Concerts give music lovers the chance to gather together to hear their favorite artist and share one giant, meaty party sub. Share a moment with this GrouponLive deal.
- $23.50 for one ticket to see The Specials (up to a $47 value)
- When: Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Theatre of Living Arts
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
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.
Theatre of the Living Arts
- 1908: a nickelodeon opens on South Street under the name the Crystal Palace
- 1927: the movie theater is converted into a concert hall
- 1941: the concert hall is converted into a movie theater
- 1959: director Andre Gregory founds an avant-garde performance group in the theater, and gives it a new name—the Theatre of the Living Arts
- 1960–1968: the troupe's critically acclaimed shows, including The Critic_ and _Poor Bitos, feature such future legends as Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, and Morgan Freeman
- 1976: years after the performance group goes bankrupt, a newly opened movie theater realizes it can pay its rent with weekly screenings of _Rocky Horror Picture Show_
- 1988: after one final transformation, the Theatre of the Living Arts becomes a live performance venue once again
- 2013: now exclusively a music stage, the theater earns a spot on Complex's list of America's 50 best concert venues