Alibi V.22 No.10 • March 7-13, 2013 
“I don’t care, I love it. ...”

Aural Fixation

Girls’ Soundtrack Strikes a Chord

Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the aural world of buzz-worthy HBO comedy/drama “Girls.”

Music to Your Ears

As SXSW nears, scope which local bands are heading out to rep the 505 in Austin and South by sonic traffic slated for Burque.

Sonic Reducer

The Haxan Cloak Excavation · Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving · Johnny Marr The Messenger

This week, we listened to new releases from The Haxan Cloak, Chelsea Light Moving and Johnny Marr.
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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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