Alibi V.23 No.12 • March 20-26, 2014 
DOOMSQUAD

Four Up

Whether you’re craving dark new age, swervegaze, Latin/rock/hip-hop fusion, doom metal or avant-garde black metal, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!
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Last Month in Music

Last Month(s) in Music: December 2013, January 2014

Wherein author Mike Smith shares notes on local shows from December 2013 and January 2014 ... and has an imaginary conversation with his editor.

Sonic Reducer

Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together · These New Puritans Field of Reeds · Carla Bozulich Boy

This week, we listened to new releases from Architects, These New Puritans and Carla Bozulich. 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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