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23min of Ska : Covert Action

Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex SinclairSo, uh, why comics for the theme of the 19th Session of 23min of Ska? Honestly, because I l dig them. Comics were my first pop culture love. Sure, television and movies were OK, but I never had strong allegiances to any show or franchise. But then I found comics… oh man, it was on! I was mostly a news stand kid before eventually finding my way to the specialty stores, one of which I ended up working at in my 20s. A few years later I got into ska, so they’re both foundational blocks of who I am, so why not combine my love of each, for better or worse, over the next few months! So yeah, these are my favorite comics I’m paying tribute to, with my favorite bands. If you haven’t heard of either, go check them out!

00:00 – the Pomps – Resistance Grifter (Drums & Liars ’19)
03:51 – ghost tones – Who Saved Who (Who Saved Who ’20)
08:00 – BowCat – Catch 22 (Dangerously Close ’20)
12:01 – Cosmic Shuffling – Eastern Ska (Eastern Ska / Western Ska ’20)
14:51 – the Ladrones – Rudy’s Voodoo (Salve ’18)
20:06 – Burn It Up – the Zealot (Outlier ’14)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork by: Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
Based on: WildC.A.T.s vol. 1 issue 1
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23min of Ska : Jellybeans

23skaJELLYBEANSYou are smart.
You are capable.
Don’t overcomplicate it and get in your own way.
You got this!
Now listen to some ska and go do the thing that needs doing!
Let this be the soundtrack to getting it done.

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Wasted Youth (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:09 – the Pomps – Autopsy (Drums & Liars ’19)
07:34 – Hepcat – Mama Used to Say (Right On Time ’97)
11:23 – Matt Wixson – Homophobin’ (Hell is Other People ’18)
14:10 – the Loving Paupers – What I Want (Lines ’19)
16:53 – Skatax – Soul Sister (One Shot ’19)
19:34 – Green Room Rockers – All My Life (Sweat Steady ’17)

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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 : Caramel

23skaCARAMELWhat I loved about ska shows back in the mid-’90s was that you really didn’t know what you were going to get. A more traditional ska band, a ska/punk band that was more punk than ska, a 2 Tone revival sounding band, a ska/punk band that was more ska than punk, a band with 4 members, a band with 10 members, a band full of high schoolers or a band full of actual adults! It really was all over the map like that, and the thing that brought those bands to our towns and the crowds to the venues was the ska that was at the center, in some way, of it all. This episode represents that love of all things ska that I had as a young man encountering shows not knowing exactly what I was going to see, but at the same time knowing that I was going to dig it!

Also, check this out! This episode kicks off with a brand brand new song from the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble from their forthcoming album “Break Thru” (click the link for the pre-order), followed by a song of the latest release from Joker’s Republic before moving on to a new song from the Pomps that will be the lead track of their new EP “Drums and Liars” due out next month.

00:00 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Chicky Chicky Boom Boom (Break Thru ’19)
02:54 – Joker’s Republic – Grow Up (Falling Behind ’19)
06:13 – the Pomps – P.A.D.D. (Drums and Liars ’19)
08:50 – the Crombies – Hooligans (One Love ’17)
11:19 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Only Words (When We Were Fearless ’18)
13:14 – the Delirians – Dream of Me (el Remedio ’18)
17:23 – Royal City Riot – the Rhythm (Coast to Coast ’09)
20:49 – Mustard Plug – Perfect Plan (Can’t Contain It ’14)

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!

 

23min of Ska : Dark Pretzel

23skaCOASTER3Ok, sure, a Dark Pretzel ride isn’t technically a roller coaster. It’s something else. It’s in the family for sure. Kinda like this episode.  All these songs are for sure in the ska family, but they mess around with the style, push and pull away from the beat, but there’s a touch of ska in each. I hate to brag, but I really like this episode… a whole lot. I hope you do too!

00:00 – the Pomps – Pac-Sun (Do the Dog Ska-A-Go-Go! comp ’18)
02:50 – We Are The Union – the Way it Was (Self Care ’18)
04:28 – the Alcoholic Freshman – Object Obsession (the Incredible Yet Ultimately Uninspiring Return of… ’18)
07:19 – Profesor Galactico – la Misma Música (la Batalla de Los Ángeles ’17)
11:53 – the Slackers – Wrongful Suspicion (Wrongful Suspicion / the Noose ’18)
15:09 – Brainwreck – Flashback (Charlie ’18)
19:46 – Backyard Superheroes – I Want to Rock (Never Give Up, Never Surender! ’18)

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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 : Twister

23skaCOASTER9Oh man, this episode was so close to not coming out at all! Seriously, big hardware failure over here! But things got figured out and BAM! It. Is. Ska time!

