Alibi V.25 No.17 • April 28-May 4, 2016 
Black Mountain

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Looking for Meaning Amidst the Stars, Bars and Guitars

Five shows to dissolve existential angst

Lots to hear this week: Puscifer at Popejoy, the Indigenous tuneage of the No Rezervations show at Burt’s, indie power trio Miss Massive Snowflake at Savoy Wine Bar, Chicano Batman at Meow Wolf and the West coast super-rock of Black Mountain at the Launchpad.
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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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