Alibi V.24 No.1 • Jan 1-7, 2015 

Year in Review: Music

The Year 2014 in ABQ

On what we lost ... and gained

Wherein we reflect on Albuquerque’s sonic scene circa 2014.
Pilot To Bombardier: From left, Rhian Batson, Travis Williams, Sean McCullough and Miguel Villarreal
Sean McCullough

Aural Fixation

You Can’t Keep a Good Band Down

Pilot To Bombardier returns

Captain America reports on the 2015 reunion of majestic emo crew of yore Pilot To Bombardier.
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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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