Vince Staples: Summertime '06

Vince Staples: Summertime '06

By Colin Fitzgerald

The Long Beach rapper steps out with a coming-of-age story on his bold debut album full of stark beats and penetrating lyrics. 6 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

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25 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Coaxing squalls of angry feedback from her trusty axe and leaping around the stage like a rag doll, it's difficult to accept the fact the woman is approaching 60.

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25 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Weeds

Weeds is clear about its stance on getting stoned.

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HomoCore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock by David Ciminelli and Ken Knox

This book is an excellent primer for those interested in learning the basics about HomoCore.

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The Errol Morris DVD Collection (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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Errol Morris' documentaries are strange, perfect journeys.

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24 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Superchumbo: Wowie Zowie

Wowie Zowie serves as something of a riposte to the aggressively desexualized facade of so much modern house.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Souls’ Chapel

Stuart knows how to make anything fun… even a religion that is being used as a bludgeon by our current presidential administration and many of our legislators.

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	Esther Phillips: Jazz Moods / Hot

A slice of '70s soul from a singer who always brings it, even when her material is a semi-discofied mixed bag.

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	Eric Lewis: Hopscotch [CD and DVD]

A non-anonymous set by a pianist the expert employment agency of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra booked, trio then suddenly unaccompanied swinging in a two-handed style with Jaki Byard for precedent. You get to see him play all but one track on an accompanying DVD.

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24 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	J-Live: The Hear After

The triple threat completes his opening trilogy with resolutely impressive panache, establishing a firm platform for mature hip-hop that thinks as hard as it hits.

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	Black Halos: Alive Without Control

Memo to the band: Just be yourself.

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