[BRITISH POP REGGAE] In the early 1980’s, I wore the hell out of my Labour of Love (1983) tape, with its covers of Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers to Cross,” Eric Donaldson’s “Cherry Oh Baby” and a since overwrought Neil Diamond tune of which I can’t even name at this point. Although my favorites are still “If It Happens Again,” “Don’t Break My Heart” and “Rat in the Kitchen,” UB40 have had countless—really, I tried—hits since then. Say what you will, but the eight to sometimes 12-member band has brought a renewed interest to some fantastic early ska and otherwise ignored lovers rock tunes. Not bad for a band who first purchased its instruments with the compensation money lead vocalist Ali Campbell got after a bar fight. Tickets: $35 advance, $40 day of show. Call 242-7469.