In the key of XX, a flock of blackbirds, “Jane Says” revolt and alpha Wolfe
Whether you’re hankering for songs written by women, hidden talents of Blackbird Buvette staff, a two-day rock fest or a goth-folk chanteuse, Four Up has you covered.
Last Month in Music
Last Month in Music: July 2013
Mike Smith reveals his artistic manifesto and recalls a real-life, honest-to-goodness punk gig.
Ebony Bones Behold, A Pale Horse · Chelsea Wolfe Pain is Beauty · The Tumbleweeds Roll On
This week we listened to recent and forthcoming albums from Ebony Bones, The Tumbleweeds and Chelsea Wolfe.
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. …