Dave Wakeling

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    June 18, 2012

    Friday Night: The English Beat & the Romantics at Fitzgerald's

    The English Beat, The Romantics Fitzgerald's June 15, 2012 I've often wondered if people who experienced the '80s in adulthood had as much fun as the music still makes it sound today. Probably not, but try coming of age on the cusp of the '90s and all these rain-clouded Seattle bands pissing all ov ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 13, 2012

    The Beat Goes On: Dave Wakeling on His Band's Two Tone Legacy

    In the late '70s and early '80s, England was something of a musical petri dish as scores of bands blended genres of music and, in the process, sometimes created whole new ones. It was also the heyday of bands like Madness, The Specials and The Selecter who blended a punk energy with ska and reggae s ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Shows Of 2010

    Marco Torres​Editor's Picks: Mary J. Blige, Reliant Stadium (RodeoHouston), March: Exquisite. Beach House, Walter's on Washington, April: Can't hate on this one either. Magical. Wu-Tang Clan, Numbers, December: Against all odds, they brought the motherfuckin' ruckus.

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    April 29, 2010

    Concert Etiquette For Dummies: Don't Be A Douche

    Brittanie SheyBlack Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Walter's on Washington, April 2​ The following scenario has happened to Rocks Off three times in the past two months: There we are, waiting patiently in line to get into a crowded general-admission concert. When we finally get in, we make our way ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: The Timeless Two-Tone Of The English Beat And Fishbone

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow Fishbone​Aftermath's companion expressed doubt about Sunday night's English Beat concert at Warehouse Live. He's a pretty big fan of The Beat, you see, and having listened to their music for more than 20 years but having never seen them li ... More >>

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    February 13, 2010

    Back To The Future: Ska Selecters Who Beat The English Beat

    This Sunday, Valentine's Day if you nasty, Warehouse Live gets a two-tone shot of ska history when the English Beat and Fishbone hit the stage. The two bands tour together quite a bit and have become the sort of elder ambassadors of the genre while bands like the Specials mull over extensive tourin ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    November 17, 2005

    A Beat of One's Own

    Founding front man Dave Wakeling is the only original member left in the English Beat, but not for lack of trying

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    August 1, 2002

    Steve Steele

    InfraRed IntroSpective (Self-distributed)