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The Specials with Guests


Showbox (map) Downtown
Tue., June 13, 8 p.m. 2017 21+

Kelly O

The elder statesmen of the UK’s late-1970s 2 Tone ska movement appropriated the mod style and Jamaican-grown, ska-rocksteady sounds of the 1960s and infused it with the punk effusiveness (if not its raw kick-ass sonic qualities) of their era as led by the lazy, brogue-soaked singsong lead vocals of Terry Hall. In all likelihood, you’ve heard “Friday Night, Saturday Morning” (“I go out on Friday night and I come home on Saturday morning…”) at a party; they also covered the upbeat, skanky “Monkey Man” (the one by the Maytals, not the Stones) and produced the spooky, vaguely exotic “Ghost Town,” which you may remember being tapped for 2000 Brad Pitt flick Snatch. In sum, the group has chops and longevity, having performed together on and off for the past four decades. LEILANI POLK

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