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036 – Bebop and Rocksteady

Guests, James McDonald, I-Peace Unikue and their band Eastern Standard Time are playing Supernova Ska Festival 2023!  More than that, they’ll also be backing up Sister Nancy and Dr. Ring-Ding! Eastern Standard Time joins JJ and Matt to tell us what it’s like infusing traditional… Read More »036 – Bebop and Rocksteady

035 – On Bartok’s Path

JJ and Matt are joined by Victor Rice and Kristoph Toth to discuss their new project, Heritage: On Bartok’s Path, which combines ska with traditional Hungarian folk songs. A true ska visionary, Rice conceived of the new genre-mixing album years ago, and enlisted Toth’s band,… Read More »035 – On Bartok’s Path

034 – Ska Jamaica’s Way

The Prizefighters are a Minneapolis band who really studies Jamaican music. This has led them to be picked to back living Jamaican legends including Stranger Cole, Patsy Todd, Roy Panton, Yvonne Harrison, Charlie Organaire, and “King of Ska” Derrick Morgan. Aaron, Tony, and Courtney from… Read More »034 – Ska Jamaica’s Way

Film Club 04 – Dance Craze

It’s the 1981 documentary that captured the energy and excitement of the ska scene during the height of the 2 Tone movement in Britain. Featuring electrifying live performances by bands like The Specials, Madness, and The Selecter, it remains a cult classic, one that played… Read More »Film Club 04 – Dance Craze

033 – 2022 Year In Ska

JJ and Matt welcome Cody Freedom, curator of the Spotify-complete-ska-release-playlist every year. Together, we reflect on a year in ska and we compare our Top Ten lists.