Tagged: The Specials


Hear Two New Blur Tracks, “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan”

Blur debuted two new tracks on their Twitter this afternoon, broadcasting performances of “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan” live from the roof of the office building Damon Albarn shares with FADER’s London outpost. Afterward, … read more »

POSTED July 2, 2012 4:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , ,

Coachella, Day 1

Photos by David Bevan & Paul Familetti We made the weirdo pilgrimage to Coachella yesterday, driving to Indio from Los Angeles and into one of the more breathtaking/brainbreaking traffic jams we’ve ever seen. Traffic defined … read more »

POSTED April 17, 2010 5:33PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , ,

The Specials Played Jimmy Fallon

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Jimmy Fallon’s stage trumps any other venue in NYC. The Specials graced the stage last night, which in turn caused our SKA demons within to wake … read more »

POSTED April 14, 2010 3:20PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

The Specials: The Most Popular Candidate For Ska Revival, Add Second NYC Show

Hey! The Specials have a message for you, Rudy..err blogoland. As announced via their website, The Specials have sold out one Terminal 5 show and have now added another to take place on April 20th. … read more »

POSTED February 11, 2010 2:58PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Is Quickly Becoming One of the Better Venues in NYC

Seriously. While seats are limited and that 5:30 taping time isn’t ideal if you happen to have a job, the booking masterminds over at 30 Rock have been collecting coups like puppies do kisses these … read more »

POSTED January 26, 2010 11:40AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

The Specials Cancel First Brixton Academy Reunion Gig

The Specials have already hit a bump in the road on their 30th anniversary tour. The U.K. 2-tone band who recently reunited had planned a five-night reunion gig at London’s Brixton Academy, but had to cancel their opening night date due to health complications. read more »


The Specials Kick Off 30th Anniversary Reunion Tour, Hint At Glastonbury

The highly anticipated 30th anniversary reunion tour of ska pioneers The Specials kicked off last night at the Newcastle Academy in England, and have been dropping the hint-hint, nudge-nudge that they’ll be taking the stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. read more »

POSTED April 23, 2009 1:36PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

The Specials – "A Message To You Rudy" (Live On Jools Holland)

Blur aside, The Specials reunion has us more excited than any of the umpteen other band reincarnations this year. And by the looks of this — their first — performance on Later with Jools Holland, … read more »

POSTED April 10, 2009 1:32PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

The Specials To Play Australia, Is The U.S. Next?

Ok, we’re only speculating here, but if the reunited Specials are willing to travel all the way to Australia it can’t be out of the realm of possibilities that they would come to the States … read more »


Pixies To Reunite For At Least One Show

If you grew up in the 90s like some of us (no names will be mentioned), then you must be creaming your collective pants. Let’s see, we’ve had Jane’s Addiction, Blur, Faith No More, Sublime, Jesus Lizard, Pavement, Orbital and The Libertines all in the news in the past couple months about confirmed or rumored reunions. And that’s not even taking into account The Specials or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Well, add one more to your list. The already once-reformed and broken up Pixies are at it again three years after their 2004 reunion stint. read more »

POSTED March 13, 2009 9:51PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,