Whether you’re craving West African sound, post-punk, electro, Burger-flavored garage/pop/psych/soul or psych-rock, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!
Kyle Dean Reinford
That Sweet, Sweet Soul
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings bring something fierce
Wherein Mark Lopez examines soul music, Daptone Records and the inimitable Sharon Jones in preview of a Santa Fe gig.
Trust Joyland · Axxa/Abraxas Axxa/Abraxas · Eagulls Eagulls
This week we listened to new releases from Trust, Axxa/Abraxas and Eagulls. Now with A/V previews!
Courtesy of the Artist
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. …