Alibi V.23 No.48 • Nov 27-Dec 3, 2014 

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In the Key of Thanksgiving

Seven stellar shows to be grateful for

Wherein we hype a week chock-full of awesome shows, ranging from “etho-chaos” to indie rock to traditional jazz to doom metal. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

Pianos Become The Teeth Keep You · Kim Deal Biker Gone 7-inch · Savages and Bo Ningen Words to the Blind

This week we listened to new releases from Pianos Become the Teeth, Kim Deal and Savages/Bo Ningen. 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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