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	Mary Lou Lord: Baby Blue

In the three years since her last album, Mary Lou Lord has had a little Lord. The new album, which once again features Lord’s

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5 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Bill Haley and His Comets: Rock Around the Clock

Did rock and roll begin when Elvis Presley released his first record, a thrilling, evocative ride called “That’s All Right, Mama” way back in 1954?

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	Leonard Bernstein: Leonard Bernstein—A Total Embrace: The Conductor

Leonard Bernstein—A Total Embrace: The Conductor comprises a three disc collection of Bernstein’s best conducting efforts. In roughly chronological order, the tracks span

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

What’s Happening!! - The Complete First Season

It's the kind of show that one catches in reruns, without need of directors' commentaries and loving digital transfers.

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Secret Agent A.K.A. Danger Man Megaset

Patrick McGoohan's Drake is an intensely moral character, but never sanctimonious, a diehard cynic who nonetheless believes in what he does.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Just One of the Guys (1985)

Just One of the Guys is worth repeated viewing, especially for Hyser's hilarious and charismatic performance.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hustle and Heat (2003)

Lisa's got what Rad calls 'more firepower than Waco,' in her garage.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

The title refers to many 'things,' most simultaneously dirty and pretty.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dawn of the Dead (1979)

George Romero's apocalyptic vision looks more like prophecy than fiction.

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	Various Artists: Non-Stop Hip Hop: The Videos [DVD]

In many ways, every mainstream hip-hop act is a singles act. Because the race among fans to find the latest hot rapper, producer, or label

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	Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona [DVD]

This is a rock and roll show. This is a big, loud concert experience. This is Bruce Springsteen live. I’m sitting watching the Bruce

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	Sanford Arms: The Twilight Era

An unfortunate fact about the music industry is that it is inexplicably grounded in the herd mentality. Once a particular image and/or sound successfully

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4 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Earl Slick: Zig Zag

I think I’ve listened to my CD copy of Appetite for Destruction so many times that its grooves are wearing out; still, I’ve

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4 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Robert Randolph and the Family Band: Unclassified

Not since Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble’s Couldn’t Stand the Weatherhas a guitar band surfaced that possessed such raw power and conviction.

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	Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Shake That Thing

Like its companion volume drawn from the archives, only more so, this celebration of the New Orleans jazz refuge and recovery centre has a certain

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4 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	P:ano: The Den

Vancouver has its own little history of modern pop, and in the early days of post-Pavement humility, a generation of vulnerable, pale young singer-songwriters found

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4 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Castle Oldchair: Sad Pants

Oh, the album that makes one wonder. One listens and one observes and one is still left wondering what, why, and whatever other “W” questions

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	controller.controller: History

Call it what you will, death disco, dance punk, what have you, but the current revival of dance-oriented post punk is one of the more

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	The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: The Beginnings in Hamburg: A Documentary [DVD]

This DVD purports to document the Beatles’ early years in Hamburg, Germany, when Allen Williams, the group’s first manager, booked them to play strip-bars-turned-beat-clubs

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3 Apr 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The dB’s: Stands for deciBels

It’s well-established by now that rock snobs love to talk about bands that you’ve never heard of, and it’s almost as widely

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