Tag: The Specials

Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020

Sound Salvation

Sound Salvation is resurrected with a howlingly good Halloween playlist that will weak the dead at your All Hallow’s Eve bash.

2020 on Fire

2020 on Fire

Sound Salvation

Sound Salvation takes on current events with a playlist addressing the current fight for racial and social justice in America and the battles playing out in the streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

Prince Buster, RIP

Prince Buster, RIP

Features

Prince Buster , the legendary soundmaker, has died. Generoso Fierro recounts his monumental life and career.

Flogging Molly

Event Reviews

Returning for two sold-out shows in Orlando on their annual Green 17 Tour, Flogging Molly gave Carl Gauze a reason to chug another Guinness.

The English Beat

Event Reviews

Ska was pronounced dead over a decade ago, yet the tours go on and the crowds keep coming. For The English Beat’s current refusal to fade, Dave Wakeling and crew brought along a couple surprise UK ska legends- Lynval Golding of The Specials, and The Selecter’s Pauline Black. Jen Cray saturated herself in the ska sounds of yesterday’s England.

The Toasters

Event Reviews

Ska pioneers, The Toasters, are still inspiring kids to skank 24 years into their career. Jen Cray attends a ska triple bill in Orlando and tells us how they manage to do it.

Junkie XL

Music Reviews

Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin (Koch). Review by Varkentine GSPJ.

Junkie XL

Music Reviews

Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin (Koch). Review by Varkentine GSPJ.

King Prawn

Music Reviews

Got the Thirst (Golf/Plastic Head). Review by Stein Haukland.

Dub Pistols

Music Reviews

Six Million Ways To Live (Distinct’ive/!K7). Review by Ben (Jammin’) Varkentine.

The Specials

Music Reviews

Guilty ‘til Proved Innocent! (Way Cool Music/MCA). Review by Julio Diaz

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The Valiant Ones

The Valiant Ones

Screen Reviews

One of the last of the classic wuxia swordplay films stands as a fitting coda to the grand period of the genre. Phil Bailey reviews a new Blu-ray release of the 1975 film The Valiant Ones.

Best of Five

Best of Five

Screen Reviews

Not everyone can be excited by blocks spinning on a screen, but if you are, Ian Koss recommends you pay attention to Best of Five.

CAKE

CAKE

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier shoots a CAKE headline show at McGrath Amphitheater.