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The Zincs: Black Pompadour

Fresh off of their first cross-country tour, Chicago's Zincs internalize all that movement on a set of spry, shimmering rock.

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Ozomatli: Dont Mess With the Dragon

The Grammy-winning Latin rock/hip-hop collective keeps their political priorities in order while pulling off a multi-faceted musical coup on their most pop-friendly record to date.

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29 Mar 2007 // 10:59 PM

Marc Chagall by Jonathan Wilson

Chagall's dilemma --_ Yiddish culture versus his desire to be a modern artist -- was never resolved.

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29 Mar 2007 // 10:59 PM

13 Tzameti (2005)

With a gun to the head, all men are equal – or at least equally damned.

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Various Artists: Rock Relief: Live in Concert [DVD]

When Michael Bolton turns in the most restrained performance of the program, something has gone dreadfully wrong.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:45 AM

Sons of Hollywood

Trying too hard to be stylish and too little to conjure a plot, Sons of Hollywood can't quite decide what it has to say.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:20 AM

This American Life

Ira Glass' specialty is finding seemingly obscure or trivial occurrences, demonstrating and respecting their significance in the lives of those involved.

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29 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

WonderCon 2007

WonderCon has become for so many not just an occasional visit but a yearly tradition

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Moonlighting - Season Five - The Final Season

A Moonlighting discussion -- about the romance, chemistry, and physics of a classic show.

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John Prine: Live on Soundstage 1980 [DVD]

In this welcoming performance, one of music’s most remarkable songwriters brings you back to where it all began.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:04 PM

Yndi Halda: Enjoy Eternal Bliss

Yndi Halda has woven a beautiful tapestry with their debut.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:03 PM

Zozobra: Harmonic Tremors

This is a monstrously loud, utterly enjoyable slab of melodic metal.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:02 PM

Lily Frost: Flights of Fancy

The Canadian indie pop singer returns with a fine little EP of "misfit songs".

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:01 PM

The Fratellis: The Flathead EP

The Fratellis are the musical equivalent of Andy Millman's When the Whistle Blows: broad, catchphrase-based, and utterly demoralizing

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The Oscar Peterson Trio: The Berlin Concert [DVD]

A 1985 concert by the jazz trio led by legendary pianist Peterson is straight-ahead swing of a somewhat mechanical nature

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Inside the Music of Brian Wilson by Philip Lambert

It's the ultimate in the band A = band B + band C style of music criticism, and it grows old quickly.

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Various Artists: International Sad Hits

Even in this supposed global information era there's still music of stature and depth being made in other countries without our knowledge.

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Maria Taylor: Lynn Teeter Flower

Taylor is a blues singer of an atypical type, expressing emotions in a calm, controlled fashion, more like most people do on an everyday basis.

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Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Having attained mainstream success -- and arguably the world's most coveted guitarist -- Modest Mouse are back. Surprisingly, they sound like neither event ever happened.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ry Cooder: My Name Is Buddy

On his latest album, global producer and cultural resurrectionist Ry Cooder is influenced by another great and important artist: himself.

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