor

23skatruckerbothfeetWhen I started this episode, and finished it a few weeks ago (sorry I’ve been working ahead a bit, I have been busy with my essential job (second aside: I don’t come into contact with many people, so don’t worry for me)) I didn’t expect the world to go to hell… I almost scraped this for a more pointed episode addressing America’s dire situation… but in the end this episode that I had assembled kept bringing me joy as I listened to it, and I want to bring you all joy as well in these, now very, troubling times. Be well my friends, take care of yourselves and care and help out others in need.

00:00 – the Players Band feat. Steven Jackson – Get in the Van (Skamörgåsbord ’20)
02:33 – Dan P. – Heartbeat Survival (Heartbeat Survival ’20)
06:04 – Half Past Two – Lyin’ Eyes (Lyin’ Eyes ’20)
09:17 – Millington – Let You In (Beatdown Generation ’20)
12:56 – los Kurados – Cows Can’t Read (Rabia Ska ’20)
14:52 – the Planet Smashers – What’s Going Down (Too Much Information ’19)
18:07 – Hobo Chili – Hobo Chili (Salt of the Earth ’20)
19:59 – Younger Than Neil – I Choo-Choo-Choose You (Sunk Cost ’20)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 On the Upbeat 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 Convoy : the New, the Old & the Local

23skaTRUCKERconvoyMATTSka music has been a big part of my life for over the past 20 years. I even met my wife because of ska music. Being a teenager in Orange County, California in the mid 90’s you couldn’t escape ska music. However, when others stopped listening, ska music stayed in heavy rotation with me.

For this playlist, I followed a very simple plan to make it. I picked something old, something new and something local. Five Iron Frenzy, The O.C. Supertones and Less Than Jake are the bands I’ve been listening to the longest. Millington and The Skluttz are the newest bands on the list. Half Past Two, Hooray For Our Side and Codename:Rocky are some of my favorite hometown bands. I hope you enjoy my picks.

00:00 – O.C. Supertones – Supertones Strike Back (the Supertones Strike Back ’97)
02:37 – Hooray for Our Side – Don’t Panic (Overture ’15)
05:05 – Codename: Rocky – Ctl Alt Del (Reboot ’16)
07:22 – Less Than Jake – Motown Never Sounded so Good (Anthem ’03)
09:55 – the Skluttz – Ska Police (Confidence is Key ’20)
13:15 – Millington – Big Man on Campus (Millington ’18)
16:45 – Half Past Two – See You Again (See You Again ’20)
19:19 – Five Iron Frenzy – Cool Enough for You (Upbeats & Beatdowns ’97)

RJ sez: On the Upbeat is a hell of a fun podcast, go back and listen to the older episodes while the show is on break! And for full disclosure, Matt had picked different songs for Hooray for Our Side and Half Past Two, but after Half Past Two put out this killer new single we both knew it had to be included. This, of course, threw off the timing of the episode, so I offered up a change to the Hooray for Our Side song to even things out. Luckily Matt agreed and we have another rad episode!

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23min of Ska : Gummi Bears

23skaGUMMIBEARHoly heck, it’s a brand new episode! From a brand new computer! Speaking of brand new, check out these first two tracks! The Indecision delivers a brand new song from their upcoming album in April, followed by a brand new cover from Half Past Two from their upcoming music video this weekend! The newness doesn’t stop there, we also have super fresh tracks from Be Like Max, the Operators and Black Square! All supported by some great songs from 2 1/2 White Guys, Thorpedians and Steady Earnest! Oh man, I’m so glad to be getting an episode together and getting it out to you fine listeners! Thanks for sticking with me and the show.

00:00 – the Indecision – Leave the Light On (Give it Up ’19)
02:51 – Half Past Two feat. Tahlena – Three Small Words (Three Small Words ’19)
05:40 – Be Like Max – Home Away from Home (Save Us All ’19)
07:42 – 2 1/2 White Guys – Killing Time (Half an LP ’99)
11:00 – the Operators – Ain’t it Obvious (Ain’t it Obvious / 6 Month Blues ’19)
13:34 – Black Square – Moonlight (To the Hills ’19)
17:22 – Thorpedians – Violator Strikes Back (Strike Back ’17)
20:35 – Steady Earnest – Promises (Dr. Earnest’s Nerve Steadying Spirits ’99)

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23min of Ska : Red Licorice

23skaredlicorice23min of Ska is back! Back with a new look, back with a new theme and back with a brand new episode! Oh, hells yeah! This is a great one, for sure. I want to point out that the second song is a brand new track from the Anchorage from their new EP due out next month. After hearing this I can’t wait! Of course, that isn’t the only quality track being brought to your ears. We also have some fantastic pretty new songs from the Kingstons and King Kong 4 that have been running through my head. Not to mention that Eric Daino track, which is rad, but so is the whole album! This is all mixed in with quality songs from the Magnetics, Contenders and the Dendrites that must be heard, before ending it with a sweet cover by Half Past Two that, well, I put them up to, and they nailed it!

