Ska and new-wave legends the English Beat have released only three records, which featured hits such as “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “I Confess,” and at least six comps in their three-decade career. They intend to release another LP sometime in the near future, but currently they’re touring to raise autism awareness. Frontman Dave Wakeling recently put out his first studio recording since 1994, an acoustic song titled “The Love You Give,” and the band promises a full-ensemble version of at least that song will come out soon. With the Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, Toubab Krewe, and the Lost Fingers.
Sun., Jan. 9, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2010