Alibi V.17 No.40 • Oct 2-8, 2008 
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves sets the bar.

Music to Your Ears

Weenuh!

Calexico is scheduled to play an all-ages show at the Sunshine Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 25, with Bowerbirds. The Alibi has 10 tickets to give to our readers. See how we are?

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves sets the bar.
Bob Perachio

Spotlight

Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves

He’s got soul and he’s superbad

Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a sight to behold.

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Signora Civello

Jazzed

Chiara Civello

Italian songbird opens the Outpost’s 20th season

For Chiara Civello, the Italian-born singer/songwriter, pianist and guitarist, a series of happy accidents, long training and the ability to forget have been the ticket to finding her own voice.

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Flyer on the Wall

Pan!c CD Release

Pop-punk trio Pan!c releases its very first album this Saturday, Oct. 4. The disc is free with a $5 cover charge at the Launchpad (21+), where you’ll also get The Porter Draw, Lousy Robot, and Icky and the Yuks. Take that, recession. (LM)

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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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