Speak of the Devil
Four post-punk, PoMo and nuevomexicano gigs arrive
Show Up! delivers deets on the best post-punk, grindcore, doom, sludge, avant-classical, nuevomexicano, country/variety and experimental concerts happening in Albuquerque this week.
Uncaging the Sun
Wherein August March shares his remembrances of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and a symposium that brought seminal American composer and theorist John Cage to UNM.
Disappears Irreal · Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee · Young Ejecta The Planet
This week we listened to new releases from Disappears, Matana Roberts and Young Ejecta. 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. …