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The Downsetters - Asylum Hotel

Review: The Downsetters – The Asylum Hotel

Published on November 30th, 2016 | by Stephen

The Downsetters  The Asylum Hotel (CD, Liquidizer Records, 2016) This is a loosely structured concept album of sorts, where you enter The Downsetters’ wonderfully twisted world of amped-up, knees-up modern ska (similar to what was produced in ... Read More


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Joe Scholes - Songbook Vol. II

Review: Joe Scholes – Songbook Vol. II

Published on November 30th, 2016 | by Stephen

Songbook Vol. II by Joe Scholes Joe Scholes Songbook Vol. II (CD, Richmod Records/digital download through Bandcamp, 2016): From Joachim Uerschels, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the late-80s German ska band The Braces (“Playing Darts”) and force behind the great Reggae Steady Ska website, comes an ... Read More


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Review: Natalie Wouldn’t – EP

Published on November 30th, 2016 | by Stephen

EP by Natalie Wouldn't Natalie Wouldn’t (four-track, digital EP, 2016): Seattle’s Natalie Wouldn’t (made up of former members of the very much missed Easy Big Fella, The Crawdaddies, The Diablotones, and The Georgetown Orbits), which toured the UK ... Read More


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The Abrupters - Buffalo Ska

Review: The Abruptors – Buffalo Ska

Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Stephen

Buffalo Ska by The Abruptors Nope, it’s not (spaghetti) Western Reggae (like Bad Manners’ track of the same name), but three tracks of good old traditional style ska from this Buffalo, NY act (with an assist ... Read More


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The Frightnrs

Review: The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say

Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Joachim

It’s such a tragedy. Even before „Nothing More To Say“, the debut album by The Frightnrs, has been released, it’s clear: There will not be another album by the band. Singer and songwriter Dan Klein died ... Read More


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Jah On Slide Release Never Knocked Out – Review

Published on September 12th, 2014 | by Joachim

The sound on Jah On Slide's „Never Knocked Out“ is dominated by a fantastic lead guitar, raw organ licks, loads of fun choir singing and shouting, warm and lush horn riffs. Lots of melodic and rhythmic styles are being used in the songs... Read More


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Ed Rome - Snapshot

Ed Rome Releases Snapshot – Review

Published on September 5th, 2014 | by Joachim

Ed Rome knows all the tricks on how to make a tune sound just right the old-school way, and is still able to inject some individual twists into it, some chord progression you wouldn’t expect, or a break in which the usually muted guitars get more space; or a change of beat... Read More


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