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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”
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 : Lady Luck Just Slapped Me in the Face

23skaTRUCKERconvoyJOSHHey all, this is Jr Ska Boss of Viva Ska Radio where every Wednesday my killer partner in crime Selecta Scream & I try to bring the best in Ska. Old and new and whatever else we can throw in to get your toes tapping. It’s a radio show out of Las Vegas, NV and you can check it out on www.dustdevilradio.com 7pm-10pm Pacific on Wednesday evening!

Let’s dance people!

00:00 – Wank – Blue Skies (White Knuckle Ride ’20)
02:59 – Joker’s Republic – Falling Behind (Falling Behind ’19)
07:23 – the Dendrites – No Money (Lunchin’ with the Dendrites ’20)
11:02 – Mr. Kingpin – Ease Your Mind (Ease Your Mind ’19)
14:24 – the Sheldons – the Shit is Going On (the Sheldons ’19)
18:05 – the Zero Class – Main Street (Main Street ’16)
20:25 – Happy Drunk Cartel – If You were an Animal (the Rinsed Years ’20)

RJ sez: Jr Ska Boss sent me a killer line up for this episode, witched I goosed with tracks from the Dendrites and the Sheldons to send it over the top. It’s easy to do when I’m starting with quality picks. See, Jr Ska Boss is not just a DJ over at Viva Ska Radio, and he just doesn’t DJ at shows between acts, no no no, he’s also a full-on show promoter! I got a chance to meet him at a show he DJ’d a few months ago, and we got on great. I complimented his choices throughout the night and it was some fun conversation, then I was like “Oh, I do a ska podcast” and when I told him the show he seemed super stoked. It was a great moment, and from our latest texts he’s expressed that he’s honored to contribute to the episode, and well, I have to say, I’m honored that he took the time to collaborate with me.

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.

Want 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!

23min of Ska : You Call It Vol. 19

23skaBEERSIt’s another episode where my helpful listeners have suggested the music for! I like this one quite a bit, lots of great songs on it. It’s been a rough week for me, so all of your help has been pretty much essential in helping to get this episode out. I literally cannot do this podcast without the bands, or all you helpful listeners, so I appreciate all who took the time to make suggestions these last few weeks to help another top-notch episode get out to all your lovable rude little ears.

00:00 – the Untouchables – Be Alright (Latest & Greatest: Ghetto Stout ’00)
02:42 – Joker’s Republic – Separation of Chuch and Skate (Separation of Chuch and Skate ’20)
05:30 – the Sheldons – No Way (the Sheldons ’19)
09:17 – You Dirty Rat – Rattitude (Latrine ’18)
12:09 – Souvenir Atómico – Esclavo del Sistema (Souvenir Atómico ’17)
15:48 – Black Square – Discord (To the Hills ’19)
20:11 – INDK – East Coast Rising (Kill Whitey! ’02)

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.

Want 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!

23min of Ska : Caramel

23skaCARAMELWhat I loved about ska shows back in the mid-’90s was that you really didn’t know what you were going to get. A more traditional ska band, a ska/punk band that was more punk than ska, a 2 Tone revival sounding band, a ska/punk band that was more ska than punk, a band with 4 members, a band with 10 members, a band full of high schoolers or a band full of actual adults! It really was all over the map like that, and the thing that brought those bands to our towns and the crowds to the venues was the ska that was at the center, in some way, of it all. This episode represents that love of all things ska that I had as a young man encountering shows not knowing exactly what I was going to see, but at the same time knowing that I was going to dig it!

Also, check this out! This episode kicks off with a brand brand new song from the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble from their forthcoming album “Break Thru” (click the link for the pre-order), followed by a song of the latest release from Joker’s Republic before moving on to a new song from the Pomps that will be the lead track of their new EP “Drums and Liars” due out next month.

00:00 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Chicky Chicky Boom Boom (Break Thru ’19)
02:54 – Joker’s Republic – Grow Up (Falling Behind ’19)
06:13 – the Pomps – P.A.D.D. (Drums and Liars ’19)
08:50 – the Crombies – Hooligans (One Love ’17)
11:19 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Only Words (When We Were Fearless ’18)
13:14 – the Delirians – Dream of Me (el Remedio ’18)
17:23 – Royal City Riot – the Rhythm (Coast to Coast ’09)
20:49 – Mustard Plug – Perfect Plan (Can’t Contain It ’14)

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 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 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!