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Marnie Stern: In Advance of the Broken Arm

A lot of crazy young people will blow out their eardrums to this in the next several months.

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Profane Waste by Gretchen Craft Rubin and Dana Hoey

What is the point of a self-indulgent celebration of waste, profane or otherwise, in this age of inconvenient truth, a time in which ecological sustainability is the single-most pressing issue facing the planet?

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Slayer (2006)

Slayer isn't great, and it isn't a hopeless failure, but it's not especially noteworthy, either.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Hobex: Enlightened Soul

Hobex doesn't reinvent the wheel, but you can feel the Soul Gods smiling with approval, and faux-soul acts everywhere going red with embarrassment.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Residents: Freak Show

An intriguing place for someone to approach listening to, and looking at, the Residents' work.

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Robert Greenwald Presents - The Brave New Films Box Set (2006)

Ultimately, if these films do their job, more idle viewers will eventually become the kind of people who will want to do more than wait and watch.

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Gianmaria Testa: Da Questa Parte del Mare

The Italian singer-songwriter has yet to release an album that isn't at least quite good, and the trend continues with his latest.

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Bleeding Through: The Truth

It might have come out a year ago, but that won't stop us from taking a look at one of 2006's better metalcore releases.

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Evilsons: Cooking With… Evilsons

Evilsons are relaxed and laidback on the island-tinged, dubbed-accented pop of “Sneaky Men” that falls in the same category as bands like Maroon 5 and Jason

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19 Feb 2007 // 12:00 AM

Factory Girl (2006)

Part breathless, part exhausted, the movie offers up a gossipy interpretation of Edie Sedgwick's life and death.

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The Feeling: Four Stops and Home EP

No matter what superlatives NME spews in the Feeling's favour -- I think it was something along the lines of the band being the most exciting thing going in rock right now -- this band is squarely MOR.

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Sunny Sweeney: Heartbreakers Hall of Fame

Sunny Sweeney is the real country deal.  With the voice of an east Texas honky-tonk angel that evokes the sassy confidence of Loretta Lynn,

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River City Tanlines: Im Your Negative

Are you ready to rock?

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:02 PM

Blinded Colony: Bedtime Prayers

Although the frozen north seems to be a beacon for hard rock and metal, not every band that emerges from the ice is listenable, much

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Various Artists: Family Values Tour 2006

Why, oh why can't nu-metal just go away and die?

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Yoko Ono: Yes, Im a Witch

If Yoko Ono is truly a witch as she professes, then her new collaboration with some of today’s hippest artists is a haunting mixed-genre brew.

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Weird Sister and Red

All witches must have been, at some point, as cool as these girls are.

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The Rhythm of the Road by Albyn Leah Hall

The tragedy of music, on the evidence of The Rhythm of the Road is the way it lends flesh to powerful escapist fantasies, which for some people prove more appealing than the real world.

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A Man for All Seasons: Special Edition (1966)

A Man for All Seasons is an overblown, stuffy history lesson without much to offer in the way of cinematic innovation. It's beautifully safe and painfully accurate.

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

After Innocence (2005)

After Innocence, on paper, should be an infuriating and depressing film, and indeed, it often is. And yet, the main current coursing underneath it all is one of indestructible hope.

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