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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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22 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Chris Stamey: Travels in the South

Waiting over a decade between studio releases has its pros and cons, particularly if you’re talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Stamey. On the negative

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	Theo Parrish: Parallel Dimensions

One of the great tragedies of our time is the preponderance of musical variety. There’s just so much music, so many obscure labels and

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22 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Sophie B. Hawkins: Wilderness

Like Liz Phair did with her 2003 self-titled CD, Sophie B. Hawkins has adopted a decidedly more commercial sound on her latest release. Teaming up with

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22 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Beastie Boys: To the 5 Boroughs

Back in 1989, the Beastie Boys released the best rap and hip-hop album ever, the masterpiece Paul’s Boutique. At the time, it was roundly ignored

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Who’s the Boss?: The Complete First Season

The contradictory premise of Who's the Boss? does what it's supposed to do: it sets the scene for cheesy sitcom tomfoolery.

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Star Trek: Voyager, Season Two

More maternal than Amazonian, Captain Janeway serves simultaneously as the crew's protector and counselor.

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22 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dead Like Me: Season One

By way of explaining the significance of their task, Betty asserts, 'Hundreds and thousands of people die every day. Bodies are easy -- dig a ditch, light a match -- but what about the souls? Who takes care of them?'

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So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan

We cannot reverse the effects of colonization: exploration alters not only the colonized, 'discovered' people but the explorer.

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The Hollywood Dodo by Geoff Nicholson

The Hollywood Dodo itself is a film script, a mechanical reproduction of the extinct bird, a few corpses, fragments of a novel -- in fact a multitude of interlinked things.

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22 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Going East by Matthew d’Ancona

Even if Mia acts and dresses like she is working class, she will never be working class. In the end, Mia hasn't changed; her evolution is superficial.

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22 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Bad Guys Won by Jeff Pearlman

If the bad guys won, then maybe the good guys lost, and that's certainly true in Bill Buckner's case.

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	Various Artists: Datawaslost: One.Two.Three (2003 Compilation)

After more than four years as a label, Cincinnati-based Datawaslost is starting to get a handle on its area’s independent music scene. With Datawaslost:

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	Tangiers: Never Bring You Pleasure

If they didn’t have to be so darn resilient, Tangiers would have become just another pleasant memory among Canadian indie rock fans. Their 2003 debut

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