- Staff Picks
- October 19, 2021
Radio Astro (BMG). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Marc Wasserman gives us an oral history of American Ska.
The English Beat, a division of the Two Tone Army, invades Firestone Live in Orlando, but it’s opening band Fishbone that emerges victorious.
Sustain (Asian Man Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
It takes Ted Leo and the Pharmacists performance at the Sarasota Film Festival to get Bob Pomeroy thinking about ska again. Trust us, it makes sense. A few days later he finds the rude boys skanking with the Toasters in St. Petersburg.
Ska pioneers, The Toasters, are still inspiring kids to skank 24 years into their career. Jen Cray attends a ska triple bill in Orlando and tells us how they manage to do it.
How It Goes (Springman Records). Review by Jah Boy.