Reviews

6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Curtains

A lesson in marketing: if you're planning to make a surprise jump from your successful rock band to focus your efforts on a side project, make sure its name doesn't augur the end of your musical career.

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Youth Group: Casino Twilight Dogs

Australia's Youth Group add another album of midtempo, sensitive indie rock to an already crowded marketplace.

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The Green Pajamas: The Night Races Into Anna

A collection of lethargic naptime music from Seattle's paisley popsters.

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Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash - Live From Austin TX [DVD]

Both of these DVDs of concert performances showcase Cash in all his rough-hewn glory.

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Catching Lucifers Lunch

The Mays Brothers never root the reader in any sort of identification, rendering the aesthetic pleasure a mere superficiality.

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Eric Dolphy Quintet: Outward Bound

Listening to Eric Dolphy’s Outward Bound is like seeing a familiar movie dubbed in a different language: it disorients and ultimately delights.

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Only Human

Is there anything funny to be derived from the Palestinian/Israel issue? According to the makers of this Spanish satire, the answer is yes, as long as you link it to love, and a lunatic family.

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Paul Stanley: Live To Win

After 28 years Paul Stanley releases his first non-KISS branded solo album. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is a fun but not very satisfying chunk of slick, over-chewed bubble gum.

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lauren Wood: Love, Death & Customer Service

Lauren Wood's name is synonymous with good music. The songstress who penned "Fallen" from the movie Pretty Woman is spectacular on her new release.

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ampline: Rosary

Ampline is primarily about instrumentals—spacey, weird, grand, large, and interesting instrumentals. After the “Your Tongue or Your Life” intro, the group settle into a

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Cut City: Exit Decades

Sweden's Cut City turns a respectful eye towards the gods of '80s post-punk on its debut album.

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5 Feb 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bams Unholy Union

The show follows the man-child around as he fights with his friends, destroys his hard-earned property, and generally pisses off both his parents and fiancée.

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Chicken on a Raft: Chicken on a Raft

A record titled Chicken on a Raft is hard to pass up—but come to find out, even harder to put down. This disc of

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Tor Lundvall: Yule

Still juiced up from the holiday season? Is your blood pressure still running at about 240/150? Has the protruding vein in the middle of your forehead

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Domino: Everyone Else Is Boring

Producer/DJ Mark Ronson, known for his sceney fashion and remixes full of funky beats and big horn sections, turns his attention to Domino Kirke

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Titan: A Raining Sun of Light and Love For You and You and You…

After a choppy take-off, the Brooklyn band settles in, setting its controls for the heart of the sun.

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Manifest Eternity #1-6

Lobdell and Nguyen undertake the monumental task of successfully merging two completely different genres and are able to craft a story that is entertaining and interesting.

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Mic Mulligan & S. Future (Specs One): Original Space Neighbors

Space-age hip-hop. Another frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship PopMatters. To seek out new beats and doper emcees. To boldly go where no ears have gone before.

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

According to this film women in power are cruel, lonely, and constantly paranoid; not to mention supremely non-sexual.

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Meat Puppet Cabaret by Steve Beard

Right up your alley if experimental fiction with a sci-fi bent is your bag. Otherwise, you're in for a bumpy ride.

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