Alibi V.25 No.36 • Sept 8-14, 2016 
Mac Sabbath in concert

Music Interview

Mac, Not Black

Sabbath parody band sizzles with special sauce

August March talks burgers and badassery with Mike Odd, manager of Mac Sabbath.
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Zoltán Székely
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Aural Fixation

Zoltán’s Fortune

A new album and a cheese fest

Geoffrey Plant investigates the musical phenomenon known locally as Zoltán Székely.
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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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