Vintners who rock
A grape revolution has made wine accessible to the middle class. It’s also made vintners of some rock stars. Joseph Baca looks at who has taken up the Bacchanalian indulgence.
Music to Your Ears
Burque underground hip-hop vets Def-I and Wake Self collaborate as Definition Rare and release The Desert Heat LP.
Longtime local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Todd Eric Lovato (Skinnyfat, Fantastic Planet, Felonious Groove Foundation and now Todd & the Fox) put his music library on shuffle.
Flyer on the Wall
Black Friday sees the return of the Kosmos’ answer to the post-Thanksgiving chain store consumption barrage.
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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. …