Alibi V.22 No.38 • Sept 19-25, 2013 

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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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Leon Russell

Ledger Lines

Whether you’re hankering for Ukrainian “etho chaos,” Mexican electronica, new wave, dance-rock, punk or surf rock, Ledger Lines has you covered.
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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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