The Jazz Workshop Works It
A conversation with Vicki Dugger
New Mexico Jazz Workshop reaches out to a town that is hungry for jazz.
Royal Fins Protopop · Teen Daze Morning World · Eileen & The In-Betweens everything is alive
This week we listened to Eileen & The In-Betweens, Teen Daze and Royal Fins
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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. …