Alibi V.21 No.43 • Oct 25-31, 2012 

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Bands by Lottery

Anomalous fest embraces chance

Emma Crane and Andy Lyman, organizers of Band Lottery: The Show(down), share the method of their madness and details on this weekend’s adventitious showcase.

Aural Fixation

Kick(start) Their Crotch

Glitter Dick's Sparkling Richard

Captain America delivers a jocular and enlightening report on rock and roll foursome Glitter Dick’s debut album Kickstarter campaign.

Music to Your Ears

Plan your creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky week of concert-going with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
Emma Crane
Jazmyn Crosby

Song Roulette

Emma Crane’s random tracks

Charming, knowing singer / songwriter Emma Crane supplies this week’s Song Roulette and daydreams about the ultimate intimate concert.

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Flyer on the Wall

Bela does Mitt

This week’s Flyer on the Wall ponders the relative scariness of politicians and vampires. It also promotes a Halloween concert at Blackbird Buvette starring Mark Mallman, Shoulder Voices and Mrdrbrd.
Courtesy of the Artist

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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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