00:00 – King Kong Girio – Storm of the Century (King Kong Girio EP 2 ’18)
03:00 – the Siren Six – If You’re Not Now (You Never Were) (Young & Professional ’98)
05:45 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Word Got Around (When We Were Fearless ’18)
07:35 – the Holophonics – Try Me On (Phantom Arrival ’18)
10:28 – Call Me Malcolm – Inside Out (I Was Broken When You Got HereI Was Broken When You Got Here ’18)
13:40 – the Ladrones – Salve (Salve ’18)
17:18 – Monkey – Glass Bottom Boat (Intermittent Waves ’18)
20:28 – the Pomps – That’s Where I Come In (the Smoking Pomps ’17)

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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 : Fourth Dimention

23skaCOASTER4Hello friends, I hope that this episode is finding you well. It’s been another long week, but man oh man are we in “new ska season!” So many great releases just since the last episode! The Fuss, the Sentries, and Flip & the Combined Effort are all seriously fresh. Not to say that the new album from the Stupid Stupid Henchmen is more than a week or too old either! I truly hope you enjoy this fine selection of music and that it adds just a little to your day.

00:00 – the Fuss (DC) – Fifteen Pills (Ourselves ’18)
03:42 – the Stupid Stupid Henchmen – DTI (Chill Out and Die Later ’18)
05:55 – the Sentries – Renegade (Hot Session ’18)
08:46 – the Bar Stool Preachers feat. Vic Ruggiero – Looking Lost (Blatant Propaganda ’16)
12:58 – Death of Guitar Pop – Sweet Sensation (69 Candy Street ’17)
16:42 – the Pomps – Golden Fleece (the Pomps Save the Queen ’14)
19:18 – Flip and the Combined Effort – An Open Apology (This EP has No Theme ’18)

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 subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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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 : Strawberry

23skaSTRAWBERRY“[C]ensorship in any form is the opening wedge for fascism, since it places arbitrary and unwarranted power in the hands of individuals.”

  • Jack Parsons

00:00 – the Steady 45’s – Love Can Be (Trouble in Paradise ’17)
03:58 – Show Me Island – Ring Around and Run (Ring Around & Run ’16)
07:07 – the Pomps – I’m Not a Scientist (Alternate America ’17)
09:51 – Hepcat – Goodbye Street (Right On Time ’97)
13:25 – King Kong 4 – Lessons Learned (And Now I Know) (If Those Ray Guns Don’t Kill You First ’17)
16:17 – the Good Skamaritans – Get Through July (Let’s Rawk ’02)
18:34 – Viernes 13 – the Lucky One (Thirteen Rules ’15)

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 subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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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 : Salted Caramel

23skaSALTEDCARAMELYou suckas ready for some ska? I got some right here for you! Kicking things off with a premier song from the New Limits! They have a new album coming out next week, so be sure to check it out! After that, I’m just giving you a whole mess of good music. I can’t help it, there’s just so much good ska out there, it’s hard not to share it with y’all!

00:00 – the New Limits – Up in the Air (the New Limits ’17)
03:16 – Fairhaven – Floating (Sunshine Singles ’16)
06:09 – the Heat Machine – Bear Minimum (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
09:59 – Jr. Thomas – Somebody Like You (Jr. Thomas Meets the Venditions ’13)
13:06 – the Delirians – Treat You Right (Mezcla de Musica y Amor ’17)
15:45 – the Steady 45’s – I’m in Love (Trouble in Paradise ’17)
18:23 – the Pomps – Pretty Pathetic (the Smoking Pomps ’17)

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23min of Ska : Bacon Bar

23skaBACONBARCan’t stop, won’t stop bringing you all the ska. I don’t know what you do with these podcasts. You could be listening to them as you get ready in the morning, while going out for a run, dancing around your bedroom or queuing it up for your ride home from work. Whatever the case is, I’m glad you’re here and listening, thanks!

00:00 – the Heat Machine – A Drug Against War (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
03:20 – Randy Woods Band – Faded American (Randy Woods Band ’17)
06:42 – the A-OKs – Excite-O-Max (Maybe Partying Will Help ’15)
08:55 – the Pomps – If I didn’t Build it (Alternate America ’17)
11:05 – the Meow Meows – Get Off My Bench (Go Boom! ’16)
15:18 – Dan P. – Losing My Shirt (Eat the Planet ’07)
16:22 – the Big News – Trumpa Dump (Welcome to the Weird Kid’s Table ’17)
19:59 – Last Edition – Soul Bamba (Best Foot Forward ’16)

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 subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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 : Tiger Tail

23skaTIGERTAILOk, well, this week’s episode wasn’t supposed to be this week’s episode. I don’t know when I was going to make an episode like this next, but it wasn’t in my plans. Then the Pomps had to go and release a new and fantastic EP last week and inspire this! Next week I’ll get back with the plan, but this week… this week had to come NOW!

00:00 – the Pomps – Alternate America (Alternate America ’17)
02:40 – Razika – Middelalder (Program 91 ’11)
04:34 – the Skarsoles – Good Intentions (Wake Up Rise Up ’17)
07:27 – the Good Skamaritans – Fried Up (Let’s Rawk ’02)
10:06 – Behind Deadlines – Sick of it All (Status Quo ’16)
13:35 – the A-OKs – No Hope (Words are Not for Eating ’10)
16:19 – General Rudie – the Jig is Up (Cooling the Mark ’05)
19:35 – Mephiskapheles – Three Favorite Americans (Anti-Racist Action comp ’98)

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 subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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!