Gatas Sing Outside the Box
Editorial intern Rebecca Gonzales reports on the fourth annual Gatas y Vatas, a solo women’s music fest.
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Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You · The Julie Ruin Run Fast · Crocodiles Crimes of Passion
This week we listened to new releases from Neko Case, The Julie Ruin and Crocodiles.
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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. …