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Paul Stanley: Live To Win

After 28 years Paul Stanley releases his first non-KISS branded solo album. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is a fun but not very satisfying chunk of slick, over-chewed bubble gum.

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lauren Wood: Love, Death & Customer Service

Lauren Wood's name is synonymous with good music. The songstress who penned "Fallen" from the movie Pretty Woman is spectacular on her new release.

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ampline: Rosary

Ampline is primarily about instrumentals—spacey, weird, grand, large, and interesting instrumentals. After the “Your Tongue or Your Life” intro, the group settle into a

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Cut City: Exit Decades

Sweden's Cut City turns a respectful eye towards the gods of '80s post-punk on its debut album.

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Chicken on a Raft: Chicken on a Raft

A record titled Chicken on a Raft is hard to pass up—but come to find out, even harder to put down. This disc of

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Tor Lundvall: Yule

Still juiced up from the holiday season? Is your blood pressure still running at about 240/150? Has the protruding vein in the middle of your forehead

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Domino: Everyone Else Is Boring

Producer/DJ Mark Ronson, known for his sceney fashion and remixes full of funky beats and big horn sections, turns his attention to Domino Kirke

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Titan: A Raining Sun of Light and Love For You and You and You…

After a choppy take-off, the Brooklyn band settles in, setting its controls for the heart of the sun.

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Mic Mulligan & S. Future (Specs One): Original Space Neighbors

Space-age hip-hop. Another frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship PopMatters. To seek out new beats and doper emcees. To boldly go where no ears have gone before.

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Stefano Bollani: Piano Solo

This is NOT background music. This is the TRUTH.

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Charlemagne Palestine and Tony Conrad: An Aural Symbiotic Mystery

Two pioneers in avant-garde music, separated by three decades and a lifetime of experience, join together again for a brilliantly dense, spiritually satisfying collaborative concert.

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Hendrik Meurkens: New York Samba Jazz Quintet

Meurkens doubles on vibes and harmonica, and Jed Levy guests on tenor sax and flute on this live date, to great effect. Jazz in Brazilian!

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The Manhattan Love Suicides: The Manhattan Love Suicides

A cathartically fuzzy love drone debut inspired by the Velvet Underground goes for the famed 15 minutes and shows its sonic youthfulness.

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Diane and the Shell: 30.000 Feet Tarantella

When you have an album where three of your songs are called “\\\” (I hate finding that line on the keyboard), then you know that all

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The Apples in Stereo: New Magnetic Wonder

After a five-year hiatus the Apples in Stereo are back with their very own Smile -- New Magnetic Wonder combines the dazzling, sunbleached pop of yore with a phenomenal wall-of-sound production that does not beg to be heard -- it demands it.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

Mas Rapido!: Pity Party

Two mainstays of the Parasol label responsible for this rowdy, rootsy rock album.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Food: Forever Is a Dream

Food, a relatively obscure Chicago group who released their only album, Forever Is a Dream, in 1969, get the reissue treatment from Fallout

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Massonix: Subtracks

UK producer Graham Massey’s resume should speak for itself.  He was a founding member of pioneering acid house outfit 808 State, has remixed artists

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tyrone Wells: Hold On

Skinny bald-headed Tyrone Wells has a great voice. Let's start there: dude can wail.

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Teitur: Stay Under the Stars

Stay Under the Stars is admittedly unremarkable, but it's unremarkable in such a unique, gratifying way that one cannot help but be drawn to it.

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