Reviews
Neko Case: Live from Austin TX [DVD]

Blacklisted placed Case on plenty of year's best lists, but this Austin City Limits broadcast may have been her true coming out party.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Fables

Its respect for its characters and the intellectual nuance that Willingham provides makes it a must-read for anyone out there hungry for a story of real substance that's somehow still got all the primal resonance of a good fairy tale.

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Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon

I felt as though I, like Tessa, was flying through the air without a safety net.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Malajube: Trompe-LOeil

It's pronounced mal-a-zhoob, by the way.

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Lupe Fiasco: Food and Liquor

On his debut album, a rapping Rumpelstiltskin spins style, social commentary, and skateboarding into hip-hop gold.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Brent Gorton: Brent Gorton

Typical lo-fi fare given just enough edge by a dose of innovation.

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Cradle of Filth: Thornography

Oh, I get it! It rhymes with 'pornography'!

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Kasabian: Empire

Although the material here won't get you hooked like "Club Foot", Kasabian are back with a vengeance. That is, a spacey, hippie-tinged, and occasionally horn-laced vengeance.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Snowden: Anti-Anti

Snowden's got a lot of buzz, but this shoegaze-y guitar band is too wrapped up in themselves to be really affecting.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Clean (2004)

Clean is a vividly antiseptic portrayal of pain.

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5 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Peter Ostroushko: Postcards

A Prairie Home Companion artist spreads his wings on instrumental collection.

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Steffen Basho-Junghans: Late Summer Morning

German painter and fingerpicker spins sunny landscapes on steel-string guitar, drawing on folk, blues and raga styles.

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3 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Unknown (2006)

One or two resist their designations: Bound Man doesn't want to be bound, Broken Nose resents that mishap.

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3 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Fuckpony: Children of Love

The most exciting thing about Fuckpony is its name.

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Four Hours Sleep: Love Specifics

Four Hours Sleep is a very capable Australian outfit that makes very crisp and credible adult contemporary pop. A song like “I Know I Shouldn’

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The Dead Science: Crepuscule with the Dead Science

On this creepily creeping EP, the Dead Science barter in weirdness more so than musicality and fail to connect.

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Various Artists: Why the Hell Not…: The Songs of Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman has written an impressive body of tunes over the years, doing the Lone Star state proud.

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Moby: Go: The Very Best of Moby

Although there is no disputing the quality of the music on display, Go adds up to nothing so much as a big, fat missed opportunity.

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2 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Gloomy Sunday (2000)

Unable to fully harness the power of its melancholic music, Gloomy Sunday remains more a (satisfying) pop piece than a transcendent, movie-going experience.

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2 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Jeff Lang: Prepare Me Well

The Australian slide guitar whiz makes a long overdue US debut and ZING it is tasty!

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