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23min of Ska : Utopia

23skaUTOPIAWe all have our favorite bands, the bands we grew up with, the bands we were friends with, the bands that had music there when we really needed it. They provide us a way back home in our head. Pretty nifty trick music is, isn’t it? This episode features bands that, to be honest, not sure I would’ve found if not doing this podcast. An arguement could be made for Rude King and the Dropsteppers, but I 100% wouldn’t’ve found these other bands had I not been looking for good music to play, and man, I’m so glad I did! They’re all so great! So enjoy this episode of some of my favorite bands I’ve found along the way.

00:00 – Rude King – Home Wrecker (Coming Back to You ’15)
04:19 – the Scotch Bonnetts – the Good One (Live Ya Life ’13)
08:13 – the Dropsteppers – Darker Side of Grey (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
11:06 – Show Me Island – Coming Home (Show Me Island ’13)
14:04 – After Hours – Almost Home (the Trouble with Those Guys Is… ’00)
19:02 – the Longshots – Close to Home (Borrowed Time ’14)

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23min of Ska : Days of Future Past

23skaFUTUREPASTUh hey, here’s a new episode of 23min to Ska, hope you don’t hate it. Sorry, it’s been a bit busy as of late, so I don’t have too terribly much to say other than this: Check out all these bands, they are all awesome! Also, read more comic books, they kick tin. Hope you enjoy, ya’ll are the best listeners of all time!

00:00 – New Riot – Days Like These (Riot.Sleep.Repeat ’11)
03:26 – IV4K – Sidelines (Start Your Own Scene ’14)
04:25 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Take Time (the Ramblers ’07)
09:03 – the Dropsteppers – Foolish Pride (Get Up in it! ’11)
12:54 – the Toasters – Spooky Graveyard (D.L.T.B.G.Y.D. ’97)
16:44 – We are the Union – We Don’t Care if Yesterday Burns, Stoke Up the Fire (Great Leaps Forward ’10)
19:50 – Save the Swim Team – a New Plan (Best of Vol. 3 ’13)

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 facebook as well as follow on twitter.

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 : the Bulleteer

23skaBULLETEERNot knowing your place in the world is a real bummer. It is even more compounded when you have no idea how you got where you were, or because it was the results of what others had planned for you. Accept your destiny, become the best there is at what you do. You owe it to the world not to hide away. While you may never make it to the big times, you made the world a better place by for everyone that you encountered, and that is a great victory indeed.

00:00 – the Planet Smashers – Tear it Up (Mixed Messages ’14)
03:27 – Less Than Jake – My Money is on the Long Shot (See the Light ’13)
06:19 – Western Standard Time – Guns of Navarone (a Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites ’12)
10:29 – the Dropsteppers – Feels so Sweet (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
14:27 – los Bullets – Gunshot (Crystal Ball / Gunshot ’11)
17:00 – Tip the Van – the Chase (Something Wicked ’06)
19:39 – Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Shot in the Dark (Shake Your Foundation ’03)

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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 : Always Double Down on Eleven

23ska-aceThere are certain facts in life. The sun always rises from the East, never drink OJ after brushing your teeth, and most of all, you always double down on eleven (not to mention, always split on eights). Most other advice in life isn’t worth the time it takes to comprehend the words others have spoken, but those 3 (4) hold fast. Don’t doubt them, and use these facts to go forth and conqueror the world. I also wanted to point out that there’s two songs in this episode that are making their world premier, the Pinstripes and the Dropsteppers have a new split 7″ coming out in the next few days, click on the album title for details where to get yr own copy!

the Pinstripes – Wake Up (Urban Pirate Booty Vol. 6 ’13)
Mustard Plug – Over the Edge (In Black and White ’07)
the Good Skamaritans – Everything’s Okay (Time to Save the World ’00)
the Dropsteppers – Right on Time (Urban Pirate Booty Vol. 6 ’13)
doctormanette – Fifteen Labels (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
Goldfinger – I Need to Know (Hang-Ups ’97)
the Prizefighters – One Thousand Words (One Thousand Words / Lost at Sea ’13)
the Moon Invaders – Bet Your Bottom Dollar (the Fine Line ’11)

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23min of Ska : Take All You Want

23ska-bwplaidOh my gosh, I’ve just noticed what I’ve been missing lately on this podcast! Ska-Punk! So you better believe that I weaved a some of that into this episode. Not that I dropped any more traditional stuff, it’s just all in a nicer, more balanced blend this time.

Bomb the Music Industry! – Hits Set (Find the Place / Hits Set ’11)
Fishbone – Ma & Pa (Truth & Soul ’88)
Ruder Than You – Give the People What They Need (Creation Sounds ’09)
doctormanette – Sap (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
the Dropsteppers – Suzy’s Got it Wrong (Get Up In It! ’11)
Manic Sewing Circle – Whaddya Say? (Summer Spins ’07)
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Backlash (Sunwalk ’05)
Steady Earnest – Roll On (Out of Line ’93)

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23min of Ska : Prepackaged Revolutionary Soundtrack

Coming at you with a new episode. I like these songs. I don’t have much to say other than how much I dig these songs! The first two bands (the Dropsteppers & the Pinstripes) are from the Midwest, where I once called home and they really bring the ska style back to its roots. Then we have the Backyard Superheroes w/ a song off of their yet to be released EP! The Snails have been putting out constantly great music for a while now and it is about time I have one of their songs on the podcast. Likewise, Small Town Get Up have been throwing it down for a time up in Canada and really need to be heard! Sonic Boom Six, if someone described their style and what they do with the ska beat I think I would say “pass!” and that would’ve been a mistake. So if you haven’t heard them I’m not going to try and prep you to them, just enjoy it. Finally we end w/ a classic track from the Insteps. So there you have it, a well rounded, new to older 3rd wave goodness w/ everything in between.

the Dropsteppers – Center City (Get Up In It! ’11)
the Pinstripes – Might be Her Fool (I ’12)
Backyard Superheroes – Show Me Your Moves (Falling with Style ’12)
the Snails – One Way Ticket (From Kingston to Memphis ’11)
Small Town Get Up – Vintage (Mayhem Circus ’11)
Sonic Boom Six – Sound of a Revolution (Arcade Perfect ’07)
the Insteps – the Sufferer (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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