Birds of paradise, elder statesman of rock, brutalitarians and galaxy 505
Whether you’re ISO Balkans-influenced alt.folk,guitar virtuosity, brutal/technical death metal or psychedelia, the inaugural installment of Caterwaul’s “Four Up” column delivers the goods.
Music to Your Ears
Bone up on electronics, Tex-Mex meets pop-punk and post-minimalist A/V service
Scope Music to Your Ears for info on live electronic epics, mojado punk and post-minimalist classical music.
Piñata Protest El Valiente · Bass Drum of Death Bass Drum of Death · Little Children "Falling"
This week we listened to new releases by Piñata Protest, Bass Drum of Death and Little Children.
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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. …