Reviews
	Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne: Let It Loose

A rare thing to find a blues pianist with real roots. By no means all blues, with some R&B and soul flung in, this warming stuff includes examples worthy of the 1940s: Willie Littlefield, Amos Milburn, some Pete Johnson. Should be encouraged.

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	The Stranglers: Live 1978 in San Francisco [DVD]

There must be some better vintage live footage of the Stranglers out there somewhere.

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30 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Proe: Perfect

Who the eff is Proe? Just another MC, doin' it on his own. Not bad for his second time out.

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30 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Moby: Hotel

Moby needs a hug really, really badly.

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	The Loved Ones: The Loved Ones EP

Philadelphia trio has some power-pop fun before Angst rears its ugly head.

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	Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Ground

This is a delicately balanced piano trio that blends slow tempos, gospel feel and delicious restraint into something lovely. You almost feel guilty for liking something so beautiful, but this music gets under your skin and into your head.

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30 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Common: Be

Electric Circus pushed the boundaries of hip-hop -- a psychedelic trip to hip-hop's great beyond -- Be just finds a world-wide Common back home standing on the corner. But you can't go home again and no matter how much he wishes, the Common of Can I Borrow a Dollar? is not the same Common of Be -- and thank God for that.

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Saving Face (2005)

The center of Alice Wu's debut film, Saving Face, Wil is both driven and dutiful.

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Madagascar (2005)

What could be better -- you have four legs, all kinds of energy, and all the room in the world?"

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Longest Yard (2005)

Sandler is resolutely unriled, whether abused by guards, the warden, or his own teammates, which makes him a decidedly peculiar action comedy hero.

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Eros (2004)

Wong Kar-Wai's section follows Miss Hua (Gong Li in some of the most gorgeous dresses ever photographed), a sultry but also wistful Hong Kong call girl.

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27 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The last time I saw this band perform live there was the distinct feeling in the air the band was performing for itself...

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'If you really loved me, you'd let me eat your brains.' So says the back of a T-shirt worn by kid at the show. Awesome...

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Ape Escape: On the Loose

Depending on how you look at it, the game rerelease trend that we've been seeing these past few years may or may not be a good thing.

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Self-Help Books: Why Americans Keep Reading Them by Sandra K. Dolby

Dolby wants to appeal to an academic readership as well as a popular one, and the results are uneven.

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27 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Moog (2004)

Synthesizer pioneer/nice guy Bob Moog deserves a thorough, artistically bold biopic. Director Hans Fjellestad isn't up to the challenge.

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Oasis: Don’t Believe the Truth

After a dark eight-year stretch, at last, some daylight.

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	Mommy and Daddy: Fighting Style Killer Panda

Parents in name, progeny in sound.

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26 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Amos Lee: self-titled

Amos Lee is a young singer-songwriter with an adorable look and an adorable voice and some adorable songs.

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