Alibi V.25 No.30 • July 28-Aug 3, 2016 
Judith Gordon

Music Feature

Something to Chatter About

Art music organization handles work from baroque to modern

Chatter ABQ continues to provide challenging and highly listenable musical programs for a city that digs art music.
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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. …