Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai

Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai

By Adriane Pontecorvo

Ibibio Sound Machine's sophomore album is a nonstop block party, bursting with summer soul, retro electronics, and funky Afrobeat. 28 Feb 2017 // 1:30 AM

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15 Sep 2006 // 3:00 PM

Golden Smog

The Fifty-Quid-Bloke is in the ascendancy, and Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), and the Jayhawks' Gary Louris and Marc Perlman are here to greet him.

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The Dresden Dolls are the kind of act that cosmetics companies dream of -- one that set rivers of hair dye and mascara flowing.

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Persephones Bees: Notes from the Underground

A sugared pop rock (the musical genre not the exploding candy) confection of a major label debut for a quirky band fronted by a beautiful voice.

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Kerosene Kondors: New American Standards

Rock-solid second outing for Northern California's finest all-purpose blues/country/folk/jug band.

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15 Sep 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Finals: Plan Your Getaway

If there's room for a straight-up rock band in this genrefied age, the Finals are a good choice for taking on that role.

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15 Sep 2006 // 3:54 AM

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Why the detectives are obsessed with the murder is never clear, though it may have to do with the vacuum of a movie swirling around them: they've got nothing else to do.

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Metallic Falcons: Desert Doughnuts

Remember that Western movie with Sharon Stone as the gunslinger riding into the dusty desert town to blow things apart with lead and vengeance? Can

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15 Sep 2006 // 2:28 AM

Gridiron Gang (2006)

During the first few moments of Gridiron Gang, the Rock appears as a specter of earnest moral resilience amid clanging doors and stark, forbidding spaces.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:20 AM

Keeping Mum (2005)

The most enjoyable portions of the film mock Mary Poppins-style children's literature, whereby a goodhearted but lost family is set aright by a no-nonsense nanny.

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The Last Kiss (2006)

At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.

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