Aftermath: The Timeless Two-Tone Of The English Beat And 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 live, he was worried the result might be something akin to our recent experience with The Wailers -- an fandom-tainting letdown of epic proportions.

Just before the show, we also had this exchange.

"I've never been a big fan of Fishbone."

"Well, you've got to at least respect [singer] Angelo Moore."

"Oh, do I?"

Later, at the venue, two songs into Fishbone's set, our companion turned to us, shouting over the crowd with a mile-wide grin on his face.

"MAN! THIS IS AWESOME! I forgot how fun ska is!"

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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.
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