Reviews

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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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

That sound you hear in the background is "Taps". It's playing for the death of one of horrror's definitive icons at the hands of this hackneyed production.

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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

The end result of this movie is almost meaningless compared to the simple sense of satisfaction Kouichi has taken from his journey.

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Stefano Bollani: Piano Solo

This is NOT background music. This is the TRUTH.

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Charlemagne Palestine and Tony Conrad: An Aural Symbiotic Mystery

Two pioneers in avant-garde music, separated by three decades and a lifetime of experience, join together again for a brilliantly dense, spiritually satisfying collaborative concert.

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Hendrik Meurkens: New York Samba Jazz Quintet

Meurkens doubles on vibes and harmonica, and Jed Levy guests on tenor sax and flute on this live date, to great effect. Jazz in Brazilian!

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The Manhattan Love Suicides: The Manhattan Love Suicides

A cathartically fuzzy love drone debut inspired by the Velvet Underground goes for the famed 15 minutes and shows its sonic youthfulness.

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