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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tonight @ Miller Lite Oasis, Summerfest, 6:30 p.m.

It’s an unwritten rule that if a band exists on- and off-again long enough without making any new music, eventually that band will splinter off into two bands touring under the same name. At least the Beat, the popular-’80s ska band, were well positioned for the split, since the group had two vocalists: Dave Wakeling, the Brit-pop frontman, and Ranking Roger, the rastafied crooner. Wakeling now fronts the American version of the Beat, called the English Beat...
Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

It’s an unwritten rule that if a band exists on- and off-again long enough without making any new music, eventually that band will splinter off into two bands touring under the same name. At least the Beat, the popular-’80s ska band, were well positioned for the split, since the group had two vocalists: Dave Wakeling, the Brit-pop frontman, and Ranking Roger, the rastafied crooner. Wakeling now fronts the American version of the Beat, called the...
02.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I say this as someone who treasures those first three English Beat records: Dave Wakeling, please stop touring. You are making me sad. The English Beat tops even The Specials for the Most Crappy Offshoots and Cash-Ins award�though sometimes the two acts work together�and particularly in recent years Wakeling has outdone himself, touring with the gutted corpse of the English Beat (which, not to ...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

It’s unlikely that Fox will license another BoDeans song for a hit program, but the hometown heroes have stayed busy since their ’90s breakthrough, gigging and recording steadily. Although they’ll spend much of this year promoting their upcoming eighth album, Still, which reunited the group with producer...

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