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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Various Artists: 40 Bands 80 Minutes [DVD]

40 Bands is an introduction to a whole lot of bands that clearly will have a lot to offer when they have more than two minutes to play -- and one guy who can make a sandwich with his feet.

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Denison Witmer: Safe Away / Are You a Sleeper?

Reissue of sensitive Philly songster's 2002 debut full-length, served with an extra disc of sincerity.

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Panic Channel: (ONe)

There are flashes of talent that make it sound as though the Panic Channel very well could amount to something more than a mid-'90s tribute band.

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Various Artists: Five Way Street

At last this key band has been memorialized on a tribute album. For devoted Buffalo Springfield buffs, it's a must-hear.

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15 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

Primeval (2007)

Two plotlines come together thematically, as the militias are "killing machines" much like the crocodile is purported to be, and neither attracts the attention of white Western media or intervention by international peacekeepers.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

+/-: Lets Build a Fire

With a band name that renders Google search helpless, it’s not surprising that +/- named their third full length Let’s Build a Fire.

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MV/EE & the Bummer Road: Green Blues

This has got to be a must for your ‘60s-obsessed buddy who won’t stop telling you that they don’t make them like they

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Darren Gaines, who is The Key Party, says things like, “The Key Party came to me like someone else’s wife at 3 a.m. on

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The Prisoner: The Complete Series - 40th Anniversary Collectors Edition

It's a show that still causes heads to spin some 40 years later. But what makes The Prisoner so special is not its spy drama approach, but its anti-conformity agenda.

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John Lee Hooker: Specialty Profiles: John Lee Hooker

A short selection, bought or recorded by, and issued on the Specialty label, of Hooker in his early 1950s late prime.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

About Alice by Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin's loving tribute to his wife showcases the best of the woman he so often included in his essays.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Cave Painters by Gregory Curtis

These people may not yet have invented the wheel but Alley Oops they were not.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Entrance: Prayer of Death

Trance blues and gypsy reels celebrate mortality in Blakeslee's fourth full-length.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Pulp: The Peel Sessions

This collection of Pulp's Peel Sessions serves as a poignant reminder not only of how great a band Pulp were, but of how important John Peel was to the development and evolution of British music.

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Hi-Tek: Hi-Teknology, Volume 2: The Chip

This sophomore effort features a slew of newfound famous friends, but like in any new social circle, it involves some sort of sacrifice.

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Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: Real Live Roadrunning

Knopfler and Harris? Sounds like a great combination with excellent catalogues. But sometimes the parts are greater than the sum.

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The Cure: Festival 2005 [DVD]

There are plenty of reasons to like this new live DVD from the goth stalwarts, but none of them have anything to do with the visual presentation.

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Dave Fischoff: The Crawl

Synonyms for "busy": ornate, complex, dense, The Crawl.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Covenant (2006)

All the stuff that should be cool feels only listless.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine: Love Songs of Bob Dylan

A lovely collection of Dylan tunes refigured through blues, jazz, and country interpretations by a longtime successful jazz vocalist.

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