The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

By Tristan Kneschke

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division. 27 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity

Deerhoof's appealing new album is their poppiest and most accessible... until its long final track, that is. Fortunately, the disc's sweet taste outlasts its sour finish.

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14 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Voice: Gumbo

On her debut LP, Voice offers a smorgasbord of lyrical content, but like how the soup can sometimes be prepared, she adds too many ingredients.

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Archie Shepp Band: Geneva Concert [DVD]

A rare chance to revel in the Shepp's charismatic, heavy-lidded physiognomy; both dangerous and gentlemanly at the same time, like some switch-pen carrying street-scholar.

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14 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Johannes Linstead: Café Tropical

Long regarded as one of the top Latin guitarists in the world, Linstead's most recent CD does nothing to dispel the notion.

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14 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Return to the Land of Wonders

Believe it or not, there was a time when Iraq seemed poised on the dawn of a real democracy. Luckily, documentarian Maysoon Pachachi was there to chronicle that amazing moment...before all Hell broke loose.

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David Kilgour: The Far Now

Dreamlike clarity and gentle surreality suffuse David Kilgour's sixth full-length solo album, another slow-burning triumph.

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The Frank Hewitt Trio: Fresh from the Cooler

The classic trio of the unfashionably brilliant bop pianist, on excellent ballad form -- his first recording date issued at last.

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12 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Stomp the Yard (2007)

DJ initially channels his shoulder-chippy anger at "the system" though crunk, and his innovative moves make him a crowd favorite.

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12 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Alpha Dog (2006)

The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.

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Pans Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (2006)

As her belief in herself comes full circle, as she discovers her crucial mythological role as it exists alongside her role alongside her mother, Ofelia becomes more real than her gorgeous allegory can bear.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

// Sound Affects

"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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