Alibi V.25 No.19 • May 12-18, 2016 
Muni Kulasingha

Aural Fixation

Art Groove Celebrates Life

Fundraiser benefits Mental Health Awareness Month

This weekend, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Albuquerque’s Cinder Cone Media is hosting Art Groove: Free Your Mind and Shine, an art and music fundraiser unlike any other.
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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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