Alibi V.23 No.5 • Jan 30-Feb 5, 2014 
La Luz

Four Up

Get your surf, Gothic Winter Ball, high desert blues-rock and psych-electro-punk improv on with a little help from Four Up. Now with A/V previews!

Get Lit

The Beatles Are Here!

50 Years after the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember

August March reviews Penelope Rowlands’ stellar, forthcoming Beatlemania tome The Beatles Are Here!

Sonic Reducer

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything · Pixies EP2 · Nick Drake Tuck Box

This week we listened to new releases from Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial, Pixies and Nick Drake. Now with A/V previews!
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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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