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23min of Ska Convoy : the New, the Old & the Local

23skaTRUCKERconvoyMATTSka music has been a big part of my life for over the past 20 years. I even met my wife because of ska music. Being a teenager in Orange County, California in the mid 90’s you couldn’t escape ska music. However, when others stopped listening, ska music stayed in heavy rotation with me.

For this playlist, I followed a very simple plan to make it. I picked something old, something new and something local. Five Iron Frenzy, The O.C. Supertones and Less Than Jake are the bands I’ve been listening to the longest. Millington and The Skluttz are the newest bands on the list. Half Past Two, Hooray For Our Side and Codename:Rocky are some of my favorite hometown bands. I hope you enjoy my picks.

00:00 – O.C. Supertones – Supertones Strike Back (the Supertones Strike Back ’97)
02:37 – Hooray for Our Side – Don’t Panic (Overture ’15)
05:05 – Codename: Rocky – Ctl Alt Del (Reboot ’16)
07:22 – Less Than Jake – Motown Never Sounded so Good (Anthem ’03)
09:55 – the Skluttz – Ska Police (Confidence is Key ’20)
13:15 – Millington – Big Man on Campus (Millington ’18)
16:45 – Half Past Two – See You Again (See You Again ’20)
19:19 – Five Iron Frenzy – Cool Enough for You (Upbeats & Beatdowns ’97)

RJ sez: On the Upbeat is a hell of a fun podcast, go back and listen to the older episodes while the show is on break! And for full disclosure, Matt had picked different songs for Hooray for Our Side and Half Past Two, but after Half Past Two put out this killer new single we both knew it had to be included. This, of course, threw off the timing of the episode, so I offered up a change to the Hooray for Our Side song to even things out. Luckily Matt agreed and we have another rad episode!

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
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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 : There are Two Miles of Ditches for Every Mile of Road

23skaTRUCKER2milesofditchesThis bit of trucker slang is just a basic reminder to drive safely. So I’d like to take the time to tell all of you out there to take care of yourselves! It’s rough out there, and it could get rougher, but don’t fret, because you’re pretty damn dope. If what you need is some ska music, here it is, but if you need something more, go out and get it. There’s no shame in asking for help, for your state of mind, or for your new favorite ska band. There are helpers everywhere and they’re easy to find.

00:00 – Bite Me Bambi – Hot Lava (Hot Lava ’20)
03:25 – Malambo Ska Band feat. Hugo Lobo – Racist Friend (Racist Friend ’20)
07:26 – the Skluttz – Stand Our Ground (Confidence is Key ’20)
10:49 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – Is Today Worth Waking Up for? (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 ’19)
13:19 – Cheatin’ at Solitaire – Don’t Wanna be Miserable (Audrey ’20)
15:55 – Skalapper – Depressed Feeling (find a new world ’10)
19:23 – the Upstarts – So Sharp (the Upstarts ’07)

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 : Peach Rings

23skaPEACHRINGSBack at it with some more ska for you, in fact, a whole 23 minutes worth! Can you believe it! So this episode is kinda laid back but is also all over the place. One of the few rules I have for this podcast is that a song has got to have some ska beat in it somewhere. Do all of these songs do that? They sure do! Is that beat through-out the duration of each song? Sure isn’t. Ska is the beat, if it’s got the beat, I’ll play it on the show. Can it be surrounded by a lot of other stuff? Yup. Can it wildly deviate from the beat at times? I’ll allow it. Wait, isn’t it some of this stuff just straight up rocksteady? Shut your dirty mouth, I sometimes play rocksteady, accept it.

00:00 – Boss Riot – Sad for You (Lace Up Straight ’18)
03:17 – the Jinkies – Something New (the Jinkies ’97)
05:56 – Scotch Bonnets – Another Saturday Night (Come on Over ’19)
09:14 – Simple Minded Symphony – Widow’s Watch (Arrival ’18)
12:31 – Skaos – After Midnight (Beware! Skaos… is Approaching! ’88)
15:53 – Flying Racoon Suit – Nothing’s Changed (Static Home ’19)
18:57 – the Skluttz – Rapunzel (Sweet and Sour ’19)

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!