The English Beat (as it is known in North American, an American band known as the Band led to a name change) represents the second wave of the Ska Genre or 2 Tone Ska. The English Beat will perform with Common Sense, Thursday Dec 3rd 2009 @ 7:30pm @ the Maui Theater in Lahina.
When asked about Ska today (a Caribbean music genre that predated reggae and rocksteady) many people in my generation think of No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bostons, Goldfinger, Rancid, Operation Ivy, Sugar Ray and Sublime. While a relevant evolution of the musical genre, Ska has been around since the early 1950’s and witnessed three waves of popularity. The genre has much more depth musically and socio-politiacally.
EVENT: The English Beat & Common Sense
WHERE: Maui Theater Theater, 878 Front Street, Lahaina
WHEN: Thursday, Dec 3rd 2009, 7:30pm
COST: $27 – $39, Dinner/show/afterparty$100
MAUI TIME Blogger – John Law