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	Thavius Beck: Decomposition

Thavius Beck stares balefully out at me from the promo blurb sheet like some fatalistic amalgam of Rick Rubin and Saul Williams; an air of

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	Brent Arnold and the Spheres: Last Boat

The recent proliferation of the stripped-down duo has recast rock music as troglodytic, immediate, and raw. It seems like you can’t swing Jack White

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13 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Troy (2004)

According to Troy, war is all about reputation.

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13 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

This So-Called Disaster (2004)

The real surprise is Sam Shepard's candor when recounting for Michael Almereyda the painful details of his father's deterioration.

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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

Guy Maddin's film is swirling with scraps of movie and other recent history.

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13 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

A Slipping-Down Life (2004)

You're left wondering just what Evie sees in Drum, except that abstract backwardsness that she's inscribed in herself.

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Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

On its own terms, Coffee and Cigarettes is an effective addiction movie, self-indulgent but also familiar and low-key.

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Breakin’ All the Rules (2004)

As lovers who lie to one another as a kind of mating ritual, Gabrielle Union and Jamie Foxx do about as well as possible.

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12 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Secret Machines: Now Here Is Nowhere

After a relocation to both New York and a major label, the Secret Machines have reexamined their sound, rethought their muse, and revamped their influences

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12 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Rammellzee: Bi-Conicals of the Rammellzee

In the book Hip Hop America, Nelson George tells a story about Lovebug Starski, an early ‘80s hip-hopper in the midst of hyping his comeback

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12 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Lackloves: The Beat and the Time

The third time’s the charm. That’s certainly the case with The Beat and the Time, the third release from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s own

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12 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Joykiller: Ready Sexed Go!

The recent release of Joykiller’s Ready Sexed Go! demonstrates the limitations on traditional punk and the way that a music that started as a

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12 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Jethro Tull: Bursting Out / Stormwatch / A

Jethro Tull is, to some extent, the Rodney Dangerfield of classic rock. They never seem to get any respect. Basically, it’s all been downhill

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12 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Greyboy: Soul Mosaic

It’s hard not to admire Ubiquity. You would be hard pressed to find another label so steadfastly dedicated to the simple notion of taste,

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	Stephen Duffy & the Lilac Time: Keep Going

Poor ol’ Stephen Duffy. In the late ‘70s, he resigned as lead singer of an art-rock band called Duran Duran because—ironically—he didn’t

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12 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Female role models are often a complicated, conflicted bunch.

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12 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

It moves like Akira and has all the trappings of a big Hollywood action flick.

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12 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

The world as you know it is not real. It is an illusion, a cage without bars: the perfect slave believes he is free.

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12 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

The nature of Freedom, with a capital-F, and how people judge their freedom, is a central concern of Stephen Grant's series.

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12 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Miracleman, the very mention of the name should send tingles up your spine, unless you've been stranded in Siberia for the past decade or two.

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