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23min of Ska : the Shape of Things to Come

23ska-beerI’ve never been one of those people to say that music saved my life, let alone ska music. It didn’t, in the least. But music, especially ska music has enhanced my life in ways I can’t begin to count. It cheers me up when I’m down, it makes me dance when I’m already up, but most of all, it let me meet some of the raddest group of people I’ve ever known. From back in the day when I got into it, up to today, I just can’t believe the friends and acquaintances I’ve made through ska. It really shocks me sometimes. But yeah, ska didn’t save my life, but it might have made it worth living.

Show Me Island – the Stomp (Show Me Island ’13)
the Dropsteppers – Move One Up (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
Step Lively – Sea of Strangers (the Trigger Effect ’99)
the Vengers – the Shape of Things to Come (Push This? ’95)
Skavoovie & the Epitones – Desert Gold (the Growler ’99)
Murphy’s Kids – Enthusiastic Strangers Say “Hell Yes!” (This is Where We Live ’13)
Skazofrenia – Ciudadano (This is Skazo ’12)

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23min of Ska : Going Out in Style

23ska-bwplaidCould this be the end of 23min of Ska? The ska podcast you’ve all come to love and/or loath? Nope! No one is that lucky! I shall just journey on, trying to bring you all great ska from around the world. So, you know, pretty much good times for all! Well, as long as you’re the type to dig ska at least.

the Hourglass Cats – Keep Steppin’ (432 EP ’13)
the Skints – Lay You Down (Part & Parcel ’12)
Abraskadabra – Sing ’til the End (Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden ’12)
Chewing on Tinfoil – Come On, Baby, Let’s do the Cringe (Jump / Let’s do the Cringe ’12)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave (the Magic of Youth ’11)
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Blue Lou (Sunwalk ’05)
Skazofrenia feat. Fran Esteban & Jorge Navarro – Ska’s the Tope (This is Skazo ’12)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have a Summer sale going on and some great vinyl records!

23min of Ska : Welcome to the Now

23ska-redplaidHere we go! Music, music, music! Ska, rocksteady, ska/punk and even some reggae edging stuff… why? Because it is awesome, it is all awesome! I remember the goals I set for the show for last Summer and I eventually lost my way, but now I’m back, and I’m going to make it a priority, more small bands, more tent pole bands, more non-USA bands and a bigger variety of bands. Basically get out of my rut of just playing 90’s Midwest ska and my friends’ bands. Another new thing is that I’m going to be linking to places to get the songs that you hear on the podcast (whenever possible) in addition to the the band’s website on 23Ska.com. So go get those songs if you enjoy them! To the bands out there, keep being awesome, to the listeners out there, thanks for hanging in there! Let’s make 2013 another great year for ska music!

the Ultra Infidels – Cubicle (the Ultra Infidels ’12)
Two Steps Twice – What You Need (Nightmare on Northstreet ’12)
the Expanders – Tribulation (Old Time Something Come Back Again ’12)
Flying Raccoon Suit – So Far Away (Paper Airplanes ’12)
Reel Big Fish – Famous Last Words (Candy Coated Fury ’12)
2000 Tons of TNT – Harvest Moon (Harvest Moon / Wonky ’13)
Skazofrenia – Reacciona (This is Skazo ’12)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Want to expand your ska vinyl collection? Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have what you need!