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	The Gift of Gab: Fourth-Dimensional Rocketships Going Up

There is no more accomplished wordsmith in all of hip-hop than the Gift of Gab. I formed this opinion back in 1998, when his group Blackalicious

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	Reverend J.M. Gates: Are You Bound for Heaven or Hell?: The Best of Reverend J.M. Gates

A good enough term for the churchy character of some jazz, Sancticity is the title of a riff tune Coleman Hawkins composed on top of “

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16 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Syberia 2

It can't be argued that Syberia or its sequel are flawless masterpieces the way films like Dr. Strangelove or The Sweet Hereafter are, but in the history of gaming they stand out as pinnacles of the form.

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16 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

KOTOR is like watching a 40-hour Star Wars movie that you get to play a part in. Plus, George Lucas didn't mess this one up.

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16 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Frank’s Adventure (1, 2 & 3)

The Frank's Adventure series recasts digital sex in a satirical light, exposing all of its one night stand dementia in bright colors, sleazy music, and addictive gameplay.

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16 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

City of Heroes

It's quite thrilling to make your dream character and then watch him do battle with the baddies. Who hasn't ever wanted to live out a super hero fantasy or two?

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	Various Artists: Happy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years!

I’ve not read George Wein’s “memoir”, Myself Among Others (Da Capo Press, 2003).but know that in 1954 he founded the Newport Jazz Festival. Through

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15 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	True Love: I Was Accident

Although they’ve been inspiring young artists for a few decades now, there are still plenty of bands today trying to emulate Cheap Trick; there

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15 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Major: The Bliss Domestic

And so the Australian Explosion continues to saturate the collective unconscious of 21st Century rock music. OK, so it’s not so much an explosion

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15 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Gomez: Split the Difference

Sometimes, the worst thing your favorite band can do is put out a new album. After all, the new stuff could be terrible. Maybe your

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15 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Delgados: Domestiques

As the founders of Chemikal Underground, one of the most relevant and successful independent record labels in the UK, the Delgados place in indie rock

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	James Cotton: Baby, Don’t You Tear My Clothes

There are harp players and there are harp players. And then there is James Cotton. Nearly 70 years old, Cotton is too old to quit now

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	Cut Copy: Bright Like Neon Love

At least Dan Whitford knows what he likes. Bright Like Neon Love, the Australian one man band’s debut album, is an homage to all

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Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia by John Gilmore

Elizabeth Short exists now as an image, the victim of what Gilmore calls 'crime as a spectacular act'.

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Grab Bag / The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack

No wonder there's a skeleton on the front cover. The story is entirely bare bones.

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Fashion Under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt by Eugenia Paulicelli

The Fascists took up the fashion industry cause as part of their agenda of managing cultural expressions of nation, class and gender in the construction of a New Italy.

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14 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	We Ragazzi: Wolves with Pretty Lips

Prince-speak is an economical way of rendering the English language, made popular by the Purple One at the peak of his career in the ‘80s.

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	Hank Williams, Jr.: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection

Poor Hank, Jr.; he can’t get any respect. While his long-dead father has become safely enthroned as country music’s reigning potentate, Bocephus has

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14 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Angelique Kidjo: Oyaya!

On her album Oremi Angelique Kidjo examined the African roots of American blues and jazz music. On the follow-up, Black Ivory Soul, she traced the

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14 Jun 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Killers: Hot Fuss

Over the past few years, many young guitar bands, heavily influenced by early 1980s new wave and post punk, have been putting out good, sometimes

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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