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23min of Ska : RJ Phoenix Must Die!

Another astonishing, amazing and extraordinary episode of 23min of Ska gold for all you fallen angels and hellions! It’s down right uncanny how ska factors into life and is a force to be reckoned with! So here’s another inferno of an episode to enjoy, because ska is immortal!

00:00 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Run Away (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come Volume II comp ’21)
01:54 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Beardman Ska (Fat Footin’ re-release ’22)
04:54 – Catbite – Everybody Talks (Wavebreaker #2 ’22)
07:46 – Monkey – Pride & the Animal (Station Wagon Living ’02)
11:20 – We Are The Union – Rasputin (Rasputin ’21)
14:15 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – Full of Hope (Full of Hope / Alive Brain ’09)
17:13 – Grey Matter – Senator (GREY MATTER x SHARKANOID ’18)
18:45 – Courtesy of Tim – Phoenix (Tomorrow Again ’21)

If you want to jam out to this episode at anytime, feel free to download it!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Send me a pic of yr cat! Include the kitties name! I may use it in future episode art! Email: podcast@23ska.com
Thanks to Jessica for sharing Worm & Mazzy with us for this episode!

23min of Ska : Rudy’s Place

After RJ accidentally burns down an episode of 23min of Ska, the local ska podcast, Rudy, with RJ’s help, wants to start make their own podcast episode and call it Rudy’s Place. They ask [UNNAMED SKAPUNK BAND] to help obtain some listeners, but because [UNNAMED SKAPUNK BAND] invested too much time & energy into NFTs, they realize they don’t have enough fan support. However, Estelle comes up with the funds needed, and Rudy’s Place has its grand listening party on Thursday.

00:00 – Filthy Militia – Another Day (Coping Mechanism ’22)
03:11 – NEW ROTE’KA – Hey! Soko No Kanojyo Ore Ni Ska Dance O Oshiete Kurenaika (Ana O Fusage ’02)
06:48 – We Are The Union – 100 (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come Volume II comp ’21)
09:27 – Bigger Thomas – Sole Salvation (Specialized II : Beat Teenage Cancer comp ’13)
12:26 – the Filaments – Underdog (Look to the Skies ’18)
15:44 – TITLE HOLDER – It doesn’t Matter (It doesn’t Matter ’22)
19:07 – BAD OPERATION – Brain (BAD OPERATION ’20)
20:58 – Oceanside Sound System – Give Me a Chance (Too Hectic! California Ska Punk comp ’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

You Call It Vol. 22

I asked my listener base for what they thought was the best song they heard in 2021. It didn’t need to have come out in 2021, but that was the year they heard the song. I got a TON of great songs to pick from, so here it is! If it’s a good episode, then I picked the best from what was suggested, and if it isn’t, I blame all the people that told me what to play… just kidding, I love you all!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Med Her Lazy (DO YOUR OWN ART ’21)
01:56 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Monolith Ska (Tombstone ’21)
06:31 – Catbite – Excuse Me Miss (Nice One ’21)
09:30 – Death Rosenstock – NO TIME TO SKANK (SKA DREAM ’21)
10:56 – We Are The Union – Morbid Obsessions (Ordinary Life ’21)
13:56 – the Interrupters – Bad Guy (Bad Guy ’19)
16:30 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Toss and Turn (Afterglow ’21)
20:12 – the Best of the Worst – Better Medicine (Better Medicine ’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 : I’m a Rudie, You’re a Rudie!

Here it is, we’re closing out the year on a high note! All these songs rip! Hope you had a good year and listened to a lot of great ska! 2021 brought us great music, a handful of shows, but not much else. Let’s hope everything continues to get better next year!

00:00 – Pinnacle Sound, Jr Thomas – Thankful (Thankful ’21)
02:45 – JER – Ska has Progressed Past the Need for Incels (The Shape of Ska Punk to Come Volume II comp ’21)
05:29 – the Replicators – Ass(istant) Man(ager) (Don’t Take Me Home ’21)
09:12 – Eichlers feat. We Are The Union – 2 OF US (2 OF US ’21)
12:03 – Fink’s Constant – Last Call (Hanging on by a Thread ’20)
15:42 – Threat Level Burgundy – Sweating to the ’80s (Silver ’21)
19:36 – Lollypop Lorry – You’re Wondering Now (You’re Wondering Now ’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 : Time to Leave the House

Here we are, at the end of another session of 23 min of Ska. Thanks for hanging in there since the beginning of the year, and experiencing all this great (and mostly new) ska & ska punk these last 23 weeks with me. I hope you’ve found some new fun bands to listen to, I know I have! 2021 has been such a great year for music that it’s been a breeze to toss this together each week! As always, thanks for listening, and until next time, keep listening to ska!

