Music to Your Ears
Venus Bogardus in the Dominion of the Shadow Men
Plan your weekly live music consumption—be it post-punk, electro-industrial, rockabilly, psych-rock, doom or Irish pub songs—with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
An Alibi mega-scene report
DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul delivers the first installment of his monthly scene report.
Devendra Banhart Mala · Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt · The Men New Moon
This week, we listened to new releases from Devendra Banhart, Waxahatchee and The Men.
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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. …