Alibi V.20 No.50 • Dec 15-21, 2011 
The Porter Draw is Russell James Pyle, Ben Wood, Joshua Gingerich, Dandee Fleming and Joey Gonzales.

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High Lonesome

The Porter Draw is a friend to Albuquerque's Americana scene

Alt.country band The Porter Draw is part of a small but prolific Americana movement that has bubbled up in Albuquerque during the past five years. Marked by an unusual amount of camaraderie, the handful of bands within it are friends who are mutually dedicated to making music in and for this town.
Jenny Gamble

Song Roulette

Adios, Jenny Gamble Edition

After 17 years, singer/songwriter and gal about town Jenny Gamble is leaving New Mexico for bonnie Scotland.

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Flyer on the Wall

DJs Lunchbox and Green use a depiction of the American Christmas Devil by graphic artist Bradwick J. McGinty III.
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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