The Eyes Have It
Dum Dum Girls dim
Captain America examines glum-rock outfit Dum Dum Girls and their latest, Too True, in preview of their Burque gig. Portlandite flannel-meets-leatherette trio Blouse and native theater-rock act Red Light Cameras open.
Ava Luna Electric Balloon · ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron · Slough Feg Digital Resistance
This week we listened to new albums by Ava Luna, ScHoolboy Q and Slough Feg. Now with A/V previews!
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The Genuine Article
AJ Woods proves folk-rock mettle
Wherein Geoffrey Plant reminisces about cassettes and previews singer/songwriter AJ Woods’ eponymous tape release party.
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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. …