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Smokey Robinson: Timeless Love

One of America's greatest musical treasures performing some of America's greatest musical treasures.

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18 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Swayzak: Route de la Slack

The remix disc showcases the English electronica vets' strengths; the rarities disc shows how those strengths developed.

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Lee Roy Parnell: Back to the Well

All Lee Roy Parnell does is write great songs, sing them well, and play the hell out of his guitar.

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18 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Coachwhips: Double Death

You'd have a hard time finding a single more jubilant, bone-headed, don't-give-a-shit celebration of the infectious sex-energy of pure unbridled garage-punk overkill than this here little disc.

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18 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Johnny Cash: Personal File

Spare and unadorned, these homespun sessions from Johnny Cash require an attentive ear for their quiet magic to be heard, but that investment yields a great pay-off.

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Fatboy Slim: The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder

Fatboy Slim proved that dance music could compete with pop on its own terms -- and more importantly, he also proved that dance music and pop weren't as far apart as most people probably believed.

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18 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Vetiver: To Find Me Gone

The first nine cuts on the latest Vetiver album are great folk pop to die for. Then things get a little off-kilter

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer: Writers on Violence Against Women and Girls

Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler hosts a diverse evening of high-powered female performances. If only the audience looked more like the performers...

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16 Jun 2006 // 3:00 PM

Tiësto

Everyone might be on E, but the average London music night is hardly what I'd call ecstasy.

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16 Jun 2006 // 3:00 PM

Mike Doughty Band

The fans that turned out to see ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty may not have needed converting, but I sure did.

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Wu-Tang Clan: Legend of the Wu-Tang: The Videos [DVD]

The Wu's particular virtues are such that the music video format has never made for a comfortable fit.

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What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self by Ellyn Spragins (Editor)

Whether you're teenage Maya Angelou or clothing designer Eileen Fisher questioning the benefits of making it alone, your doubts correspond.

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15 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Nacho Libre (2006)

On one hand another formulaic loutish white boy saga, it also undercuts that premise, at least intermittently, offering instead a vision of unregulatable, unanxious, unwhite masculinity.

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Part coming-of-age tale, part auto show, and part parade of girls in high school uniforms, Tokyo Drift also comes with inventive, lots-of-fun race scenes.

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15 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Lake House (2006)

Shuffled around amid a series of very pretty split screens and unmoored voiceovers, Alex and Kate must create a relationship out of very contrived air.

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Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint: The River in Reverse

First full-album collaboration between British singer-songwriter and legendary New Orleans songwriter/producer/arranger includes appearances by the Crescent City Horns and the Imposters.

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15 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Suga Free: Just Add Water

Thanks for coming to the 2006 Player's Ball. And the winner of the Award for Best Pimp in a Pimpstramental Situation is...

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Mission of Burma: The Obliterati

Post-punk? Post-everything, more like.

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The Handsome Family: Last Days of Wonder

This land is your land, this land is my land, from the Devil dancing in the silent branches of thousand-year-old trees, to large iced tea, extra packet of ketchup, and small bag of onion rings.

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15 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

DK: King Me

Everybody knows a product is nothing if you can't distribute it. Purple City knows it. DK knows it. That's what mixtapes are for.

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