Alibi V.23 No.34 • Aug 21-27, 2014 
Black Spirituals

Music Interview

Postmodern Black Spirituals

Oakland duo’s pilgrimage Of Deconstruction

August March talks composition, deconstruction and artistic evolution with Black Spirituals’ Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins. Experience the Oakland, Calif. duo at Spirit Abuse this weekend.
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Queensrÿche circa 2014
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Show Up!

Members of Dio, Ozzy and AC/DC Converge

Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche headlines Sunshine

Resident Alibi hesher Constance Moss reports on the farewell tour of Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche.
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Sonic Reducer

The Underachievers Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium · Dilated Peoples Directors of Photography · Wiz Khalifa Blacc Hollywood

This week’s all hip-hop Sonic Reducer takes on new albums from The Underachievers, Dilated Peoples and Wiz Khalifa. Now with A/V!
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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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