In Defense of Ska Ep. 21: Tara Hahn of Half Past Two and her aunt Heather McNeilListen now (79 min) | SoCal ska band Half Past Two have a lot of great songs. But there’s something particularly special about their track “Heather.” It’s a simple track about lead singer Tara Hahn’s aunt, Heather McNeil. Heather played a fundamental role in Tara’s life. She int…
In Defense of Ska Ep. 20: Reade Wolcott of We Are The UnionListen now (88 min) | On April 23, ska-punk band We Are The Union, released one of its greatest singles of the band’s career: A catchy ska-punk tune ca…
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In Defense of Ska Ep. 19: Tim CappelloListen now (137 min) | Has there been an 80s movie more iconic than The Lost Boys? Has there ever been a scene as legendary as the Boardwalk scene, whe…
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In Defense of Ska Ep. 18: Patrick Stump of Fall Out BoyListen now (63 min) | Patrick Stump is used to playing for huge crowds. His band Fall Out Boy plays massive venues. But when he was younger, he was qui…
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In Defense of Ska Ep. 17: Kamala Lyn ParksListen now (84 min) | In 1989, east bay punk musician and booker Kamala Lyn Parks was getting a ton of calls from bands asking if she’d book a tour for…
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In Defense of Ska Ep. 16: Jeff RosenstockListen now (68 min) | In 2016 some group calling themselves Skankral Ska Hotel released an all ska version of Neutral Milk Hotel’s indie opus In the Ae…
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In Defense of Ska Ep. 15: SlapstickListen now (54 min) | Ska-hating punk rockers will permit a few ska bands in their playlist. Operation Ivy, of course, is fine. Also, Chicago’s Slapsti…
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In Defense of Ska Ep. 14: Jeremy Hunter of Skatune Network / JerListen now (74 min) | In December 2016, multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Hunter got bored and decided to record a ska cover of “Feliz Navidad,” calling it …
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