From Here to There
Four modal proofs worth braving
Respectively repping homegrown post-prog/avant-jazz, Califas garage punk, Aussie rocanrol-flavored electro and El Lay shoegaze/glum rock—Show Up! delivers deets on four rad concerts happening this week in Albuquerque.
Wherein we preview Björk’s new concert film Biophilia Live—screening this weekend at Guild Cinema—and review new Metallica biography Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014).
Grouper Ruins · Deerhoof La Isla Bonita · Inspiral Carpets Inspiral Carpets
This week we listened to new releases by Grouper, Deerhoof and Inspiral Carpets. 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. …