The Specials at Brixton Academy May 2009

Ska in the World: Morning Round Up

The Specials at Brixton Academy May 2009
The Specials performing at Brixton Academy, London, May 2009 as part of their 30th anniversary tour. via wikimedia commons

I’ve been awake for less than an hour and there’s already stuff to report:

  • The Specials are on tour in the UK and a possible two-part US tour may happen in March and August. I caught them at Terminal 5 in New York City in 2010 and they still had it. But, [insert my usual grievances with nostalgia acts touring with out new local support blah blah blah].
  • Reel Big Fish’s recent album “Candy Coated Fury” is only $5 on Amazon mp3. I love this album. It’s got the pieces that made “Turn the Radio Off,” “Why Do They Rock So Hard,” and “Cheer Up” such great records. [h/t absolutepunk]
  • Someone caught the entirety of an Aggrolites set in Spain on video. Watch it here. [h/t Dying Scene who have the set list as well]
  • Don’t forget to listen to “The Rude Show” and “Generoso’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady” on WMBR every Tuesday at 11pm. You can stream online and they archive the previous show.
  • Rancid’s Tim Armstrong has been recording a song a day under the name “Tim Timebomb and Friends.” Included in the batch of covers have been some great two-tone era songs including Too Much Pressure, Lip Up Fatty, and Save It for Later. [via Dying Scene]

Jacob Wake Up!

Jacob Wake Up! is managing editor of Boston Ska (dot) net. He's been going to ska shows since high school and never looked back. Jake lives in Roslindale and works in communications by day. You can see him perform with The New Limits or strike up conversation with him at a local ska show.

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