The Space Invader Freaks Out
Original rock opera glams it up
Billy Miles Brooke’s Loving the Alien celebrates glam, evokes Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, but instead features the story of the alien’s younger brother Iggy in a rocked out, quasi-operatic story of love and life among the humans.
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Women, Concerts, Misogyny
Fans and the scene deserve better
There’s a reason that Kathleen Hanna used to shout “girls to the front!” at Bikini Kill concerts.
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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. …