Alibi V.25 No.23 • June 9-15, 2016 
Russell James Pyle

Show Up!

Over and Under and Sideways

Give it up for some shows!

Russell James Pyle at Marble, a triple bill of Americana at The Co-Op, the dig-able sound dust of TroyBoi at Launchpad and woman-produced goth-horrorcore-death-metal-rap at The Jam Spot. In other words, something for everyone.
Courtesy of the Artist

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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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