Alibi V.23 No.35 • Aug 28-Sept 3, 2014 
From left, the Hutchinson Family Singers, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and N.W.A

Aural Fixation

Revolutions Per Century

A brief history of American protest music

American August March examines the storied history of the aural tradition of protest in the USA.
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Music to Your Ears

From rap battles to world beat fusion to sludge metal, Music to Your Ears has you covered. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers · Robyn Hitchcock The Man Upstairs · Rustie Green Language

This week we listed to new releases from Robyn Hitchcock, The New Pornographers and Rustie. 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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