Tag Archives: the Dropsteppers

23min of Ska : How Pieces Move

Step up to play! Life is a game, so have fun before the board gets folded up and put away. Somedays I can get so pretentious about life and music, but I just need to step back and remember how everything is supposed to be. Don’t get so hung up on things, remember life is what you make of it, don’t get hung up on things, play the game.

the Moon Invaders – Pick Up the Pieces (the Fine Line ’11)
Stop the Presses – Sweatheart (Does it Still Look Pretty ’11)
the Dropsteppers – When the Band Plays (Get Up In It ’11)
Sonic Boom Six – Play On (Play On: Arcade Perfected & Rare and Rejected ’08)
Chris Murray – Pieces (Pieces ’11)
the Boss Beats – Cogs (the Boss Beats II ’11)
Victor’s Lament – Prelude (To a Life Well Lived) (Ghosts & Gamblers ’10)
Small Town Get Up – Bigger than Buddha (Bigger than Buddha ’12)

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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23min of Ska Interview : the Dropsteppers

Hot off their new album, “Get Up In It!” I get a chance to talk to Tom McDowall and Albert C. Perez of the band the Dropsteppers. We talk about what brought the band together, how they developed their sound and what it was like to get an e-mail from Bucket Hingley. We also discus the inspiration behind the song “Bring It On Home To You” and take a listen to it in this episode.

You can find the Dropsteppers at:
http://www.theDropsteppers.com

Upcoming Dropsteppers shows in November
* Saturday November 5th at 8 PM at Club Garibaldi’s in Milwaukee, WI
w/ the Beatdown and Something To Do

* Sunday November 6th at 8 PM at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN
w/ the Beatdown.

* Wednesday November 30th at 9 PM at the 331 Club in Minneapolis, MN

The Dropsteppers song “Hot Mess” was featured in the episode “So Ace” from October 23rd, 2011.

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. This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Don’t forget to download this episode.

The intro music for this episode is the song “When the Band Plays” also by the Dropsteppers.

23min of Ska : So Ace

Here we go another fresh off the presses (presses?) episode! How fresh is this episode? That second song, the one by the Dropsteppers, that song hasn’t even been out for a week and here it is for you to enjoy! That’s not the only song that’s good, there’s plenty of great ska, ska/punk & rocksteady to enjoy. Seriously get excited for it, every week I’m discovering more and more great bands to share with you all, I just can’t get sick of finding great songs from fantastic bands for this podcast. So get ready to dance or sit back, it is time for some more music hand picked by me, for you, my respected listener.

the Resignators – See You in Hell (See You in Hell ’10)
the Dropsteppers – Hot Mess (Get Up In It! ’11)
Original Middle Age Ska Enjoy Club – Unlicensed, Untitled, and Unwise (Live from the Queen of Hearts ’11)
Don’t Mess With Winkie – Tea Taxes and War Clouds (Self Titled ’11)
Son of Dad – Lost (Straight Outta Brompton ’09)
the Pietasters – Triflin’ (All Day ’07)
the Offenders – Last One of My Friends (Shots, Screams & Broken Dreams ’11)
the Scorchers – Shotgun Wedding (Stuntin’ 05)

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Hey, why don’t you download it while you’re here!