Alibi V.24 No.37 • Sept 10-16, 2015 

Show Up!

Dancing Toward Deliverance

Four oceanic outings

Surf Lords, Madeon’s French House, Gordyfest and a return to the Roost

Rock Reads

Hippie Chicks!

Sugar Magnolia in the modern age

Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion & Surrender

Rocanrol culture is rife with celebratory rites. This is especially true in it's most lively manifestation, the rock concert—a timeless expression of joy that is sometimes laced with a certain longing for freedom that is a hallmark of the American experience. No group of people has been more successful in realizing that profound joie de vivre than the hippies.

Photographer Jay Blakesberg captures the quintessence of all that in his new, vibrantly realized book of photographs from the scene, Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion & Surrender, to be released on Oct. 1, 2015 by Rock Out Books.

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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. …