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The English Beat and Natalie Wouldn't


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Fri., Aug. 10, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

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2-Tone forebears the English Beat (as they are known as in America, due to a trademark-related oversight on their part) are one of those bands that are so fortunate to not have released more than a few albums. Four, to be exact, including an essential B-sides and assorted curios compilation, What Is Beat?, released after the band's initial breakup. I say fortunate because those albums are all pretty great, and they never got the opportunity to burn the whole legacy to the ground by putting out a bad one, which is so unusual among older bands (and mostly inevitable, as brilliance is finite). So expect only to hear the good stuff tonight ("Tears of a Clown," "Can't Get Used to Losing You," and of course, "Save It for Later"). Frontman Dave Wakeling is also one of the genre's most engaging frontmen, and from the looks of things he hasn't lost an ounce of energy. MORGAN TROPER

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

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  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Aug. 10, 9 p.m. 2012
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