When: Thu., July 7, 8 p.m. 2016
From the moment they burst onto the Birmingham music scene in 1979, the Beat defined the British Ska movement with their unique combination of soul, reggae, and punk. Led by Dave Wakeling, who also formed the “Tenderness”-loving General Public, the band released three classic albums before disbanding: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen? (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982). But they’re back at it, and it’s sure to be a skanking fun time for all.