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The Machines: After My Misspent Youth

The Machines are a tight rock group from Kitchener, Ontario -- one that has no problem dishing out catchy rock gems.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Charles Earland: Black Talk!

Organist Charles Earland develops his cover song philosophy and produces three very different interpretations.

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Primus: They Cant All Be Zingers

There is no middle ground with Primus; you either loved them or hated them. Many loved them when "alternative" was a radio format. This is a good Primus primer.

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Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz Icons: Ella Fiztgerald Live in 57 and 63 [DVD]

This previously unreleased archival footage gives audiences a rare look into the legendary live performances of one of jazz's all-time greatest vocalists.

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28 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1965 Tour Deluxe Edition) [DVD]

An intimate portrait of Bob Dylan, 40 years old.

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28 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

So Sad to Fall in Battle by Kumiko Kakehashi

Japan's most brilliant general was a 'pro-American' maverick.

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27 Feb 2007 // 11:40 PM

The Escapists #1-6

This is a story about the ultimate dream of most comics fans: writing the comic book of their favorite character.

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27 Feb 2007 // 11:30 PM

Americas Next Top Model: Cycle Eight

Cycle Eight isn't about skinny models vs. plus-size models, blondes vs. the brunettes, or Caucasians vs. African Americans. It's about Banks vs. the world, and we already know who's going to win.

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27 Feb 2007 // 11:00 PM

Lily Allen

Lily Allen likes language, but what's she saying?

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Josh Rouse and Paz Suay: Shes Spanish, Im American

She’s Spanish, I’m American stands as a breezy pop flirtation between Rouse and Suay.  Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, dreamy

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Anton Barbeau: In the Village of the Apple Sun

Anton Barbeau’s tenth album is plastered with sounds, styles and arrangements that makes you want to dust off the Beatles albums post Sgt. Pepper.

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The Hermit Crabs: Feel Good Factor EP

The Hermit Crabs is a Glasgow band that plays whispery, loving twee-pop.

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Pink Nasty: Mold the Gold

Sara Beck is asking a lot of any listener. First they have to get through the unpleasantness of her performing name, Pink Nasty, and then they have to contend with some willfully divergent shifts in style.

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Transparent by Cris Beam

Christina combines intense vulnerability with a survivor's furious poise; on any given day, she can swing from gushing about Geri Halliwell to carving up her arm with a kitchen knife, but throughout it all we sense in her a miraculous core of resilience and insight.

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Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Wátina

After years spent turning himself into Belize's most successful punta rock star), Palacio has simplified his music down to an almost completely acoustic style

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Paula Frazer & Tarnation: Now Its Time

What better time than now than to remind the world that Frazer hasn't hung it up, and that Now It’s Time, while not exactly the same sound as the original Tarnation, is still helmed by the same talent.

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Divergence (2006)

Chan wants you to believe that the movie is profound and "intelligent", but unless nonsense and confusion for the sake of confusion constitutes intelligence these days, Divergence is nowhere near it.

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Nein: Luxury

Chapel Hill's The Nein up the noise and depart the dance floor.

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Various Artists: Om Hip Hop, Volume 1

San Francisco label christens its new imprint by releasing a funky, eclectic compilation of forward-thinking hip-hop.

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AIDS Wolf vs. Athletic Automaton: Clash of the Life Force Warriors

With a name like AIDS Wolf, it better be whack.

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