Dust of a Grand Wazoo
Zappa legacy pervades this week’s shows
Zappa plays Zappa, Apricot Jammers return, plus El Gringo and Helmet.
Not Really a Pretender
Hynde’s human memoir
Hynde’s move to London and her success with The Pretenders is portrayed as one more step away from an injurious but somehow beloved past.
The Quick Brown Fox Fill In the Empty Spaces · Moiré Gel (EP) · Lakker Tundra - Remixed
Reviews of new music releases.
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. …