Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

By Vince Carducci

Youngquist brings considerable skills to the life and work of the legendary but underappreciated and often misunderstood composer, keyboardist, and poet Sun Ra. 8 Dec 2016 // 7:30 AM

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The Brecker Brothers: Sneakin Up Behind You

The Legacy Signature Series profiles the NY sound of mid-'70s funk-fusion.

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18 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ojos de Brujo: Techarí

Ojos de Brujo is back with an excellent third album that blends traditional flamenco with diverse styles, ranging from hip-hop to reggae.

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Luna: The Best of Luna and Lunafied

In Luna, Dean Wareham quipped his way through New York's arty-boho, high-society set over a cinematic soundscape of catchy melodies, guitar textures, and chugging Velvet Underground-inspired rock.

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Dan Melchior: Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones

Billy Childish collaborator Dan Melchior rips the world another one with scorching blues rock vamps and lacerating lyrics.

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18 Oct 2006 // 5:00 AM

12twelve: LUnivers

The Spanish jazz/post-rock quartet delivers one of the year's most interesting -- and rewarding -- albums.

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New Salem Witch Hunters: New Salem Witch Hunters

Back in the garage with their bullshit detectors! 1986 Ohio classic reissued for 20th anniversary.

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18 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Tierra Santa: Mejor Morir en Pie

Tierra Santa is the top metal group in Spain. This is their eighth album, and it apparently puts a much higher emphasis on melody than

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

South Park

As the boys grew pimply and fat (Cartman got fatter), the gaming company focused on finding more consumers. Everyone was at fault, from kids to corporate suits.

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Robert Pollard: Normal Happiness

Far from giving up the grape, Dayton, Ohio's greatest rockstar opts for consistency on sixth effort of the year.

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

30 Rock: Series Premiere

Whether Fey the writer lacked willingness to insert any 'edgy' material into her show or Fey the producer removed it is irrelevant. The result is the same: a show neutered beyond relevance and devoid of entertainment value.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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