Alibi V.24 No.49 • Dec 3-9, 2015 ››
Swinging for Sensation’s Sake
Five concerts to shock and surprise
Synth rock/pop at Sister, Phantogram’s electronica, El Ten Eleven’s post-rock, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and !!! (yes, I said !!!).
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I Like to Watch (Instantly)
Bowie Plays a Dead God
If there’s anything predictable in this chaotic world we live in, it’s that, given the chance, David Bowie will do something very strange. Bowie upheld this truism a couple weeks ago when he released the music video for “Blackstar,” the first track we’ve heard of his upcoming album, also titled Blackstar).
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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. …