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	Sugarplum Fairies: Introspective Raincoat Student Music

There are times in life when all you want to do is hole up in your bedroom, throw on a disc of mopey tunes, and

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7 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

Pan Sonic: Kesto

Pan Sonic’s taproot runs deep into the soil of early industrial music, with a heavy debt owed to such obvious giants as Throbbing Gristle, Einsturzende Neubauten and Suicide.

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	Petey Pablo: Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry

Petey Pablo is riding the crunk wave right now. His kick-ass single “Freek-A-Leek” is top-tenning it big-time, courtesy of its Lil Jon beat and its

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	Eliza Gilkyson: Land of Milk and Honey

A few years ago, the coffeehouse-singing female songwriter was assumed to be either someone who lost touch with the music business or, in some cases,

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7 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kim Fowley: Adventures in Dreamland

During the ‘60s and ‘70s, Kim Fowley was one of those behind-the-scenes superstars that it was impossibly cool to know. He has associated in one

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7 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sweet Land Stories by E. L. Doctorow

Grand statements, Doctorow seems to suggest, can be covered up and conspired away, but smaller, more personal defiances can carry much more weight.

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How the Light Gets In by M.J. Hyland

Lou's fondness for smokes and booze is just one indication Hyland gives that her protagonist is struggling with Repressed Teen Syndrome.

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7 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dog on the Cross by Aaron Gwyn

Gwyn sees language as 'a window into an imaginative space,' but he also believes that it is a 'virus . . . that enters us and reconfigures us in some fundamental way.'

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Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild by Susan McCarthy

There's a reason a critter should be born knowing everything and having to learn nothing. Brains are expensive organs to maintain.

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	Various Artists: What a Concept!: A Salute to Teenage Fanclub

In 15 years and some seven albums (to say nothing of their many collaborations), Glasgow’s own Teenage Fanclub produced a lot of great music, and

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	Otis Taylor: Double V

Otis Taylor is a large but soft-spoken man, and in concert, it’s surprising to hear the rage and power in his performance. On his

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	The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: I Bet You Say That to All the Boys

One look at the debut album by The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, and you’ll know immediately that this young band adores Scottish orchestral pop

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	Max Romeo: Wet Dream: The Best of Max Romeo

Although his name isn’t as well known as Bob Marley’s or the Wailers’, or even Burning Spear’s or Dennis Brown’s, Max “

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	Kid 606: Who Still Kill Sound?

I got a phone call from my wife recently and it went something like this:Her: “Hey honey, we got another CD in the mail

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6 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Mick Karn: More Better Different

First and foremost, Mick Karn is an aural artist. He also maintains a successful profile as an expressive and original sculptor, which provides further insight

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	Faze Action: Broad Souls

This reviewer detests the lazy pseudo-genre of lukewarm, lowest common denominator ersatz-jazz tinkling that is “chillout”. This is not to say that this reviewer does

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6 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Eyedea & Abilities: E&A

We must have expected a friggin’ miracle with E&A. Why wouldn’t we? Behind the mic, you’ve got Eyedea, the fabled underground

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	Andre Ethier: Andre Ethier with Christopher Sandes Featuring Pickles and Price

During the past several years, over the course of three albums, Toronto’s the Deadly Snakes have emerged as one of Canada’s finest rock ‘

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6 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

CSI Miami: The Complete First Season

CSI Miami presents cases so clinically that it can introduce issues as scandalous as anything on reality TV without appearing exploitative.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Sixth Season

The only really real Buffy is really Buffy. —Xander (Nicholas Brendan), “Bargaining” I live in hell. / ‘Cause I’ve been expelled from heaven. —Buffy (Sarah

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