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Harry Manx: Mantras for Madmen

Guitarist mixes the Middle East with the Bayou and Mississippi Delta for some soft, inspiring, and generally comforting, folksy jewels.

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17 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Gogol Bordello

Leaving the bogs behind...

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17 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead

The danger with satire is that real life might be more inherently ridiculous than the satirist's creations.

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Nardwuar the Human Serviette: Doot Doola Doot Doo… Doot Doo! (2006)

In which the Canadian cult hero gets a long-overdue DVD treatment.

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State Radio: Us Against the Crown

Former Dispatch member Chad Stokes resurrects the passion of The Clash and Bob Marley for the modern Bush era in his band's terrific reggae-rock debut.

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17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Corm: Audio Flame Kit

Reissue of the only full-length from this mid-'90s Washington, DC act whose members went on to play in Q and Not U and The Maginot Line.

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Third Sight: Symbionese Liberation Album

Third Sight is the heavy, solid kid striding over from the back, that you see coming from 50 feet away but are too paralyzed by fear to avoid.

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APB: Something to Believe In

A lot of people who shelled out over 100 dollars for the Scottish trio's first release/singles collection are going to be pissed off.

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Leth East West Blast Test: Popular Music for Unpopular People

Playfully eclectic duo runs the gamut from jazz to grindcore on a series of brief experiments.

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17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cristina Branco: Ulisses

The widely renowned fadista illustrates the difference between casting off toward unknown horizons and merely drifting off course.

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17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Editors: The Back Room

Editors have made a thoughtful, expertly crafted and darkly sensuous indie-pop gem.

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17 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nuru Kane: Sigil

You've heard it before? Then listen to it again.

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Kate Rusby: The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly

Beautiful and precise, Rusby's latest shows her growing again.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Zodiac (2006)

The Zodiac so altered our consciousness that we can now easily imagine a serial killer with no motivation other than achieving a public spectacle.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Find Me Guilty (2006)

You might find Vin Diesel guilty of any number of offenses in Sidney Lumet's new film. First, his hair.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

V for Vendetta (2006)

The Natalie Portman film is an earnestly angry, vaguely philosophical, but ultimately generic action movie.

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16 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

If the plot seems somewhat conventional, don't worry. Ellis more than makes up for it with a gonzo writing style that is seldom seen in comics.

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Jennifer Kimball + DJ Handler + Juez Ftr. Eyal Maoz + Citygrass + Kudu

Since I've moved to New York, four shows on a Saturday night has started to seem like the regular dose...

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16 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Sopranos

The 'circle of life' refers to how, in The Sopranos, the dead continuously circle the living.

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