December 13, 2014

ska party randy!

this week’s episode of Ska Party Radio was a blast!  90 mins of great boppin’ tunes!  catch it anytime over on our Mixcloud!

Ska party randy by Dj_Skip on Mixcloud

December 9, 2014

Skadios 2014 & Hello 2015!

its been quite the year!  lets ring it out the old and the next one… in style! first, here’s the latest FREE song for December.  one of our faves featuring the TROMBONE!

http://www.reverbnation.com/toonice/song/21523470-rudy

2ndly, here’s a quick look ahead for where you might see us and we hope to see U!

tele!

Fri. Dec 12 – TooNice Acoustic | Barrie (Local Gastropub)
Sat. Dec 13 – TooNice Acoustic | Midland (The Study)
Fri. Dec 19 – TooNice Acoustic | Bracebridge (The Griffin)
Sat. Dec 20 – TooNice FULL BAND | Midland (The Boathouse)
Mon. Dec 22 – TooNice Acoustic | Guelph (Strummerfest @ Regal Rd Studios)
Fri. Dec 26 – MC Skip&Cowbell with Frankie Foo! | Toronto (Grossmans)
Tues. Dec 30 – TooNice Acoustic | Bracebridge (The Griffin)
Wed. Dec 31 NYE – TooNice Acoustic + DJ SKIP | Midland (The Study)
Thurs. Jan 1 – TooNice Acoustic | Blue Mtn, Collingwood (afternoon & evening sets at Jozo’s)
Thurs. Jan 8 – TooNice FULL BAND | Barrie (The Fox)
Fri. Jan 9 – TooNice FULL BAND | Collingwood (Molly Blooms)
Sat. Jan 10 – TooNice Acoustic | Barrie (McReillys)
Tues. Jan 13 – TooNice Acoustic | Toronto (The Painted Lady)

December 3, 2014

5 song challenge: day 5

we were challenged to pick 1 track every day for 5 days. tunes that changed our life, influenced us or mean something to us! pretty sure that every one of these 5 songs are songs we could listen to 5 times a day everyday!
the day 5 choice goes to:
lost in the supermarket – the clash
so we were tempted to end the 5 song challenge with yet another great Canuck tune but The Clash proved to be too irresistible. “The Only Band That Matters” are number 1 with a bullet in our books and this song is the top of that heap. A longtime earworm, a tune we play weekly on guitar & Paul Simonon our biggest bass influence = pfft, enough said! we once heard in a Clash documentary, numerous people who grew up with members of the Clash saying the inspirational refrain “if the Clash could do it, so can you”. a thought that even the biggest bands started with nothing and knowing that the Clash were once like that really keeps things in perspective for us.
December 3, 2014

ska party fascination!

today’s show is now up!
“ska party fascination”
http://www.mixcloud.com/dj_skip/ska-party-fascination/

Ska party fascination by Dj_Skip on Mixcloud

ska party playlist – dec. 3rd, 2014

tune – artist
*denotes skanadian artist
bankrobber – the bennies
ex darling – chris murray*
like a king – dilip & the davs
step lightly – general rudie*
laura – me mom & morgentaller*
be good to me – the delegators
family – the interrupters
offshore – smiling ivy
keeps me down – stray bullets
ska show – llama tsunami
evils my friend – rancid
hacks – the talks
drop your anchor – jb conspiracy
hey hey uh – red soul community
dr who – simmertones
tobacco – the void union
brain stew fish – stafford, urani, newman, bernard, leroy
bang bang – 65 mines st
one of these days – camper van beethoven
one of these days – op ivy
one of these days – los furios*
jokes on you – los furios*
u should know me by now – the dualers
landlord – rhoda dakar
night BOAT to CAIRO! – madness
right the wrong – the fab lolo*
step softly – pressure droppers
the climb – georgetown orbits
kick the can – georgetown orbits
claire short – the adjusters
don’t be down – the robustos
enjoy yourself – prince buster
dance crasher – alton ellis
take off my pjs! – laurel aitken
stepping out – big d and the kids table
moonlite – brass action*
god backwards – adams mind*
ill be here – jr thomas
karma – the prizefighters
booze bottle crown – bone daddies*
skins don’t cry – hub city stompers
fascination – rude boy george

December 1, 2014

5 song challenge: day 4

we were challenged to pick 1 track every day for 5 days. tunes that changed our life, influenced us or mean something to us! pretty sure that every one of these 5 songs are songs we could listen to 5 times a day everyday!
the day 4 choice goes to:
small parts isolated and destroyed – nomeansno
we were late getting in on the nomeansno bandwagon.  we missed a few tours and shows that we could have attended way back in the day when this was recorded.  this challenge selection is not so much about them back then but them right now.
we’ve seen them every tour they’ve done in the last 10 years.  each show has left us amazed at the energy they still can pull off without end.  when we are feeling old.  the bones hurt.  something aches. we think if nomeansno can still do shows like that, we can too. truly a modern every day, every gig inspiration.
November 30, 2014

5 song challenge: day 3

loud party!

loud party!

we were challenged to pick 1 track every day for 5 days. tunes that changed our life, influenced us or mean something to us! pretty sure that every one of these 5 songs are songs we could listen to 5 times a day everyday!
the day 3 choice goes to:
5 good reasons – king apparatus
thought for a bit back to the days that got us involved in ska.  so many great bands at the time got us into the genre.  skatterbrains, skaface, roots roundup, hopping penguins… and of course, king apparatus.  hands down the band that started the ska romance that still goes strong.
well, it is the 5 song/day challenge so 5 good reasons for 5 good reasons why we picked this skanadian classic tune.
1. it was off one of the first releases we learnt drums to.  without this, would we have even picked up sticks?  gotten involved with playing music?
2. the answer to the question “who is the artist you’ve seen play the most?”
3. showing up in shorts in the dead of winter to dance our butts off to KA
4. one of the first ska seeds that got us into doing so many many fun ska related things with many fun people.
5. this song kicks
November 29, 2014

