shows // Sound System
Playing everything from the Clash, the Pistols and Buzzcocks to the latest in punk rock, Sound System also plays the 60s and 70s roots ska that influenced the 1970s' punk rockers and the post-punk 2 tone movement.
Expect songs from Stiff Little Fingers, the Specials, The Queers, The Copyrights, Jawbreaker, Green Day, Mad Caddies, The Slackers and more.
Aside from the songs you know and love, there will also be tracks each week by local and undergound punk and ska influenced bands. Contact the show to get your tunes played or your gigs advertised.
today is gonna be loud!
After seeing Catch 22 on Wednesday, looking forward to the Flatliners gig this coming Monday and getting my filthy little paws on a whole heap of new music, today's show is gonna be loud, fast and fun. Expect frantic ska and punk from the likes of Streetlight Manifesto, Banner Pilot, Fucked Up, NOFX and more!
Posted at 12:15, 24th April 2009
Hello all, this show is gonna be a good one!
As well as the usual ska, 2-tone and punk shenanigans, Sound System's illustrious Mikel will also be doing a cheeky little section on the best of late 80s and early 90s American punk. Think Husker Du, Jawbreaker and the Gilman St scene when the bands were still poor and angst-ridden... so, tune in at 3pm! And email in any requests, so he won't have to talk to myself too much.
Posted at 23:15, 2nd April 2009
60s ska special!
For the second last FM show, Sound System is concentrating on the older sounds of 60s roots ska and rocksteady - playing some of the artists that started the genre, and who have influenced so many since.
It's gonna be old, crackly, and badly recorded, but that's what makes it sound so damn good... listen at 3pm for some authentic sounds of ska!
Posted at 17:12, 5th March 2009
one down for sound system!
One show down, and it's time to get ready for the 'difficult 2nd show'...
For those who missed the first show, head over to 'listen again' to hear the best of roots ska, 2 tone, punk rock and pop-punk. Including tracks from artists featuring on the upcoming Subcity Live Sessions, so check out their songs and make sure to tune back in for the sessions.
Tune in to Sound System again next Friday to start your weekend early, whether you wanna skank like a rude boy or pogo like a punk - it's gonna be a belter!
Posted at 17:33, 20th February 2009