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23min of Ska : Episode of the Villain

Here’s an episode, a bunch of songs that either have titles of comic book villains, or make fit that theme in some way. They say a hero is only as good as his villains and that’s not wrong, even when the villain a world gone mad.

00:00 – Rudebeard – Disgrace (Disgrace ’20)
03:28 – Battle-Ska Galactica – Living a Lie (Living a Lie ’20)
07:17 – the Classy Wrecks – Superman (is Going to Hell) (Bedrocksteady ’18)
10:42 – Jim Murple Memorial – the Joker (Stella Nova ’17)
13:32 – Cartoon Violence – Black Cat (Passive Aggressive ’18)
16:39 – the Slackers – Two Face (Better Late than Never ’96)
21:01 – el Grande – Write My Wrongs (Brick City Sound ’19)

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Convoy : This is Your Brain on Ska Box!

23skaTRUCKERconvoyCASSIEBECKYHey, guys! This is SKA BOX- an all ska subscription box, sending music, merch and more- straight to your door. Bringing you great ska bands, brands, and labels from around the world.

SKA BOX is owned and ran by Cassie and Becky. Made for ska fans by ska fans, boxes are curated each month to fit various themes.  Boxes come with 5+ items, such as stickers, download codes, CDs, pins, etc., and always include a t-shirt and music. The most recent box was Women in Ska, highlighting women in the ska scene- including artists, musicians, and vocalists. The next box will be the Ska Parade Tour box, highlighting Tazy’s 30th Anniversary Tour, the Ska Movie Bluray Release Party, and the great bands that were part of the tour.

Boxes are $35 a month, with free domestic shipping. One-time purchases are also available. The order deadline is the 5th of each month. Boxes ship the 15th of each month.

Song Selection:

Soul Ska- Propaganda
Soul Ska was in our most recent box. They are a super soulful, rocksteady- heavy band from the Bay Area in California. “Propaganda” is a fierce, politically-charged dance tune. It’s one of our favorite songs right now.

The Classy Wrecks- Northern Reggae
“Northern Reggae” is a smooth rocksteady jam from The Classy Wrecks out of Ontario. This is one of our favorite songs from The Classy Wrecks. We love the relaxed reggae, rocksteady vibe.

The Rough Customers- Bounce
The Rough Customers were also in our most recent box! Did someone say ska from Kentucky?! These guys are high-energy female-fronted ska-punk. We are big fans of their style. “Bounce” has fun, catchy lyrics and brings an awesome girl-power vibe.

Courtesy of Tim- Where’s Ken?
These guys have the greatest energy. Super fun, skank-your-ass off ska-punk from Wisconsin! “Where’s Ken?” is a fast-paced punk-laden song full of horns, and it makes us miss shows.

Flip The Switch- I’m So Over It
We’re big fans of Flip The Switch! They are phenomenal live. They are a feel-good band, with a heavy punk rock/third-wave influence that makes us want to dance! “I’m So Over It” is our go-to song from these guys.

00:00 – Soul Ska – Propaganda (Propaganda ’18)
04:38 – the Classy Wrecks – Nothern Reggae (Bedrocksteady ’18)
08:06 – the Rough Customers – Bounce (a Fool’s Endeavor ’18)
12:00 – Raise the Kicks – (It’s Not Another) Pretty Little Love Song (the Debut ’18)
15:29 – Courtesy of Tim – Where’s Ken? (Here’s the Thing, Winnie ’19)
17:55 – Flip the Switch – I’m so Over it (Snap-Crackle-Ska! ’05)
19:51 – Lumpy – the Other Side (the Other Side ’20)

RJ sez: Cassie and Becky really know their stuff and their Ska Box is a real easy and fun way to get some swell ska swag and music! If you can’t tell by their run down, I picked the Raise the Kicks and Lumpy song. The Raise the Kicks song just seemed to be fitting the vibe these women were laying out, and that band doesn’t get enough coverage. The song from Lumpy is a new one, and I love it! So I hope you do too!

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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 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 : Steeplechase

23skaCOASTER12We’re starting today’s episode off with a brand new song from We Are The Union from their new album. Also, damn, check out the rest of this fantastic ska that I’m bringing you! Seriously, get dancing!

