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	Keren Ann: Not Going Anywhere

Keren Ann Zeidel was born in Caesaria, an Israeli town not far from Tel Aviv. Her father was a Russian Israeli, and her mother was

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12 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Angie Heaton: Let It Ride

You’d think Angie Heaton’s music would have more of a flannel-shirted, mud-in-yer-boots redolence to it, considering the names of her former bands: Corndolly,

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	A Girl Called Eddy: self-titled

Over the past decade, there’s certainly been no shortage of female singer-songwriters in pop music, the type of sincere, headstrong, (sometimes) heavy-handed, sensitive songstresses

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	The Great Jazz Trio: Someday My Prince Will Come

The world lost a formidable music giant this past May with the passing of Elvin Jones, who succumbed to heart failure at 76. Jones took the

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	The Frenchmen: Sorry We Ruined Your Party

The very existence of this band (who aren’t French, but are actually from the rather un-Gallic Sacramento) is reassuring for several reasons. First of

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	Bloodthirsty Lovers: The Delicate Seam

David Shouse spent some eight years as guitarist/vocalist of the Grifters, from ‘89 onwards. Unfortunately I have yet to get my hands on any Grifters

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Men and Cartoons: Stories by Jonathan Lethem

Sometimes, you realize that the artist who once changed your life is no longer speaking about you in the way you thought they once did.

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12 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics by Curtis Marez

You don't always have to agree with Marez's rigid Neo-Marxist critical methods to appreciate the value of this detailed historic-cultural study of the blatantly racist, imperialist roots of today's 'war on drugs'.

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Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hija

Kennedy details the extraordinarily close ties between Bush's environmental policies and the energy interests which have helped him raise unprecedented amounts of money for his campaigns.

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And It Don’t Stop!: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years by Raquel Cepeda

A much more interesting anthology might have scrapped the omnibus approach in favor of a different overarching idea.

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11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

Björk: Medulla

With all of Medulla‘s faults (and it has its faults), there are enough moments of jaw-dropping inventiveness that a single review is limited in how effective its critique can be.

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11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Mike Watt: The Secondman’s Middle Stand

The Secondman’s Middle Stand is Mike Watt’s new song-cycle based on his recent brush with death. To be more exact, his recent brush

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11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Turing Machine: Zwei

Oh math rock instrumental, let me count the ways in which I love you. One: the icy veneer of your cold calculated fury is entrancing.

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	Swayzak: Loops from the Bergerie

Every once in a while something comes along and surprises me. Considering just how much in modern music is utterly predictable, it’s a rare

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	Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Shaheedullah and Stereotypes

A Tribe Called Quest is taking baby steps towards reforming -– doing a mini-tour of the East Coast in mid-October -– but news of their

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11 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: The Gospel Spirit

Bill Monroe is one of those music legends who, even in death, dares historians to untangle fact from mythic fiction, and defies revisionist attempts by

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	Groundtruther (Charlie Hunter / Bobby Previte / Greg Osby): Latitude

This CD is planned as the first of a three-part series by a trio featuring the 8-string guitarist cum bassist Chris Hunter, and Bobby Previte,

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	Gold Chains & Sue Cie: When the World Was Our Friend

San Francisco producer and glitch-hop innovator Gold Chains takes on a new partner in crime and a new, softer image on this underwhelming transitional effort.

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µ-ZIQ Boom Bip When you head to the Opera House you expect to see Sumi Jo doing Madama Butterfly, or perhaps Nigel Kennedy doing a

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The Mendoza Line Marah Mar A triple-header of critically acclaimed alternative rock hit the stage and was met by a nearly empty nightclub. The musicians

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