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Last Month in Music
Author and music fanatic Mike Smith shares his March 2013 adventures in live, local music. Hip-hop, folk-punk and acts hailing from the City Different get top billing.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito · The Black Angels Indigo Meadow · Low on High Ice Cream Sex
This week, we listened to new releases from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Angels and Low on High.
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. …