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Omer Avital Group: Room to Grow

The Omer Avital Group fills the room.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lost

While blasts of action and humor are at best ancillary to the Lost mythology, they remain indispensable to enjoying the show on a weekly basis.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The 2007 Grammy Awards

Awards shows like The Grammys are built around a torturous rhythm much like a faucet dripping in the middle of the night.

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Epitaph for a Tramp and Epitaph for a Dead Beat by David Markson

He's a Hemingway character in a James Cain world, a James Cain world by way of Jack Kerouac.

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Eleni Mandell: Miracle of Five

The best moments on Miracle of Five are these: where Mandell’s incisive wit wins out over convention.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Vesta: Distant Lover

Vesta’s got the skills for sure, but next time I’d love to hear those skills put to use on original material.

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Cezanne: Breaking Bats for Jesus

Cezanne's John Daugherity took the DIY ethic to the max with his latest release.

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Grosse Pointe - The Complete Series

Grosse Pointe was fun, but one can grown a bit tired of the standard teen fair.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Nurse & Soldier: Marginalia

Oneida side-project apes indie-pop husband-wife duos, rips your heart with lyrics, and manages to leave surprisingly unscathed. Point, home-team.

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Beneath the Sky: What Demons Do To Saints

Beneath the Sky's first effort isn't quite there yet.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Quiet (2005)

If it sounds insensitive to complain that an incest-ridden thriller isn't proper fun, you probably haven't tried to sit through this movie.

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Vieux Farka Touré: Vieux Farka Touré

The son of the late Ali Farka Touré carries forth the sound of his father's Malian desert blues on this remarkably assured debut.

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The Bad Hand: This Is No Time for Modesty

A much admired set of mostly sonata-form punk, plus phone-tap, plus a respectable track of fiddle/guitar. Issued on white vinyl!

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Lost: Season Three: Return from Hiatus

After watching Lost's grand return on 7 February, I feel like I'm the one who's been tricked by Sawyer's Star Wars con.

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Ed Pettersen: The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen

Don't call your album "The New Punk Blues" if you don't mean it -- this is alt.country.folk all the way.

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Dead Voices on Air: From Labrador to Madagascar

Though discordance and dread are Dead Voices on Air trademarks, the best moments on From Labrador to Madagascar are the pretty ones.

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Can Joann: Hurt People Hurt People

An album of cool grooves partly created and recorded in a 19th century North Carolina farmhouse.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Angra: Aurora Consurgens

If there’s one place that continues to have an insatiable hunger for ‘80s metal 20 years after the fact, it’s Brazil, something we can

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Userlands by Dennis Cooper (Editor)

Pain can take the shape of alienation or substance abuse, but most often it is in the form of eroticized physical violence.

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Charles Tolliver Big Band: With Love

A modern big band comes out punching.

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