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23min of Ska : Loving When a Plan Comes Together

23skaAPPLESometimes episodes take painstaking time to put together. Sometimes you try several different sets of songs and orders before it even starts to sound good. Sometimes episodes fit together like Lego bricks in an instant. This is one of the latter ones, and a good thing too, cuz it’s late! Here’s a bunch of great songs, hope you enjoy them!

00:00 – Rx Bandits – Ten Seconds Never Seemed so Long (Halfway Between Here & There ’99)
02:41 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three – Pictures (Love Letters ’13)
05:36 – Half Past Two – a House isn’t Always a Home (It’s About Time ’09)
09:06 – Less Than Jake – Danny Says (Hello Rockview ’98)
11:47 – the Longshots – From the Root (Borrowed Time ’14)
14:59 – Greenhouse – Palabras (Tomorrow the World ’98)
19:32 – Demon Waffle – More than I Can Be (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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23min of Ska : Here Comes the Summer

23ska-bwplaidSummer is literally right around the corner! Woo! Let’s hear it for warm weather! Let’s hear it for ska music! Let’s hear some ska music, that’s why we’re here, right? Well then, let’s get started and dig right in to some great music. Great music plus Summer, it is the greatest match ever!

Dan P. – Eat the Planet (Eat the Planet ’07)
Sammy K & the East los Three – Lorimer (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
the Snails – Rocksteady & Roll (From Kingston to Memphis ’11)
Jr. Thomas – Face in the Crowd (Jr. Thomas Meets the Venditions ’13)
the Delirians – Move Around (Move Around / Overdub ’11)
Show Me Island – Mornings (Show Me Island ’13)
the Snare – This Generation (This Generation ’11)

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Midweek Ska World Update

New / Cheap Music
King Django has released his new album “Anywhere I Roam” on Stubborn Records.
Ska/Calypso/Swing band the Mighty Vipers are streaming a few new songs on their website.
Big D & the Kids Table just released their video for Rotten to the general public.

Looks like Reel Big Fish is gigging around the UK for the rest of February
Also, the Intensive Ska Explosion IV is going down in Brussles, Belgium this Saturday.
Jamaican Oldies Weekend is on March 1st & 2nd, buy a pre-sale ticket now and help cheer up Chuck Wren.
If you’re near Bamberg, Germany on March 2nd try to go see the final show for the One Droppers.
While the Toasters will be in America for the next several weeks, it looks like in the Spring they will be all over Europe, plan your holiday now
Sammy K will be hitting the East Coast & Canada starting in March, he puts on a hell of a good show, go catch it

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Speaking of Sammy K, he & the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, check it out.
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s still at 50%, let’s push it over the line.

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.

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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