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REVIEW: The English Beat and Pressure Cooker at Brighton Music Hall

This post originally appeared at Boston Ska (dot) net.

No one was more surprised than me to walk up to the doors of Brighton Music Hall and see that The English Beat show was sold out. Really? The English Beat? In 2017? I was floored. Local support from Pressure Cooker and DJ Panda was added pretty late and the $35 was unlikely to draw in newer fans making a sold out house all the more impressive. (more…)

Pauline Black of The Selecter Inspires Me

You can read my full review of The Selecter’s appearance at Paradise Rock Club in Boston at But the piece I really want to highlight here is just how inspired I was after walking away from the set. I’ve seen lots of bands and I goto lots of shows. Many of them are a very good time and a select few of them are a really amazing time. I often walk away energized to make my own music. Pauline Black left me in awe of what a performer can be. She was an actress, a singer, a conductor, a dancer, and a part of the audience all at once.

Pauline Black of the Selecter