Reviews
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

Released simultaneously to a limited number of theaters and DVD in September 2006 (in an effort to influence the midterm elections, says Greenwald), the movie picks apart the US government's outsourcing policy.

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HIM: Uneasy Listening Vol. 1

Uneasy Listening is H.I.M.’s best album (that isn't really an album) ever!

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Scotty Hard’s Radical Reconstructive Surgery: Scotty Hards Radical Reconstructive Surgery

Whether you view this as a brooding, atmospheric exercise in mood and restraint, or a lacklustre missed opportunity will probably depend on how much truly spiritual jazz or dangerously exciting hip-hop you’ve listened to.

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Army of Anyone: Army of Anyone

The type of rocking Army of Anyone (comprised of former Filter and Stone Temple Pilots members) does on their debut is fairly by-the-numbers Audioslave-esque post-grunge,

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Coach Fingers: No Flies on Frank

Three NNCK'ers and a walrus... all drunk on country music and moonshine.

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Various Artists: Bloodied But Unbowed [DVD]

Bloodied but Unbowed further enhances Bloodshot’s 12-years-and-still-strong reputation as the premier documentarian of the diversity of twang.

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Michael Manson: Just Feelin It

If you think "smooth jazz" is a pejorative, this album seeks to challenge your assumptions.

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz: LAutre Cap

Maher Shalal Hash Baz make folk on the outer edges, but in doing so have also crafted an incredibly powerful statement about music, participation, and emotion.

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16 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rome

The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.

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16 Jan 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Lemonheads

Mumbling something about tequila, Evan Dando proceeds to sing “Happy Birthday” to no one in particular. This, you could say, is a bad omen.

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

Cedars: Another Season EP

At a time when “indie rock” is becoming as trite and trite can be, give credit to Washington, DC’s Cedars for thinking on a

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The Music Lovers: The Music Lovers Guide for Young People

The Music Lovers’ majestic chamber pop, at turns impassioned and discrete, is arranged in various guises on the band’s second full-length, The Music Lovers’

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Beat Beat Beat: Living in the Future

Tight punk rock that is the odd time angular, Beat Beat Beat hit the ground running, running, running. Whether it is the pleasing kick arse

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mark Fry: Dreaming With Alice

As if we needed it, here’s more proof that every song by Ben Chasney et al was anticipated by an obscure 1970s folkie. Released

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

2 Bit Pie: 2 Pie Island

2 Pie Island, for the most part, might as well be the next Fluke record, even as it outshines anything Fluke ever did in both variety and scope.

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The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson

Some of the more public statements of current Scottish academic critics show signs of having taken in others' washing without noticing that it isn't clean.

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Kristin Hersh: Learn to Sing Like a Star

Fusing old with new to make an improvement on new: when you can do that on your own terms, why would you ever want to sing like a star?

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Wolf: The Black Flame

Dependable, retro metal fun from a band that refuses to believe it's not still 1981.

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Allen Clapp: Something Strange Happens

The DIY musician employs everything from weirdly distorted squeals made by his broken-down recording equipment to scratchy samples of the drum tracks on old records to produce his distinctive sound.

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Glow Worm

Glow Worm is pretty, to be sure, but what good is a puzzle game that never actually puzzles?

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