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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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.
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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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. …