The Selecter, as my colleague Kate McGinty pointed out during weekend 1, is a band with some history. Singer Pauline Black — the woman Gwen Stefani cites as her prime influence — is 59.
But they fit right in at Coachella. Fans — most of whom never heard the band before, let alone Two Tone — loved them. And it showed in the best way Coachella fans know how: a mosh pit. A little at odds with peppy ska, but it’s the thought that counts.
The band ripped through a set that included hits like “On My Radio” and “Too Much Pressure,” but also indulged in some ska classics: “Train to Skaville” and “Carry Go Bring Come.”
All in all a fabulous show.