Alibi V.26 No.40 • Oct 5-11, 2017 
DJ Jazzy Jeff

Show Up!

Until It Was Light

“Listen baby, you can hear the engine ring”

You don't have to indulge in speedy and automobile-like adventures, but you should see some shows this week.
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. …