It’s a Natural Achievement
Just to let you know the scene
There are some damn decent musical events to be had this weekend; here’s a “choose your own adventure” for the week. Each has a different, gloriously musical outcome, of course. But it’s still up to you to make the scene, sabes?
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The maelstrom needs to feel your love
Sheer Mag's Need to Feel Your Love understands and embraces the power of passion.
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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. …