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 “curren…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…