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.
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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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. …