Alibi V.24 No.42 • Oct 15-21, 2015 
FIDLAR: (L-R) Zac Carper, Brandon Schwartzel, Elvis Kuehn and Max Kuehn

Show Up!

Calling FIDLAR’s Tune

Upcoming LA band performs at Launchpad

FIDLAR (Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk) features the confessional, post-addiction poetics of front man and rhythm guitarist Zac Carper backed by the punk but poptastically informed playing of Brandon Schwartzel (bass), Max Kuehn (drums) and Elvis Kuehn (lead guitar). In case you wanna know, the Kuehn brothers are the progeny of T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn.
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Self Defense Family
Mitch Wojcik

Aural Fixation

Heaven is Albuquerque

Guitarist of the post-punk outfit Self Defense Family says, “I think Albuquerque has the best balance of any place I have been in the US.” No wonder he moved here.
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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. …
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