Alibi V.25 No.28 • July 14-20, 2016 
Pedrito Martinez Group

Jazzed

It’s Time for a Jazz Fest!

Annual concert series puts Burque on the map

We’re jazzed about jazz!

Sonic Reducer

Rafi Bookstaber Late Summer · Cool Ghouls Animal Races · Haley Bonar Impossible Dream

Mr. Plant does his hoodoo on releases by Rafi Bookstaber, Cool Ghouls and Haley Bonar.
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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