Alibi V.26 No.2 • Jan 12-18, 2017 
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They Got Me Hypnotized

Concerts that seem like a dream

Alibi music critic August March follows Bob Welch down the rabbit hole only to discover concerts that seem like a dream.

Sonic Reducer

Little Simz Stillness in Wonderland · Various Artists Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta · J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only

Alibi staff writer Robin Babb reviews releases by J. Cole and Little Simz while also investigating a compilation of groovy African music.
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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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