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23min of Ska : 21 Black Jack

23ska21So very many 23min of Ska episodes are finalized and mixed in the wee hours of the night when I really should be asleep, this episode is no exception. I had a few ideas for this one, luckily it snapped together pretty quickly and awesomely. I always try to plan a few weeks ahead, makes a better podcast, or at least one that doesn’t keep me burning the midnight oil to produce. But this one, this one feels right that it kept me up so late. Exhausted, listening to music I love, to share it with the kind of folks that are awesome enough to listen… well it doesn’t get better than that! I’ll take a million sleepless nights to party with any one of you rascals! Ska is made for late night revelries. And maybe a bad decision or two.

00:00 – the Resignators – Black Jack Swing (Down in Flames ’13)
02:51 – Bad Cards – the Wanderer (Bad Cards ’15)
05:24 – Counting Coins – In the Red (Reach for the Sky ’13)
07:56 – Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Black Night (Sunwalk ’05)
11:46 – Stop the Presses – Originator Red (Does it Still Look Pretty? ’11)
15:56 – the Smooths – Tout Seul (Very Own Vegas ’96)
19:31 – My Man Friday – Red Colored Lemon (Night of the Exotic Tiki Gods ’99)

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23min of Ska : Turn Your World Upside Down

23skaUpsideI’ll be the first to admit that I don’t listen to enough ska from around the world. I’m mostly fixated on Southern California and the American Midwest. I’ve gotten a bit better at finding bands from Canada and the UK, but I still feel as if I need more of a worldly view. So, in that fashion I went out and dedicated a full episode to Australian ska music. In the end, good music is good music no matter where you come from, but a small highlight like this is worth it every now and again.

the Resignators – Summer Girl Smile (Down in Flames ’13)
the Cat Empire – the Chariot (the Cat Empire ’03)
los Capitanes – Superfish (No Fun Intended ’06)
the Bennies – Better Off Dread (Better Off Dread ’13)
Son of Dad – Something Snapped (the Best Life ’13)
the Allniters – Sally Brown (Another Fine Mess ’00)
Area-7 – Now I Know (Say it to My Face ’01)

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Midweek Ska World Update

Don’t Read That, Read This
LA Weekly has a great write up about the Delirians and the resurgence of ska in Los Angeles.

New / Cheap Music
Sonic Boom Six’s new single “Keep On Believing” is now available if you’re in the UK.
Jump Up Records has a sale going on where you can get 7 LPs for only $35 while supplies last.
Tomorrow is Download Day at Community Records feat. Stuck Lucky and other bands.
The Amphetameanies put out a new video for their song Nothings OK.
Last year No Such Noise released their EP on vinyl, get it while you can!
Ska/punk band After the Fact is offering the deluxe version of their “Super Scary Senarioes” EP at a cost of what ever the heck you wanna pay them for it.
Hit up the Pragmatics, they just shared a few new songs on their ReverbNation page.

Concerts
Spend the rest of this month tracking down Kill Lincoln as they cross the snow to rock you.
Sonic Boom Six look to be all over the UK & Ireland for the rest of the month.
Dave Wakeling’s version of the (English) Beat are still running around America for the next three months.
March looks like a busy month in the Midwest for the Pinstripes.
Five Iron Frenzy just announced some tour dates starting in late March.
Big D just dropped a handful of North East & Canadian tour dates in March & April.
The Resignators are running all around their native Australia in April.

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Sammy K & the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, check it out.
Blame Sydney is so close to their goal, check it out, will you?
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s at 50%, let’s push it over the line.

Sad News
Looks like We are Union are going on hiatus. Well, suck…

Bonus : Five Coloured Rings

I don’t really get caught up in Olympic fever, sports aren’t really my thing. Saying that, I’ve always thought that the idea of the entire world converging in one spot was pretty damn cool. Even if it was sport related. So, in the spirit of gathering things from around the world, I have an awesome, highly international (because that’s the point) episode for you today. This podcast features bands from Greece, Australia, Korea, the USA, France, Japan, Sweden and Germany respectively. Enjoy it, I know I did discovering these bands and putting this together.

the Smoking Barrels – Modulation (Unfinished Business ’11)
the Resignators – Booze & Tattoos (See You in Hell ’10)
Witches – 떳다!!그녀!! (Ddota!! Kunyo!!) (Broomstick ’02)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Cowboy Coffee (More Noise & Other Disturbances ’91)
65 Mines Street – Brand New Spring (65 Mines Street ’10)
Unscandal – 月の明かりにてらされて (Strike ’00)
Mobster – Colourblind (Rough & Ready ’10)
Wisecräcker – Porque te vas (the Pact ’10)

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 : 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)

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