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The Specials share “Vote for Me” from first LP w/ Terry Hall in nearly 40 years

”Vote for Me” pretty much picks up where the final Specials' single, 1981's "Ghost Town," left off. New LP ’Encore’ is out February 1.

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Punk Rock Bowling 2019 lineup (Rancid, Descendents, Hives, Refused, FLAG, more)

Punk Rock Bowling is finally old enough to drink, and the stacked 21st annual lineup also includes The Specials, The Stranglers, The Damned, The Vandals, Fear, The Undertones, Fucked Up, Shame, and more.

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The Specials prep first new studio LP with Terry Hall in nearly 40 years

The Specials will release new album ’Encore’ in February which will be the first Specials studio recording to feature Terry Hall since 1981's ”Ghost Town.”

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Governors Ball 2018 - Saturday
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tours announced: Pusha T, The Specials, Helmet, Purling Hiss, Camp Cope, more

Plus: Youth of Today, TEEN, Purling Hiss, Kali Uchis, Paul Simon, and more just-announced tour news.

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Dave Wakeling preps 1st new English Beat LP in 35 years, shares 1st single, touring

Dave Wakeling is set to release the first new English Beat album since 1982. Here We Go Love is out June 15 and finds him revisiting the ska sound of the band's early days as well as the more pop-oriented direction of Special Beat Service...

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Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018
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Arroyo Seco 2018 lineup (Neil Young, Jack White, Robert Plant, Belle & Sebastian, more)

The lineup also includes Pretenders, Kamasi Washington, The Specials, Seu Jorge, Margo Price, Violent Femmes, The Bangles, Margaret Glaspy, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more.

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(photo via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
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The Specials brought their legendary sound to Brooklyn Steel (review, setlist, video)

It is hard to articulate just how quickly the audience's energy went from 50% - 100%, but when The Specials teased the slow, swinging intro to "Nite Club," the anticipation in the room was truly palpable...

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for June 7, 2017

BrooklynVegan Blog Radio airs Wednesdays at noon and midnight on SiriusXMU (Ch. 35) and you can also listen OnDemand with the SiriusXM app. This week's edition featured new songs from War on Drugs, Alvvays, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, and more.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for March 1, 2017

This week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU features lots of new music, including tracks by Depeche Mode, Father John Misty, Ride, Sylvan Esso, Grandaddy, Alex Lahey and more. BrooklynVegan Blog Radio airs Wednesdays at noon and midnight on SiriusXMU (Ch. 35).

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Punk Rock Bowling NJ lineup (Specials, Buzzcocks, Lifetime, Dillinger Four, NOFX, Charles Bradley, more)

The lineup also includes Leftover Crack, The Pietasters, The Explosion, PUP, and more.

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