Album Review: “All Of Us Or None” by J Navarro & The Traitors

Review by: Gimpleg J Navarro & The Traitors third release and second full length album came out last Friday on Bad Time Records, and like their previous albums, it's a solid mix of the Traitors unique blend of two tone, reggae, and punk, while maintaining Jay Navarro's poignant lyrics that call for unity and action. … Continue reading Album Review: “All Of Us Or None” by J Navarro & The Traitors

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In The Aisle with Skatune Network

Photo of JER by Rae Mystic Hello again! Welcome to the second edition of Music Shelf's newest series "In The Aisle." Last week we were joined by the incredibly talented students of Berklee College of Music and the surrounding Boston area. This week we have the pleasure of being joined by "The CEO of Ska" … Continue reading In The Aisle with Skatune Network

Music Shelf’s Review Roundup – May 5th

Sarah Yagki - Alone https://open.spotify.com/track/1umYkKtsMm5gcN1nHo2MRb?si=wewuV0n3ShKQClXn-uiICg In our latest interview Sarah mentioned how her newly released single “Alone” marks a new era. Yagki (and her team) have an excellent understanding of world-building. “Alone” and the music video along with it are cinematic and refreshing. Yagki’s vocals mixed with the grunge guitars and synths provide listeners an … Continue reading Music Shelf’s Review Roundup – May 5th

In The Bayou with Secret Cajun Band

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Secret Cajun Band. Together we discussed hiding in the bayou, Cousin Joe, their album "Big House" receiving a vinyl release, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have Secret Cajun Band join them at Music Shelf. How is everyone? Miguel:  I am fine, but I can’t … Continue reading In The Bayou with Secret Cajun Band

Video Premiere: Atlas & Oracle “Fade Away”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thz_zDpLF5A Fade Away, the first collab between Common Sense Kid and ska-pop collective Atlas & Oracle, lies somewhere between the electronic-inspired ska punk of CSK and the ethereal ska-inspired pop of Atlas & Oracle. The second installment in a series of collab tracks, this project seeks to establish "pop ska" as its own genre distinct … Continue reading Video Premiere: Atlas & Oracle “Fade Away”

Plastic Presidents: “Good Times Can’t Last” Review

Review by: Gimpleg Last September the Plastic Presidents dropped their debut single, "Ends Meat". If you missed it last year when it released, I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is you spent the last 8 months missing one of the best overall singles and my favorite debut single from … Continue reading Plastic Presidents: “Good Times Can’t Last” Review

An Interview with SKAppleton’s Jon Sobie

Gimpleg had the pleasure of speaking with Skappleton's Jon Sobie! Together they discussed the festival, the current ska scene, the line-up, and so much more! 1. Hi and thank you for taking some time to join us on the Music Shelf. How are you doing today? Howdy! I'm doin' alright. Just waitin' out the Wisconsin … Continue reading An Interview with SKAppleton’s Jon Sobie