Alibi V.23 No.44 • Oct 30-Nov 5, 2014 

Show Up!

Mariners, Monsters and the Iceage

Five rocking rave-ups for restless nights

From über-theatrical metal to experimental rock to Mike Watt’s sea-punk, Show Up! has deets on five concert treats. Now with A/V!

Get Lit

Get Lit proffers reviews of Sharry Wilson’s biography of childhood Neil Young, Young Neil, and Herbie Hancock’s autobiography, Possibilities.

Sonic Reducer

The Flaming Lips With a Little Help from My Fwends · Mark Lanegan Band Phantom Radio · You+Me rose ave.

This week we listened to new releases from The Flaming Lips, Mark Lanegan Band and You+Me. 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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