Twistin’ the Night Away
Five shows to make you move
Show Up! recommends you see some folk-pop, rock, honky tonk, reggae and rap.
The Black Watch Sugarplum Fairy, Sugarplum Fairy · The Copper Gamins La Quimera de Cobre · Little Wings Explains
This week we listened to The Black Watch, The Copper Gamins and Little Wings.
I Like to Watch (Instantly)
Heck of a Montage, Kurt
Montage of Heck makes use of Cobain’s personal artifacts to tell a tale that rises up from the world of rock music and comes to reside in the realm of American culture as a portrait of one our nation’s great makers.
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. …