00:00 – We Are The Union – a Better Home (Self Care ’18)
02:26 – Contenders – Πενηνταέξι (56) (Contenders / Bluebeat Company split ’16)
04:48 – the Classy Wrecks – If I were to Tell You (Bedrocksteady ’18)
07:59 – the Georgetown Orbits – High Noon (Solar Flares ’18)
11:41 – Ratatouille – Portwien (Greetings from Ratatouille ’17)
14:16 – Cynimatics – Ninety Degrees in Khakis (Unify ’18)
16:36 – Bumsy and the Moochers – the Truth (the Truth ’18)
19:54 – Show Me Island – Don’t Call Me Baby (Ring Around & Run ’16)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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!

23min of Ska : Out & Back

23skaCOASTER1Look, the new theme is roller coasters. The best songs, like life, take you for a ride. Get used to it. Here’s a bunch of pretty damn new tracks for you to enjoy, hope you like this episode and the next 22! Thanks for listening!

00:00 – Derrick Morgan & Charlie Organaire – There Stands the Glass (There Stands the Glass ’18)
02:58 – the b Sharps – Invincible (Plan B’s Get Degrees ’18)
05:41 – the Interrupters – She’s Kerosene (Fight the Good Fight ’18)
08:28 – the Filaments – Rip-Off World (Look to the Skies ’18)
10:49 – Steady 45’s – Charlie Brown (Birth of the Fourth Wave ’18)
13:11 – the Classy Wrecks feat. Cassondra Marie – In the Evening (Bedrocksteady ’18)
15:48 – Dan P. and the Bricks – Weak at Heart (When We Were Fearless ’18)
18:05 – Ocean Breeze Tropical Club – Take it All (What is in Front of You is Not What You See ’17)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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!

23min of Ska : Lana Kane

23skaKANEI swear to god I had something for this.
Whatever, just get your big ole Truckasaurus hands on this episode.

00:00 – the Interrupters – Title Holder (Fight the Good Fight ’18)
02:37 – Raise the Kicks – the Price I’ll Pay (the Debut ’18)
07:11 – Party Like It’s… – Take Care (Take Care ’18)
10:28 – the Classy Wrecks – Too Old to Party (Songs for the Extinct ’16)
13:26 – Slapshot Regatta – Half Empty (Slapshot Regatta ’17)
16:22 – Green Room Rockers – I Believe I Can Fly (Sweat Steady ’17)
20:24 – 2Tone Lizard Kings – C.I.A. (Primeval Itch ’10)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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!

23min of Ska : Vanilla Frosted with Sprinkles

23skaVANILLASPRINKLESAlright, I’m not here to upset all you ska/punk lovin’ kids, but this week, well, this week I have a laid back episode for you. If it’s not your thing, I get it, but damn, are these songs smooth as hell. When I think of ska I think of it as an inherently cool genre, and it’s these kinds of songs that make me think that. If this kind of ska doesn’t do it for you, I feel sorry for ya son. And for all those that get it, man, I wanna give you all a dozen low fives.

00:00 – the Fuss (DC) – We’re Going Out (We’re Going Out / Dangerous Love ’17)
03:21 – King Kong Girio – All the World (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
06:28 – Soul Radics – Still (Radication ’16)
09:52 – the Copasetics – Woman of My Dreams (Ska Royal ’16)
14:06 – the Pietasters – How We Were Before (Turbo ’02)
17:09 – the Classy Wrecks – No More Whiskey (Songs for the Extinct ’16)
20:00 – Stubborn All-Stars – Thankful (Back with a New Batch ’97)

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23min of Ska : Pearls Are a Nuisance

23skaGUNGIRLWoah! Lots of new ska on this episode! Heck, some of these songs JUST came out! (I mean, except that Kill Lincoln track, that one’s about 5 yrs old) The one comment I get from people when they find out I do a ska podcast, or that I’m into ska in general, is “ska is still a thing?” As much as I want to lecture them on the long history of ska I just say “Yep!” And when listening to bands such as these put out music so recently that is so good, well, ska is going to be a thing for quite awhile!

00:00 – the Meow Meows – Swipe Right (Go Boom! ’16)
03:01 – Behind Deadlines – Worthless (Status Quo ’16)
05:26 – the Classy Wrecks – Hey Girl (Songs for the Extinct ’16)
08:22 – the Rudie Crew – Life (Roy Radics & Friends : Distance Water 4 Ever ’16)
11:57 – Kill Lincoln – Something Something etc. (You Were There ’11)
16:43 – No Project Band – Не Мога да Пия (Ne Moga da Pia) (Здравей България ’16)
19:14 – Last Edition – Status (Best Foot Forward ’16)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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!