Alibi V.22 No.26 • June 27-July 3, 2013 
Hot Fruit (from left) Grace Ellis, Sara Blumenthal and Mica Huntley

Aural Fixation

Feminist Compote

Hot Fruit cooks with fire

The Alibi talks feminism, camp, Reddit misogyny and motivation with Olympia, Wash.-based power trio Hot Fruit.
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Music to Your Ears

Southwestern “Street Hassle”

Prose poetry in the vein of queer outrage

Alibi Copy Editor/Staff Writer Mark Lopez shares prose poetry inspired by Lou Reed's "Street Hassle."
A Hawk and a Hacksaw (from left) Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost

Last Month in Music

May 2013

Mike Smith reminds us that music can be a cure for pain.
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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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