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Coheed and Cambria + The Blood Brothers + Dredg + Mewithoutyou

Watching a near-sellout crowd recite lyrics like biblical text makes you wonder: when the hell did these guys get so big?

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26 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

South Park

Parker and Stone are like observational stand-up comics, without all the wry self-referencing and glib performance shtick.

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The Saint: The Early Episodes, Set 2

The Saint reveals some complexity in the way it combines Templar's capitalistic values and Moore's arresting masculinity.

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World Shores and Beaches: A Descriptive and Historical Guide to 50 Coastal Treasures by Mary Ellen S

The problem isn't, however, with what's included, but what isn't. Why these three East Coast beaches and not Cumberland Island? Or Cape Romain? Or the Florida Keys? Or the Chesapeake Bay? Or Cape May?"

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	Susumu Yokota & Rothko: Distant Sounds of Summer

As we become more grateful for the last of the sun's rays, this record will let you feel the joys of sleeping on a summer lawn... wide awake.

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25 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Siegel-Schwall Band: Flash Forward

You would be better off with a vintage Siegel-Schwall album, the earlier the better.

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25 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Calvin Johnson: Before the Dream Faded…

Johnson's vocals -- now deeper than ever -- sometimes veer slightly off key, and the beats aren't always perfectly locked in, but in its subtle flaws lies the album's charm.

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	Gang of Four: Return the Gift (U.S. Version)

Ever get the feeling you've been burned? Gang of Four demonstrates how to stay vital past 40.

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	Jerry Garcia Band: Live at Shoreline 9/1/90 [DVD]

Jerry Garcia Band performance for the ages falters in its DVD form.

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25 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kaci Brown: Instigator

At 17, Kaci Brown's got a lot of growing up to do. She's apparently well skilled at foursomes, though.

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	The Beta Band: The Best of the Beta Band: Music

The Beta Band spent the better part of their career trying to catch up to initial expectations, and they never gained enough traction to escape the incredible gravity of this 'lost' potential.

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25 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Adrian Belew: Side Two

The second in run of three albums planned for 2005 finds the eccentric guitarist satisfying his experimental tendencies.

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	John Arnold: Style and Pattern

John Arnold melds his influences to create an album true to its name -- Style and Pattern wields more style in one track than most entire albums.

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Stellastarr* + Giant Drag + Cedars

Rock 'n' roll and stolen cars: those were the night's bookends. But first, the rock 'n' roll...

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Freud’s Requiem: Mourning, Memory, and the Invisible History of a Summer Walk by Matthew von Unwerth

Freud's Requiem is subtly but importantly concerned with the increasingly strange, remote world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Part of what it seeks to do is illuminate that world.

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25 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

In Melinda and Melinda, full of women struggling to make their desires known to men who suppose they know what women want and mean, the women are infinitely less regular and more interesting.

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25 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Doom (2005)

The marines' mission is one of those 'bug hunts' made spectacular and more or less requisite for these sorts of movies by James Cameron's Aliens.

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25 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Capote (2005)

Capote reveals the dangers of journalism in search of authenticity and based in intimacy. It also reveals the monster Capote sees in himself -- or more accurately, the monster the movie sees him seeing.

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	Liz Phair: Somebody’s Miracle

Liz returns from her experiment in mainstream pop with another mainstream pop record. She's as catchy and as banal as ever.

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24 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Public Enemy: Power to the People and the Beats

On their greatest hits album, Public Enemy offer up frustration, fire and a desire to ignite a revolution by assaulting the masses with political diatribes fueled by rage.

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"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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