Alibi V.22 No.48 • Nov 28-Dec 4, 2013 

Four Up

Sunday dominates, with Talib Kweli, Morbid Angel and Chatter creating a vortex of awesome, but an elysian recital yet awaits on Monday, Dec. 2. Now with A/V.
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Aural Fixation

Grace Before Meat

Tracks in the key of gratitude

Soundtrack some thankfulness with our überTHXGVNG playlist, feat. Big Star, Magazine, Laurie Anderson and more.

Sonic Reducer

Goitia Deitz Dream Meridian · L.I.E.S. Music for Shut-Ins · Cate Le Bon Mugshot Museum

This week we listened to Dream Meridian, Music for Shut-Ins and Mugshot Museum. Now with A/V.
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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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