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Steve Almaas and Ali Smith: You Showed Me

Americana and pop from post-Cracker laureatte and his winsome partner.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:01 PM

Seht: The Green Morning

The Green Morning is about empty space, barren metallic wastelands, and post-nuclear landscapes.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

When Anton Newcombe picked on his band members relentlessly, they rose to his challenges. But what's up now that he's "Free and Easy?"

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

If The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with its equations, charts and diagrams, revels in pushing the ways in which a novel’s boundaries can stretch, then A Spot of Bother’s charm lies in the generosity in which it fills a novel’s traditional boundaries.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Legends: Public Radio

The album in question can be summed up in one word: horrid.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

The rising alto saxophone star makes music from cryptography play as sharp and clear as noon.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Styles P: Time is Money

The LOX-member's second solo effort delivers lyrical maturity and smooth beats, however the host of notable guests overpower Styles P's... err... style.

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George Michael: Twenty Five

George Michael has come full circle in making peace with his sexuality. If album charts are any indication, he hasn't lost many listeners in the process.

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Nirvana: Nirvana - In Utero, A Classic Album Under Review [DVD]

Oft-repeated insights, well-understood points . . . little new to say, here.

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Grave Danger: A Zombie Noir Tale

Grave Danger is a long short story interspersed with pedestrian black and white artwork by Fox featuring Graves toting guns and babes through a series of bars and graveyards.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Mayday!: Mayday!

Miami rap-duo reached online star status with a video for the single that became a YouTube phenomenon literally overnight.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Battle Royale (2002)

Battle Royale is ultraviolence with a bleeding heart; A Clockwork Orange meets My So-Called Life.

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SCTV - Best Of The Early Years

Bobby Bittman, Edith Prickley, Count Floyd, the MacKenzie Brothers -- and a whole bunch of late '70s/early '80s trivia -- come to life in this three DVD survey of the landmark Canadian comedy show.

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Nikki Sudden: The Truth Doesnt Matter

This final, posthumously released album sums up Sudden's great rock 'n' roll career with humor and nostalgia.

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Leigh Nash: Leigh Nash Remix Project

Aerobicizing Nash’s songs may be your idea of heaven. It’s just not mine.

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19 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Simon Dawes: Carnivore

Carnivore proves to be an album of true versatility and unforgettable depth -- one of the best so far this year.

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19 Dec 2006 // 1:00 AM

Volver (2006)

The women repeatedly confront and contemplate death, gathering in rituals of grief and affirmation.

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18 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Ultra Dolphins: Mar

The kind of spazzy hardcore that can send a room full of teenaged hardcore dancers into a spin-kicking frenzy in mere seconds.

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18 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

31 Knots: Polemics

Portland spazz-pop innovators slice genres, moods and soundscapes in a fractious beauty of an EP.

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Matt Mays & El Torpedo: Matt Mays & El Torpedo

It's the sort of timeless music that the guys at university campus bars think sounds really good after chugging back some Labatt Ice.

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