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 Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2013 

Aural Fixation

Resonating at a Higher Frequency

Hector Peña crafts conduits for mojo

By Geoffrey Plant
Geoffrey Plant reports on maker and musician Hector Peña’s passion for creating useful art and a movement to get the Southwest inducted into Cigar Box Nation.

Music to Your Ears

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Whether you’re in the mood for vintage Louisiana dance tracks and Northern soul, a funk-rock-punk-ska amalgam and reggae or witchy psych-folk, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
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Sonic Reducer

Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic · Widowspeak Almanac · Gusher "No. 5"

This week, we listened to new releases from Foxygen, Widowspeak and Gusher.
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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

By August March
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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