Siring Superlative Sound
An electronic exchange with Sir Richard Bishop
We e-chatted with founding Sun City Girls member and guitar virtuoso Sir Richard Bishop in preparation for his V-Day gig with Om and Jeremy Barnes at Sister.
Music to Your Ears
Get your experimental/garage lovefest, hip-hop hooray, klezmer and sonic docs on with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
Courtesy of the Artist
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. …