Alibi V.25 No.16 • April 21-27, 2016 
Chelsea Wolfe

Music Interview

The Liminal States of Chelsea Wolfe

In her music the singer bisects all the bullshit and all the beauty

Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss equals much more than the sum of its fuzzed out guitar and thudding industrial synth, and it's Wolfe's confident voice that is the album's spine. Maggie Grimason speaks to the artist in advance of her April 26 Sister show.

Sonic Reducer

Five Mile Float A Colour · PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project · Wire Nocturnal Koreans

Robin Babb listened to new albums by PJ Harvey and Wire; August March tunes into the latest from Five Mile Float.
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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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