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23min of Ska : Day in the Park

23ska-yellowplaidI want to go to the park. Go to the park and put on some good music and dance. Dance my ass off. It would be great. Ska music, sunshine and nature. Happiness would abound. But for many it is too cold for all that, so put on this episode and think of those times, let it be a reminder of what is in the coming months. The sun and warmth is coming, but the ska beat will ever be at your side to guide you towards it.

the Pressure – Walkin’ (Walkin’ ’11)
the Ska Vengers – the Boy Who Radiates That Charm (Ska Vengers ’13)
Johnny Nine and the Racers – Watch Out! (Chin Up ’09)
the Pinstripes – Set Me Free (the Decay ’07)
Bim Skala Bim – Wise Up (How’s it Goin’? ’90)
Deal’s Gone Bad – Messin’ Around (the Ramblers ’07)
Jimmy the Squirrel – Swings and Roundabouts (Whatever the Weather ’10)
Assekes – Mero (En Poques Paraules ’12)

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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.

23min of Ska : Long Love Ska

23ska-xmasAt the end of another year and getting ready for the next. What can I say to you, dear listener, other than thanks for being along for the ride! 2012 has been pretty damn awesome! Let hope that things continue in that direction! Now, let’s stop with the sap and start to dance!

the Forthrights – What are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (What are You Doing New Year’s Eve? ’12)
Waste Basket – Chug, Skank, Mosh! (Waste Basket ’12)
Sammy K & the East los Three – Something, Someday (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
Jimmy the Squirrel – Inflatable Mansions (Whatever the Weather ’10)
Let’s Go Bowling — Rude 69 (Music to Bowl By ’91)
the Longshots – Shane’s Mom (the Longshots ’11)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – the Old School Off the Bright (A Jackknife to a Swan ’02)
Less Than Jake – the New Auld Lang Syne (Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake ’12)

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