Into the Wild
Three howl-worthy gigs for your week
Show Up! delivers deets on hip-hop, garage-pop, art-punk, EDM, chillwave and dirty jazz concerts par excellence. Owooooo!
Evian, Cowboy Hats and (Aging) Young Gods
An interview with Swans’ Michael Gira
Wherein Michael Gira talks To Be Kind, St. Vincent, peeing on tour, the Man’s Hat Shop and the Four Corners area.
This Is The Kit Bashed Out · Polar Bear Same As You · Brian Wilson No Pier Pressure
We blasted new albums by This Is The Kit, Polar Bear and Brian Wilson on our office jambox. Scope our reviews and A/V.
Courtesy of the Artist
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. …