5 song challenge: Day 2

we were challenged to pick 1 track every day for 5 days. tunes that changed our life, influenced us or mean something to us! pretty sure that every one of these 5 songs are songs we could listen to 5 times a day everyday!
the day 2 choice goes to:
self serve gas station – the rheostatics
the story goes… we saw the Rheos play as the house band at the Casby’s. they were pretty unremarkable. maybe cause they were out of their element. maybe cuz it was an awkward award show. who knows? fast fwd a few moon cycles, & our buddy is non stop playing the Rheos “Melville” in his Chevy Nova. every trip involves listening to this tape & the tunes start to grow on us. we get convinced to go see them as they start a west tour (really there’s nothing else going on in Tbay so why not?) and the show was HORRIBLE. they were lifeless, listless and just not clickin. was it the epic drive? were a few members sick? were they hung over? who knows. SOMEHOW we get convinced to see them again by our buddy on the return date (heading back East… and again, there’s not much going on in Tbay so why not?) and THEY WERE AMAZING. every note, every song, every moment, a revelation. who was this band? had the road made them click again? was it cause it was the last night of the tour? who knows. since that night, we’ve always been a HUGE fan. thx to our buddy and his persistence for showing me the way to the Rheos and the shows we enjoyed from that moment on. we still go see any of the members play wherever and whenever we can. “self serve” is a great tune that not only speaks to us about working late nights but is one of the best opening songs to a release ever.
November 28, 2014

5 song challenge: Day 1

so we were challenged to pick 1 track every day for 5 days. tunes that changed our life, influenced us or mean something to us! pretty sure that every single one of these 5 songs are songs we could listen to 5 times a day everyday!
the day 1 choice goes to:
have not been the same by slow
dunno where & when we first heard it (likely at CFLR) but its addictiveness, raw emotion and simplicity has stuck with us ever since. it was an immediate earworm & since the song was soooo hard to find, curing that earworm back in the day became a monster of a battle. even hearing it again right now has got it stuck in the ol’ noggin. the fact that this band also didn’t amount to much other than this one song also falls in line with our motto of if “you only do one thing, do it well“. read the YouTube comments for more info on the story of Slow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RzA0VHcsBY

November 27, 2014

ska party bender!

Ska party bender! by Dj_Skip on Mixcloud

the latest Ska Party Radio episode is now up at: http://www.mixcloud.com/dj_skip/ska-party-bender/

ska party from wednesday nov. 26th 2014
* denotes skanadian artist

tune – artist

soapbox – westbound train
save it for later – the english beat
ska saves – the cheap suits*
white washed blues – chewing on tinfoil
back in 04 – smiling ivy
who’s got it? – ill scarlett*
set it on fire – ill scarlett*
boys will be boys – ordinary boys
little bitch – ordinary boys
breakdown – rancid
natty treble – the ruthless ones*
4 walls – the rifffs MT
facebook famous – llama tsunami
city of the dead – desorden publico
baggy trousers – madness
radio skaweto – the rudimentals
reggae dance – the beatdown*
you’re not the law – dead 60’s
tune in – the talks
radio – the talks
blurred lines – dj twister ska remix
anarchy in the UK – dubmatix*
big love – chris murray combo*
watermelon man – baba brooks
clap clap – max romeo
el pussycat ska – skatallites
get smart – melbourne ska orch.
wound too tight – soul radics
keep it unreal – keziath/dreadsquad
break me down – the skints
paid in full – critical mass
bender – mad bomber society*
November 22, 2014

Ska Party Winter Blast!

whew, its cold but the HOT news is the latest ska party radio show is now up on Mixcloud here!
ska at your leisure!

ALSO TooNice has one of our fave songs up for a free download for the month of November!

Check out R.(e). I. P.  at http://www.reverbnation.com/toonice/song/22198711-reip

ska party 2 playlist – nov 20, 2014
tune – artist
* denotes Skanadian Artist
spider on my bed – scofflaws
offshore – smiling ivy
bang the skillet – go jimmy go
rudies don’t care – rude city riot*
right on time – the dropsteppers
lets go – the beatdown*
fry up – erin bardwell collective
rolling on – cool wise man
hard man fe dead – prince buster
spanish bombs – red soul community
let it go – byron street social
do you really love me? – jr. thomas
sweet dreams – rude boy george
7 nation army – dubmatix*
rub a dub – the skints
snow beast – the expanders
beautiful – hepcat
pick it up – gogo 13
she’s late – the planet smashers*
2 tone attitude – skaface*
hold on – tim armstrong
truth & lies – the prizefighters
your sweet kiss – dr ring ding and kingston rudieska
my cotton candy – kingston rudieska
ce soir -francbatards*
not a number – random hand
calgary – labcats*
rash behaviour – the kubricks
party gone wrong – smiley & the underclass
peculiar – the slackers
iron bar – lord tanamo!
carry go bring come – justin hinds
water – the indecision
dummy – liberator
brain on tap – the pandemics
spy vs spy – the kingpins*
eastern leo – blue beat players
true and big love – 2 tone club
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