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The Miles Davis Quintet: Reissues

Three RVG reissues -- two of them stone classics, one a bit wobbly -- featuring a young John Coltrane.

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Therion: Gothic Kabbalah

Therion was once a leading light in its genre, but now it's become lazy and let itself fall behind. Oh, and there are far too many singers to keep track of.

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1 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

4hero: Play with the Changes

Burn out or fade away, just don’t release an overproduced and often dull electronic jazz-soul album.

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Dan Sartain: Join Dan Sartain

This sophomore release from the "Ivory Godfather" serves up a seriously good set of reverb-drenched numbers that flows seamlessly between waves of rolling surf guitar and '60s garage-punk.

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Six Parts Seven: Casually Smashed to Pieces

These are songs for folks who find isolation comforting.

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Sin: Team Invasion, DJ Kurupt & DJ Scream Present: Sizzerb Mixtape Vol. 3, Opium Garden

For the third installment of his Sizzerb mixtape series, Serbian-born artist Sin recruited mixtape circuit legend DJ Kurupt to host the festivities.

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28 Feb 2007 // 8:02 PM

The Big Cats: On Tomorrow

Not quite the “emo” the band’s Burt Taggart had pioneered years ago, the record is filled with tight, power pop songs.

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28 Feb 2007 // 8:01 PM

Tall Firs: Tall Firs

Eschewing any taint of the term "freak", New York trio Tall Firs are forging a different take on contemporary folk.

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Between the Buried and Me: The Silent Circus

The progressive metal band's pivotal second album gets the reissue treatment.

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The High Llamas: Can Cladders

Until Sean O’Hagan is gutsy enough to put his feelings into the foreground, The High Llamas will remain little more than background music.

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Katharine McPhee: Katharine McPhee

The first true RoboIdol -- voice, body, face, compliant desire to be a star -- releases her debut.

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Joe Ely: Happy Songs from Rattlesnake Gulch

Finely crafted, confident, and energized, Rattlesnake Gulch is another great album in singer-songwriter Joe Ely's canon.

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Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album

Lewis Taylor's admirable perseverance begets a modern day masterpiece.

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The Machines: After My Misspent Youth

The Machines are a tight rock group from Kitchener, Ontario -- one that has no problem dishing out catchy rock gems.

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28 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Charles Earland: Black Talk!

Organist Charles Earland develops his cover song philosophy and produces three very different interpretations.

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Primus: They Cant All Be Zingers

There is no middle ground with Primus; you either loved them or hated them. Many loved them when "alternative" was a radio format. This is a good Primus primer.

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Josh Rouse and Paz Suay: Shes Spanish, Im American

She’s Spanish, I’m American stands as a breezy pop flirtation between Rouse and Suay.  Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, dreamy

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Anton Barbeau: In the Village of the Apple Sun

Anton Barbeau’s tenth album is plastered with sounds, styles and arrangements that makes you want to dust off the Beatles albums post Sgt. Pepper.

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The Hermit Crabs: Feel Good Factor EP

The Hermit Crabs is a Glasgow band that plays whispery, loving twee-pop.

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27 Feb 2007 // 8:01 PM

Pink Nasty: Mold the Gold

Sara Beck is asking a lot of any listener. First they have to get through the unpleasantness of her performing name, Pink Nasty, and then they have to contend with some willfully divergent shifts in style.

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