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	Langhorne Slim: The Electric Love Letter EP

“Thou shalt not wield the harmonica carelessly, nor shall its tinny power be underestimated”: so sayeth the harmonica rule. A friend of mine once said

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31 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Ethan Lipton: A New Low

Ethan Lipton sees things differently than you and I. Where we see a lone man strumming a ukulele, he sees a veritable orchestra. Where we

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	Dilated Peoples: Neighborhood Watch

Dilated Peoples are one of those groups whose major label work has never managed to completely fulfill the promise of their early, underground releases. They’

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	The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Funeral for a Friend

Imagine, if you will, a brass instrument whose head resembles the oversized offspring of a boa constrictor attempting to engulf an open parasol and a

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	The Bottle Rockets: Leftovers [re-issue]

The Bottle Rockets are the best band from a town called Festus, this much we know. The group, seemingly poster boys for magazines like No

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31 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Athlete: Vehicles & Animals

Mom and Dad love him more. He exerts his independence, and is still appreciated for who he is. He has more natural talent than you,

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	Truth Hurts: Ready Now

The first vocals on Shari Watson’s second album are Raphael Saadiq intoning “take one”. Indeed, the track that follows would have fit onto Instant

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It possesses a bleak view of supposed heroes: politicians, businessmen, even superheroes are manifestations of The Other's violence and blind hatred.

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The Escapist project is a sprawling, ambitious form of comic-book meta-fiction that bounces back-and-forth between rediscovered potboilers from the '40s to '80s and scholarly essays offering context and academic takes on these works.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Saved! (2004)

Those seeking a movie about Christians with absolutely no flaying whatsoever can proceed directly to Brian Dannelly's Saved!.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Soul Plane (2004)

Perhaps the tribulations of Snoop's home life produced the tiresome distractedness of his performance in Soul Plane.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Raising Helen (2004)

Helen's initial efforts to maintain her previous life are as glib as her inheritance of the children.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Day After Tomorrow (2004)

As the 'eye of the storm' speeds across the screen, instantly freezing everything in its path, Jack looks up to see a flag, turned spastically solid in a second. Here it is, the money shot: the emblematic United States, stuck in time, blind to consequences, fixated on its own reckless self-love.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2004)

At once the biography of Melvin Van Peebles as a young, angry, brilliant filmmaker (played by Mario, who looks achingly like his dad in a couple of shots, with cigar, sculpted face, and black hat), and his own biography.

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	Scorpions: Box of Scorpions

Buzz-cut Alabamians spewing colored smoke from their whiz jets to the strains of ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane?’ What kind of countrified rube is still

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27 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Pit Er Pat: Emergency

Pit Er Pat wants you to respect the organ. Over the years, you’ve become a little too dependent on the guitar player. There he

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27 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Low-Beam: Every Other Moment

In a sleepy burg of the woody east lies a valley full of musical pioneers. Amongst the panoply of rock, garage, punk and jazz groups

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27 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Daniel Luppi: An Italian Story

An Italian Story, is a record that was made by a film lover for film lovers luxuriating in those fleeting moments in film history when

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27 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose

Reinventing oneself is always a gamble. I direct you to the extreme case of clean-cut, ‘60s pop crooner Pat Boone who tragically, but hysterically, donned

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27 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	King Wilkie: Broke

Hey ladies—do you like bean blossoms? Strawberries? Of course you do (though maybe not in the same dish). Regardless, I insist you look into

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