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 May 15 - 21, 2014 

Music Feature

Burque’s Spanish-Language Music Scene

From norteño and corridos to polka and beyond

By Franchesca Stevens
Franchesca Stevens reports on the state of the Spanish-language club scene in Burque. Long story short, it’s thriving.
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Somebody Get Me a Cheeseburger

By August March
Wherein August March previews a Journey/Steve Miller Band/Tower of Power concert through the lens of American pop culture, film and teevee.
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Sonic Reducer

The Safes Record Heat · Pink Mountaintops Get Back · Dolly Parton Blue Smoke

This week we listened to new releases from Dolly Parton, The Safes and Pink Mountaintops. Now with A/V!
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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

By August March
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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