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	Harris Newman: Accidents with Nature and Each Other

With his innovative folk influenced instrumentals, Harris Newman is going to make the lapsteel guitar a far cooler instrument than a boring old electric guitar.

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7 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Four Volts: Triple Your Workforce

Four Volts: more electrifying than their name suggests.

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	Dasher: Panoramic Blast

Dasher rock like David Bowie. Like the New York Dolls. Like Royal Trux. Like you would rock if you actually did rock.

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7 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Czars: Goodbye

Strange without being technically strange, The Czars have created an album that defies categorization through sheer generic quality.

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	Boom Bip: Blue Eyed in the Red Room

Where Bryan Hollon used to walk, he now runs, but he's still travelling through unique landscapes of wonder, tenderness and fear.

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7 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

SCTV: Volume 3

SCTV: Volume 3 finds the show in the midst of its gonzo stride.

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Paul Robeson - James Earl Jones One Man Show

We learn that racial discrimination drove Robeson into his performance career, which he thought of as a form of resistance.

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The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Veteran actor Simon Callow gives life to Ackroyd's demanding script, which weaves historical and personal anecdotes in and out of dramatizations from Dickens' oeuvre.

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My Own Private Idaho: Criterion Collection (1991)

Mike and Scott live a strangely lyrical credence. Simultaneously inviting and resisting interpretation, they move on.

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7 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ladder 49 (2004)

As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"

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Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

For director Antoine Fuqua, it was clear that the right place to start a concert imagining the history of the blues would start with a song from Africa.

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7 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Its snark makes The Incredibles one of those cartoons that mainstream, self-knowing adults might appreciate along with their kids.

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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

There's something about the loch, its deep dark water mystery and nightmarish symbolism, keeps us engaged.

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The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear: Collector’s Series Edition (2002)

The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear speaks to human ignorance of the animal world.

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6 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Via Satellite: Cities Are Temples

It's barely March, and Via Satellite have already recorded the album of 2005 with their new release, Cities Are Temples. Are you listening?.

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6 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Toshi: Time to Share

Intentionally or not, Time to Share transcends the mindless mimicry of so many soul aspirants. But its American success may depend on more than the soft seduction of Toshi's intricate vocals.

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6 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Prosaics: Aghast Agape EP

If you can make it past the embarrassing lyrics you'll just find predictable, cookie-cutter post-punk.

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6 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Low: In Europe [DVD]

Sebastian Schrade’s Low in Europe follows the Duluth, Minnesota trio Low on tour in Germany and England in late 2002 into 2003. The film is maybe

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	Tom Hingley and the Lovers: Abba Are the Enemy

Look! It's that guy from Inspiral Carpets! And those guys from the Fall! And they're making good ol' psychedelic garage-rock-pop? And they hate Abba? Groovy! Attitude and energy trump inconsistent songwriting on this snarling debut.

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	50 Foot Wave: Golden Ocean

As vital a punk rock record as you could hope for, 50 Foot Wave's Golden Ocean is as vast and powerful as the title would suggest.

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