Concision and Concurrence
A cray collection of upcoming concerts
A(nother) Bowie tribute at the Co-Op, San Holo at the El Rey, Lady Uranium and friends at the Tannex, Bigawatt and co-conspirators, Jake Shimabukuro, Baracutang and Mountain Blood Fest III. And more! Whew!
Living Hour Living Hour · Katherine Farnham Vintage · Adult Books Running from the Blows
Reviews of new music releases.
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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. …