Alibi V.25 No.2 • Jan 14-20, 2016 
The Lymbs

Show Up!

Otherwise Occupied

Begin a tuneful task Thursday, Friday or Saturday

Hip-hop at the Launchpad, Spoonfed Tribe rocks Low Spirits, plus the final gig of The Lymbs as Burqueños.
Courtesy of the Artist


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. …