In October 2013 Pauline Black is not only having lots of shows with PIL in the UK. The first lady of 2Tone is also celebrating a BIG birthday. Which makes it a perfect time to publish an interview she was nice enough to do with me (Joachim) late this summer via phone.
Today’s “Wicked Sounds” come from a compilation now digitally available on bandcamp. 32 tunes paying tribute to one of the …
Today I wanted to have a quick look at which records Ska fans are really buying. Since I don’t know of any official charts, I just went for the bestsellers among the mp3 Ska albums at amazon.com.
This joint venture can be a big push for the German ska scene. Richie Alexander, a.k.a. Dr. Ring Ding, the internationally renowned jack-of-all-trades, becomes an official member of Germany’s most prominent Ska band, The Busters.
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The Prizefighters – A Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds
The Trojans are back in 2013 with the superb album “Smash It!” Check again to read an interview with the band’s singer and musical farmer Gaz Mayall, don
Last week we published an interview with Dan Vitale of Bim Skala Bim. In the article a new album with fresh songs by the legendary US bands were mentioned. Now the presale for the album “Chet’s Last Call” has started. If you help spread the word you will be rewarded. Read on.
A pic from A lucky winner. In the course of our highly dramatic “Album Of The Year 2012” polls that were held at REGGAE STEADY SKA in early 2013, we received quite a lot of fantastic albums from labels throughout the world.
“California” is an album already recorded by Slackers saxophonist Dave Hillyard with the help of Brian Dixon (former guitarist and producer of The Aggrolites) plus lots of Ska and Reggae musicians from Hepcat, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, The Rocksteady 7 and many more.
As the flying man on sax with Madness, Lee “Kix” Thompson has become a true legend in his on right since the days of 2Tone. Now he and his orchestra pay tribute to the Jamaican originators of Ska.
One great way to find more new Ska from all over the world is to listen to Ska podcasts or radio shows. With the Radio And Podcast Questionaires series we …
The Spanish Rocksteady and Early Reggae sensation Red Soul Community are going to drop their third album „I Never Learn“ (Grover Records, CD and LP).
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra have built a unique status in their homeland’s music scene by delivering energetic live performances, top-class albums …
The London International Ska Festival 2013 come with Rico Rodriguez performing his classic album “Man From Wareika”plus sets from Ken Boothe to B.B. Seaton
In order to clear our record shelves we will be giving away a thick package of these Ska albums that we received in 2012.
If you like Ska you should support the London International Ska Festival. Note: We’re not saying this because Sean gives away some tickets, but because we mean it.
To me the interesting story behind it is how connecting with good people and just starting can make things happen. You should try, too. Maybe this piece about the Freedom Sounds Festival 2013 also serves as a How To Organise A Festival.
The plan with the Album Of The Year 2012 poll was to attract Ska fans voting for their band, AND in the process to make them take away another thing. The idea was to leave them with an overview of what happened in Ska that year.
The Scottish band Bombscare, who will also appear at the London International Ska Festival 2013, have just released a new single and video. You can download their song “Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?” for free at soundcloud.