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	Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Dub

Men with funny names and sound effects, changing the world. The one dub CD every music fan should own.

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	Zion I: True & Livin’

Third coming of Oakland duo serves up an accomplished spread for the heart and head. Revolution not included in tin instructions, but not really missed, either.

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	Sonny Stitt: It’s Magic

One of the great saxophonists at his most easily lyrical, with a sensitive bebop organist. The performance could be called undemanding, but also both unusually relaxed and exceptionally relaxing.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Fifth full-length from Austin indie luminary is, simply put, a triumph.

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	Silvercord: Chasing Broken Shadows [EP]

Minimalist drone dream music: it's psychedelic, it's cinematic, it's very, very calm. It's also surprisingly good.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Reverb: Swirl

Depending on how you look at it, Reverb were either 10 years too late or 10 years too early. Swirl compiles the band's entire discography to give them a much deserved second look.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Perishers: Sway

The Perishers are just a rock band that plays rock music that doesn't try anything innovative or revolutionary. Sometimes, if you're skilled enough, that's all it takes.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Minus Story: Heaven and Hell

Noted purveyors of trademark 'wall of crap' sound tone things down a bit, bringing a welcome restraint to this 5-song outing.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jefferson Airplane: The Essential Jefferson Airplane

Another Jefferson Airplane compilation that dumps all the usual suspects on the fans once again. Surprised?"

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	The Hold Steady: Separation Sunday

Breathless music with a dark edge: isn't that how everyone likes their true blue rock 'n' roll?"

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	Gibby Haynes and His Problem: self-titled

Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes's Problem? His shtick doesn't work quite as well without Paul Leary's guitars.

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	Gerry and the Pacemakers: Filmed Live at the Pavilion Theater, Glasgow [DVD]

Old Liverpudlians never die; they just keep playing songs from their back catalog until their voice finally gives out.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Fire Apes: Central Park Carousel

The latest Britpop invasion comes from South Carolina. The Fire Apes serve up catchy 1960s-style jangle pop with subtle literary allusions in their lyrics.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cheb i Sabbah: La Kahena

Music you can trance to: swirling and seductive North African music with a hypnotic dance beat and an ancient soul.

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	Busdriver: Fear of a Black Tangent

You're standing at a bus stop. The bus is late, and when it pulls up, the driver looks a little freaked-out and is blasting some bastardized, neo-prog rap. Question: Are you on or off?"

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11 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

was cranking out hits when Bob Marley was wearing boy-shorts.

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11 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

concert came from new songs; a long time indeed....

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I Love Lucy: The Complete Fourth Season (2004)

I Love Lucy was one of the few sitcoms that knew how to manage its guest stars, either in wonderful character bits or as themselves.

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Blade: Trinity: Unrated Version (2004)

All this stuff only emphasizes that the film is a mighty endeavor and the kids trained long and hard.

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	Subtitle: Young Dangerous Heart

A man with a hole in his heart uses his brain to carve out his own hip-hop niche, and rocks hard.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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