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The Society of Rockets: Where the Grass Grows Black

The Society of Rockets' progression since its debut album Sunset Homes is impressive and, honestly, more than a little scary.

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The progressive folk music band once put out an album only heard in Canada. Now that they have gathered a bigger audience, the disc has been re-released for the rest of us.

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21 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jeff Hanson is a lovely record that will not disappoint fans of his debut and can only serve to increase the popularity of this talented singer/songwriter.

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Guillermo Scott Herren’s new “mini-album” sounds to be entirely a reaction to his previous album, and a solid one at that. Even so, the two share a single damning trait...

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Grand National: Kicking the National Habit

It's an ‘80s summer album made 2000s-style, without the slightest regard for the aggressively jaunty dance-rock popularized by the slew of Brit indies hanging around.

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	Various Artists: Live From Da Crib [DVD]

Rappers shout, crowd members fight, and through it all Teddy T hosts like a man possessed... this is like Christmas in February.

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20 Feb 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends

While he never developed a singular performing presence, Cavett is a skilled comic technician whose sense of timing and punchline set-ups pays off in playing straight man to his guests.

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20 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Huun-Huur-Tu

Throat singing sounds eerie and hypnotic at first. But, like Alan Lomax's field recordings of Delta Blues, its primitive honesty is immediately apparent.

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20 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Real Time with Bill Maher

Material can turn scandalous, even scatological. Bill Maher is often the first to drag the focus into the social sewer, and he loves to play the non-PC card.

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Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Uncensored!

About as funny as anything involving Andy Dick has ever been: this sums it up for this whole roast experience, really.

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The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster

Reading this novel is like watching Auster trying his best to remake his beloved city out of sand castles on Coney Island instead of the shattered fragments of the World Trade Center.

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20 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Sword: Age of Winters

The Sword’s debut does cater to the non-metal crowd, but contrary to what the cynics claim, doesn’t alienate metal fans one bit.

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Catherine Tuttle is a few years and few harsh break-ups away from true greatness.

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The jazz pianist and composer constructs an absorbing, career-summarizing fantasy soundtrack.

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Oysterband hire a hall, invite some musicians to jam, rehearse a little, and put on a show with songs about booze, love, and murder.

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As usual, Part 2 deviates from the norm, this time by releasing a solo album that somehow manages to be a completely collaborative effort.

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Australia's latest export fares well in their full-length debut.

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Join me on the murky banks of whatever river might exist in Sheffield. There we will find pheasant, green pheasant, and it will be folky and delicious.

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Bejar's career-defining seventh casts itself toward infinity…comes up aces.

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	The Sugarcubes: The DVD [DVD] / Live Zabor [DVD]

With her pixie-like looks, dazzling vocal range, and mesmerizing stage presence, it was hard not to focus on Björk.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

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"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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