A Lyrical Introduction to Several Forms of Concert Music
Jam out this week to hip-hop, EDM, reggae and rock
It’s a busy weekend: KYLE raps at the Launchpad, the mysterious Marshmello invades Effex, Leeches of Lore rocks at the Moonlight Lounge, Birds of Chicago warbles at the Cooperage and Cloud Kickers International descends on Burt’s.
AJ Woods and The Fence
Cassette release party at Guild Cinema
The Fence, released by Colorado DIY cassette tape label, Tinyamp Records, is the latest by local singer-songwriter AJ Woods—a musician who's recent, low stakes Movement in the Grass led me to compare him to Neil Young and Bill Callahan (Smog).
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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. …