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Busiek shows that he really understands what separates Conan from other men: the fact that he is never content with just being alive and safe.

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19 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wilderness

My Post-cigarette Band: A Tale of Rockological Overload.

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19 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Crumbs

Poking harsh fun at mental illness is risky business, and anyone who has faced psychological disorders may not find much to laugh at here.

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19 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Seven Men From Now (1956)

Seven Men From Now is a small, economical movie, concerned with sacrifice and nobility.

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19 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Creep (2004)

Disdainful until overtaken by desperation, Kate (Franke Potente) appears to be the film's primary 'creep'.

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	Various Artists: Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970 Volume Two

Nashville musicians know how to get down, even if they're not getting down at a hoedown.

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	Solu Music featuring Kai Martin: Affirmation

There's some passion and verve here, and more than a little masterful musicianship, and that is enough to lift the proceedings out from the torpid shadow of similar enterprises.

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	Ion Petre Stoican: Sounds from a Bygone Age, Vol. 1

Asphalt Tango does a great job of reissuing this Romanian violinist's only album, a 1977 LP with a terrific backing band and arrangements by a 'cimbalom god'.

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	Quintron & Miss Pussycat: Swamp Tech

Grime-synth soul meets puppetry in the weird world of Quintron & Miss Pussycat.

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	Robert Pollard: From a Compound Eye

Pollard, the debauched saint of indie rock, releases his first solo album post-GBV. Yes, you still have a legitimate reason to sit at home and drink alone. Thank you, Uncle Bob.

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18 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Film School: Film School

The search for America's Radiohead continues, but Film School might be in the running a few years down the road.

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	Paul Duncan: Be Careful What You Call Home

An album that walks a tightrope between melody and off kilter experimentation with satisfying results and unexpected success.

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18 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Various: Cuban Essentials

Escondida Music presents the second half of its 10-part Cuban Essentials series, covering a spectrum of greats from the last half-century. Not Been There, Done That; rather, Been There, Should've Done This, Instead...

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18 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Akron/Family + Wooden Wand

Long Hauls? Yes; Bong Hauls? Maybe...

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18 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sleeper Cell

Both terrorist and FBI agent mean to win, even when the costs are too great to bear.

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18 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Distraction

When is a game show not really a game show? When it's an excuse for public humiliation called Distraction.

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18 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thérèse Raquin (1953)

The movie opens and closes with the same overhead shot of Lyons. Carné, like Zola, emphasizes the ordinary tragedy of desperate city folk.

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	Various Artists: Sound of the World

The latest instalment in Charlie Gillett's series of annual world music round-ups is a mixed bag of favourites, imperfect but interesting, an appetite-whetter.

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17 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Rocky Votolato: Makers

This is an album of refreshingly earnest songwriting and sweet vocals. Makers is as relaxed as cold lemonade on a summer afternoon.

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	Some Girls: Heaven’s Pregnant Teens

Icily dull hardcore screamo metal that has been Pro-Tooled within an inch of it's life. Daring and scary and brutalizing and eardrum bleeding? In its dreams.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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