Alibi V.25 No.6 • Feb 11-17, 2016 
Le Butcherettes

Aural Fixation

Five Mexican Bands You Should Listen to Now!

Mexican rocanrol that fucking rocks!
Sun Ra
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Show Up!

The Source of All Music

A place in space, also an earthly race

Black Music Through the Ages, Great States at the Launchpad and the blues of Carolyn Wonderland at Low Spirits.
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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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