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Not in Kansas Anymore by Christine Wicker

Today's bedroom occultists and kitchen mystics are part of ordinary life, co-existing, often amicably, with Baptists, Presbyterians, and Atheists.

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Fandango, Duende y Taraf: Las Tres Orillas del Atlantico

This group of five musicians takes its inspiration from three kinds of music: Spanish (that’s the fandango part), Mexican (duende), and Moroccan (taraf). The

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16 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Mosquitos: Mosquitos III

The Mosquitos is a New York City group through and through, cannibalizing any and all musical cultures to try to create something new! and fresh! and cool!

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Two Dollar Guitar: The Wear and Tear of Fear

All ghostly traces and cauterized sentiments, Tim Foljhan's fifth full-length as Two Dollar Guitar considers love's aftermath in ten hauntingly minimal songs.

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16 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Uton: Mystery Revolution

Well, you could blast it out your windows at Halloween...

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Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention 35th Anniversary Concert [DVD]

Fairport Convention’s band membership may have been significantly different 35 years ago, but while the names have changed, the high musical quality has remained intact.

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Majority One: Rainbow Rockin Chair

Two unjustly obscure 1960s pop-psych bands from England get a fresh opportunity to be heard.

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Kansas City Frank Melrose: Bluesiana

The jazzman Frank Melrose was possibly murdered by the mob. His cornet partner Pete Daily fled to Canada after testifying at the inquest. In 1940, they'd recorded demo discs of their dream band, playing Chicago jazz. 66 years passed...

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Under Byen: Samme Stof Some Stof

Danish dream pop group may be mysterious to North American ears, but is nonetheless gorgeous.

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16 Oct 2006 // 5:00 AM

Bears: Bears

Cleveland may rock, but the musical Clevelanders known as Bears prefer to revel in pure pop goodness on their self-titled debut. The group’s blend

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Rural Electric: The Road To Hell Is Paved

Maine, while famous for many things, has never been considered a hotbed of anything, except maybe potatoes. And lobster. So Maine is a hotbed of

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16 Oct 2006 // 2:39 AM

Dexter

While Dexter provides a seductive enough surface, it doesn't lose sight of the ugliness "deep inside."

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Various Artists: Tiny Idols, Vol. 2

Snowglobe Records’ second attempt to bring back to light some of the lesser-known treasures of the ‘90s indie-label pop-rock scene is just as satisfying as

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15 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

LocoRoco

LocoRoco is designed to either be played quickly or obsessively. There is no in-between, no gratification for cowardly non-committers.

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Keith Jarrett: The Carnegie Hall Concert

Solo piano again -- but glorious again.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.

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Liseys Story by Stephen King

The book is an unusually careful creation from an author who has too often let himself run on automatic.

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15 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Click (2006)

At heart, Click is a trivial movie that asks an important question about life, the universe, and everything: how on earth can a man who's doing Kate Beckinsale on a regular basis be at all dissatisfied with his life?

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15 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

TM Juke: Forward

Adventurous but not reckless, TM Juke's latest release is a skillful and soulful mix of jazz, hip-hop, funk, and downtempo electronica.

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Goodbye Tomorrow: Goodbye Tomorrow

Short but sweet EP offers three promising earnest modern rock tunes.

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