Photo by Janette BeckmanFriday, June 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pmThe Specials, The Far EastBrooklyn Steel319 Frost StreetBrooklyn, NY$50/16++ + + +Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm (2 sets!)Larry McDonald’s 80th Birthday Party w/Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7, plus DJ One Hundred DecibelsHank’s Saloon46 Third AvenueBrooklyn, NY$8+ + + +Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pmAlla Spina, Beat Brigade,
A catchy ska song that lists British prime minister Theresa May’s hypocrisies as well as current crises with the country’s health and education systems, is racing up the U.K. charts ahead of the country’s general election
(Reviews by Steve Shafer)Hopeton Lewis “There She Goes” b/w Vin Gordon and The Supersonics “Reggay Trombone” (heavyweight 7″ vinyl single, Trojan Records, 2017): This limited edition Record Store Day 2017 release boasts two unreleased Duke Reid productions from Treasure Island’s archives. As both cuts are fantastic, one wonders why they lay hidden until now (perhaps the almost ridiculous abundance of incredible music in JA at the time made it difficult to choose what to release?).