Going to a concert can deepen your admiration for the musicians, especially during the drummer's 20-minute bottle-feeding of a baby goat. Strengthen your musical bond with this GrouponLive deal.
- $21.50 for one ticket to see The Specials (up to a $43 value)
- When: Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Fillmore Silver Spring
- General admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The Specials rock SXSW 2013 with "Concrete Jungle"
The Specials are British ska. When imported reggae began mingling with punk sensibilities in the 1970s, Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Roddy Radiation, Neville Staple, and the rest of the band were at the vanguard of the emerging 2 Tone movement. Besides igniting dancehalls across the world with their self-titled 1979 debut, the rudies encouraged other musicians to follow suit. The Selecter, the English Beat, and the Planet Smashers all worked with—or were formed from—members of the Specials, and the upbeat airwaves of the '80s were ruled by singles such as "Gangsters," "Concrete Jungle," and "A Message to You, Rudy." Almost four decades and two reunions later, the Specials are going strong with their signature blend of skankable beats, smooth horns, and snotty politics.