Alibi V.24 No.17 • April 23-29, 2015 

Show Up!

What You Came For

Concerts worthy of attention

Show Up! delivers deets on some of finest hip-hop, alt-folk, Native rock and reunion concerts happening this week in Burque.

Aural Fixation

What Is “Art Music”?

Wherein August March breaks down the meaning of the term “art music” and reflects on his own experiences with the lofty genre.

Sonic Reducer

SuperGiant On to the Stars · ICUMDRUMS The Girdle · Big Sad Guy Big Sad Guy II

This week we listened to new, local releases by SuperGiant, ICUMDRUMS and Big Sad Guy. 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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