Reviews

25 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Eric Bibb: Diamond Days

Bibb redefines the blues by weaving stories from life’s experience and putting a positive spin on them.

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24 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

Extras

Andy returns to the people who admire him unconditionally -- just because he's on TV. There's sadness in his smile as he hoists a pint with the madding crowd.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff: Hip Hop Forever, Vol. 3

One of hip-hop's favorite deejays mixes a winner.

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French Toast: Ingleside Terrace

Between the two of them, French Toast founders Jerry Busher and James Canty have been in a half dozen highly regarded DC post punk bands,

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Hall of Justus: Soldiers Of Fortune

Hall of Justus, otherwise known as the Justus League, is a team of up-and-coming rappers and producers from North Carolina who have been lingering on

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24 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

A troubled family struggles toward redemption in Alice Hoffman's 'Skylight Confessions'.

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The Broken West: I Cant Go On, Ill Go On

The artists formerly known as the Brokedown release a debut album which draws heavily on Brian Wilson-era psych pop with hints of '90s alt-rock.

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The Best American Comics 2006

By virtue of Pekar's immersion in the comix underground, he's uniquely equipped to lead newcomers on a tour of the best graphic work of the past year that reveals its depth and breadth.

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Various Artists: Hyphy Hitz

The latest from the Bay Area bureau of rap tourism.

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24 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Born To Run by Eric Meola

It's been a very, very nice season for Bruce freaks.

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Julie Doiron: Woke Myself Up

Reconnecting with former Eric's Trip bandmates, Doiron delivers a profoundly affecting account of the joys and difficulties of family and love.

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24 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Zizek! (2005)

Following both one of the most entertaining and intellectually stimulating philosophers in recent memory, Zizek! serves as a suitable introduction to an eccentric and erudite cultural theorist that defies easy categorization.

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Johan Van der Keuken: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 (2006)

Throughout this collection Van der Keuken always returns to the instincts of “the lonely, wandering eye” of his youth, documenting the individual in daily drudgery, looking for the subtle revelations of the unguarded moment.

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Turn Off The Stars: Turn Off The Stars

Don’t let the cover or the photo on the back fool you, these guys wouldn’t know emo rock if they tripped over it.

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Whats Going On

This set by New Orleans transfusionists reworks the stuff of a 30-year-old Marvin Gaye album of the same name, "recorded in a nation torn by war, ecological disaster and poverty." Guess why!

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The Silent Years: The Silent Years

Straighforward indie pop from Detroit. Worth even looking at? Somehow, yes.

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La Cumbiamba eNeYé: Marioneta

This is no straight Latin American party album... it's more various and less hit-fixated than that.

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Willy Porter: Available Light

The Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter turns in a fine effort but still can't top his '95 breakthrough.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

Gescom: MiniDisc

MiniDisc finally hits CD. Confusion ensues.

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Clara Hill: All I Can Provide

The album wants to move you. But first, it's gotta connect.

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