The Specials: Show Preview

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Warfield Theatre

982 Market
San Francisco, CA 94102

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin

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The Specials with Little Hurricane and DJ Harry Duncan. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Warfield. $35-47.

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If you're married with a kid but you should be having fun, there are worse things you could do this weekend than go skank your brains out to The Specials. This legendary U.K. ska crew created some of the most memorable songs of the genre — including "Ghost Town," "A Message to You, Rudy," and "Too Much Too Young." The Specials' influence is far-reaching, yet the band still remains relevant, with an undying commitment to extremely danceable tunes that pack a punch and a political message. Don't forget to keep it stylin' and don some Ben Sherman, though — these guys aren't messing around on the fashion front, either.

 
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It would be more accurate to say the created *and covered* some of the most memorable songs. "A Message To You" was originally by Dandy Livingstone, and "Too Much Too Young" was adapted from Lloyd Charmers "Birth Control." The Specials were a centerpiece of the 2Tone revival -- and that's what it was, an homage or reviving of the original ska & rocksteady songs of the late-60s & early 70s. 

 

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