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23min of Ska : Keeping it Hep

On January 23rd, 2010 I posted my first episode of 23min of Ska online. It was a bit of fun and I thought I’d do a few episodes a month for a few years, get it out of my system, and move on. Get what out of my system? Why, to share ska w/ folks! Well, I should’ve known that idea was flawed, if I wanted to end after a short time, because (spoiler) I LOVE SHARING SKA w/ FOLKS, so here we are, 12 years later… and whoa… yeah… 12 years… I’ve moved 3 times and have gotten married since I started this thing… I don’t know what to do w/ that info other than say, I hope all of you all are enjoying it, and happy anniversary to 23min of Ska!

00:00 – Voluntary Hazing – Reciprocate Some (Reciprocate Some ’22)
03:10 – the Slackers – I Almost Lost You (Windowland / I Almost Lost You ’21)
05:43 – Norsk Råkk – De Beste Laget (Balansekunstnere ’20)
07:09 – the Co-Operators & Perkie – Concrete, Steel & Stone (Beating the Doldrums ’20)
12:22 – the Operators – Lil Darlin’ (Leave the Light On ’21)
16:32 – Smoke & Mirrors Soundsystem – I’m a Man (Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor / I’m a Man ’21)
20:11 – the Third-Rates – Roller Coasters (Fate Fell Short: a Blink-182 Compilation comp ’22)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : An Empire of Ska

Hey everyone, there’s been some really great ska and ska/punk coming out lately, here’s just a small sample! Most of these songs were just released last week, heck the oldest one is only a few months old! So yeah, ska’s not dead, not by a long shot! So spruce yourself up, and get dancing, it’s time for ska!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – New Day (DO YOUR ART ’21)
03:34 – the Georgetown Orbits – Charlatan (Better Off Dead ’21)
04:14 – Tape Girl – Half Pipe (the art of vocal feminization) (The Shape of Ska Punk to Come, Volume II comp ’21)
11:10 – Something To Do – the Dilemma of Choice (On the Upbeat Presents… Arose Such a Clatter 2021 comp ’21)
14:07 – Malambo Ska Band – La Cuenta (La Cuenta ’21)
17:15 – the Operators – Cold Outside (Leave the Light On ’21)
20:19 – the Filthy Radicals – Scavenger (the Fine Line Between Real & Insane ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Picking it Up on the Tarmac

That’s right, it’s another episode of 23min of Ska! Much like last week this episode came together QUICK! I think it’s due to there being a lot of good ska to pick from, as well as me really want to play music from bands that I LOVE! I was born in May, so I usually try to make it easy on myself and just play the best music by some of my favorite people! I hope you enjoy.

00:00 – We Are The Union – Boys Will be Girls (Ordinary Life ’21)
03:11 – Backyard Superheroes – Music in My Head (Music in My Head ’21)
05:48 – the Reseters – Midnight Monologue (자정의 독백) (I Left My Love On Frontline 내 사랑은 최전방에 ’21)
08:38 – Eichlers – wow. rude. (i may b cute, but im dumb af ’20)
10:24 – Bite Me Bambi – Like That (Like That ’21)
12:50 – the Bruce Lee Band – 비 엘 티 (BLT) (비 엘 티 (BLT) ’21)
14:16 – the Skacore Cartel – Our Day Will Come (Our Day Will Come ’21)
17:01 – Key Day & Newentun All Stars – All You Fascists Bound to Lose (All You Fascists Bound to Lose ’21)
20:05 – the Operators – New Place (New Place ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Jackknife in the Circle City

23skaTRUCKERjackknifecirclecitySo each year, a few friends of mine celebrate “Johnny Socko Day” which is on May 6th, so this podcast, unfortunately, misses the silliness by a day. Basically, all we do is make Socko references to each other on social media and listen to Johnny Socko while we do our day jobs, you know some real corny goofball stuff. Anyway, I decided to make this episode of 23min of Ska in the same Socko celebration spirit! This is an episode that is chock full of Indiana’s finest ska and ska/punk bands, from way back when to the present day. So put on a pair of comfortable shoes, cut a rug and be the freakiest freak on the dancefloor!

00:00 – Johnny Socko – If I didn’t Have a Girlfriend (live) (Triple Live ’02)
02:50 – the Operators – Hybrid Moments (Hybrid Moments ’20)
04:55 – Pro Midgit Mafia – Babydoll (the Beat Inside My Head ’97)
07:07 – Lockstep – Riot in the Club (It Happened in the City… ’10)
09:54 – Green Room Rockers – I’ll Make Love to You (Sweat Steady ’17)
13:15 – the Circle City Deacons – Say a Prayer (Welcome Home ’14)
16:39 – Black Market Pop – St. Pete (Starts ’00)
20:18 – Coolidge – Punk Rock Night (the 5 Best Songs in the World: Volume 1’14)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat 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 Convoy : Nobody Knows Me in this Big Windy Town

23skaTRUCKERconvoyJIMWith all of the craziness surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve found myself listening to a lot more ska. It’s hard to put my finger on why, but I’d liken it to my favorite type of comfort food: not only is it good for the soul but it provides a bit of certainty in these uncertain times. To that end, I picked out a few upbeat tunes that I’m hoping will help provide at least a small distraction. Stay safe out there, and keep washing your hands!

00:00 – the KING LION – Skatman (Blank ’19)
03:06 – the Kubricks – Criminals (Criminals ’20)
05:51 – Roland Alphonso w/ the Skatalites feat. Don Drummond – Nimble Foot (Nimble Foot / Love is Stronger ’65)
08:53 – the Radiation Kings – Murder (Early Years ’99)
13:19 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Be Mine Tonight (Guide to Boat Drinks & Cruise Cocktails ’02)
17:19 – North East Ska Jazz Orchestra – Hard Man fe Dead (Stompin’ & Rollin’ ’15)
20:55 – the Operators – 6 Month Blues (Ain’t it Obvious / 6 Month Blues ’19)

RJ sez: Jim is one half of the very excellent Windy City Sound System, which you should totally have checked out by now! Building on Jim’s picks, I added the new single from the Kubricks and the closing track from the Operators. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and his WCSS co-star at the Jump Up Records 25th Anniversary show a few years back, and I couldn’t be happier then, and I couldn’t be happier now that they’re still in the game creating their show! Give it up for the Windy City Sound System!

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

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 : Gummi Bears

23skaGUMMIBEARHoly heck, it’s a brand new episode! From a brand new computer! Speaking of brand new, check out these first two tracks! The Indecision delivers a brand new song from their upcoming album in April, followed by a brand new cover from Half Past Two from their upcoming music video this weekend! The newness doesn’t stop there, we also have super fresh tracks from Be Like Max, the Operators and Black Square! All supported by some great songs from 2 1/2 White Guys, Thorpedians and Steady Earnest! Oh man, I’m so glad to be getting an episode together and getting it out to you fine listeners! Thanks for sticking with me and the show.

00:00 – the Indecision – Leave the Light On (Give it Up ’19)
02:51 – Half Past Two feat. Tahlena – Three Small Words (Three Small Words ’19)
05:40 – Be Like Max – Home Away from Home (Save Us All ’19)
07:42 – 2 1/2 White Guys – Killing Time (Half an LP ’99)
11:00 – the Operators – Ain’t it Obvious (Ain’t it Obvious / 6 Month Blues ’19)
13:34 – Black Square – Moonlight (To the Hills ’19)
17:22 – Thorpedians – Violator Strikes Back (Strike Back ’17)
20:35 – Steady Earnest – Promises (Dr. Earnest’s Nerve Steadying Spirits ’99)

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

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!