Alibi V.24 No.50 • Dec 10-16, 2015 
Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue

Show Up!

Rocking a Candle

The rhythm, the speed, the shows!

A folky benefit for Red Wagon, heavy metal tones for Endorphin Power Co., Joe West and the Santa Fe Review, plus Obie Trice raps.
David Bashwiner of Cactus Tractor
Kate Burn Photography

Music Interview

An Interview with David Bashwiner

Pt. I: The Musician

David Bashwiner is a professor of music theory at UNM, but you might recognize him as the singer and guitarist for local band Cactus Tractor. The Alibi spoke with him to discuss the double life of a musician and music theorist and how the two roles affect each other.

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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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