Alibi V.24 No.12 • March 19-25, 2015 

Show Up!

Meeting of the Minds

Four perspective-changing concerts

Show Up! delivers deets on rad electro/post-pop, blues rock, post-punk/math rock and stoner rock gigs happening this week in Burque.

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Get Lit

No Simple Highway explores Dead mythology

Peter Richardson’s new cultural history of the Grateful Dead, No Simple Highway, breathes nuance into an iconic chronicle of American subcultural royalty.
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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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