On The Upbeat

A podcast all about ska music.

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The Legacy of Ska Punk (w/Tara Hahn)

Updated about 1 month ago.

This week we are joined by Tara Hanh from Half Past Two. Tara talks to us about the band's new song, Mean Green. Tara talks about how the music came together and she gives us some insight into the meaning of the lyrics. We spend much of the episode telingl you our thoughts on the true legacy of 90’s ska punk. We of course give you some ska news and our ska picks of the week.

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Ska News:

-Joystick

Bad Time Records announce this week that they are releasing a brand new album from Joystick called “I Can’t Take it Anymore”! The album officially drops April 16th but Vinyl pre-orders are available now in the merch store at Bad Time Records, as well as a unique variant from Stomp Records in Canada!The first single “Parallelograms” is streaming everywhere now, along with an awesome new video now playing on YouTube.

https://badtimerecords.limitedrun.com/categories/joystick

-Courtesy of Tim

On Friday March 19th Courtesy of Tim is releasing a new single called Human Resource to announce their Kickstarter campaign for their new album, Tomorrow, Again. Rewards include an invite to their annual Mario Party, vinyl, and virtual hangouts with individual members of the band. There's even the option to choose a song for them to cover.

https://linktr.ee/courtesyoftim



-Bite Me Bambi
WEDNESDAY (3/17) - 8PM PST

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a BONUS Twitch stream this week! And we are doing it St. Patrick's style. Come join us for some themed covers, lots of green clothing, getting Tahlena Ice'd (Do they make green Smirnoff Ice? Asking for a friend) and more!

Is there a certain song you wanna hear? Go to our Discord and let us in know in the song requests channel! Also, show us you rocking the green on our Discord and you might appear on the stream!

https://twitch.tv/bitemebambi


-The Last Blockbuster
A documentary film about the last remaining Blockbuster video. This film is directed by the director of PIck It Up: Ska in the 90’s.

https://www.netflix.com/title/81354557?s=i&trkid=13747225

Spotify Playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2DikTsRPk4dspXejk9bFko?si=4t99iodzRYieAhd3qT1ZkQ

Ska News Theme Song by Dang!t
https://dangitband.bandcamp.com/music

On The Upbeat Main Theme by Millington

https://millingtonband.bandcamp.com/music

You can buy the main theme song here:

https://ontheupbeat.bandcamp.com/releases

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