Alibi V.18 No.18 • April 30-May 6, 2009 
Mix champion Sean

Music to Your Ears

EarWin VII

An interview with the Alibi's seventh Earwig playlist winner

Screen name: madspammer

Real name: Sean Graham

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Green grooves.

Spotlight

DJ Forest Green

Booty-shaking, ground-quaking beats

DJ Forest Green started digging for records when she was 13 years old.

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Flyer on the Wall

Ten Years

Titan of local rock Unit 7 Drain bowed out for the better part of a year to procreate and pursue other projects. Now it’s back with another album (No. 8) in the hole. U7D births DEATH and blows out the candles on a decade of post-wave at the Launchpad on Friday, May 1. The Hopefuls will reunite, The Oktober People will forward on and Leeches of Lore will lift off at 10 p.m. $5 gets you in the door with a CD. 21+. (Laura Marrich)

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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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