Old Neon and Mercury Rising
Rockabilly on the Route serves up sonic sizzle
Music writer Captain America illuminates this weekend’s inaugural Rockabilly on the Route fest. Head out to Tucumcari for Wanda Jackson, classic cars, a pin-up contest and more.
Music to Your Ears
Going up, trip to Cairo and Atlantic showcase
Music writer Derek Caterwaul delivers deets on three eclectic shows happening this week: garage-psych, post-punk, experimental, industrial, indie-folk and countrified jazz.
Daft Punk Random Access Memories · The Handsome Family Wilderness · Pornography "7 Minutes in Heaven"
This week, we listened to new releases from Daft Punk, The Handsome Family and Pornography.
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. …