Alibi V.22 No.6 • Feb 7-13, 2013 

Aural Fixation

The Mystic Myth of the Love Song

Staff writer Mark Lopez makes a study of modern and vintage love songs in this Love Issue feature.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Gary Isaacs

Music to Your Ears

Sate your cravings for alt.country/gothabilly, rarefied postmodern composition and hip-hop with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

Sonic Reducer

Sharon Needles PG-13 · The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law · Ancient VVisdom Deathlike

This week, we listened to new releases from Sharon Needles, The Joy Formidable and Ancient VVisdom.
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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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