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 >>
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 >>
Marco TorresEditor'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.
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 >>
Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow FishboneAftermath'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 >>
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 >>
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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