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	The Allman Brothers Band: One Way Out

It has evolved into more than just a series of gigs; it has become a tradition. Gregg Allman and company roll the tour bus into

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8 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Pink Panther Penthouse Party

The suave, unassuming Pink Panther turned 40 on April 11. Representing the space-age sophisticate and stylish mod era, this hip cat has undergone light plastic surgery of

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8 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Keali’i Reichel: Ke’alaokamaile: The Scent of Maile

Keali’i Reichel has produced an album which looks back and pays tribute to those who helped him arrive at the point he has now

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8 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Tim Reid: Any Given Day

Tim Reid is an Australian singer-songwriter making a bit of a name for himself in his native land. After recording various songs for the Australian

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	Moonbabies: The Orange Billboard

There was a time when it felt like Moonbabies could save me. That, or at least renew my faith in carefully crafted, studio-conscious pop. The

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	Patterson Hood: Killers and Stars

Times of personal upheaval are never fun to go through, but sometimes going through a crisis or two can yield some positive results, especially for

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8 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	!!!: Louden Up Now

Dancepunkers !!! have gone quite far on a clever band name, and one of the best song titles in recent memory. “Me and Giuliani Down By

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	Dave Brubeck: Private Brubeck Remembers (Solo Piano)

Marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landing and the push which ended the Hitler years, this comes near being an ideal set for

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	Blondie: The Curse of Blondie

Nearly three decades after crashing the New York City punk scene, Blondie returns intent on trying to recapture a bit of past glory. But revisiting

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8 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

James Brown: Live at the Apollo (1962) [Expanded Edition]

Live at the Apollo finds James Brown growing into his future mantle as the Godfather of Soul and ably joined by his inimitable backing band the Flames to create a 40-minute sonic hallelujah.

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The Schooling of Claybird Catts by Janis Owens

Coming of age plots haven't gone out of style -- the term has. There's got to be a better phrase: Grow up or shut up. Reality excursions. Maturity madness.

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8 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories by Chuck Palahniuk

Once you've looked at people on a close enough level, you can't pretend to believe in normality any longer.

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	The Silent League: The Orchestra, Sadly, Has Refused

Delicate, sweeping symphonic arrangements. A sound influenced equally by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Pink Floyd. Vocals that combine Neil Young’s upper register

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7 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Rick Springfield: Shock Denial Anger Acceptance

They say that there is a time and place for everything. Well, if that’s the case, then Rick Springfield‘s time came and went

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7 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Systems Officer: self-titled

Armistead Burwell Smith IV has finally given into the pressure. Heretofore, Smith has been content to sit back and watch as his prolific partner in

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	Quantic: Mishaps Happening

For those of you not up on your Wachowski mythology, let me make things a tad more blatant: in the world of British funk and

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7 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kaskade: In the Moment

There’s something about smooth house that wears on me. I like house music of all shapes and colors, but in general I have found

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7 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Gary Jules: Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets

It’s inevitable, so let’s start with the obvious. Donnie Darko was a truly beguiling film, capturing the imaginations of geeky film lovers everywhere

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	Abdullah Ibrahim Trio: Cape Town Revisited

With hours of Abdullah Ibrahim now available on record, any special critical recommendation has to be well supported. This set stands up amid the days’

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	Sandy Dillon: Nobody’s Sweetheart

Since 1999, when she was picked up by One Little Indian’s British division, Sandy Dillon has been a virtual unknown despite releasing challenging and often

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