Westbound Train has been-done-already played Ska’s The Limit

Posted on May 25th, 2009 by JJ Loy

Oh, am I ever late in posting these links… It’s been two weeks since Westbound Train came thru St. Louis, and here’s the result:

Westbound Train live on Ska’s The Limit – 88.1 KDHX – St. Louis

Comments (0) May 25 2009

Westbound Train to be on Ska’s The Limit

Posted on May 7th, 2009 by JJ Loy

Westbound Train has been one of my favorite Ska/Reggae bands for a long time… and I have high hopes for their new album Come and Get It on HellCat records.   As many of you already know, Westbound has already started a massive tour to support Come and Get It- which will bring them to St. Louis on Mon, May 11… and more specifically to the Firebird at 7:30.

I am proud to announce that right before they head to the venue that night, the Westbound Boys will be swinging by KDHX studios for a little Live-in-Session action.  This performance will be aired the following Sat night, on my show, Ska’s The Limit.

I’ll be putting up links to the show and the session as soon as they air- so stay tuned.  And maybe I’ll se you at the Firebird for what promises to be a killer show.

Comments (1) May 07 2009

Field Trip – Ska Weekend ’07 – Special Episode

Posted on September 19th, 2007 by JJ Loy

I drove from St. Louis to Knoxville, TN to attend the big Ska Weekend, in the hopes of snagging a few interviews and catching a bunch of live sets from today’s top Ska artists. And wouldn’t you know it? I did just that.

While this piece tracks my day, the people I talked to and the music I was most interested in, it is by no means a report on the event as a whole. You’ll hear live songs by Deals Gone Bad, Westbound Train, Dr. Ring Ding feat. The Drastics and The Slackers. Plus, interviews with King Django, Anthony from the Drastics, Dr. Ring Ding and Agent Jay Neugent.

Links of Interest:

Ska Weekend Website
Musical Occupation’s coverage of the event

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Comments (1) Sep 19 2007

Cut the Chit Chat – 01 – New Ska

Posted on August 10th, 2007 by JJ Loy


My next series of interviews is still a ways off, so I thought I’d try to keep everyone interested by running an all-music series. Look forward to episodes featuring Skinhead Reggae, Dub Revivalism, and more.

In this episode, I play some of the best Neo-Trad Ska to come out of the past couple of years. You’ll hear bands from the States, Europe, and Asia; all of them calling back to Jamaica, but adding something modern.

I’ve added links where I can, and I encourage you to buy something from any of the bands that you like.

The Caroloregians – Super Bikini Link Ska Cubano – Istanbul Link, Link

Pepper Pots – King of the Street Link

Westbound Train – Fatty Fatty, Boom Boom Link

The Debonaires – Interrupted Link

The Determinations feat. Ego Wrapping – A Love Song Video Link

Heavy Step – You Got It (Newish – I couldn’t find any Deal’s Gone Bad)

ASPO – Nuthouse Shuffle Link, Video Link

The Moon Invaders – Consciousness Link

The Pepper Pots – Runaway Video Link

The Upsessions – Cool Ska Time Link

The Slackers – Robots


If you are in a band or know of one, that plays Jamaican Revivalism in any form, and would like it to be featured on an episode of Cut the Chit Chat, please contact me: jjloy@skablahblah.com

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Comments (2) Aug 10 2007