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Terry Ohms: Terry Ohms Plays Wes McDonald

Ohms skillfully bashes out songs on his guitar that bring to mind a punk Townes Van Zandt.

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Willard Grant Conspiracy: Let It Roll

An off-kilter album of fiery, fun alt-country that will satisfy anyone with a deep love of well-developed and thoughtful Americana.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Hills - The Complete First Season

MTV keeps handing L.C. the keys, knowing full well that by the end of the season, the Q-ratings of her cohort will vastly exceed her own.

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The Perfect Thing by Steven Levy

Levy does not propose that we consider the iPod to be a perfect or ideal thing; rather, he begins from the premise that the cultural marketplace has already rendered this verdict.

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Various Artists: Endless Highway: The Music of the Band

They say everything can be replaced, but you wouldn't know it from this lukewarm tribute to one of rock's most timeless, legendary groups.

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Otis Taylor: Definition of a Circle

Taylor sounds like he's struggling for a new sound, but he still delivers some quality performances.

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The Dean Martin Double Feature (1960)

These films are perfect for a rainy weekend at home; almost four hours of light nonsense you won’t have to think about at all.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Nassau: Machines to Paradise

Nassau is a Canadian band that could make a name for itself a la Arcade Fire, Stars or Broken Social Scene.

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Adrienne Pierce: Faultline

Lyrically and thematically, there is no denying Pierce’s extraordinary ability to come across as ordinary. Musically, her fanfare for the common woman becomes a bit of a tougher sell.

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Various Artists: Metals Darkside [DVD]

Ex-porn stars and metal, what could be better? Uh lots of things, it so happens.

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Sunshine Anderson: Sunshine at Midnight

Sunshine seems content to be the patron saint for the girlfriend of every lie-detector-test-taking cheating man on the Maury Povich show.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dr. Dog: We All Belong

Philadelphia's psych-pop darlings issue a more polished version of their '60s-influenced sunshine pop.

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26 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

        The Knack: Get the Knack

Knuke the Knack? No way! Boy, if it isn’t odd how these guys managed to make so many people sick back in 1979. Along with

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26 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

	Ken Ishii: Flatspin

There are at least two ways to look at Flatspin, the latest release from Japanese DJ and composer Ken Ishii: as a collection of minimal

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26 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

	Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel (1st LP)

Peter Gabriel. Globally conscious rock activist. Solo superstar. Former Genesis freak. The man who released four albums with the same title. Take your pick. He’

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26 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

	Miles Davis: Jazz at the Plaza

1958 was a pivotal year for Miles Davis. Already a firmly entrenched leader in the burgeoning jazz scene of the late ‘50s, by 1958 Davis began to

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	The Cars: self-titled

The Cars made a lot of great music in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but arguably the best they ever made is that on their eponymous

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26 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

	Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies

The world stopped turning when Alice Cooper rose to prominence in the early ‘70s. Taking somewhat of a cue from The Beatles, Cooper took rock

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26 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

	Rodney Crowell: Diamonds and Dirt

Up to the 1988 release of his fourth album, Diamonds and Dirt, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell had enjoyed immense success in the country music scene but crucially,

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26 Feb 2007 // 12:00 AM

David Byrne

PopMatters' Lyra Pappin grills David Byrne in an attempt to understand why "I don't have to prove that I am creative!"

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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

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"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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