Alibi V.24 No.28 • July 9-15, 2015 

Show Up!

Summer Stars, Summer Nights

Five outrageous opportunities to shine

Show Up! has the deets on post-modern delta blues, Brazil-flavored avant-garde, Cabaret and jazz-rock.
A Vision of Voices: John Crosby and the Santa Fe Opera

Get Lit

An Operatic Vision

Crosby’s life as music

Craig A. Smith weaves the tale of John Crosby’s mission to create a world-class opera house on a mesa near Santa Fe.
Livin’ in Merica

Sonic Reducer

Merican Slang Livin' in Merica · The Lymbs Moon · Veruca Salt Ghost Notes

This week we listened to Merican Slang, The Lymbs and Veruca Salt.
Courtesy of the Artist


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. …