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17 Feb 2009 // 7:59 PM

Live from Bonnaroo 2008

The communal spirit seems almost sacrosanct to its attendees and artists, some of whom invoke the term 'commune' in the footage on this disc.

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My Morning Jacket: iTunes Live from Las Vegas at the Palms

Jim James and associates reinvent themselves once again, this time falling somewhere between Quiet Storm soul balladeers and a cummerbund-rocking wedding band.

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Laughing Through the Tears: The Enduring Journey of Etta James

As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.

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What It Was Like

In the early '80s Detroit, Motown was as unquestionable as air. Who didn't like air?

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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Stacy Peralta's documentary traces the emergence of gangs in L.A., as well as their contexts and causes.

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Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Even if you're not actually walking around on the streets or going into buildings, the Los Angeles here feels just as fully realized as New York City does in Grand Theft Auto 4.

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18 Dec 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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21 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

My Morning Jacket

If a concert is a give and take communication process between the artist and the audience, each feeding off the other’s energy, then the DC crowd let My Morning Jacket down this time.

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My Morning Jacket has learned to pace itself on the road, but it still goes wild in the studio

Plenty of rock bands have made exceptional albums but stunk like a dead carp on stage. And then there’s the peculiar case of My

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22 Aug 2008 // 4:22 AM

My Morning Jacket take its cues from R&B, rock

The guys in My Morning Jacket live in Kentucky, play electric guitars and sport facial hair, all of which can add up to only one

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Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music

Informative and educational, intriguing and entertaining, part American history lesson, part biography and part concert film.

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12 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Flying Lotus: Los Angeles

This album is a swirling, cohesive trip through outerspace that begs for repeated listens.

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My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

Evil Urges sounds like an album that falls well short of its mark, committing itself to a sound that ultimately weakens its songs.

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Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.

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4 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Billie Holiday: Lady Day

Some of the finest small-group swing ever, accompanying the finest body of vocal performances in jazz history.

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8 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes

Viramontes loves L.A., and her new novel is a multilayered homage to the lives of "the forgotten poor... the despised and reviled" in East L.A./Boyle Heights of the 1960s.

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When William Smith Monroe was born on Sept. 13, 1911, few people other than the neighbors of James Buchanan “Buck” and Malissa Vandiver Monroe knew about it.

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My Morning Jacket: At Dawn and Tennessee Fire Demos Package

This collection of demos casts the spotlight on singer Jim James where, stripped of his solid band, he shows he can still shine as a songwriter.

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My Morning Jacket: Okonokos [DVD]

If you think Kentucky's transcendental rockers My Morning Jacket are a bit creepy, well, you're right. And wrong.

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Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.

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