The Intelligence Quotient
Seattle rockers sound smart
Captain America shares insight into The Intelligence’s sonic evolution, performance style and new album.
Music to Your Ears
In this week’s Music to Your Ears, Derek Caterwaul reports on High Mayhem Emerging Arts’ third annual Fall Series.
Kenta Henmi’s random tracks
Kenta Henmi puts his iPod Shuffle to titular use and reflects on five resulting, random tracks.
Alien Space Kitchen Just A.S.K. · Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter · Tamaryn Tender New Signs
This week, we listened to Alien Space Kitchen, Lightning Bolt and Tamaryn.
Flyer on the Wall
This week’s Flyer on the Wall capitalizes on ‘60s style and promotes a Saturday evening psych rock gig at Sister.
Courtesy of the Artist
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. …