Music to Your Ears
The Mindy Set vs. Chinese Love Beads
Captain America waxes poetic about reunions of The Mindy Set and Chinese Love Beads.
Macro and Micro Music Review
Sonic news in 2012
Peruse an attempt to milk some meaning out of 2012’s music news.
Unwound Live Leaves · Fort Hobo Michael · Death Convention Singers Death Convention Singers
This week, we listened to new releases by Unwound, Fort Hobo and Death Convention Singers.
Courtesy of the Artist
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. …