00:00 – We Are The Union – Broken Brain (Ordinary Life ’21)
02:36 – Tight Spot – Time Heals Everything (Time Heals Everything ’21)
06:11 – Small Town Get Up – Don’t Tell Me (New Noise ’14)
09:23 – Tape Girl – No Thoughts, Head Empty (Single Version) (No Thoughts, Head Empty ’20)
12:01 – Chango Munks – Plan(et) B (We Want All Your Minds ’21)
15:03 – Half Past Two – Mean Green (Mean Green ’21)
17:55 – Something To Do – This Year’s been a Kick in the Nuts (This Year’s been a Kick in the Nuts ’21)
20:10 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – When Time is Running Out (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)

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 : 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 : the Greatest Team Ups of All Time!

A few weeks ago, my co-host over at On The Upbeat asked me and our guests to share some of what we consider to be great ska collaborations. That was the spark that set this episode in motion. I hope you all enjoy and share this episode with a friend!

00:00 – Moonhead Project feat. Molly Moonstone – Sydämeni Hullu (On the Dancefloor / Sydämeni Hullu ’17)
02:55 – Night Gaunts feat. the Stupid Stupid Henchmen – Stupid Stupid (Stupid Stupid ’21)
06:33 – Control This feat. Jason “Jahson” Nwagbaraocha – Imminent Danger (Imminent Danger ’21)
11:25 – We Are The Union feat. Nick Riggs – Fake World (Self Care ’18)
14:14 – Half Past Two feat. Evan Wohrman – Someone That You Used to Know (Someone That You Used to Know ’19)
16:56 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three feat. Dave Hillyard & Mr. T-Bone – Old Man’s Porch (Love Letters ’13)
19:58 – Lauren Napier & Vic Ruggiero – Walkin’ After Midnight (Straight Mix) (Duets Vol. 1 ’20)

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 and listen to it with close personal friends

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 : the Ska/Ski Connection

Here’s a small bundle of ska to keep you warm on such a Winter’s day. It’s a cold world out there, literally and more, so be sure to keep yourself and others warm. Life it too short to leave people on the outs, so invite them in (to your life, your house, whatever) share some hot cocoa and some ska music.

00:00 – Angel Town Combo – Mr. Corduroy (Sweeter Than Honey ’20)
03:12 – Half Past Two – All About You (All About You ’21)
05:55 – Dance Contraption – It’s All Perception (World Keeps Spinning ’21)
09:14 – Tape Girl – Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) (Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) ’21)
12:04 – King Kong Girio – Line ’em Up (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
14:15 – the End Times – Black Hat (the End Times ’21)
17:07 – the Skarsoles – Four More Shots (Wake Up Rise Up ’17)
20:39 – Lo(u)ser feat. We Are The Union – Set it All on Fire (Set it All on Fire ’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 and listen to it whenever you dig

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 : the Hunt for a Decent Ska Pun

Ska puns, I hate them. Sure you could say I’m no fun, and you might not be wrong, but really, there’s so much more depth and joy in this scene that ska puns just seem, oh so lame. A band has to be super good to overcome a pun name, let’s just leave it at that. So yeah, another fun episode, not where I intended to go with it, I just kept swapping out songs and ended up with this killer set. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you come back to listen next week!

00:00 – Dang!t feat. Half Past Two – Is This Ska? (What do You Know About Ska-Punk Vol. 5 comp ’21)
02:15 – We Are the Union – Pre-Expatriate (Pre-Expatriate ’20)
04:21 – the Red Stripes – Hey Little Rich Girl (Check One-2 : the Spirit of ’79 comp ’19)
07:59 – the Skallions – Cut Out the Middleman (Skallion Battalion ’20)
11:41 – The Long Game – Step Back (Take a Look Around) (Overstaying Our Welcome ’18)
15:59 – the Smooths – Inside Song (No Breaks ’98)
19:58 – Couching Distance – Headphones (Headphones ’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 and listen to it whenever you dig

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 : Holiday Special

You know it’s that time of year again… holiday season! And this year… well, we’ve been blessed with so many new ska and ska/punk holiday songs! Honestly, it was hard to whittle it down to these selections, and I finally got to fit on the Slackers playing “Dreidel” (mainly because I managed to get this episode out during Hanukkah this year!) but I think I ok, I hope you enjoy this bonus gift of an episode this week!

00:00 – the Intercepteurs – It’s Snowing on the TV (It’s Snowing on the TV ’20)
03:26 – Cut Capers – All Alone on Christmas (All Alone on Christmas ’20)
05:12 – the Magnetics – Christmas Present (Christmas Present ’20)
07:55 – the Slackers – Dreidel (Hanukkah ’09)
11:14 – Alex Dominish – Winter Wishing (Winter Wishing ’20)
14:02 – Mr. Incommunicado ft. Haley Green – Have a Merry Christmas (Have a Merry Christmas ’20)
17:26 – We Are The Union – I’m Working Retail for Christmas (I’m Working Retail for Christmas ’20)
20:00 – Super Hi-Fi – Auld Lang Syne (Yule Analog Vol. 1 ’14)

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.

Enjoy this episode? Save it and unwrap it each year around this time!

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

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