Alibi V.22 No.50 • Dec 12-18, 2013 
Milch de la Máquina

Four Up

From rockabilly to “disco-core” to performance art to guitar and vox-centric classical to noise-punk, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.
Ryan Varsi

Aural Fixation

Nihilist Noël

A bleak Xmas mixtape

Old blues, fire-and-brimstone, spoken word and calypso work as a powerful antidote to seasonal muzak and related depression.

Sonic Reducer

Destroyer Five Spanish Songs · 7 Days of Funk 7 Days of Funk · Various Artists There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971

This week we listened to new releases from Destroyer, 7 Days of Funk and Lee Hazlewood and friends. Now with A/V previews.
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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