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24 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

Lawn Chair Society represents the next wave of experimentation -- it’s not far out, and all the musicians are bop guys. The creativity resides in the electronic acoustic.

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Deviants of Reality: Love, Sex, and Situation

Deviants of Reality are a duo consisting of DJ Alex J. and Udig the Mental, hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, and whose sophomore release,

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bloody Panda: Pheromone

Don't let the name fool you; this is some of the most riveting doom metal you'll hear all year.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spank Rock: Fabriclive 33

Spank Rock curate the latest mix in the Fabriclive series, and manage to make Yes and Kurtis Blow good bedfellows, while also tapping hard-hitters like DFA and Daft Punk to anchor this strong compilation.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Maria McKee: Late December

After a strong first half, McKee's theatrical ambitions get the better of her on this uneven mixture of roots, R&B, glam, and rock opera.

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Slaine: The White Man is the Devil Volume 2: Citizen Caine

Slaine is like the rap equivalent of Leonardo Dicaprio’s Southie-raised undercover cop from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Born in working class Dorchester, Slaine

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The Vocokesh: ...All This and Hieronymus Bosch

Milwaukee psych legends crank lysergic surf and abyss-howling feedback in loving tribute to Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee, Hieronymus Bosch, and a mysterious guy named Eddie.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Pterodactyl: Pterodactyl

Abrasive and explosive, Pterodactyl soars in with their debut release. Think contemporary noise rock meets early Modest Mouse.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Gerald LeVert: In My Songs

In My Songs is a solid, dependable album that’s a fitting finale to a career that has sadly ended before it's time.

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The Photo Atlas: No, Not Me, Never

Yay dancing, yay rock guitars, yay fun.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

The Go Find: Stars on the Wall

This perfectly amalgamated Morr Music band's sophomore album is mopey yet pleasant, Post Service-sounding indie pop.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:03 PM

Paper Airplanes: Boyhood

They might have muddy, low-fi production values, but these prog-friendly indie rockers don't let that stop them from thinking big.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Bright Eyes: Four Winds

“Restrained” is a word not often seen in Bright Eyes reviews, but it’s the best way to describe this new EP by Conor Oberst and friends.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

The Acorn: Tin Fist

Hushed, hallowed, and at times eerie, Ottawa group the Acorn make some very impactful music.

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Christopher ORiley: Second Grace: the Music of Nick Drake

Another set of solid, now-characteristic solo piano reinterpretations of a perennial indie favourite

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Patti Smith: Twelve

Serious Patti Smith fans will no doubt be pleased, and people who enjoy covers records will likely find much to appreciate, as her conviction is apparent and her commitment is respectable.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

John Reuben: Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth , the fifth studio project from Columbus, Ohio’s John Reuben, finds the rapper continuing on a path toward sonic maturity. Reuben has

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Black Sabbath: The Dio Years

Ronnie James Dio's tenure in Black Sabbath was brief, but it resulted in some of the greatest songs in heavy metal history.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Detroit Cobras: Tied and True

If you crossed the Rolling Stones with the Ronnettes in Motown, you'd get some kick-ass Cobras.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Richie Barshay: Homework

A challenging percussionist, inspired by Indian music, moving through jazz to his own rhythmic fascination.

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