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Can Joann: Hurt People Hurt People

An album of cool grooves partly created and recorded in a 19th century North Carolina farmhouse.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Angra: Aurora Consurgens

If there’s one place that continues to have an insatiable hunger for ‘80s metal 20 years after the fact, it’s Brazil, something we can

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Userlands by Dennis Cooper (Editor)

Pain can take the shape of alienation or substance abuse, but most often it is in the form of eroticized physical violence.

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Charles Tolliver Big Band: With Love

A modern big band comes out punching.

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Gym Class Heroes: As Cruel As School Children

MTV loves these guys, and why not? They're quirky, energetic, and offer an easy-to-swallow version of alternative hip-hop for the kids of today.

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Various Artists: 8-Bit Operators

An entire generation weaned on Nintendo and the Commodore 64 is coming into its own right now... and building symphony halls of its nostalgia.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Anything But Love - Season 1

Anything but Love DVD release reveals a first-rate sitcom.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lucinda Williams: West

In her search for something "mature yet hip", Williams seems to have forgotten that there's nothing more mature, more hip, or indeed more totally happening than the magic that occurs when she plays country. Pedal steel guitar and all.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Xzibit: Full Circle

With nary a bad track in sight, Full Circle may just catapult Xzibit into the upper tier of high-profile rappers on the scene today.

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Copeland: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Putting a new spin on an old formula doesn't always make for an improvement on that formula.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tango Jointz: Palermo Nuevo

An uninspired fusion of Argentinean tango and downtempo electronica.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Saints Row

While Saint's Row gets much of the successful elements of Grand Theft Auto right, it is chiefly the next-gen shininess and slick graphics that are, perhaps, the only thing that developer Volition has in some sense "gotten wrong."

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Half Nelson (2006)

This is one of the best films of 2006.

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Greg Friedman: Souls of Passing Feet

Baltimore resident Greg Friedman is a singer-songwriter. There isn’t much sense in him trying to be something he’s not. Think of him as

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Half-Cocked: Half-Cocked [DVD]

A thorough portrait of the music scene around Chattanooga / Nashville / Louisville circa 1994.

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9 Feb 2007 // 3:00 AM

Norbit (2007)

In the poster, he looks squished and distressed, she looks furious, as if daring you not to get the joke built into the very concept of Multiple Murphys.

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The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006)

In East Berlin 1984, Gerd Wiesler believes in what he does. A Stasi captain and surveillance expert, he implacably pursues his directive, "to know everything."

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The Lovely Sparrows: Pulling Up Floors, Pouring on (New) Paint

The Lovely Sparrows seem to be another (potentially) great band that's taking the one-toe-in-the-water-at-a-time approach to recording.

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8 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Piebald: Accidental Gentleman

Piebald plays a jocular brand of power-pop full of faux-rock riffs and adorable lyrics. The band exploded onto the emo-punk scene in 1999 with their memorably-titled

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8 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The World Famous Crackers?

Calling this an interactive fireworks display is simply not adequate. It's more like an evening-long apocalypse.

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