040 - Skapara Primer
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
3w ago
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (TSPO, or Skapara) has been making records since 1990, but their music has been hard to come by in the US for much of their career. However, after their Supernova debut, and the availability of their entire back catalog for streaming, TSPO is finally getting the recognition they deserve. JJ and Matt have decided to become experts on the legendary band, and with the help of Chris Malone from The Pandamics, The Pilfers, and Bigger Thomas, they will take you through the history of TSPO ..read more
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Offbeat 004 - Pilfers Saga
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
1M ago
Matt recently had the opportunity to hop on a Zoom with Coolie, Vinny and Nick from The Pilfers! Their seminal record from 1999, Chawalaleng is available for streaming for the very first time, and this coincides with a reunion of the band's original lineup. This is Coolie Ranx's third visit to Hornpod, check the feed for episodes 027 and 028 for the full Pilfers' Saga ..read more
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039 - 2023 Year In Ska
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
2M ago
It's been a fantastic year for ska music and we have been making lists. JJ and Matt welcome the curator of the BIG 2023 Ska Releases Spotify playlist, Cody Freedom and author/blogger of Ska, Punk and other Junk, Dane Jackson to the show. We each share our own Top Ten lists, find some common overlap and reflect on another year in ska ..read more
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038 - The Christmas Ska Canon
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
3M ago
It's Christmas time again! Yes, again. Some folks were disappointed that nothing was added to the Ska Canon in the last episode. We're fixing that with a self-proclaimed Christmas Ska expert, Sean McCabe from Rocky Sullivan, Psy D and Bomb The Music Industry ..read more
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037 - Bluebeat Christmas
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
4M ago
JJ and Matt are in a Christmas mood, so we've brought on Jesse Wagner (The Aggrolites) and Eitan Avineri from Western Standard Time to talk about their new record, Bluebeat Holiday. It's a classy mix of Big Band, Ska and Christmas favorites. And in Ska Canon, we try to find some Christmas Ska that's worthy to be inducted ..read more
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036 - Bebop and Rocksteady
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
6M ago
Guests, James McDonald, I-Peace Unikue and their band Eastern Standard Time are playing Supernova Ska Festival 2023!  More than that, they’ll also be backing up Sister Nancy and Dr. Ring-Ding! Eastern Standard Time joins JJ and Matt to tell us what it’s like infusing traditional Ska with non-traditional amounts of Jazz- and finding the right balance over their nearly 30 years together.  We get into the nuances of playing Ska-Jazz, and also, when things get too far out ..read more
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035 - On Bartok's Path
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
8M ago
JJ and Matt are joined by Victor Rice and Kristoph Toth to discuss their new project, Heritage: On Bartok's Path, which combines ska with traditional Hungarian folk songs. A true ska visionary, Rice conceived of the new genre-mixing album years ago, and enlisted Toth's band, the Pannonia Allstar Ska Orchestra to make it a reality. We talk Scofflaws! We talk about Samba Rocksteady! And of course, we talk Bela Bartok ..read more
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Film Club 04 - Dance Craze (1981)
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
10M ago
It’s the 1981 documentary that captured the energy and excitement of the ska scene during the height of the 2 Tone movement in Britain. Featuring electrifying live performances by bands like The Specials, Madness, and The Selecter, it remains a cult classic, one that played a key role in kickstarting the third wave in the US.  Recently remastered, remixed and rereleased by the British Film Institute, we are finally given the chance to see it restored to it’s original glory… it’s DANCE CRAZE and the latest episode of the Hornpod Film Club! Our special guest is Marc Wasserman, he's the auth ..read more
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Film Club 04 - Dance Craze
Hornpod
by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
10M ago
It’s the 1981 documentary that captured the energy and excitement of the ska scene during the height of the 2 Tone movement in Britain. Featuring electrifying live performances by bands like The Specials, Madness, and The Selecter, it remains a cult classic, one that played a key role in kickstarting the third wave in the US.  Recently remastered, remixed and rereleased by the British Film Institute, we are finally given the chance to see it restored to it’s original glory… it’s DANCE CRAZE and the latest episode of the Hornpod Film Club! Our special guest is Marc Wasserman, he's the auth ..read more
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Offbeat 003 - The Optix of Doom Regulator
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by JJ Loy and Matt Wixson
11M ago
Here's a special episode to address the recent announcement of an Operation Ivy reunion by way of the new band, Doom Regulators. Or should we say, Bad Optix? Whatever they're called, we've got Jimmy Doyle (The Fad and The Forthrights) to serve up Rancid trivia and hot takes ..read more
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