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14 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Gregor Samsa: 55:12

Gregor Samsa create long, moody indie-ambient landscapes in which occasional monsters spring out at you.

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14 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sound Mirrors is the sound of two old friends having an absolute blast creating some stellar music. Who could expect anything less?

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14 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Various: States of Abuse

Record Label Entartete Kunst turns protest into art, but its latest release is heavy on politics and light on rap. The trick is to find the balance.

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14 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tarkio: Omnibus

Aww…Colin Meloy's baby pictures.

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14 Feb 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Can: Can DVD

Capture Can's potent, not to mention legendary, live presence during their peak years.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Lakewood Project

Young band dorks met old rock legends in a HOB performance that blew the hell out of your standard spring recital...

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

From its early moments -- a focus on the emblematic tape recorder by which Patty Hearst's saga was delivered to journalists amassed in her famous parents' driveway -- Guerrilla breaks down how terrorism becomes a function of its audience.

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

The ghost of Frank Zappa looms large over the latest project from ex-Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway

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Shawn Mullins: Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor

Mullins may still be well beneath the radar, but his strong Crescent City-themed set suggests everything’s gonna be alright.

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Ghislain Poirier: Breakupdown

Ghislain Poirier has mostly succeeded in crafting a tight and satisfying sonic experience.

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Boys of Baraka (2005)

The titular subjects are four (of 20) Baltimore at-risk students selected to attend the Baraka School in Kenya. The film displays some of this extraordinary experience without making any of it cheap or simplistic.

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

J Dilla: Donuts

The last album of a tragically-fallen legend is a tour de force of brilliant beats and unbelievable subtleties, wild experimentation and great production; but no, the title has no deeper meaning. In the label's own words, "Dilla likes donuts".

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Black Wire: Black Wire

The band whose performance inspired the Kaiser Chiefs' "I Predict a Riot" look to carve out their own success, but are less successful at it.

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Advantage: Elf-Titled

Nintendo rock! Get off your couch, put down your controller and dance.

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sam Champion: Slow Rewind

New York band prove themselves worthy Malkmus-worshipping balladeers, if only they’d ditch the feedback.

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13 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

A soft, sensual masterpiece of muted bossa nova from this NY-by-way-of-Rio songwriter

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13 Feb 2006 // 2:00 PM

Lie With Me (2006)

Like the novella by Tamara Faith Berger on which it's based, Lie With Me blurs the boundaries between pornography and art.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wood and Cloonan tell the stories of punk and emo kids, people living on the fringes of society and who aren't terribly worried about being let in.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deerhoof

In the wake of the shark-fighting cowboys, the animal doth emerge...

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deerhoof

Shin Splints, Arachnogasmic Musicals, and a regrettable lack of hooves.

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