Alibi V.22 No.27 • July 4-10, 2013 
This deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus, will not be in attendance.

Music to Your Ears

I.W.B.L.O.T.O.B.I.H.I.F.O.T.I., la vida loca and purr-fect psych-pop

Whether your aural tastes lean toward enigmatic doom, rockabilly or psych-pop, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

Sonic Reducer

Dirty Beaches Drifters / Love is the Devil · Pharmakon Abandon · Palms Palms

Micro reviews of Dirty Beaches, Pharmakon and Palms.
“Pick up the cry.”

Aural Fixation

American Music

Songs in the key of U.S.A.

As Laurie Anderson once noted, “Yankee Doodle” is a surrealist masterpiece. That sentiment inspired me to create this mixtape for ‘Merica.
Courtesy of the Artist

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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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