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	Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls: Breeding Resistance

Though this Chicagoan band certainly relates rather than subjugates jazz to politics, and brings a number of political considerations into its titles, I should begin

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	Old Canes: Early Morning Hymns

From the Second Nature Recordings website: “The music of Old Canes is difficult to describe without sending readers down the wrong path with words like

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15 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

Arcade Fire: Funeral

Funeral is a truly eccentric rock record: bizarre at turns and recognizable elsewhere, equally beautiful and harrowing, theatrical and sincere, defying categorization while attempting to create new genres.

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South Park: The Passion of The Jew

Parker and Stone's project is sometimes hobbled by their apparent belief that anything offensive is inherently purgative.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Young Adam (2003)

'Joe's abandonment is like a political act and a political philosophy, he's a libertine and a libertarian,' says Tilda Swinton.

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Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Trackers (1999)

The Roughnecks characters are caught between blandness and a semi-cartoon stylization.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Past Midnight (1992)

A carnival of clichés, the film offers a bleak Pacific Northwest location, where it pours atmospheric buckets of foreboding.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Man on Fire (2004)

Tony Scott enthuses, 'I had such a brilliant smorgasbord of really odd, strange personalities and different looks.'"

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The Road to Memphis / Godfathers and Sons / Red, White & Blues - PopMatters Music Review
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For a genre of music that was borne out of hardship, and featured some of music history's most powerful and poignant material, its striking how tame The Blues is.

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From Jesus to Christ (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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This passionate intellectual journey through the first two centuries of Christianity is the perfect antidote to The Passion of the Christ.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

The film is now out on DVD, a bare-bones release ideal for dissection, isolating the best and worst of Murphy.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.

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	John Stetch: Exponentially Monk

John Stetch isn’t the first rising young lion to have essayed a hugely successful solo piano set on Monk themes. There is the precedent

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	The Mooney Suzuki: Alive and Amplified

Alright, gang, this isn’t going to be one of those reviews for Alive and Amplified, the latest album from New York City garage rockers

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14 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Memphis: I Dreamed We Fell Apart

Several of the incidental details of the band Memphis trip off some of the many prejudices lodged in the rock aficionado brain. For starters, Memphis

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	Jens Lekman: When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog

A young university-aged student takes his girlfriend to a public protest in their city. As the protest evolves into a full-scale riot, the young man

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	Eighteen Visions: Obsession

In the wake of the raucous garage rock revival, goth has made a small but notable comeback. The Cure has returned with a new album

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	The Datsuns: Outta Sight/Outta Mind

To these ears, New Zealand rockers the Datsuns are stuck between genres: they’re too garage for hard rock fans, and they’re too hard

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14 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Calling: II

“If I could turn back time…” Oops, sorry, just remembering it was 4,213 times that I heard the Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go.” Yep, give

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14 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames

Blair is an endearingly unsuccessful human being -- and writer-- out to craft the Great New Jersey Novel, thinking the Great American Novel beyond his reach.

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