00:00 – the Magnetics – Dr. Martins (Jamaican Ska ’18)
02:10 – the Anchorage – Donny (What We Go Through ’19)
05:44 – the Kingstons – Run (the Kingstons ’18)
09:00 – King Kong 4 – Drink in the Head (Songs for Olly ’18)
11:20 – Contenders – Gun (Dynamite ’17)
13:57 – Eric Daino – the New Jeff Rosenstock Album (PACKRAT ’18)
16:46 – the Dendrites – Booty Lu’s Canoe (Damn Right ’17)
20:02 – Half Past Two – Young Alien Types (Young Alien Types ’18)

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23min of Ska : Side Friction

23skaCOASTER6Half awake.
Up late mixing.
Hoping you’ll all dig this batch of ska & ska/punk.
Hoping you’ll all follow the links and find out more about each band.
Hoping you’ll all have a fantastic week until I drop more dope music on you.
I love ska.
I love you all.
Stay safe.

00:00 – the Interrupters – Not Personal (Fight the Good Fight ’18)
02:02 – the Makeways – It Ain’t You (Full Spectrum’17)
06:03 – Victory Kid – Clownin (Thrillenials ’18)
08:45 – Skaciety – No Hope for the Future (Overstaying Our Welcome ’18)
11:29 – Half Past Two – At Least be Decent (Camp Slushtone ’17)
14:37 – Last Edition – Last Orders (Best Foot Forward ’16)
18:11 – the Slackers – Let’s Work it Out (Lost and Found ’09)
20:56 – Goldfinger – a Million Miles (the Knife ’17)

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23min of Ska : John Stone

23skaSTONEGet excited for a new episode! Especially this one that is bursting with fresh new tracks from great bands! Maroon Town, Unsteady and OC Ska Kids are all knocking it out of the park with their new sounds, which isn’t to say anything wrong with the rest of the songs here. Be Like Max, Half Past Two, Two Tone Club and Stacked Like Pancakes are all fantastic and it’s the combination of them all that makes this another killer episode!

00:00 – Be Like Max – You Don’t Know Me (Against All Odds ’15)
02:32 – Maroon Town – Rebel (Freedom Call ’18)
06:27 – Unsteady – Liar (Liar ’18)
09:51 – Half Past Two – Choosing Sides (Camp Slushtone ’17)
13:15 – OC Ska Kids – Let This One Go (Let This One Go ’18)
16:00 – Two Tone Club – Nuh Tell Me What to Do (Now is the Time ! ’07)
18:34 – Stacked Like Pancakes – Planetary (This is Us ’15)

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23min of Ska : Chocolate

23skaCHOCOICECREAMHere we all listeners, at the end of another set of 23 episodes! That’s right, this is the last scoop of ice cream. These last 23 weeks have had some real ups and downs, but I think we all found a ton of great music along the way despite any other troubles in the world. I know I certainly found a bunch of stuff to groove and jump up and down to! But I’m seeing lists of the top ska albums of 2017 coming out and I’m seeing there’s a whole bunch more I missed! Could there be too much ska out there? …nah!

00:00 – Less Than Jake – Krazy Glue (Losing Streak ’96)
01:58 – Rude Boy George – Driving in My Car (Specialized III : Mad Not Cancer comp ’14)
05:12 – Half Past Two – Proximity (Camp Slushtone ’17)
08:20 – the Kingpins – End of the Parade (plan of ACTION ’00)
11:11 – Rapid – Kosmonawt Andreij (Astronaut Kosmonaut ’17)
14:43 – Cut Capers – Skadiff (Say What ’16)
18:48 – Bomb the Music Industry! – Side Projects are Never Successful (Goodbye Cool World ’06)

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23min of Ska : Pistachio

Check it out ska fans, another fresh episode of 23min of Ska with some really really new music in it for you! We have a Half Past Two song from their upcoming EP! Also, this episode features two brand new covers songs released in the last week! The first from Lockstep covering the Clash and then Cynamatics covering Choking Victim! So much newness, can you even stand it?

00:00 – Half Past Two – SoCal Summer (Camp Slushtone ’17)
03:16 – Huge Puppies – Backbone (Cynocracy ’17)
06:56 – Lo & the Magnetics – Sooner or Later (A Part ’05)
10:00 – Lockstep – Bankrobber (the Clash EP ’17)
11:58 – Popes of Chillitown – Wisdom Teeth (Skaciety/Popes of Chillitown split ’16)
17:36 – Cynimatics – Infested (Infested ’17)
19:47 – Behind Deadlines – Optimism (Status Quo ’16)

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23min of Ska : Second Coming

23skaSECONDCOMINGYo, listen up, after last weeks over stuff and frantic episode, I thought we could take it a little easier this week. Geez, I hope you agree, I certainly think it’s another awesome episode! Listen up and enjoy yourself out there, it’s later than you think!

00:00 – Half Past Two – Girl in a Band (It’s About Time ’09)
04:15 – the Equators – Baby Come Back (Baby Come Back ’80)
07:45 – Pressure Cooker – Secondhand Soldier (What She Wants ’08)
11:26 – the Smooths – Enemy (Very Own Vegas ’96)
15:16 – the Caroloregians – Back in the Day (Fat is Back ’11)
18:01 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – I Hope You Know (Calm Down ’01)
20:28 – the Bohunks – Precious (In the Waiting Room ’11)

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