We here at the RSST like to do ska/lounge follow-ups to the previous night’s Echo Chamber’s occasional theme shows, and in that spirit, we proudly present Women (mostly, anyway) Of Ska! (And space-age lounge, exotic jazz, ping-pong stereophonic hijinks, etc.) The 1st hour kicks off with Blue Beat Babies (including Brigitte Bond), the 3rd hour launches into 4 Women of Moon Ska in a row, Sherwood’s set careens from Shiina Ringo to Stereolab and from Koop. to Combustible Edison, taking in Debbie Harry and Dr. Buzzard along the way, and (the non-Rod Stewart) Maggie Mae sings all about her Boy Lollipop in this week’s LOTW repeat. Sweet!
This week, we read the Evening News with Lord Creator, hung with Mango Jones his band down on Coffee Street, and got in some Fishbone and English Beat (live together at The Cabooze 3/4), while Sherwood listened to the Call of the Space Siren with Combustible Edison and Danced Uptown to the sounds of Stephane Grappelli, and watched Shorty Rogers morph into Boots Brown under the influence of some Cerveza… but the real highlight was the myska hour, the twin themes of which were bands we’d never played before, and the still-thriving ska party going on in in myspace (we’d been reading online that ska had gone extinct there, but the evidence we’ve unearthed strongly suggests otherwise)! Lollipop-in-reruns: Live Bad Manners.