Alibi V.20 No.37 • Sept 15-21, 2011 
Teetotum is Drake Hardin and Rosie Hutchinson

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Mammal Eggs Hatch Spinning Top

Talking chance and divination with Teetotum

A psych-leaning experimental showcase—featuring Mammal Eggs' new project, Teetotum—is an exceptional opportunity to witness the evolution of local experimental music.
Left to right: Flux 451, Dahhm Life, Wake Self and Audiyo
Wes Naman

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Hip-Hop Menagerie

Zoology crushes it with debut album

The 11 tracks on Zoology’s debut Krush Love buzz with electricity, but the musicians keep the energy tightly controlled, unspooling it meticulously. It’s tense. In a good way. The lyrics are clever and the rapping is precise, with multiple voices flowing smoothly around each other. Under the beats—involuntarily head-nod-inducing ones—melodies conjure hints of soul and jazz.

Music to Your Ears

With the horrifyingly low quality of contemporary FM and AM radio, satellite radio is one of the best things that’s happened to music in the past decade or so. Here’s why.

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Flyer on the Wall

John Brophy and his Baby Ketten Karaoke party pull into town.
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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …
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