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The English Beat with The Idlers 

When: Thu., May 13, 9 p.m. 2010
Phone: 1-888-311-9090
Price: $25/$30
Today’s philosophical question: When is a Hole not Hole, but Courtney Love plus a band? Same could be asked about The English Beat, playing a rescheduled show Thursday at the Paragon. This version of the popular late-1970s ska band features founding member Dave Wakelin, who now lives in the States---not to be confused with Ranking Roger’s UK group, The Beat. Seems that the original co-singers, with those equally silky voices, have found a way to amicably divide 2 Tone across the ocean. But really, does authenticity matter when you’re twisting and crawling? After energetic shows by Blondie and The B-52s, nostalgic hopes are high. Though can you still call them rude boys? –Sue Carter Flinn

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