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27 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Arsis: United in Regret

Brutality meets grace on Arsis's hotly anticipated new album.

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Lloyd Price: Specialty Profiles

Lloyd Price’s earliest recorded material was for the Specialty label. Back in 1952 while Price was still a teenager, he had a big hit record

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        Various Artists: Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons

Aside from the fact that someone has yet macheted Carson Daly’s head like an overripe guava on national TV for the good of mankind,

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	Various Artists: Red Hot: The Best of Sun Record Company Blues

Red Hot: The Best of Sun Record Company Blues serves as an important reminder there are some budget-priced compilations in American and British bins that

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	Johnny Young: Chicago Blues

Johnny Young was without a doubt one of the great Chicago bluesmen. Fortunately for posterity, his music was captured on a regrettably few, exceedingly rare,

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	Carol Thompson: The Enchanted Isles

Of all the music associated with Ireland, the airy and sophisticated sound of the harp most evokes the spirit of that place. The power and

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27 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

        Nazz: Nazz Nazz

The early years of Todd Rundgren’s career were no less inconspicuous than everything else he’s done down through the years. As a guitarist,

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	Charlie Musselwhite: Stand Back!

I think Charles Musselwhite was lured to California in part by KMPX, which was a newly conceived “underground” FM station in San Francisco in 1967. During

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27 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

	La Makita Soma: Brighton Park

Brighton Park suffers from sounding like it is music made by computers. Yes, La Makita Soma obviously has real people in it—there’s a

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:04 PM

Autumn Shade: Ezra Moon

An extraordinary mix of folk, rock and classical influences, the songs are minimally couched and passionately sung against a backdrop of piano and violin.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

Z: Mikabe

It's the music of fits and starts: a grunt, a strum, a scream, a honk, a hoot, an eruption into noise, a retreat into guitar-whine.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Dora Flood: We Live Now

The latest album from heady, groovy, psychedelic-tinged rockers Dora Flood has them again in a head space few bands can match and most should appreciate.

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Terry Ohms: Terry Ohms Plays Wes McDonald

Ohms skillfully bashes out songs on his guitar that bring to mind a punk Townes Van Zandt.

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Willard Grant Conspiracy: Let It Roll

An off-kilter album of fiery, fun alt-country that will satisfy anyone with a deep love of well-developed and thoughtful Americana.

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Various Artists: Endless Highway: The Music of the Band

They say everything can be replaced, but you wouldn't know it from this lukewarm tribute to one of rock's most timeless, legendary groups.

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Otis Taylor: Definition of a Circle

Taylor sounds like he's struggling for a new sound, but he still delivers some quality performances.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Nassau: Machines to Paradise

Nassau is a Canadian band that could make a name for itself a la Arcade Fire, Stars or Broken Social Scene.

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Adrienne Pierce: Faultline

Lyrically and thematically, there is no denying Pierce’s extraordinary ability to come across as ordinary. Musically, her fanfare for the common woman becomes a bit of a tougher sell.

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Sunshine Anderson: Sunshine at Midnight

Sunshine seems content to be the patron saint for the girlfriend of every lie-detector-test-taking cheating man on the Maury Povich show.

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26 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dr. Dog: We All Belong

Philadelphia's psych-pop darlings issue a more polished version of their '60s-influenced sunshine pop.

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