Alibi V.23 No.47 • Nov 20-26, 2014 
From left, Slander and DJ Qbert

Show Up!

The Soul of the Party

Five bomb gigs serve as sonic balm

Show Up! delivers deets on electro, experimental, nuevomexicano, hip-hop and turntablism concerts happening this week in the 505.

Sonic Reducer

Neil Young Storytone · Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 · Pink Floyd The Endless River

This week we listened to new releases of older sounds from Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan and brand-new ones from Neil Young.
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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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