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Thirdimenson: Before the End Begins

Swedish alt-rockers Thirdimension go to church and find themselves on a live album that serves up strikingly beautiful acoustic renditions of material from their first two albums.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

La Vie Promise (2002)

Despite Huppert’s commendable performance this film sinks under the weight of derivative characters, contrived and overly convenient plot points, and simplistic themes.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Apartment Zero (1988)

Roman Polanski’s shadow looms large, here. His signature themes of alienation, paranoia, and identity are built into the plot and the tone is his specialty: part thriller, part jet black comedy.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Amon Tobin: Foley Room

These are field recordings at their most viscerally involved, built into their tracks from the ground up.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Radicalfashion: Odori

Odori is where the romantic era and the electronic age meet.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ranarim: Morning Star

The apple-cheeked bounce of a hopped-up village green.

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Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever: Honk Toot Suite

Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever aren’t knee-deep in either Celtic music or bluegrass, but instead weave a nice and nifty combination of the two.

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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Like the onset of hormones, Cam Archer's Wild Tigers I have Known mixes a heady swirl of daydreams and stripped-down self-awareness.

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk is essentially an interactive mystery novel, and is really meant to be enjoyed as such.

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:04 PM

The Roches: Moonswept

The three Roche sisters possess lovely voices and the ability to create stunning vocal harmonies that just take one's breath away.

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Huntsville: For the Middle Class

Serene but inventive drone-based music from improvisation-minded Norwegians.

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The Summer Wardrobe: The Summer Wardrobe

Like Texan psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-based band the Summer Wardrobe enjoy melding traditional country instruments into a heady brew of trippy cerebral

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:01 PM

The Elders: Racing the Tide

When people think of Celtic rock, they often think of the Waterboys or the Pogues. The Elders, with lead singer (and Irishman) Ian Bryne at

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

If you have ever bought a black-light to create the right ambiance when you played air-guitar on a backwards tennis racket in your parents’ house, then Tenacious D will not disappoint.

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Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik

At first I hated this book; then I made peace with it; then I started to enjoy it.

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mcluhans Wake (2002)

As dangerous as the world seems to be, it is also enchanting; all the more reason to try to understand the ways in which we are being affected, refigured even, by the tools of our own invention.

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Cajmere vs. Green Velvet: Ministry of Sound Sessions

I don't believe that Curtis Jones is mentally ill, but I do think he's having a lot of fun.

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Coleman Hawkins: At Ease with Coleman Hawkins

Taking it easy, to a fault.

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Chip Taylor: This Side of the Big River

This 1975 record from the writer of "Angel in the Morning" is probably the only country record to feature a jazz fusion electric piano breakdown.

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Men Behaving Badly – Complete Series

Rob Schneider has charisma and surrounds himself with funny people, but when it all boils down, the concentrated, Schneider-reduction sauce just isn’t palatable.

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