Enter the El Rey
Wherein August March delineates intersections of hip-hop nation and hyperlocal music history in preview of a Method Man & Redman concert.
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From alt.rock to Italian occult psychedelia, Samantha Anne Carrillo scares up deets on two shouldn’t-miss concerts. Now with A/V!
Mac Miller Faces · Down Down IV, Pt. II · Lady Uranium Vulpes Vulpes
This week we listened to new releases from Lady Uranium, Mac Miller and Down. Now with A/V!
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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. …