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Welcome to SKAspot.com, where the ska community meets! SKAspot is the world's largest ska music centered social network. What started as a ska music web portal has developed into a global community of ska fans, musicians and promoters. The SKAspot website includes discussion forums, events listings, feeds from a variety of ska blogs and podcasts, member blogs, member submitted videos and photos and more. SKAspot has also expanded into the internet radio realm with the introduction of SKAspot Radio. SKAspot Radio is accessible via web browser and mobile app and features a variety of ska music from across the globe ranging from traditional and rocksteady to two tone, third wave and beyond. You can also find SKAspot in social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Be sure to tag your Twitter and Instagram posts with the #skaspot hashtag and tag @OfficialSKAspot on Facebook to have your ska related posts appear on the SKAspot website and in SKAspot's feeds.
A few weeks ago I reached out for help on my blog here on Skaspot, well, I'm happy to announce I got that help. Not only did I get help with my social media, but a few other good things have taken place. On June 4th. Skajamz will be performing a 30 minute showcase at Creepy Tiki in Ft. Lauderdale, thanks to Matt Hole, also a member of Skaspot. I owe you one Matt. Would really like to see more Skaspot members blogging here, even if you just want to tell me to go to hell.
I have been talking with a couple other ska band leaders and we would like to promote more shows for the summer with a better audience turn out. Skaspot has over 3,000 members but I don't see even 5 posting. What would you like to see for you to be more active and involved? Let us know PLEASE!
New Brunswick, NJ – Stubborn Records has launched an “Upsetter Fire Rescue Squad” fundraising benefit T-Shirt and embroidered patch for the assistance of 80-year old reggae music living legend Lee “Scratch” Perry aka “The Upsetter.” Perry’s home studio was destroyed in a blaze in December, 2015, after which Perry’s wife said, “he didn’t even have a pair of shoes to wear.” 100% of the profits from sale of the T-Shirt will go directly to Lee Perry. The shirts are available now for only $15 at www.stubbornrecords.com
Stubborn founder King Django, a long-time Perry devotee, conceived the project and worked with Steve Kitchen of Vancouver, Canada’s combination13.com to develop the brand-new four-color design. Kitchen was kind enough to donate his artwork to the cause, while Jeremy Myers of Jumpstart Screenprinting in Southampton, PA came on board offering a generous manufacturing subsidy.
According to Django, “I met Lee and his wife by chance in the Zurich airport just as I had wrapped up a European tour. They were both so kind and warm, I will never forget it. When I heard about the fire, I was heartbroken and speechless, and I had to think of some way to help.”
Perry is widely known as an innovator and pioneer in Jamaican music from the ska and rocksteady of the 1960’s through the development of reggae and dub in the later 1960s and 70’s. His production and even singing style were huge factors in the development of reggae superstar Bob Marley, and his talents have been called upon by a wide range of performers including the Clash, Paul McCartney and the Beastie Boys. Stubborn Records is America’s longest-standing ska and reggae label, founded by King Django in New York City in 1992,…Continue
I may be biased but my current favorite female fronted ska, reggae and soul band just happens to be local. Over the past two or so years I've been fortunate enough to get to know John, Claire, Saul, Scott and David, a magical configuration of five talented musicians from Southwest Florida born from the ashes of the late Fort Myers ska band Brentford Sound. I first got to know the band through my involvement with the Citrus Records compilation, "Florida Ska: Closer Than You Volume 3." At that time, the Freecoasters were just getting started but it was clear during their performance at the CD release party that this quintet was special. Fast forward a couple of years and the long-anticipated "Show Up" is finally here!
The first word that came to mind after first hearing the album from beginning to end was "solid." From the get-go "Keep Moving" sets the tone for a collection of recordings that showcase the talents, incredible chemistry, stamina and soul in this band. No detail is spared when it comes to the meandering melodies entangled in booming b-lines and incessant beats. Each track is a symbiosis of sound, a multi-layered wilderness of toil and emotion that refuses to subside.
Though I'm impressed with the album as a whole and it's difficult to single out specific tracks,"Bring It On Back" and "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead" are two of my favorites on "Show Up." There's a certain attitude about these two tracks that makes is difficult to resist bobbing my head. That said, every song on the album has a physiological effect. You can't not dance! But on a deeper level, I feel that "Show Up" is an amalgam of passion and experiences, struggles, hope and determination.
Their first full length album was produced by Jesse Wagner of the Aggrolites who subjected the band to what they describe as "reggae boot camp." To launch the album, the band embarked on a Kickstarter campaign last Summer and a mid-summer tour with no breaks. Their…Continue
To all the members of Skaspot.com, text your e-mail address to email@example.com and I will send you the first single by Skajamz for free. It is now #5 on this week's Skaspot radio chart. We at Skajamz look forward to hearing from you.
It is with a heavy heart that I inform all our skajamz's fans of the death of Richard White our bass player. I have shared the stage with Rich for the last 45 years and will really miss him. He was a devout christian and so I know he is now playing bass in some heavenly band. So long until we meet again my friend.
I've got the orange one.
Hey skaspot fans, because of skaspot I met a musician from France who plays ska music and we have become friends. His name is Corentin and he's a really great guy. We are exchanging stories and I'm finding out a lot about life in France. I hope more members here will join in and let's get more interest in ska music going. Join the blog and tell us your experiences, ask questions and maybe even come out to a show. One Love
Skajamz is looking for interns to handle its social media, radio and press. It does not matter where you live, this is all computer work. We have contacts all over the world that need to be informed about our progress. It can become a paying position when sales of our music gets going and performances turn over big bucks. Let's talk about it. e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this is a legal post Andy, if not, go ahead and pull it.
Do you use Instagram? If so, tag "#ska" or "#skaspot" when you post anything ska related and it will appear here! Click the thumbnails to view the larger image and find out who posted it!