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Willie Nile: Streets of New York

Streets of New York might not be able to withstand direct scrutiny, but listen to it in the background or with your mind on something else, and it will very often sound like something wonderful.

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Timeless is a noble pursuit, and the guest roster is impressive, covering a who’s who of modern urban music.

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Janis Ian: Folk Is the New Black

If you like your folk music disguised as a cynically unimaginative, woefully uninteresting attempt at securing radio airplay, then this is the album for you.

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	The Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux: Live MCMXCIII [DVD]

That these concerts happened was an amazing thing and this is a fitting, worthwhile document.

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28 Feb 2006 // 10:00 PM

Tamara (2006)

Tamara's poster shows a pouty Jenna Dewan in a miniskirt, carrying a huge axe. The tagline reads, Revenge Has a Killer Body. I wish I had seen that movie instead.

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28 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Little Fish (2005)

Jacquelin Perske's script delivers Tracy's story in a series of snapshots, brief, highly detailed moments, comprised of close-ups or bits of dialogue.

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28 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moore's aim was never to make comic books grow up.

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28 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Espers + Picastro

THC hits some bands in a wham-bam fury of ideas and anecdotes (making them impossible to keep quiet). Others are content to sit quietly and snack.

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28 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden

If you've seen Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, you have read Pretty Little Dirty.

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28 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Date With Drew (2005)

My Date With Drew is a starfucking free-for-all, revealing the sad desperation of a film industry fringe-dweller.

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27 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dance beats can make almost anything worth tolerating, but Appareil’s debut is so laughably awful as to prove the exception to such a rule.

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Second concept album from Seattle prog rockers retreads rather than breaks new ground.

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Bemis' own emotional/mental issues seem to fit in perfectly with Say Anything's image of emotionally complex, burdened artists.

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27 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

ZZ Top: 2006 Reissues

Much-needed reissues that don't answer every question that they need to.

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Souad Massi: Mesk Elil (Honeysuckle)

With a voice as sweet as honeysuckle drifting in through an open window, Souad Massi has captured the attention of international audiences.

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Jessi Colter: Out of the Ashes

It’s the first ever concept album by a widowed former outlaw. As such, it's a mix of tomfoolery and the sublime, with a little gunplay and squeaky bedsprings in there too.

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Slick and his posse The Shock Mob try to get you crunk with a release full of California Love.

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A great CD lies in wait...

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	Duke Ellington: Love You Madly/A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral [DVD]

Call it a Portrait of an Artist as a Gentleman, the reissued Love You Madly/A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral captures the sophisticated grace of Duke Ellington.

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The Klezmatics Feat. Joshua Nelson

You know how people say 'We were dancing in the aisles' even though they really weren't? I'm not one of those guys.

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