In Defense of Ska Ep. 27: Laura Jane GraceListen now (67 min) | It’s been a rough year and a half. This past April—in response to our collective trauma—Laura Jane Grace tweeted that the “current ska revival is a sign of just how emotionally vulnerable we all are after the past year.” A perfect sentiment for the moment w…
In Defense of Ska Ep. 26: Marc WassermanListen now (71 min) | The US had a healthy, diverse underground music scene in the ’80s. Among the goths, art-punks, and lo-fi freaks were plenty of ru…
In Defense of Ska Ep. 25: CatbiteListen now (98 min) | Philadelphia 4-piece ska band Catbite have only been together a couple of years, but for a lot of people—and I’m one of them—they…
In Defense of Ska Ep. 24: Nick LaVallee of Wicked JoyfulListen now (72 min) | Many of us collected action figures as kids. And guess what, it’s OK to keep on collecting them, especially if you’re buying the …
In Defense of Ska Ep 23: Chuck Askerneese of The UntouchablesListen now (86 min) | In Los Angeles, in the early ’80s, you would see rows of scooters on the street outside of ska shows. Inside the clubs, kids woul…
In Defense of Ska Ep 22: Elliot Babin of Touche AmoreListen now (57 min) | Touche Amore drummer Elliot Babin wasn’t always a post-hardcore kid. In Fact, he spent many of his formative years on the Aquabat…
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.” I…
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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