Alibi V.25 No.31 • Aug 4-10, 2016 
Black Milk

Show Up!

After School is Over

Learn what life’s about

This week’s concert previews include upcoming shows by Black Milk, Red Light Cameras, the Dirty Brown Jug Band and Boz Scaggs.

Sonic Reducer

Kent Miller Contributions · Alessandro Fadini A Dark and Stormy Day · Dmitri Matheny Jazz Noir

This week, resident Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant takes readers on a jazz odyssey!
Courtesy of the Artist


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. …