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 Oct 12 - 18, 2017 
Mastodon

Music Interview

The Drummer as Mastodon

Brann Dailor on music and life

By August March
August March chats with Brann Dailor of Mastodon about prog rock, metal and the narrative that has begun to fill up the band’s oeuvre.
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Mists of Time

Play me a sad song

By August March
Great art comes under duress, que no? If that meirda’s true, then August March imploring Alibi readers to go out and see some shows is a frikkin’ masterpiece!

Sonic Reducer

Jefe Mac Jackpot · SHREWD Keep Your LIVE Down · Heaven for Less Minor Sixth

By August March
New releases by the mysterious Jefe Mac, the triumphal SHREWD and the gritty Heaven for Less.

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The Return of Gatas y Vatas

DIY experimental music fest happens today, Friday and Saturday

By Monica Demarco

There are some live music experiences that are so out-of-the-ordinary, so electric with energy, so unexpected that as ithey happen, you realize how lucky you are to be there. No grainy live video feed can capture these transformative musical moments; as you explain it to others clumsy words just can’t tell the depth of the experience.

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Their Kindness is Charade

Crystal Castles • electropunk, synth pop, witch house

By August March
Remember the thing called Witch House? How about darkwave? The constant bifurcation of artistic paths in the field of electronic music can be damnably confusing and irritating, as well as rewarding and helluva lot of fun too—as long as you pick the right band. When adherents of these sorts of genres aren't busy sorting their rainbow-colored toe socks and looking for tubes of Vick's Vaporub to snatch up at the local Walmart, then it's a pretty fair bet that they are listening to the likes of Crystal Castles, a duo of Canuck electro-arhats …
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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

By August March
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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