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Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

A Blessing and a Curse continues to distance itself from the Truckers' "Lynyrd Skynyrd with a higher IQ" roots, drawing from both the Replacements and the Rolling Stones for its rock 'n' roll sound.

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The Moore Brothers: Murdered by the Moore Brothers

Staying closely aligned with the guitar and vocal style of their forebears serves the Moore Brothers well on their latest album of pure folk pop songs.

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Tineke Postma: For the Rhythm

Another young star jazz alto saxophonist, in no need of hype, non-routine, spirited, versatile without shallowness, aware of musical roots: another one of an always very select few! And Dutch. And not male.

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13 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

In a much simpler time, when bank robbers and crooked landlords were the ultimate evil, Superman protected the citizens of Metropolis as if everything depended on it.

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13 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Survival of the Richest

On Survival of the Richest, the line between 'have' and 'have-nots' is clearly drawn, and while contestants may cross that line, it's only to visit.

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13 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Gotan Project: Lunático

If only updating an established style could always be as successful as this.

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The Avett Brothers: Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions

You need to hear The Avett Brothers, but perhaps this album isn't the best place to find your first impression.

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Cobra Killer & Kapajkos: Das Mandolinenorchester

Making kraut haute.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Canasta: We Were Set Up

Up-and-coming Chicago sextet hops on pop.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Parts & Labor: Stay Afraid

Think Lightning Bolt's ferocious noise cut through with arena-filling rock melodies... then double it.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Terje Rypdal: Vossabrygg

If only this European homage to Miles Davis' Bitches Brew had had the tenacity to stick with the jazz-rock and avoided the club beats, it just might have made jazz album of the year.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Bird Show: Lightning Ghost

Challenging to say the least, Ben Vida's latest offering is filled with different sounds and tones. It has something for everyone but not everything for possibly anybody.

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Atreyu: A Death-Grip on Yesterday

They might be the biggest metalcore band in America right now, but Atreyu don’t quite sound like it yet.

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12 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ultimately, Apparat reads like something of a doggie bag of Ellis' leftover ideas: characters, stories, and concepts that didn't quite fit elsewhere, but were still too good to throw away.

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12 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gossip: 25 March 2006 - New York

As part of the privileged NYC concert-going masses, I'm spoiled. I rarely see a show so good that I absolutely can't shut up about it for days afterwards. Very rarely.

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Wonder Showzen: Season One

Wonder Showzen's signature mix of the disturbing and the absurd makes for searing satire and whipsmart TV.

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12 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Doctor Who

Doctor Who retains the old Who's oh-so-British irreverence, so it actually lives up to the appellation 'kid's show for adults'.

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12 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

While the movie's poetry is often stunning, the DVD docs are decidedly and disappointingly banal.

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11 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Karsh Kale: Broken English

This is Kale's most diverse and daring album yet; he moves into some genres that even he hasn't tried yet, and it really loosens up his urban/Indian/worldbeat groove.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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