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	Charnett Moffett: For the Love of Peace

Charnett Moffett is a phenomenon on bass. He has a huge sound, and it is to the fore here not as personal display but an

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	PJ Harvey: Uh Huh Her

It’s obvious from its cover photograph that Uh Huh Her is a deliberately stripped-down, lo-fi effort in comparison to PJ Harvey’s previous (and

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Fluke: Puppy

Fluke emerged during the British acid house boom of the early 1990s and have been unfairly lumped in with the “electronica” scene ever since, a

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Five for Fighting: The Battle for Everything

These days, confessional singer-songwriters walk a thin line: they either find universal messages in individual experience, or they just suck. When singing about oneself, it’

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Call and Response: Winds Take No Shape

It’s a sign of immense talent when a band can change sounds dramatically and still improve on previous efforts. San Francisco quintet Call and

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Beat Happening: Dreamy

Despite having a vastly overrated body of work, Nirvana did pull off one feat for which they deserve what the young ‘uns would call “mad

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	The Bruces: The Shining Path

We’ll get to The Shining Path, the latest from lo-fi folk/pop project the Bruces, but first I need to float a theory about

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	Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Black Earth

A group of friends in Germany, all former members of such grisly-named hardcore acts as Chronical Diarrhoea and Macabre Farmhouse, meet up, looking to take

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Argument: Recess Serenade

It’s not very often one comes across a highly melodic power pop record chock full of solid radio-ready material that’s this solid from

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23 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Exit 13 is a promising group of talented, creative, and imaginative writers and artists, who, with a little more experience, should grow into prominent voices within the industry.

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23 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

It's a digital comic book with a strong female protagonist.

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23 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Quantum still has its rough edges, but it's a book with heart, which is better than I can say for most books with 50 times it's distribution.

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John Vanderslice Pedro the Lion With Pedro the Lion and John Vandeslice coming in to support their new albums, I wasn’t sure what to

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23 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The last time I was in Europe, I dreaded going to parties. At some point in the night, my American accent inevitably would be sniffed

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23 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Stills MetricPhoto credit: Ivan Oyarzun Still Waters Don’t Always Run Deep Opening bands sometimes have the unenviable task of plying their trade and

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23 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

So, Acid Mothers Temple have a new record out, and are touring to support it. This may not sound like a big deal, but, for

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	Various Artists: Romantic and Square Is Hip and Aware: A Matinee Tribute to the Smiths

Don’t forget the songsThat made you cryAnd the songs that saved your life —The Smiths, “Rubber Ring” More than 15 years after their breakup, the

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	Cal Tjader: The Best of the Concord Years

Cal Tjader was never one to work within strict musical boundaries. He was, after all, a white man who spent his life with African-American jazz

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	Slow Train Soul: Illegal Cargo

Slow Train Soul are all about style. You can see it in the neon-drenched, attitude-heavy photos on the sleeve of their debut album, Illegal Cargo.

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22 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Shrimp Boat: Something Grand

Chicago’s Shrimp Boat is often overlooked as merely a starting point for the jazz-influenced folk-pop musings of the Sea and Cake, the group formed

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