In 2018, I interviewed The Selecter’s lead singer Pauline Black for my book In Defense of Ska. We discussed the political movements surrounding 2 Tone…
They said "Thanks, but no thanks."
Sell Out by Reel Big Fish is not only the ultimate example of radio-friendly ska-punk; it's also quintessential 90s ska. An underground band signs to a…
Now bring on the electro-ska revolution
February has been a great month. We thank everyone that continues to listen to us. And anyone that has signed up for our Patreon, which helps us keep…
In 1991, Skankin’ Pickle chose the name Skafunkrastapunk for their debut album because that was literally the mishmash of genres they played. It may…
How to make ska-haters read a book about ska
Hey everyone, thanks for reading this newsletter. For the majority of 2021, I’ve used it to promote my podcast, “In Defense of Ska.” The podcast has…
I’m still reeling after watching an amazing show with We Are The Union, Eichlers, and Half Past Two at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. All the…
Hey everyone, sorry April’s newsletter is so late. I finally got to take a little road trip at the beginning of the month. My wife and I drove up to…
It’s been an exciting month. We upgraded our podcast hosting site, we launched a Patreon (You can sign up here), and we chatted with the great Ted Leo…
What a month! We officially began our 2nd season on January 19th, kicking things off with a very special conversation with Mike Sosinski of Bad Time…